Weddington’s Brimigion, Marvin Ridge’s Stricker share SCC football award

Marvin Ridge kicker Jason Stricker. (Photo by Greg Arthur)

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Weddington High junior all-purpose Max Brimigion and Marvin Ridge junior kicker Jason Stricker were recently named Southern Carolina Conference co-Special Teams Players of the Year by the league’s coaches.

Stricker was 6-of-7 on field goal attempts with a long of 51 yards and he made 13-of-14 PAT attempts. Stricker had 52 touchbacks on 59 kickoffs last season for the Mavericks.

Brimigion, who played offense, defense and on special teams for the Warriors, caught 60 passes for 1,366 yards and 16 touchdowns.

“Max has done a heck of a job for us,” Weddington head football coach Tim Carson said earlier this year. “He has good athletic ability. He is a great route runner and he has good hands. He does the little things right, when to make a cut and when not to make a cut. He plays about 90-95 percent of the plays. He is in shape enough that he can do it.”

Sun Valley quarterback Sam Howell, who is rated among the best junior quarterbacks in the country, is one of three Tri-W area quarterbacks on the SCC All-Conference Team. Howell was 225-of-382 passing for 3,372 yards and 36 touchdowns. Howell also rushed 230 times for 1,594 yards and 24 more touchdowns.

Weddington quarterback Whitner Litton also had a solid season for the Warriors. Litton, who is a junior, was 195-of-334 passing for 3,117 yards and 30 touchdowns. Litton is one of six Weddington underclassmen on the SCC All-Conference Team.

Southern Carolina Conference All-Conference Football Team as voted on by the coaches.


Myles Wallace, Jr., RB

Bryce Blackwood, Sr., OL

Matthew Lopez, Sr., OL

DeAndre Scott, Sr., DE

Josh Sepe, Jr., LB

Marvin Ridge

Bryce McLain, Sr., QB

Caleb Deveaux, Sr., RB/LB

Devin Powell, Sr., TE

Zach Yaggi, Jr., OL

Will Smith, Jr., LB

Carson Cross, Jr., DB

Ian White, Sr., OL/DL

Alejandro Lopez, Sr., P


Seth Shimer, Sr., LB

Nick Saldiveri, Sr., OL

Sun Valley

Sam Howell, Jr., QB

Anthony Marple, Sr., WR

Roy Artolazaga, Sr., LB

Elijah Last, Sr., DL


Eamon Murphy, Jr., DB

James Shipley, Jr., LB

Whitner Litton, Jr., QB

Will Shipley, Fr., RB

Trey Alsbrooks, Soph., DL

Alec Mock, Soph., LB

Branson McGee, Sr., LB

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Paul Nielsen
Nielsen was a sports writer for what is now the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for nearly 32 years before moving to North Carolina in February 2016. At the Democrat-Gazette, Nielsen's primary responsibility was beat coverage for Rogers High School. Rogers is a Class 7A school located in Northwest Arkansas.
Nielsen, a University of Arkansas graduate, covered the Northwest Arkansas Naturals Minor League Baseball team from 2008-2015. The Naturals are the Double-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.
Nielsen has experience covering University of Arkansas athletics, including NCAA Tournament basketball games and several football bowl games. He also covered amateur and professional golf tournaments in Northwest Arkansas.
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