Radio Free Cabarrus will have announcers at Concord for the Spiders home opener against the Cabarrus Warriors. John Voncannon and Trey Betler call the action on the NFHS Network. Other games can be found there by searching for your team’s name.
Spectacular pregame show leading to gridiron battle at Patriotic Bowl
On Friday night, September 10, the greater Charlotte region will continue a legacy. The Tenth Annual Patriotism Bowl will be played at Keffer Stadium featuring the Cougars of Charlotte Catholic and Atlanta powerhouse Blessed Trinity Catholic High School to benefit organizations with missions to encourage patriotism; support our first responders, veterans, active military and their families; and recognize selfless service.
An ESP ASSOCIATES Sponsored Skydiving Exhibition is planned – always a crowd pleaser!
An APOLLO RETAIL Sponsored Helicopter Landing is delivering the Coin Toss Guest to the stadium, while CHARLOTTE UAV will deliver the game ball via drone during the coin toss.
An Acuity Environmental Sponsored VIP tent will provide dinner for guests and media personnel.
The two teams will be wearing custom-designed Bowl jerseys.
The National Anthem will be a moving performance by the Charlotte Catholic High School Band.
The Coin Toss Guest will be a special surprise guest (hint: he is future NFL Hall Of Fame).
The game will have more than 4,000 spectators, and expects to break a Patriotism Bowl Attendance record, currently held by Belmont’s South Pointe High School (2019 – approx. 4300).
There will be patriotic music and entertainment for the entire family.
The game will be streamed Nationally by 485 Sports at https://youtu.be/or2Ysk4qhDE This will be an outstanding football game in its own right. Blessed Trinity has one of the top running backs in the nation in Justice Hayes (3rd best player in Class of 2023 Rivals.Com) who is the #1 running back in GA with over 3500 yards rushing and 43 TD’s going into his Junior Year. Catholic features its own highly ranked Junior in Sean Boyle, a highly touted QB from the class of 2023, as well as the nation’s top tight end in the class of 2024, Jack Larsen, who has already received offers from several power five schools including UNC, USC and NC State as a rising sophomore. This special night is the continuation of what has become a proud tradition for the local area. If you want more information about this remarkable event, visit the website at www.patriotismbowl.org.
Week 3 is Labor Day Weekend and Friday night gets festivities started with lots of high school football. 485 Sports/Radio Free Cabarrus is broadcasting three games on the NFHS Network and there are lots of other network games available. Log-on to NFHS Network and search for your school. 485 Sports/Radio Free Cabarrus announcers will be on the call at these games: Walkertown at Mount Pleasant A.L. Brown at Rocky River Jay M. Robinson at South Rowan.
Vance Cougars Athletic Director Carlos Richardson visited with 485 Sports’ Mark Plemmons and Coach Jay Alverson about the upcoming sports seasons for the Cougars and the name change to Julius Chambers High School at the end of the school year. Here is that conversation.
3A FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP REGIONAL FINALS PAIRINGS
#1 Southern Nash (14-0) vs. #3 Eastern Alamance (14-0)NFHS NETWORK (SOUTHERN NASH NEWS) – LIVE INTERNET VIDEO STREAM (NFHS) – www.NFHSNetwork.com95.1 THE MAVERICK – AUDIO-ONLY/RADIO – 95.1 FM, Burlington and www.maverickradionc.comWBAG RADIO – AUDIO-ONLY/RADIO – 105.9 FM/1150 AM, Burlington & www.wbagamfm.com
#5 Charlotte Catholic (10-3) vs. #10 Kings Mountain (12-2)NFHS NETWORK (RADIO FREE CABARRUS/485 SPORTS) – LIVE INTERNET VIDEO STREAM (NFHS) – www.NFHSNetwork.comKTC BROADCASTING – LIVE INTERNET VIDEO STREAM (NON-NFHS) – www.KTCBroadcasting.comWGNC RADIO – AUDIO-ONLY/RADIO – 1450 AM, Gastonia & www.wgnc.net
3AA FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP REGIONAL FINALS PAIRINGS
#1 Lee County (14-0) vs. #2 New Hanover (13-1)NFHS NETWORK (NEW IMAGE MEDIA) – LIVE INTERNET VIDEO STREAM (NFHS) – www.NFHSNetwork.comWFJA RADIO – AUDIO-ONLY/RADIO – 105.5 FM, Sanford & www.wfjawwgpradio.com
#1 Weddington (14-0) vs. #2 Watauga (13-1)NFHS NETWORK (WEDDINGTON HS) – LIVE INTERNET VIDEO STREAM (NFHS) – www.NFHSNetwork.comSKYLINE/SKYBEST TV – DELAYED VIDEO BROADCAST (COMMUNITY ACCESS) – SkyBest TV, WataugaWIXE RADIO – AUDIO-ONLY/RADIO – 93.1 FM/1190 AM, Monroe & www.wixe.com
4A FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP REGIONAL FINALS PAIRINGS
#4 Cardinal Gibbons (11-2) vs. #6 Scotland (12-2)WLNC RADIO – AUDIO-ONLY/RADIO – 1300 AM, Laurinburg & www.wlncradio.com
#4 Hickory Ridge (8-3) vs. #5 Glenn (8-4) NFHS NETWORK – LIVE INTERNET VIDEO STREAM (NFHS) – www.NFHSNetwork.com
#3 Ragsdale (5-6) vs. #6 Mooresville (7-5)WHIP RADIO – AUDIO-ONLY/RADIO – 99.3 FM/1350 AM, Mooresville & www.1350whip.com
#2 East Forsyth (9-2) vs. #7 Davie (7-5) None requested
4AA FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SECOND ROUND PAIRINGS
#1 Wake Forest (10-1) vs. #8 Rolesville (10-2) NFHS NETWORK – LIVE INTERNET VIDEO STREAM (NFHS) – www.NFHSNetwork.com
#4 Hoggard (5-5) vs. #12 Apex Friendship (8-4) HOGGARD SPORTS INTERNET RADIO – AUDIO-ONLY/RADIO – www.mixlr.com
#2 Leesville Road (10-0) vs. #7 Hoke County (8-4) NFHS NETWORK – LIVE INTERNET VIDEO STREAM (NFHS) – www.NFHSNetwork.com
#1 Richmond County (11-0) vs. #8 Hough (8-4) NFHS NETWORK (RADIO FREE CABARRUS/485 SPORTS) – LIVE INTERNET VIDEO STREAM (NFHS) – www.NFHSNetwork.comWAYN RADIO – AUDIO-ONLY/RADIO – 900 AM, Rockingham & WJSG RADIO – AUDIO-ONLY/RADIO – 104.3 FM, Rockingham & www.g104fm.com
#4 Myers Park (11-0) vs. #5 Ardrey Kell (11-1) None requested
#3 West Forsyth (10-1) vs. #11 Reagan (9-3)WSJS RADIO – AUDIO-ONLY/RADIO – 600 AM, Winston-Salem & www.sportshubtriad.com
#2 Mallard Creek (10-0-1) vs. #10 Vance (9-2)NFHS NETWORK (RADIO FREE CABARRUS/485 SPORTS) – LIVE INTERNET VIDEO STREAM (NFHS) – www.NFHSNetwork.comFRIDAY NIGHTS IN CAROLINA – AUDIO-ONLY/RADIO – www.mixlr.com
It’s a football Friday and the opening day of the Cabarrus County Fair. Tonight, Friday, Sept. 6, you can take your ticket stuff from any Cabarrus high school football game and get free admission to the fair.
· Saturday, September 7 – Opening
Celebration Free general gate admission
for all from 1 to 2 p.m.
· Sunday, September 8 – Cooperative
Christian Ministries Canned Food Drive Free general gate
admission for all from 1 to 3 p.m. with four canned food items per adult and
two canned food items per child. All food brands are accepted.
· Monday, September 9 – Discount Night
ride wristband ($5 savings); $3 general gate admission for ages 6 to 11 ($2
savings); $5 general gate admission for ages 12 and older ($3 savings).
· Tuesday, September 10 – Family Fun
$4 general gate
admission for all.
· Thursday, September 11 – Salute to
Seniors Night FREE general gate
admission for ages 55 and older from 4 to 6 p.m.
· Catch the Fair for FREE on Fridays Get FREE general gate
admission with your high school football game ticket stub on Friday, September
6 and Friday, September 13.
Onsite ticket prices: General gate
admission to the fair is $8 for ages 12 to 54; $5 for ages 55+ and those with
military ID; and $5 for ages 6 to 11. Ages 5 and younger admitted free. Parking
is free. All
transactions at the Fair are cash only. ATMs are located at the main gate and
throughout the midway, but do carry a surcharge.No re-entry, refunds,
rainchecks or exchanges.
Ride tickets are available for purchase inside the fairgrounds at Powers Midway
ticket booths. One strip of four tickets is $5 and one sheet of 22 tickets is
$20. Ride wristbands ($25) allow unlimited mechanical ride access for one day
(Air Raid not included). Children under 36 inches can ride the Merry Go Round,
Fun Slide and Kiddie Wheel for free with a paying adult (16 years and older).
County Transportation Service (CCTS) provides complimentary parking lot shuttle
van service for the satellite lots on the weekends. CCTS vans run the following hours:
September 7, noon to midnight
September 8, noon to midnight
Friday, September 13, 6 p.m. to midnight
September 14, noon to midnight
Entertainment: There’s plenty of Fair
just beyond the midway. The Cabarrus County Fair features a butterfly
encounter, petting zoo, livestock displays, sand castle carving, milking booth
and educational exhibits. New this year is the Ninja Experience, a team of
martial arts experts that wow audiences with high to flying, jaw-dropping
performances. Returning fan-favorites include live performances by Mountain
Mike chainsaw creations, Robinson’s Racing Pigs, Rust and Flame Blacksmithing
and Rockstar Karaoke. Watch live demonstrations from local beekeepers, Master
Gardeners and wood turners. Stop by the open forge fire for sustainable living
demonstrations and view local farm equipment on display.
Friday, September 6: 2019 Fair Pageant
7 p.m.; Live music 8:30 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, September 7: Live music 7:30
to 10 p.m.
Sunday, September 8: Rockstar Karaoke
4:30 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Monday, September 9: Live music 7 to
Tuesday, September 10: Cooking demo 6
p.m.; Live music 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 11: Live music 7
to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 12: Live music
7:30 to 9 p.m.
Friday, September 13: Live music 7 to
Saturday, September 14: Rockstar
Karaoke 4:30 to 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Background: The Cabarrus County Agricultural Fair
began in 1953. The 2018 Cabarrus County Fair received 16 awards form the International Association of Agricultural Fairs
and Expos (IAFE) and three awards from the North Carolina Association of
For more information visit www.cabarruscountyfair.com or follow www.facebook.com/cabarruscountyfair.