Warriors snap Pirates’ win streak

Last week, Weddington pulled off the year’s biggest upset when it snapped Porter Ridge’s 25-game regular-season winning streak with a 7-0 win.

The victory improved the Warriors’ record to 7-1 overall and 3-0 in the Southern Carolina 3A/4A conference, taking the lead in what promises to be among the state’s most hotly contested league races.

Weddington quarterback Jeff Welch found Zach Goins for a 14-yard touchdown, the game’s lone score. Defensively, Heath Moore tallied 16 tackles, followed by fellow linebacker Jack Ryan with 15. Chase Roten had eight tackles and one of the team’s four sacks. Evan Lloyd also had eight tackles.

Weddington coach Tim Carson said the win was special for the program and joined last year’s first-round playoff upset over Belmont South Point as one of the greatest wins in the school’s recent history. But more important, he said, was what it proved to his team.

“I told the guys that, as far as our team this year, it tells the kids that they can play with anybody,” Carson said. “All (the players) have to do is just play football. What they wound up doing (against Porter Ridge) was play free-spirited. They got after it.”

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