Food Truck Friday – this Friday in Concord

More than a dozen food trucks are expected to be at Cabarrus County Food Truck Friday (Aug. 1).

Cabarrus County Food Truck Friday is this Friday, Aug. 1
Cabarrus County Food Truck Friday is this Friday, Aug. 1

The event will be at DAV Chapter 27 at 2400 Rock Hill Church Road in Concord. That’s just off Concord Parkway at S&D Coffee and Tea.

Here is the Facebook page for the organizers:

Cabarrus County Food Truck Friday

Here is the organizer’s information about parking:

Troutman Motors has given us permission to park in their lot! A short walk! Careful crossing the street! 

“The assisted living behind us has given us permission to park in their lot BUT A FIRE LANE MUST BE LEFT OPEN! 

“The D.A.V. has some parking BUT we ask that you use our horseshoe driveway to drop off passengers and chairs and such and park in First Assembly’s parking lot near Big Lots in front Arby’s. This is a huge parking lot and we will be running a shuttle back and forth the entire time.

“S&D Coffee will not let you park in their lot unless someone knows the right person to contact for us. ”

Food items range in price from $2 to $10 and canned drinks are $1.

Master Bacon
Click on the pig to find out more about Master Bacon.
Save room for dessert because Sweet Cakes will be there.
Save room for dessert because Sweet Cakes will be there.

I know where I will be eating Friday and I will be eating cupcakes! Hope to see you there.

 

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestShare

Pigskin Preview videos underway

With official practice set to start Friday our video interview swith Cabarrus football coaches are underway. As each video is posted, we will post links here. Don’t forget to check out our football page, which includes a combined schedule for all of our teams.

Coaches are excited about the new season

The school was a hive of activity when I arrived to interview Coach Marty Paxton Monday
The school was a hive of activity when I arrived to interview Coach Marty Paxton Monday

Coaches Marty Paxton, Craig Stewart, Joe Glass and Mike Johns are excited about the up-coming  season. Here are their interviews which are on the Independent Tribune website:

Hickory Ridge Ragin’ Bulls Football Report

Mount Pleasant Tigers Football Report

Cox Mill Chargers Football Report

J.M. Robinson Bulldogs Football Report

These are first in a series of preseason interviews. Check back later for more interviews.

 

 

Counting down to football

Official practice begins Friday

Construction continues on Central Cabarrus' turf field with most of the field in place. Workers stretch the fabric on the sideline Saturday.
Construction continues on Central Cabarrus’ turf field with most of the field in place. Workers stretch the fabric on the sideline Saturday.

Official practice begins Friday, Aug. 1. Most of the Cabarrus County teams will be having voluntary mini-camps this week. The first games are Aug. 22, including the Battle for the Bell between Concord and Kannapolis and Mount Pleasant at Central Cabarrus. Both games will be broadcast by Radio Free Cabarrus on High School Cube. Here is our cube:

Radio Free Cabarrus

The new turf field at Central Cabarrus is taking shape. Above you can see that most of the turf is on the field. Numbers and a logo will be cut into the field this week and rubber pellets will be embedded in surface. You can see some of the pallets of pellets below that are waiting to be installed.

Workers hope to have the field ready for practice by Friday.

Pallets of rubber pellets will be embedded in the Central Cabarrus new turf field. It will be one of the final steps in getting the field ready for play
Pallets of rubber pellets will be embedded in the Central Cabarrus new turf field. It will be one of the final steps in getting the field ready for play
Here is a small handful of the rubber pellets that will embedded into the field turf at Central Cabarrus
Here is a small handful of the rubber pellets that will embedded into the field turf at Central Cabarrus

Here is more information about the Central Cabarrus project from our news partner:

Independent Tribune

The Independent Tribune provides extensive game coverage for Cabarrus County teams throughout the season including special sections such as the Battle for The Bell coming up Aug.  20 and the Gridiron Edition (preview) Aug. 22.

Purvis, Williamson & Delahoussaey shine in All-Star game

The East and West battled to a 10-10 tie in the annual East-West High School All-Star Game in Greensboro.

Cabarrus County was well represented with the efforts of Central Cabarrus running back Kenny Purvis and A.L. Wonders defenders Johnny Delahoussaey and Kyrell Williamson.

Purvis was a key player in the West’s rally from a 10-0 deficit in the fourth quarter. He scored on a five-yard touchdown run with 4:02 left. For the game he carried the ball 10 times for 70 yards.

On defense for the West, Delahoussaey had three solo tackles and assisted on six others. Williamson had three solo hits and assisted on another.

Stats for other players and the box score is available here:

Asheville Citizen-Times High School Sports Huddle

Official practice for N.C. High School Athletic Association teams begins Aug. 1. The regular season begins Aug. 21 in the CharlottePreps.TV Kickoff Night and Aug. 22 for other teams including the Battle of the Bell between Concord and A.L. Brown.

4 in all-star game, turf arrives

Tonight’s East-West High School All-Star game in Greensboro will feature four Cabarrus County players. A.L. Brown graduates Johnny Delahoussaey and Kyrell Williamson and Central Cabarrus stars Hasaan Klugh and Kenny Purvis are on the roster for the West.

Here are the rosters and more information about the game:

Carolina Gridiron coverage

Klugh, who is headed to N.C. A&T to play quarterback, won’t play tonight. He hasn’t been cleared to play by the N.C. A&T team doctor. Purvis is expected to start at running back on the team, which is coached by Scott Young of West Rowan.

Here is more about Purvis and his college plans:

Purvis headed to junior college

The turf arrived at Central Cabarrus

The field turf project at Central Cabarrus continues with the rolls of turf arriving this week and in being installed. The rain this week has hampered some of the work, but the installation should be complete the start of official practice Aug. 1.

Workers from Medallion Athletic Products, including four Viking players, install turf in the scoreboard end zone
Workers from Medallion Athletic Products, including four Viking players, install turf in the scoreboard end zone

The seams of the turf are sewn together for a better fit. Here is more details on the progress being made and cost of the project:

Independent Tribune coverage

The first football game to be played is expected to be Mount Pleasant versus Central Cabarrus Aug. 22. There is still a lot of work to go.

The large rolls of turf are on site and will be installed over the next several days.
The large rolls of turf are on site and will be installed over the next several days.

Dee Bost battling for a spot with Indiana Pacers

Former Concord Spider Dee Bost  played with the Indiana Pacers Summer League team in Orlando. Bost, who played college ball for the Mississippi State Bulldogs, played in the NBA D-League last season.

Bost played in five games, averaging about 20 minutes per game. He scored 5.8 points while grabbing 2.4 rebounds, dishing out 2.2 assists and stealing 1.2 per game.

During the NBA D-League season,  the former Spider averaged 15.2 points, 6.1 rebounds and 8.4 assists.

Here are some of his highlights with the Idaho Stampede.

The former N.C. 3-A Player of the Year was a leader on state championships in both football and basketball for the Concord Spiders.

This Idaho Stampede's photo dubbed Dee Bost as the Floor General after leading the team in assists.
This Idaho Stampede’s photo dubbed Dee Bost as the Floor General after leading the team in assists.

Bost led the D-League in triple doubles and was second in assists per game. He earned Player of the Week honors in February. Click here for more information:

Bost’s big week in D-League

First Bulldog Football Camp coming up July 28

The captains for J.M. Robinson this season are Markel Dalton, from left, Jahquan Brown, Mark Perkins, Brandon Wengender and D.J. Young.
The captains for J.M. Robinson this season are Markel Dalton, from left, Jahquan Brown, Mark Perkins, Brandon Wengender and D.J. Young.

The first annual Bulldog Football Camp will be held July 28-30 at J.M. Robinson High School. The camp, led by Bulldogs head Coach Joe Glass, runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon each day.

The cost is $40 per player with a $5 discount for multiple players in the family. For details or register call Glass at 704-788-4500.

Glass is his first year as year coach at Robinson has been leading an active off-season program. Here are more details on Coach Glass from the Independent Tribune.

The Bulldogs have already selected captains for this season. They are Markel Dalton, Jahquan Brown, Mark Perkins, Brandon Wengender and D.J. Young.

Several players from Robinson, including the captains, attended football camp at Wingate University earlier this month.

Glass, a 1995 graduate of Freedom High, became the head coach at Patton in 2012 after four seasons as an assistant coach. He also coached at Alexander Central and Hickory.

He replaced John Fitz, who resigned during the off-season.

The Bulldogs open the season Aug. 22 at Cox Mill in a non-conference game. Here is the J.M. Robinson team page on Carolina Preps

The first official practices for North Carolina High School Athletic Association teams are Aug. 1.

WSOC-TV’s Big 22 Players

Concord Spiders #4 Rocky Reid and Coach Glen Padgett are interviewed during WSOC-TV's Big 22 Media Day at the Carolina Panthers Practice Facility. Hickory Ridge's Nate Mullen is also one of the 22 players to watch this season.
Concord Spiders #4 Rocky Reid and Coach Glen Padgett are interviewed during WSOC-TV’s Big 22 Media Day at the Carolina Panthers Practice Facility. Hickory Ridge’s Nate Mullen is also one of the 22 players to watch this season.

WSOC-TV Channel 9 Big 22 Players

Concord’s Rocky Reid and Hickory Ridge’s Nate Mullen are two of the Big 22 Players to Watch for 2014. Here is more information about the program including the other players:

WSOC-TV Channel Big 22

 

 

Things to do this week in Cabarrus County

 

A beautiful sunset closed out another fun-filled weekend in Concord.
A beautiful sunset closed out another fun-filled weekend in Concord.

Sunday’s sunset closed another fun-filled week in Concord and Cabarrus County. Another busy week is coming up with lots of activities ranging from sports to concerts. Here are a few of the highlights:

Tuesday, July 15

Jack In the Box Summer ShootoutCharlotte Motor Speedway host Legends and Bandoleros racing on the front stretch track every Tuesday throughout the summer. All the details are here: Charlotte Motor Speedway

Thursday, July 17

Union Street Live – Listen to the Fantastic Shakers free concert in Downtown Concord. The concert is from 6 to 9 p.m. on Means Avenue near the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse. More information about Downtown Concord and its events are here: Downtown Concord Development Corporation

Saturday, July 19

Village Park Summer Concert Series – Listen to the Carolina Soul Band free concert in Village Park in Kannapolis. The festivities get underway at 7 p.m. at 700 W. C St. More information about events in Kannapolis is here: Kannapolis Entertainment Series

Sunday, July 20

Mount Pleasant History 1910-1950 – Local historian Ben Callahan will present a history including stories and pictures of the development of the small town. The program is from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society Musem, 1100 N. Main St., Mount Pleasant, N.C. Program fee $3, free for members. More information is available here: ECHS Museum

Friday-Monday, July 18-21

Kannapolis Intimidators baseball – The Intimidators host the Lakewood Blueclaws at CMC-NorthEast Stadium. Game times are 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5:05 p.m. Sunday and 12:05 p.m. Monday. More information is available here: Kannapolis Intimidators

Football: Carolina Eagles host Anson Impact

The Carolina Eagles host the Anson County Impact Saturday, July 12, at 7 p.m. at Webb Field in Concord.

The Eagles are 2-1, coming off a 24-6 loss to the Greenville Seminoles.

The Carolina Eagles, based in Concord, N.C., are in their 15th season
The Carolina Eagles, based in Concord, N.C., are in their 15th season

The Impact is 0-2 after losses to the Iredell Warriors and the Richmond County Golden Bears.

Historic Webb Field is located at 165 Academy Ave. NW in Concord.

Independent Tribune story on Eagles-Impact

The Eagles and the Impact play in the Carolinas Elite Football Alliance.

Eagles win over the Thomasville Titans

Richmond County win over Anson County

The Carolinas Elite Football Alliance includes teams from North and South Carolina
The Carolinas Elite Football Alliance includes teams from North and South Carolina