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Thursday night football

Mt. Pleasant at Northwest Cabarrus

Also Thursday
Cox Mill at South Rowan

Friday’s games
Central Cabarrus at Concord 7 p.m.
East Rowan at Hickory Ridge
A.L. Brown at Vance 7 p.m.

Shaked Bar-Tal, above, and Mark Plemmons will call the action
Shaked Bar-Tal, above, and Mark Plemmons will call the action

RFC Monday Night Football

Jay M. Robinson at Hickory Ridge

Shaked Bar-Tal and Mark Plemmons will be at The Ridge to call the game for Radio Free Cabarrus.
The game was scheduled for Friday but moved to tonight because of lightning. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
spc football

Countdown to kickoff

The Battle for the Bell kicks off the season

This is the 100th year of Concord High School athletics
This is the 100th year of Concord High School athletics

Opening week is right around the corner for high school football. Our first broadcast will be the Battle for Bell with Concord at A.L. Brown.

Radio Free Cabarrus will broadcast audio only for the game. The game will be broadcast live on TV by Time Warner Cable. John Voncannon and Chris Hudson will call the action for RFC. They will broadcast Concord games all season long.

Our regular broadcasts (live audio with delayed video) will begin on Friday, Aug. 21, with two games.

Northwest Cabarrus visits Jay M. Robinson in a South Piedmont Conference game. The Bulldogs are rejoining the 3-A ranks after two season at 4-A. Perry Gabriel and Coach Soupy Campbell will call the action.

The Highway 49 Rivalry will be the other broadcast with Central Cabarrus visiting Mount Pleasant. It will be the first game since the Cabarrus County School Board approved naming the field. It is now Larry Honeycutt Field at Tiger Stadium. Mark Plemmons and Shaked Bar-Tal will call the action.

Independent Tribune’s coach’s videos

The Independent Tribune’s Pigskin Preview coach’s videos are now available for all 10 Cabarrus schools that play football. Links to the videos are below. The newspaper will also publish its Cabarrus gridiron guide Aug. 19 and the Battle for the Bell section Aug. 16.

A.L. Brown Wonders Football Report

Cannon School Cougars Football Report

cfa Academy Eagles Football Report

Central Cabarrus Vikings Football Report

Concord Spiders Football Report

Cox Mill Chargers Football Report

Hickory Ridge Ragin’ Bulls Football Report

Jay M.Robinson Bulldogs Football Report

Mount Pleasant Tigers Football Report

Northwest Cabarrus Trojans Football Report

More local sports coverage is available on our sister site Greater Cabarrus Sports


2-A Playoffs: Mount Pleasant at Owen

Mount Pleasant trailed 7-0 but battled back for a 42-21 win over previously unbeaten Owen. Cody Reece rushed for 246 yards and four TDs. Robert Johns intercepted three passes and returned a kickoff for a TD.


Mount Pleasant will play at Shelby Dec. 5 for the 2-A Western Regional title.

It’s a battle of two of the top running backs in North Carolina as Cody Reece and his Mount Pleasant Tigers travel to Black Mountain to play Jager Gardner and his Owen Warhorses.
The Tigers are 12-2 and have won 12 straight. The Warhorses are 12-1. Both are conference champs.
Owen beat Mount Pleasant 13-0 in the first round of the playoffs in 2013.
Shaked’s Sundrop Scoreboard

Live streaming video by Ustream

Happy Thanksgiving Tiger Nation from football practice. No days off. All gas, no brakes. #MPireRising #BeatOwen
Happy Thanksgiving Tiger Nation from football practice. No days off. All gas, no brakes. #MPireRising #BeatOwen

Here are the weekly coaches’ interviews from the Independent Tribune:
The Tigers, coached by Mike Johns, beat North Rowan to advance to the Round 3 of the 2-A playoffs. They play at Owen Friday. Here is a link to Coach John’s weekly interview:

Mount Pleasant Tigers Football Report

Concord Spiders Football Report

Hickory Ridge Ragin’ Bulls Football Report

Cox Mill Chargers Football Report

Regular season finales: NW Cabarrus-Central Cabarrus, Hickory Ridge-West Rowan, Concord-Garinger

Concord Senior Night versus Garinger

Central Cabarrus at Northwest Cabarrus

Hickory Ridge at West Rowan

Other games tonight:
A.L. Brown at Hopewell 7 p.m.
Harrill’s Christian at Cannon School 7 p.m. (playoffs)
West Stanly at Mount Pleasant 7:30 p.m.
Cox Mill at Jesse Carson 7:30 p.m.
JV Scores
Central Cabarrus 50 Northwest Cabarrus 26
West Rowan 24 Hickory Ridge 6
Charlotte 49ers host #2 Coastal Carolina
Davidson hosts Jacksonville

Week 10: West Rowan-Concord highlights the action

Central Academy at Mount Pleasant

Cox Mill at Central Cabarrus

Other games:
Jesse Carson at Northwest Cabarrus 7:30 p.m.
Hickory Ridge at South Rowan 7:30 p.m.
Mallard Creek at A.L. Brown 7:30 p.m.
Cannon School at High Point Christian 7 p.m.
Hopewell at J.M. Robinson 7:30 p.m.

Week 8: Cox Mill at Concord, Reid could break record, away games

Cox Mill at Concord

This week’s games
Cox Mill, now 2-2 in South Piedmont Conference play, plays at Coach EZ Smith at Bailey Stadium against the Concord Spiders, who are unbeaten in conference play.
Spiders running back Rocky Reid needs just 40 yards to break the Cabarrus County career rushing record now held by former A.L. Brown star Nick Maddox.
Other games include:
Central Cabarrus at West Rowan 7:30 p.m.
Mount Pleasant at Forest Hills 7:30 p.m.
J.M. Robinson at A.L. Brown 7:30 p.m.
Northwest Cabarrus at East Rowan 7:30 p.m.
Hickory Grove at Cannon School 7 p.m.
Trinity at cfa Academy 7 p.m.
Hickory Ridge has a bye week
Trinity at cfa Academy (Webb Field in Concord)

Charlotte, Davidson on the road Saturday
The Charlotte 49ers (3-3) are at The Citadel Saturday, while the Davidson Wildcats travel to Des Moines, Iowa to play Drake.
Davidson Football Coach’s Show
Charlotte Coach Brad Lambert’s weekly press conference

Top performers from week 6, video of Hickory Ridge-Central Cabarrus

Hickory Ridge 21 Central Cabarrus 17

Mount Pleasant wins at Carson behind Reece, defense

The Mount Pleasant Tigers won 31-15 at Jesse Carson behind a strong defense and another big performance from running back Cody Reece. He carried the ball 28 times for 280 yards and two touchdowns. It was the Tigers’ third straight win. Here is the Charlotte Observer’s top performers list along with other regional highlights: Charlotte area round-up

Reid, Black help Spiders remain unbeaten

The Concord Spiders’ star running back Rocky Reid carried the ball 34 times for 209 yards as the Spiders beat East Rowan 29-12. Quarterback Keenan Black was nine of 15 passing for 164 yards and two touchdowns.

Black left the game in the second half with an injury. Right now his status for next week is in doubt.

The Spiders (5-0, 3-0) travel to Central Cabarrus for a big South Piedmont Conference next Friday.

Reid, who is now the all-time leading rusherfor Concord, is about 520 yards behind Nick Maddox of the A.L. Brown for the Cabarrus County record. Right now we don’t have the official rushing total for Reid and there have been different reported rushing totals in recent weeks.

Perry comes up big Wonders’ win

Daveon Perry scored the A.L. Brown Wonders’ first two touchdowns in a 33-12 win over North Mecklenburg to open MeCKa Conference play. Perry returned a fumble 42 yards for a TD and later returned a kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown. He later picked off a Viking pass.

Mullen and Bulls’ D key win over Central Cabarrus

Nate Mullen scored two fourth quarter touchdowns to help the Hickory Ridge Ragin’ Bulls rally from a 17-7 deficit to defeat Central Cabarrus 21-17. Jaylen Rudisell also had a 59-yard TD run for the Bulls. Rudisell had 20 carries for 130 yards. Hickory Ridge, known for its explosive offense, held the Vikings to just 12 first downs. Kyle Tyson had 18 tackles to lead the defensive effort.

Daiyann Fuller led the Vikings with 148 yards rushing on 12 carries, including a 51-yard TD run. Xavier Harris had 22 carries for 121 yards and a touchdown.

Cox Mill wins the Coddle Creek Cup

The Cox Mill Chargers rolled up big numbers and held the Northwest Cabarrus offense in check for a 56-0 win. The win gives the Chargers the Coddle Creek Cup.

North Carolina scores from Friday

Here is the scoreboard from Carolina Preps.

Charleston Southern claims 47-41 OT win over the Charlotte 49ers

The #25 ranked Buccaneers scored a touchdown in overtime for a win over the Charlotte 49ers at Jerry Richardson Stadium Saturday afternoon. Here is the game story from Charlotte49ers.com 

The Wildcats made their first ever trip to Princeton Stadium for a football game.
The Wildcats made their first ever trip to Princeton Stadium for a football game.

Davidson falls at Princeton

The Davidson Wildcats fell 56-17 to Princeton in New Jersey Saturday night. One of the highlights on the tough night was a 23-play drive in the third quarter for a touchdown. Here is the game story from DavidsonWildcats.com

Central Cabarrus at Hickory Ridge, East Rowan at Concord & more

Week 6 includes Battle for Coddle Creek Cup and MeCKa openers

Here are this week’s Cabarrus County high school games with links to the coaches’ videos:

Central Cabarrus at Hickory Ridge 7:30 p.m. (broadcast below)

Ragin’ Bulls 21 Vikings 17

East Rowan at Concord 7:30 p.m. (broadcast below)

Spiders 29 Mustangs 12

Northwest Cabarrus at Cox Mill 7:30 p.m.

Chargers 56 Trojans 0

Mount Pleasant at Jesse Carson 7:30 p.m.

Tigers 31 Cougars 15

J.M. Robinson at Vance 7 p.m.

Cougars 56 Bulldogs 12

A.L. Brown at North Mecklenburg 7 p.m.

Wonders 33 Vikings 12

Winston-Salem Prep at Cannon School 7 p.m.

Hickory Grove at cfa Academy 7 p.m.

Central Cabarrus at Hickory Ridge broadcast video will be uploaded later

 East Rowan at Concord broadcast

 Hickory Grove at cfa Academy

Here is a shot captured by Arona Scott Haywood during the JV game at Central Cabarrus Thursday
Here is a shot captured by Arona Scott Haywood during the JV game at Central Cabarrus Thursday

JV scores

Hickory Ridge 20 Central Cabarrus 18

A.L. Brown 14 North Mecklenburg 12

Vance 24 J.M. Robinson 13

West Rowan 46 South Rowan 0

Davidson at Princeton, Charlotte at home Saturday

The Wildcats (1-3) will be trying to bounce back after a 40-32 loss last week to Morehead State. It will be just the second ever meeting between the Wildcats and the Princeton Tigers. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. Saturday.
The Charlotte 49ers (3-1) are coming off a 20-13 loss to Elon. They face #25 Charleston Southern (4-0). Kickoff is at noon at Jerry Richardson Stadium.

Spiders-Tigers and Trojans-Bulldogs highlight week 2 action

Concord  20 Mount Pleasant 14


Northwest Cabarrus 20 J.M. Robinson 13

Student broadcast: Cannon School 36 cfa Academy 10


Cabarrus Scores
Concord 20 Mount Pleasant 14
Northwest Cabarrus 20 J.M. Robinson 13
A.L. Brown 51 South Rowan 7
Central Cabarrus 28 Albemarle 9
Hickory Ridge 28 Cuthbertson 25
Charlotte Latin 65 Cox Mill 27
Cannon School 36 cfa Academy 10
South Piedmont Conference
North Rowan 42 Jesse Carson 28
West Rowan 48 Davie 36
East Rowan 54 Salisbury 28
Rocky River Conference
Weddington 35 Forest Hills 20
West Stanly 27 South Stanly 15
Parkwood 40 Union Academy 7
Monroe 41 Anson 0
Central Academy 30 Highland Tech 0
MeCKa Conference
West Charlotte 20 West Mecklenburg 16
Butler 28 Mallard Creek 27
Mooresville 38 Hough 7
Vance 53 Hunter Huss 7
Independence 28 North Mecklenburg 0
Lake Norman 38 Hopewell 7
Here are the junior varsity results from Thursday:
Mount Pleasant 28-14 Concord
Hickory Ridge 33-19 Cuthbertson
J.M. Robinson 28-8 Northwest Cabarrus
Central Cabarrus over Albemarle (no score available)
For more detailed coverage of Cabarrus County Sports check out the Independent Tribune’s high school section that includes the weekly coaches’ interviews.
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