This Week’s Outstanding Athletes

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Cuthbertson Cavaliers


Davis Walker – Senior quarterback passed for 2351 yards, 21 touchdowns with an 85.1 QB rating.  He finished second statistically in his position this season.

Trevor Grant – had a Union County leading 71 pass receptions for a total of 682 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Chris Panko – The Cavaliers defensive leader had a team leading 127 tackles, Addison Hedin accumulated 9 sacks and Jackson Cheek had 3 interceptions.

Marvin Ridge Mavericks


Jake Cameron – The senior quarterback passed for 1567 yards tossed 11 touchdowns with a solid QB rating of 115.9 and a 71.5 passing percentage the best in Union County.

Ian Huttner – The sophomore receiver caught 69 passes for 813 yards with 5 touchdowns for the season.

Sean Brown – The senior wide receiver accumulated 727 yards on 46 receptions and 11 touchdowns for the Mavericks this season.

Will Smith – On defense the senior LB had 114 tackles and 8 sacks for the Mavericks.


Garrett Bonhannan – The senior guard scored 27 points and 13 points in two games played in the Annual Border Battle Thanksgiving Classic.

Carter Sullivan – led all scorers for the Mavericks with 17 points against Fort Mill.

Sun Valley Spartans 

Sam Howell – The all time career record holder passed for 3180 yards, 35 touchdowns threw the air with an outstanding 131.5 QB rating, along with a 61.9 passing percentage, including rushing for 1231 yards and adding 15 touchdowns on the ground.  In the loss in Asheville in bad weather Howell rushed for 161 yards and scored a TD.

Gavin Blackwell – The super sophomore wide receiver accumulated 1103 passing yards, with 18 touchdowns on 49 receptions, which includes an average of 22.5 yards per catch.

Isiah Hall – The senior wide tallied 894 receiving yards, 45 receptions and scored 12 touchdowns for the Spartans.  Hall caught a 71 yard TD against Cox Mill in the playoffs.

Deuse Wilson – The sophomore running back rushed for 689 tough yards for the Spartans.

Jack Wilton – The senior LB was involved in 124 tackles for the Spartans this season.

Weddington Warriors 

Whitner Litton – Arguably the number two quarterback in Union County who missed three games this season has accumulated 1647 passing yards, has tossed 20 touchdowns, with an excellent QB rating of 118.1 and a passing percentage of 61.6.  He provides the senior leadership on the offensive side of the ball for the Warriors.

Max Brimigion – The senior wide receiver has tallied 841 yards of receiving yards, has scored 9 touchdowns on 42 receptions for the season.  A consistent and solid performer for the Warriors.  Another senior who provides leadership on the field.

James Shipley – The senior wide receiver contributed 539 yards on 44 receptions and 5 touchdowns for the Warriors this season.  Shipley returned the opening kick-off to the  South Iredell 44 yard line to set up the Warriors first touchdown.

Will Shipley – The sophomore running back rumbled for 952 yards and 12 touchdowns for the Warriors.  He had 141 rushing attempts which averaged 6.8 yards per carry.  Shipley scored two touchdowns and rushed for 177 yards against South Iredell.

Eamon Murphy and Alec Mock both made 113 tackles each, Joseph Zovistoski a junior had 7 sacks and the entire defensive team has played outstanding for the 12-1 Warriors who remain in the hunt for a state championship.  Murphy had 2 interceptions in the Warriors recent playoff win.

Ian Williams – The junior kicking specialist connected on four field goals of 52, 30, 37 and 34 yards in the Warriors playoff victory over South Iredell.

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