Tri-W Sports Highlights: Conference Football Enters Its final Weeks

A loose ball on a big tackle

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WAXHAW, NC – With just two games left in the regular season, Tri-W football is getting intense. Two Tri-W teams are battling it out for first place in the conference, and both are on a four-win streak. Here we’ll take a look at what’s been happening in the Southern Carolina 4A Conference and what to expect as regular season football enters its final weeks. 

As of now the Weddington Warriors hold first place in the conference with a 3-0 conference record. They are 7-1 on the year. Their latest win, a 52-0 blowout against Sun Valley, was their biggest of the year. The Warriors have scored 128 points in conference play, only allowing one touchdown from the opposition. The Warriors put up 38 points against Sun Valley in the first half of Friday night’s game.

Weddington enters the endzone on a touchdown pass

Despite sharing the same 3-0 conference record with the Warriors, the Marvin Ridge Mavericks continue to hold second place. Points for, and points against, make up the difference for now. The last game of the regular season will feature the two teams head to head in a game that looks poised to be the deciding factor in crowning the conference champion. The Warriors will travel to Cuthbertson on Friday to continue conference play

The Mavericks continued their four-win streak in a 49-0 victory over the Piedmont Panthers. The Mavericks moved out ahead early on Friday with three touchdowns in the first quarter. Sophomore QB Evan Medders led the Mavericks to victory with yet another incredible performance, throwing for 261 yards on the night. Medders passed for three touchdowns and rushed for another.

Marvin Ridge reaches for a pass against Piedmont

The main target for Medders in their game against the Panthers was fellow sophomore Cole Searight who earned 69 yards and three touchdowns. Senior Caleb Kelson led the Maverick rushing game with 89 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. Marvin Ridge will play a conference game at Piedmont on Friday.

With a 1-2 conference record, the Cuthbertson Cavaliers are in fourth place in the Southern Carolina 4A Conference. Their last game ended in a close loss to Porter Ridge by a score of 35-28. Sophomore quarterback Parker Burke passed for 247 yards and two touchdowns for the Cavaliers. Senior AJ Colombo caught 10 of Burke’s passes for a gain of 90 yards. Cuthbertson sophomore Keenan Jackson caught 8 passes for 88 yards and two touchdowns. 

In the Rocky River 2A/3A conference, Parkwood has lost their first place position following a 6-39 loss to the Monroe Redhawks. The wolf Pack is now in second with a conference record of 2-1. Parkwood’s last regular season game will be on Friday against the Anson Bearcats.

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