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The Carolina Panthers dominated the Houston Texans on the road Thursday night on a national stage, taking home a 24-9 victory. The Panthers are now 3-0 for the first time since 2015, when the club finished the regular season 15-1 and made it to Super Bowl 50 before losing to Denver.

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Earlier this week, the Porter Ridge High girls basketball program parted ways with head coach Angelia James. The Pirates were 11-23 in two seasons under James, including a 4-6 record last spring.

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The Central Academy of Technology and Arts boys soccer team improved their record to 5-3-2 on the season with a 5-0 road win over Mount Pleasant (3-8 record) on Monday night. Cougars head coach Jay Niessner earned his 150th career win in 14 seasons with the program.

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Less than five days after moving to 2-0 with a decisive win over the Saints on Sunday, the Carolina Panthers will return to action in front of a national audience Thursday night, when they travel to Houston to take on the Texans. The game will be televised nationally on NFL Network.

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After about a year and a half in charge, Drew Hackett has resigned as the head football coach for the Sun Valley High football team — in the middle of the 2021 season.

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Backed by another dominant defensive performance, the Carolina Panthers defeated the New Orleans Saints, 26-7, at home Sunday to move to 2-0 on the season.

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After starting the 2021 season with a 19-14 home win over the Jets last week, the Carolina Panthers return to Bank of America Stadium on Sunday to take on NFC South rival New Orleans.

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WINGATE — The Wingate University football team is rolling early on. The Bulldogs are currently 2-0 and ranked No. 16 in the D2 Football Top 25 poll.

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Former Charlotte Hornets head coach and long-time NBA assistant Gene Littles died last week at the age of 78.

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The Piedmont High football team will look for its third straight win Friday night as it hosts Union County foe Parkwood. This is the Wolf Pack’s first game since a 47-30 loss to Cuthbertson in Week 1.

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Will Shipley, a true freshman running back for Clemson University, rushed for 80 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries in the Tigers’ 49-3 home win over South Carolina State last Saturday (Sept. 11).

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CHARLOTTE — Ardrey Kell High dominated the second half against Weddington on Friday night, outscoring the Warriors, 24-0, over the game’s final two quarters to claim a 38-21 home victory over a the Warriors, who have won three state titles in the past five years.

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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.

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The Carolina Panthers open the 2021 regular season Sunday, Sept. 12, at home against the New York Jets, and former Monroe High receiver Jamison Crowder will not participate for the Jets, according to a report from The Athletic.

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Two undefeated football teams will clash on Friday, Sept. 10, when 3-0 Weddington travels to Ardrey Kell. The Warriors are coming off a 19-7 win over West Forsyth last week. Head coach Andy Capone’s team has allowed its three opponents an average of 7.0 points per game this season. Capone wa…

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MARSHVILLE — Forest Hills High won its fifth straight boys soccer match on Tuesday, defeating North Stanly 9-0 at home.

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Weddington High’s football team earned its 25th straight regular season win Friday night with a 19-7 home victory over West Forsyth. The Warriors (3-0 record) are one of two Union County teams — along with Porter Ridge (2-0) — who are still undefeated this fall.

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Former Sun Valley High four-star quarterback Sam Howell’s Heisman Trophy campaign got off to a rough start Friday night, when the North Carolina Tar Heels football team fell to Virginia Tech, 17-10, on the road in its first game of the 2021 season.

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MARSHVILLE — The Forest Hills High Yellow Jackets’ football team has a record above .500 after Week 3 for the first time in six years. The Jackets improved their record to 2-1 with a 48-0 home win over Union Academy on Friday. The last time Forest Hills started the season 2-1 was in 2015; FH…

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The Wingate football team opened the 2021 fall season Thursday night with a 30-7 win over Shaw. The Bulldogs outgained Shaw, 406-188, on the night. This is Wingate’s ninth straight win to open a season under head coach Joe Reich.

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We’re about a quarter of the way through the 2021 boys soccer season, and the Weddington boys look poised to challenge for another state championship this year.

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The Weddington High football team will look for its third straight win to open the 2021 fall season Friday night when the Warriors host West Forsyth, which is also 2-0.

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The Weddington student section celebrated Hawaiian night during the Warriors’ 28-7 win over Providence Day on Friday. Weddington earned its 24th straight regular season win with the victory over the Chargers.

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In their final preseason game ahead of the 2021 regular season, the Carolina Panthers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 34-9, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte on Friday night.

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The Panthers’ preseason finale against the Steelers on Friday night (late score) gave us an extended look at the team’s starters ahead of the regular season, but who exactly will Carolina trot out come Week 1?

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Week 2 of the high school football season continues this Friday (Aug. 27) with a handful of intriguing matchups involving Union County teams. Here’s a look at the seventh matchups on the schedule.