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Playoffs & Changes

The NCHSAA football playoffs begin Friday, Nov. 10. With it also comes changes for Radio Free Cabarrus. We have joined the NFHS Network. This is a subscription based video service. The basic rate is $9.95 per month. Games and events will be broadcast live with video, including playoffs. In previous seasons, we have had to go to audio only for playoffs. After 72 hours, the games will be available for free to anyone with a username and sign-in.

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We hope that you will give it a try.

Playoff schedule

RFC will be broadcasting East Lincoln at Mount Pleasant and West Charlotte at Hickory Ridge on the NFHS Network

 

Memories 98.3 will also broadcast the Mount Pleasant game.

Other games include:

Clyde A. Erwin at A.L. Brown (broadcast on WRKB 1460).

Concord at Stuart Cramer

Tuscola at Jay M. Robinson

Northwest Cabarrus at South Iredell

Video of 7th Annual Cabarrus Sports Hall of Fame induction

Playoffs set

Here are the pairings for the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association football playoffs which begins Friday, Nov. 10. Radio Free Cabarrus expects to broadcast three games in the first round. We will announce which one later this week.

1A FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS

East

#1 North Duplin (11-0), BYE

#8 Southside (6-5) vs. #9 Northside-Pinetown (5-6)

#5 Pamlico County (7-4) vs. #12 Albemarle (4-7)

#4 Columbia (5-4), BYE

#3 South Robeson (3-8), BYE

#6 Plymouth (6-5) vs. #11 North Edgecombe (4-6)

#7 Southeast Halifax (7-4) vs. #10 South Creek (5-6)

#2 Northampton County (10-1), BYE

West

#1 Mitchell (10-1), BYE

#8 South Stokes (5-6) vs. #9 Community School of Davidson (5-6)

#5 Robbinsville (7-4) vs. #12 Rosman (2-9)

#4 Mountain Island Charter (8-3), BYE

#3 Thomas Jefferson (10-1), BYE

#6 Elkin (5-6) vs. #11 Hayesville (3-8)

#7 Union Academy (7-4) vs. #10 Alleghany (4-7)

#2 Cherokee (10-1), BYE

 

1AA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS

East

#1 Tarboro (11-0), BYE

#8 Riverside-Martin (6-5) vs. #9 Princeton (7-4)

#5 West Montgomery (9-2) vs. #12 Rosewood (5-6)

#4 Granville Central (5-6), BYE

#3 East Carteret (7-4), BYE

#6 Lakewood (9-2) vs. #11 Pender (4-7)

#7 Manteo (8-3) vs. #10 Gates County (6-5)

#2 John A. Holmes (10-1), BYE

West

#1 Mount Airy (11-0), BYE

#8 Polk County (7-4) vs. #9 North Rowan (8-3)

#5 Swain County (7-4) vs. #12 Cherryville (4-7)

#4 Bessemer City (10-1), BYE

#3 North Stanly (10-1), BYE

#6 Murphy (9-2) vs. #11 South Stanly (5-6)

#7 East Surry (7-4) vs. #10 Starmount (6-5)

#2 East Wilkes (9-2), BYE

 

2A FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS

East

#1 Northeastern (11-0) vs. #16 Bertie (4-7)

#8 First Flight (8-3) vs. #9 Clinton (5-5)

#5 Wallace-Rose Hill (9-1) vs. #12 Ayden-Grifton (6-5)

#4 Beddingfield (7-4) vs. #13 Farmville Central (5-6)

#3 Southwest Onslow (8-3) vs. #14 Goldsboro (6-5)

#6 SouthWest Edgecombe (9-2) vs. #11 Hertford County (6-5)

#7 Kinston (9-2) vs. #10 Greene Central (7-4)

#2 East Bladen (10-1) vs. #15 James Kenan (3-7)

West

#1 Reidsville (11-0) vs. #16 West Lincoln (4-7)

#8 East Rutherford (7-4) vs. #9 East Montgomery (9-2)

#5 Graham (3-8) vs. #12 Lincolnton (5-6)

#4 South Columbus (10-1) vs. #13 Wheatmore (9-2)

#3 Hendersonville (8-3) vs. #14 Brevard (6-5)

#6 Salisbury (7-3) vs. #11 Red Springs (8-3)

#7 Whiteville (10-1) vs. #10 North Wilkes (8-3)

#2 Mountain Heritage (10-0) vs. #15 Lexington (6-4)

 

2AA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS

East

#1 East Duplin (11-0) vs. #16 St. Pauls (5-6)

#8 Bunn (8-3) vs. #9 West Stokes (8-3)

#5 Nash Central (9-2) vs. #12 T.W. Andrews (4-7)

#4 Randleman (9-1) vs. #13 Roanoke Rapids (8-3)

#3 South Granville (11-0) vs. #14 Washington (4-7)

#6 West Craven (6-5) vs. #11 Richlands (8-3)

#7 Ledford (8-2) vs. #10 Anson (4-7)

#2 North Davidson (10-1) vs. #15 Forest Hills (3-8)

West

#1 South Point (11-0) vs. #16 West Iredell (5-6)

#8 Shelby (9-2) vs. #9 Newton-Conover (9-2)

#5 Maiden (11-0) vs. #12 Fred T. Foard (8-3)

#4 Mount Pleasant (9-2) vs. #13 East Lincoln (6-5)

#3 Franklin (11-0) vs. #14 Smoky Mountain (5-6)

#6 Wilkes Central (9-2) vs. #11 Pisgah (6-5)

#7 North Surry (10-1) vs. #10 Patton (8-3)

#2 Hibriten (11-0) vs. #15 Bandys (5-6)

 

3A FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS

East

#1 Western Alamance (11-0) vs. #16 Eastern Wayne (6-4)

#8 Fike (8-3) vs. #9 Triton (6-5)

#5 Jacksonville (9-2) vs. #12 Northside-Jacksonville (6-5)

#4 Terry Sanford (10-1) vs. #13 Rocky Mount (4-6)

#3 Southern Nash (10-1) vs. #14 Westover (4-7)

#6 Eastern Alamance (9-2) vs. #11 Northeast Guilford (7-4)

#7 E.E. Smith (8-3) vs. #10 West Carteret (8-3)

#2 Havelock (10-1) vs. #15 Williams (5-6)

West

#1 Charlotte Catholic (11-0) vs. #16 West Caldwell (6-5)

#8 Stuart Cramer (7-4) v.s. #9 Concord (5-6)

#5 Weddington (8-3) vs. #12 Hickory (6-5)

#4 Hunter Huss (7-4) vs. #13 West Rowan (6-5)

#3 Jay M. Robinson (9-2) vs. #14 Tuscola (7-4)

#6 Crest (7-4) vs. #11 Monroe (5-6)

#7 Rockingham County (8-3) vs. #10 Freedom (7-4)

#2 Kings Mountain (10-1) vs. #15 Forestview (4-7)

 

3AA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS

East

#1 Clayton (11-0) v.s #16 Northwood (7-4)

#8 Cleveland (7-4) vs. #9 Northern Durham (8-2)

#5 D.H. Conley (10-1) vs. #12 Northern Guilford (6-5)

#4 Eastern Guilford (9-2) vs. #13 Hillside (5-5)

#3 Lee County (11-0) vs. #14 Ben L. Smith (5-6)

#6 Orange (8-2) vs. #11 Cape Fear (8-3)

#7 Southeast Guilford (9-2) vs. #10 Dudley (9-2)

#2 New Hanover (10-1) vs. #15 West Brunswick (4-7)

West

#1 Mount Tabor (9-2) vs. #16 Ashbrook (4-7)

#8 Watauga (9-2) vs. #9 Asheville (7-4)

#5 Marvin Ridge (10-1) vs. #12 Sun Valley (8-3)

#4 Alexander Central (10-1) vs. #13 Cuthbertson (4-7)

#3 South Iredell (9-2) vs. #14 Northwest Cabarrus (6-5)

#6 A.L. Brown (9-2) vs. #11 Clyde A. Erwin (6-4)

#7 Southwest Guilford (8-3) vs. #10 Statesville (9-2)

#2 A.C. Reynolds (10-1) vs. #15 Parkland (6-5)

 

4A FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS

East

#1 Scotland County (9-1), BYE

#8 Jordan (6-5) vs. #9 Seventy-First (8-3)

#5 Overhills (8-3) vs. #12 Knightdale (6-5)

#4 South Central (9-2), BYE

#3 Cardinal Gibbons (11-0), BYE

#6 Heritage (10-1) vs. #11 Purnell Swett (5-6)

#7 Ragsdale (7-4) vs. #10 South View (8-3)

#2 Hoggard (11-0), BYE

West

#1 Harding University (10-1), BYE

#8 Porter Ridge (7-4) vs. #9 Davie County (5-6)

#5 East Forsyth (7-4) vs. #12 Mooresville (4-7)

#4 West Mecklenburg (8-3), BYE

#3 Glenn (10-1), BYE

#6 Vance (8-3) vs. #11 R.J. Reynolds (6-5)

#7 Hickory Ridge (9-2) vs. #10 West Charlotte (5-6)

#2 South Caldwell (1-10), BYE

 

4AA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS

East

#1 Wake Forest (11-0), BYE

#8 Jack Britt (6-5) vs. #9 Millbrook (5-6)

#5 Middle Creek (8-3) vs. #12 Laney (7-4)

#4 Sanderson (8-3), BYE

#3 Garner (7-4), BYE

#6 Pinecrest (7-4) vs. #11 Athens Drive (7-4)

#7 Leesville Road (7-4) vs. #10 Fuquay-Varina (7-4)

#2 Green Hope (9-2), BYE

West

#1 Mallard Creek (11-0), BYE

#8 Richmond County (7-4) vs. #9 North Mecklenburg (8-3)

#5 Providence (8-3) vs. #12 South Mecklenburg (2-9)

#4 Page (10-1), BYE

#3 Butler (8-2), BYE

#6 Myers Park (10-1) vs. #11 East Mecklenburg (5-6)

#7 Hough (8-3) vs. #10 Ardrey Kell (3-8)

#2 West Forsyth (11-0),  BYE

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Rivalry Friday

Battle for the Bell – Live on Memories 98.3

Concord at Kannapolis, 7 p.m. pregame, kickoff at 7:30 with Ken Anderson and Coach Soupy Campbell.

Clash for the Coddle Creek Cup

Cox Mill at Northwest Cabarrus, 7 p.m. pregame, kickoff at 7:30 with Shaked Bar-Tal, Perry Gabriel and Mark Plemmons on Radio Free Cabarrus/The Cube.

Central Cabarrus at Jay M. Robinson

The SPC champion Bulldogs host the Vikings. 7 p.m. pregame, 7:30 p.m. kickoff with John Voncannon and Chris Hudson.

Other games tonight

Hickory Ridge at Porter Ridge

Mt. Pleasant at West Stanly

 

Doubleheader 

East Mecklenburg at Hickory Ridge

John Voncannon and Perry Gabriel call the action.

East Montgomery at Mt. Pleasant

Shaked Bar-Tal calls the action in this conference showdown.

Images from an upset

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Hickory Ridge 43 Butler 42

Hickory Ridge won a thriller Friday night over Butler. Photographer Todd Maulden captured some of the excitement with his photos below.

 

LIVE SCOREBOARD

Under the Lights on Friday Nights

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The Radio Free Cabarrus crew will be covering several games in person and reporting scores from many others. Shaked Bar-Tal will be at Forest Hills for the Rocky River Conference match-up with Mt. Pleasant. John Voncannon will report from the Battle for Kannapolis with A.L. Brown at Northwest Cabarrus. Henry Hutton will be doing double duty, covering the Hickory Ridge at Butler for the Independent Tribune and checking in with RFC gang. Chris Hudson will report live from Concord at Central Cabarrus. Perry Gabriel and Mark Plemmons will host the program live from the Cox Mill at Jay M. Robinson game.

You can join in as well. Call or text 704-490-3715. Under the Lights on Friday Nights will be live from 7 to 10 p.m.

Our friends at Memories 98.3 and WTIX-AM will be broadcasting Hickory Ridge at Butler. Join Ken Anderson and Coach Soupy Campbell for the call.

A look back at Jay M. Robinson at Concord by Todd Maulden

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College football

Davidson Wildcats

 

Charlotte 49ers

 

Coming up Saturday

Dayton at Davidson 1 p.m.

UAB at Charlotte 6:30 p.m.

Conference battles

Rocky River Conference: Anson at Mt. Pleasant

Listen to live play by play with Shaked Bar-Tal and Perry Gabriel calling the action beginning with the pregame at 7:15 p.m.

South Piedmont Conference: Jay M. Robinson at Concord

John Voncannon calls the action from Concord’s Robert C. Bailey Stadium. The pregame begins at 7:15 p.m.

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Independent Tribune’s weekly coach’s shows

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday doubleheader

Live Cabarrus County high school football on Radio Free Cabarrus.

Rocky River at Hickory Ridge

http://thecube.com/e/752575

Concord at Cox Mill

http://thecube.com/e/752577

Last week

Hickory Ridge beat Garinger 45-0 to move to 2-0 in conference play. The game was played Friday, Sept. 29, 2017.

Friday night football

Radio Free Cabarrus is broadcasting two game for Friday, Sept. 29. Links to the broadcasts are below.

Garinger at Hickory Ridge

John Voncannon and Chris Hudson call the action from Harrisburg. The pregame will begin at 7 p.m.

West Stanly at Jay M. Robinson

Mark Plemmons calls this action on this audio only broadcast. The game is being videotaped for replay later on Cabarrus County Schools Channel 21. Pregame is set for 7:15 p.m.

North Iredell at Northwest Cabarrus

Ken Anderson and Coach Soupy Campbell call this game on Memories 98.3 FM and WTIX-AM 1410.

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