Tri-W Sports Highlights: Conference Football Week Two

Marvin Ridge QB Evan Medders rolls out in the backfield

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WAXHAW, NC – Week two of conference football is in the books with some interesting results. This week’s games have provided a new perspective on where teams stand and who will be the teams to beat. Here we will take a look at the results of the second week of conference play, and the players that made a difference, as Tri-W schools begin to face off against one another in attempts to secure their chance at a playoff spot.

Cuthbertson runs a three-out set

Marvin Ridge took to the field at Cuthbertson on Friday night, earning a 28-14 victory over the Cavaliers. The Mavericks are 2-0 in conference play, maintaining a 5-1 overall record on the season. Friday night’s game left the Cavaliers with a record of 3-4 on the year and a record of 1-1 in conference play. 

Sophomore quarterback Evan Medders led the Marvin Ridge offense against Cuthbertson with 125 passing yards, completing 10 of 14 attempts, and earning another 49 yards rushing. Fellow sophomore Jeremiah Liszewski led the Mavericks in rushing yards, running for 90 on the night. The Cuthbertson defense made a strong showing on Friday night, despite their loss, holding the Mavericks to only 264 total yards. The Cavalier defense was led by senior lineman Isaac Rieken, earning 10 total tackles on the night. Rieken’s efforts were followed closely by junior Killian Fahey, and senior Anthony Goodloe, earning 9 and 8 tackles respectively.

The Marvin Ridge defense stops a Cuthbertson pass

The Mavericks will continue conference play on Friday against the 2-5 Piedmont Panthers. Piedmont is 0-2 in conference play. Cuthbertson will travel to Porter Ridge on Friday for a game against the 3-2 Pirates.

Sun Valley has improved their conference record to 1-1 with a major win against Piedmont. The Spartans played at home against Piedmont, coming out on top with a score of 42-14. The team holds an overall record of 2-5 on the year. The Spartan Offense is led by junior running back and wide receiver Jaden Goeller, averaging 101 total yards per game. This week, Sun Valley will travel to Weddington to face off against the 6-1 Warriors. Weddington defeated Porter Ridge on Friday in a landslide 27-7 victory. They are currently undefeated in conference play. Having played only one conference game this year, the Warriors hold a tentative first place position in the Southern Carolina 4A, outranking Marvin Ridge due to the teams overall record. 

Parkwood is 4-1 on the year, and undefeated in conference play, following a 21-7 win over West Stanly. The Wolf Pack was led to victory by junior quarterback Cameron Enos, passing for 151 yards on the night. Following Enos in total yards was junior running back Wisdom Holmes, earning 113 yards rushing, another 21 receiving, and two touchdowns. Senior Wolf Pack receiver Jordan Barnes earned 102 yards on the night, and 6 tackles from the cornerback position. Junior linebacker Jaylin Meaders was in on 13 tackles in Friday night’s game. Parkwood hopes to continue their four-game win streak as they travel to Monroe to face the Redhawks in a conference matchup. 

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