Tri-W Sports Highlights: Playoff Football Enters Round Two

Weddington runs past a slew of defenders for a touchdown

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The first week of playoff football is in the books, and with great results for Tri-W teams. All four of the playoff bound Tri-W schools earned a chance at the second round, and two of those teams are set to face off on Friday. Here’s a look at the results from round one, and who your teams will be playing next.

Weddington senior QB Grady Brosterhous rolls around the corner in Friday’s game against North Meck

Weddington will advance to round two of the state playoffs thanks to a big win at home over North Meck. The Warriors came out on top 35-6 in a playoff matchup that was one-sided from the beginning. Round two is certain to hold more of a challenge for the Warriors as they prepare to meet up with Marvin Ridge. The Mavericks took home a narrow 20-19 victory over Charlotte Catholic on Friday. The two teams met last at the end of the regular season, with Weddington besting the Mavericks 23-18. Weddington enjoys a slight advantage over Marvin Ridge in win percentage, points for, and points against. The Mavericks have scored 304 points on the year, allowing opponents to score 139. The Warriors have racked up 324, allowing 103.

Senior North Meck QB John Jeter IV sends a pass through the air against Weddington

Cuthbertson has eliminated the Watauga Pioneers with a winning score of 42-31. Sophomore quarterback Parker Burke led the team to victory with 194 passing yards and three touchdowns. Senior Cuthbertson receiver Thomas Stamper caught two of those passes, each resulting in a score for the Cavaliers. Junior linebacker Killian Fahy led the Cavalier defense with 11 tackles on the night. Senior Carson Hegele led the rushing game with 105 yards and one touchdown. The Cavaliers will play 22-seed Lake Norman for round two.

Parkwood, at the ninth seed of the 3A tournament, will face the 25-seed Forestview Jaguars for round two. The two teams are nearly even in points for and points against with Parkwood earning 236 to Forestview’s 239, and allowing 203 to Forestview’s 198. Parkwood won handily over Rockingham County in round one, by a score of 42-19. Parkwood’s junior quarterback Cameron Enos put up 158 passing yards for three touchdowns. Junior Isaiah Mobley caught six of those passes for 124 yards and two scores. Junior Wisdom Holmes rushed for two touchdowns of his own, earning 151 yards on nine carries. 

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