completely different direction , this years squad putthe whole state on notice by advancing to the Western regional championship game of the playoffs.Coach Coble is a Union County Native and a productof Piedmont High and a graduate of Pfeiffer University.
Union Academy Announces New Head Coach!!
Union Academy announced on Wednesday thatMr. Robert Forshee will lead the 2014 CardinalFootball team in action this fall. Coach Forshee isleaving East Mecklenburg where he served as the Defensive Coordinator for the Eagles who went 2-10 in 2013. Welcome to UA Coach!
My how time flies! It seems as if it were yesterday we were in Chapel Hill, NC covering a Union County Team playing in the Championship game for the third time in Three years, what a thrill! The level of talent as well as the work effort has increased. At the end of the night more often than not it is the teams that work the hardest now that make it the farthest in the playoffs. In 2014 the Defending 2AA Western Regional Champions as well as their runner up both hail from Union County, NC as do a host of perennial playoff contenders. Each year I make the statement that the future couldn’t look any brighter for Football here in Union County. I will continue to make this statement until this is no longer true!
Sun Valley Finds Their Guy
Central Academy Hires!
Central Academy has found their new Head Coach, Mr. Scott Smith. Coach Smith has been around the region for a while withstops in Rockwell and Richmond County.He has even served as an assistant for Sun Valley. We feel like this was a goodhire for the Central Academy program. Welcome back to Union County Coach! !
The Sun Valley Spartans went 7-5 under coach Paul Hall who decided to call it one and done at the Valley. The next skipper for the Spartans will be no stranger tothose who know their High School Football here in Union County. After a successful run at Monroe in the 80’s and more recently helping Central Academy improve their program. Tad Baucom will be the nextHead Coach at the Valley! Coach Baucom is well thought of in the area and for good reason He coached the then Monroe Rebels to the State Championship game in 1989 and has won more games than any othercoach to lead the Central Academy program. Althoughon their third coach in as many years, once again theadministration has hired someone more than capable of helping Sun Valley stay near the top of the localFootball rankings.
Neuendorf ResignsFor the second time in as many years thePorter Ridge Football team will be goinginto spring with out a head coach. CoachNeuendorf took the 2013 Pirate squad to a 8-5 record and made an appearance in the second round of the playoffs despite their Jump to one of the toughest conferences inthe state. Coach Neuendorf will be takingthe reigns at Ottawa Hills high in OhioNear where he grew up. We wish him allthe best in his future endeavours. More onthe next pirate Skipper when it becomes availible