The Piedmont High football team defeated Fort Mill (S.C.), 34-28, on the road Friday night to improve to 2-2 on the season. The Panthers now matched their win total for the two previous seasons combined.
Piedmont led 20-14 at halftime and quickly got on the board in the third quarter with a rushing touchdown that extended the lead to 26-14 after a missed extra point.
Fort Mill cut the score to 26-21 midway through the third quarter, but Piedmont responded with a long drive and a touchdown of its own.
Piedmont will look for its third straight win this Friday when the Panthers host Parkwood.
South Meck 34, Cuthbertson 16The Cuthbertson football team dropped its third straight game with a 34-16 road loss at South Mecklenburg (3-1 record) on Friday.
Cuthbertson senior A.J. Colombo, who also plays receiver, started at quarterback and accounted for both Cavalier touchdowns on the night. He finished the game 12-of-22 for 97 yards, including a touchdown pass to senior Matthew Grant. Colombo did most of his damage on the ground, where he ran for 134 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries.
Cuthbertson (1-3 record) hosts Jay M. Robinson in Week 5.
Rocky River 34, Sun Valley 14Sun Valley lost a road game against Rocky River, 34-14, on Friday night. The Spartans are now 0-3 on the season and have lost nine games in a row dating back to last season.
Sun Valley held Rocky River to just over 150 yards of total offense, but the Rocky River defense racked up nine sacks, intercepted a pass and recovered three fumbles.
Sun Valley will play Monroe at home this Friday. The Redhawks have won two straight games over the Spartans, including a 34-0 victory last season.
Charlotte Latin 41, Forest Hills 10Latin stayed undefeated (3-0) after cruising to a 31-point home win over the Jackets Friday night. The loss drops Forest Hills to 2-2 on the season.
Forest Hills struggled against Latin’s passing attack. Charlotte Latin junior Justin Wheeler completed 13-of-27 passes for 277 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. The Eagles managed just 12 rushing yards on 29 carries.
Forest Hills returns to action Friday night on the road against Montgomery Central. The Yellow Jackets defeated the Timberwolves, 20-12, last season.