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Week 4: Spiders, Warriors, Cougars and more

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.

485 Sports/Radio Free Cabarrus will also feature a multi-camera broadcast of the 10th Annual Patriotic Bowl on YouTube between Blessed Trinity from Georgia and Charlotte Catholic.

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.

Watch on YouTube or NFHS Network

485 Sports/Radio Free Cabarrus will broadcast all the action beginning at 6:45 p.m. on YouTube – Blessed Trinity vs. Charlotte Catholic.

Some of the highlights

This game will celebrate a number of highlights:

  1. An ESP ASSOCIATES Sponsored Skydiving Exhibition is planned – always a crowd pleaser!
  2. 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.
  3. An Acuity Environmental Sponsored VIP tent will provide dinner for guests and media personnel.
  4. The two teams will be wearing custom-designed Bowl jerseys.
  5. The National Anthem will be a moving performance by the Charlotte Catholic High School Band.
  6. The Coin Toss Guest will be a special surprise guest (hint: he is future NFL Hall Of Fame).
  7. 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).
  8. There will be patriotic music and entertainment for the entire family.
  9. 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.

Bulldogs-Vikings clash

485 Sports/Radio Free Cabarrus will be at three games in Week 2, highlighted by Jay M. Robinson at Central. All games will be on the NFHS Network.

485 Sports will also have announcers at the Porter Ridge-West Cabarrus game and the Forest Hills-Mount Pleasant game. The Cox Mill Sports Network will be calling the Northwest Cabarrus at Cox Mill game.

Dozens of other games will be broadcast in Week 2, Friday, Aug. 27. Log onto NFHS Network and search for your school’s name.

Highlights from Week 1 featured game

Three broadcasts kicks off 485 Sports football season

The high school football season gets under way for Cabarrus County schools. Watch all the action on the NFHS Network. Radio Free Cabarrus/485 Sports will be doing a multi-camera broadcast from Central Cabarrus as the Vikings host Mount Pleasant.

RFC/485 Sports will also have announcers calling the action for West Cabarrus at Northwest Cabarrus and Concord at Jay M. Robinson.

The Cox Mill Sports Network will be calling the action as the Chargers visit Hopewell.

Mt. Pleasant Coach’s Interview

Coach Mike Johns talked with RFC/485 Sport leading up the season.

Central Cabarrus Coach’s Interview

Coach Zach Bevilacqua talking at Dink Jordan Field

Jay M. Robinson Coach’s Interview

Bulldogs Coach Darius Robinson excited about the season

Concord Coach’s Interview

Coach Marty Paxton talks Spiders football

West Charlotte Coach’s Interview

Coach Sam Greiner’s Lions are in a 3A/4A conference

Coaches Interviews throughout the season

485 Sports and Radio Free Cabarrus will be doing interviews with coaches in the area throughout the season in addition to live broadcasts of games and other content.

Highway 49 Rivalry tops opening night for football

The high school football season gets under way for Cabarrus County schools. Watch all the action on the NFHS Network. Radio Free Cabarrus/485 Sports will be doing a multi-camera broadcast from Central Cabarrus as the Vikings host Mount Pleasant.

RFC/485 Sports will also have announcers calling the action for West Cabarrus at Northwest Cabarrus and Concord at Jay M. Robinson.

The Cox Mill Sports Network will be calling the action as the Chargers visit Hopewell.

Mt. Pleasant Coach’s Interview

Coach Mike Johns talked with RFC/485 Sport leading up the season.

Central Cabarrus Coach’s Interview

Coach Zach Bevilacqua talking at Dink Jordan Field

Jay M. Robinson Coach’s Interview

Bulldogs Coach Darius Robinson excited about the season

Concord Coach’s Interview

Coach Marty Paxton talks Spiders football

Renaissance Festival blood drive coming Sunday, Aug. 1

HUNTERSVILLE – The American Red Cross and Carolina Renaissance Festival invite thy noble donors to roll up a sleeve and travel back in time at the fifth annual Carolina Renaissance Festival Blood Drive on Sunday, August 1, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Comfort Suites Lake Norman – Huntersville 14510 Boulder Park Dr. Huntersville.

 All presenting blood donors will receive a buy-one, get-one free admission coupon to the 2021 Carolina Renaissance Festival and a Red Cross gift. Limited free tickets to the 2021 Carolina Renaissance Festival, while supplies last.* Performers from the Renaissance Festival will also be present to perform for donors.

 As we head into late summer, blood donors are urged to make an appointment to ensure a strong blood supply – especially as vacations wrap up and students prepare to head back to class. In most cases, there’s no blood donation deferral if you received a COVID-19 vaccine and you are symptom-free and feeling well when you come to give.

 Call 1-800-RED CROSS, visit RedCrossBlood.org  and enter sponsor code: CarRenFest or use the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App.

 Donate blood at Carolina Renaissance Festival Blood Drive on Sunday, Aug. 1st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Comfort Suites Lake Norman – Huntersville, 14510 Boulder Park Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078

About blood donation

To donate blood, individuals need to bring a blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification that are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also must meet certain height and weight requirements.

 Donors can also save up to 15 minutes at the blood drive by completing a RapidPass®. With RapidPass®, donors complete the pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of donation, from a mobile device or computer. To complete a RapidPass®, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

 Health insights for donors

At a time when health information has never been more important, the Red Cross is also screening all blood, platelet and plasma donations from self-identified African American donors for the sickle cell trait. This additional screening will provide Black donors with an additional health insight and help the Red Cross identify compatible blood types more quickly to help patients with sickle cell disease. Blood transfusion is an essential treatment for those with sickle cell disease, and blood donations from individuals of the same race, ethnicity and blood type have a unique ability to help patients fighting sickle cell disease.   

Donors can expect to receive sickle cell trait screening results, if applicable, within one to two weeks through the Red Cross Blood Donor App and the online donor portal at RedCrossBlood.org. 

 Blood drive safety

The Red Cross has updated its pandemic safety protocols in alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Fully vaccinated individuals, including staff and donors, no longer need to wear masks or socially distance. Unvaccinated individuals continue to be required to wear masks and socially distance. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive. 

 About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross

Legion playoffs broadcast: Matthews vs. Carson

Watch as Matthews Post 235 plays Thomasville in the N.C. American Legion Baseball playoffs from Finch Field in Thomasville. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, July 22:
https://youtu.be/q7AJJhVNLLU

1A, 2A softball finals

485 Sports broadcast the 1A and 2A NCHSAA State Softball championship series. Here are a few highlights:

485 Sports broadcast the 1A and 2A NCHSAA State Softball championship series. Here are a few highlights:

A few highlights from the football playoffs

485 Sports broadcast several NCHSAA football playoff games. These are a few of the highlights:

Monroe at Charlotte Catholic 3A Western Regional

Green Hope at Hough 4A round 1

Jay M. Robinson at King’s Mountain

Vance at Myers Park 4A Western Regional

Football regional finals

Radio Free Cabarrus/485 Sports will broadcast the 4AA Western Regional with Vance at Myers Park and the 3A Western Regional with Monroe at Charlotte Catholic. Kickoffs are set for 7:30. Both games will be on the NFHS Network.

Here is the complete line-up of games. Many of these games are also on the NFHS Network:

1A FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP REGIONAL FINALS PAIRINGS

EAST

#5 Northside-Pinetown (7-2) @ #2 Northampton Co. (3-3)

WEST

#4 Murphy (8-1) @ #2 Robbinsville (8-0)

1AA FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP REGIONAL FINALS PAIRINGS

EAST

#2 Louisburg (6-2) @ #1 Tarboro (7-0)

WEST

#8 Polk County (5-1) @ #2 East Surry (8-1)

2A FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP REGIONAL FINALS PAIRINGS

EAST

#3 Northeastern/#7 Eastern Randolph winner vs. #1 Reidsville (8-0)

WEST

#2 Mountain Heritage (6-1) @ #1 Hendersonville (7-2)

2AA FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP REGIONAL FINALS PAIRINGS

EAST

#2 St. Pauls (7-0) @ #1 Washington (7-1)

WEST

#7 Salisbury (7-2) @ #1 North Davidson (8-1)

3A FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP REGIONAL FINALS PAIRINGS

EAST

#5 Western Alamance (9-0) @ #3 Havelock (9-0)

WEST

#7 Monroe (7-2) @ #4 Charlotte Catholic (8-)

3AA FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP REGIONAL FINALS PAIRINGS

EAST

#7 Clayton (8-1) @ #1 Cleveland (9-0)

WEST

#8 Dudley (8-1) @ #2 Mount Tabor (9-0)

4A FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP REGIONAL FINALS PAIRINGS

EAST

#3 New Bern (7-1) @ #1 Cardinal Gibbons (8-0)

WEST

#6 Butler (8-1) @ #1 Grimsley (8-0)

4AA FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP REGIONAL FINALS PAIRINGS

EAST

#5 Wake Forest (7-1) @ #2 Rolesville (8-0)

WEST

#5 Z.B. Vance (8-1) @ #2 Myers Park (9-0)

Football playoffs are here

Radio Free Cabarrus/485 Sports will have announcers and crews at three game tonight, Friday, April 16, as the NCHSAA football playoff begin:

James Alverson, James Melick and crew are calling the Green Hope at Hough matchup.

John Voncannon and Chris Hudson call the action as West Lincoln visits Mount Pleasant.

Perry Gabriel and Mark Plemmons will broadcast the Jay M. Robinson at Kings Mountain game.

All games will be on the NFHS Network.

A lot of broadcasts tonight

1A Football Playoffs First Round Approved BroadcastsEast

#1 West Columbus (2-3) vs. #8 Pamlico County (4-2)#4 Rosewood (6-1) vs. #5 Northside-Pinetown (5-2); NFHS NetworkWGBR Radio (Audio-Only)#3 Bear Grass Charter (3-1) vs. #6 Perquimans (4-1)#2 Northampton Co. (1-3) vs. #7 North Duplin (3-4)

West

#1 Elkin (5-1) vs. #8 Andrews (4-2); NFHS NetworkWIFM Radio (Audio-Only)WWWC Radio (Audio-Only)#4 Murphy (6-1) vs. #5 Thomas Jefferson (6-0); FYNTV.com (Live Video)WCAB Radio (Audio-Only)#3 Mitchell (6-0) vs. #6 Christ the King (4-3); WTOE Radio (Audio-Only)#2 Robbinsville (7-0) vs. #7 Winston-Salem Prep (5-2); Robbinsville High School (Live Video)FYNTV.com (Live Video)WBHN Radio (Audio-Only)

1AA Football Playoffs First Round Approved Broadcasts

East

#1 Tarboro (5-0) vs. #8 Manteo (2-4); NFHS NetworkWOBX Radio 98.1 FM, Manteo (Audio-Only)#4 John A. Holmes (5-0) vs. #5 Princeton (7-0) #3 East Carteret (5-2) vs. #6 Hobbton (2-5); NFHS Network#2 Louisburg (4-2) vs. #7 Lakewood (2-5); NFHS Network

West#8 Polk County (4-1) def. #1 North Stanly (6-0) (COVID-19)#4 North Rowan (4-2) vs. #5 Community School of Davidson (5-2)#3 Pine Lake Prep (7-0) vs. #6 Mount Airy (4-2); YouTube Live (Pine Lake Prep) (Live Video); WPAQ/WSYD Radio, Mount Airy (Audio-Only)#2 East Surry (6-1) vs. #7 North Moore (4-3); NFHS Network

2A Football Playoffs First Round Approved Broadcasts

East#1 Reidsville (6-0) vs. #8 Southwest Onslow (4-1); WJCV Radio (Audio-Only)#4 Wallace-Rose Hill (4-3) vs. #5 Red Springs (4-1); NFHS Network#3 Northeastern (4-0) vs. #6 Kinston (5-1); WRNS Radio, Kinston (Audio-Only)East Carolina Radio 104.9 FM, Elizabeth City (Audio-Only)#2 Clinton (7-0) vs. #7 Eastern Randolph (4-1); NFHS NetworkWCLN Radio (Audio-Only)

West#1 Hendersonville (5-2) vs. #8 Bunker Hill (6-1); NFHS Network#4 Shelby (5-2) vs. #5 Walkertown (5-0); Shelby High School (Live Video)#3 Mount Pleasant (7-0) vs. #6 West Lincoln (5-2); NFHS NetworkWLON Radio/KTC Broadcasting (Audio-Only)#2 Mountain Heritage (4-1) vs. #7 Forbush (6-0); NFHS NetworkWKYK Radio (Audio-Only)

2AA Football Playoffs First Round Approved Broadcasts

East#1 Washington (5-1) vs. #8 South Granville (5-2); Big Sports Digital Network (Live Video)#4 Croatan (6-1) vs. #5 McMichael (2-5); NFHS Network#3 Southwest Edgecombe (5-2) vs. #6 Roanoke Rapids (5-1)#2 St. Pauls (5-0) vs. #7 Randleman (7-0)

West#1 North Davidson (6-1) vs. #8 Pisgah (6-1); NFHS NetworkKnights Sports Network (Audio-Only); WPTL Radio 101.7 FM, Pisgah (Audio-Only)#4 Ashe County (7-0) vs. #5 Oak Grove (5-2); NFHS NetworkYourTriadSports (Audio-Only); SkyBest TV (Tape-Delay)#3 Hibriten (7-0) vs. #6 Burns (5-2); WKVS Radio 103.3, Lenoir (Audio-Only)#2 Maiden (6-0) vs. #7 Salisbury (5-2); Maiden High School (Live Video)WNNC Radio, Hickory (Audio-Only); WSAT Radio, Salisbury (Audio-Only) 

3A Football Playoffs First Round Approved Broadcasts

East#1 Rocky Mount (6-1) vs. #8 Eastern Alamance (5-1); NFHS Network; WBAG Radio (Audio-Only)#4 Terry Sanford (6-1) vs. #5 Western Alamance (7-0); NFHS Network#3 Havelock (7-0) vs. #6 Southern Guilford (5-2); NFHS Network#2 Northwood (5-2) vs. #7 West Carteret (5-2); NFHS NetworkWest#1 A.C. Reynolds (6-1) vs. #8 West Rowan (4-2); NFHS NetworkWNNC Radio (Audio-Only)#4 Charlotte Catholic (5-1) vs. #5 Crest (6-1); WOHS Radio/KTC Broadcasting (Audio-Only); YouTube Live (Charlotte Catholic) (Live Video)#3 Kings Mountain (7-0) vs. #6 J.M. Robinson (5-2); NFHS Network; YouTube Live (KMHS Sports)#2 Statesville (5-1) vs. #7 Monroe (5-2); NFHS Network; WAME Radio (Audio-Only) 

3AA Football Playoffs First Round Approved

#1 Cleveland (7-0) vs. #8 Southern Durham (5-1); NFHS NetworkWKJO Radio (Audio-Only)#4 J.H. Rose (6-0) vs. #5 Lee County (7-0); NFHS Network; WFJA Radio 105.5, Sanford (Audio-Only)#3 West Brunswick (5-1) vs. #6 Chapel Hill (5-1); ATMC Facebook Live (Live Video)#2 Southeast Guilford (6-1) vs. #7 Clayton (6-1)West#1 Watauga (5-1) vs. #8 Dudley (6-1); NFHS Network; SkyBest TV (Tape-Delay Video)#4 A.L. Brown (6-1) vs. #5 T.C. Roberson (6-1); NFHS Network#3 Weddington (6-0) vs. #6 Asheville (5-2); NFHS NetworkWIXE Radio (Audio-Only)#2 Mount Tabor (7-0) vs. #7 Alexander Central (5-2); NFHS Network; WACB Radio (Audio-Only) 4A Football Playoffs First Round Approved Broadcasts

East

#1 Cardinal Gibbons (6-0) vs. #8 Pine Forest (4-2); NFHS Network#4 Richmond (3-0) vs. #5 Middle Creek (6-1); NFHS Network; WAYN Radio (Audio-Only)#3 New Bern (5-1) vs. #6 Scotland (4-1); NFHS Network252 ESPN Radio (Audio-Only); WLNC Radio (Audio-Only)#2 South View (6-1) vs. #7 Jack Britt (4-1)

West

#1 Grimsley (6-0) vs. #8 East Forsyth (3-3); NFHS NetworkWSJS Radio (Audio-Only)Greensboro Sports Radio (Audio-Only)#4 South Caldwell (3-2) vs. #5 Hillside (5-1); NFHS Network#3 Glenn (5-1) vs. #6 Butler (6-1); NFHS Network#2 Providence (6-1) vs. #7 Hickory Ridge (5-2); NFHS Network

4AA Football Playoffs First Round Approved Broadcasts

East

#1 Apex Friendship (7-0) vs. #8 Pinecrest (5-2); NFHS NetworkMoore Sports Radio (Audio-Only)#4 Millbrook (5-2) vs. #5 Wake Forest (5-1); MyRDC 28 (Raleigh); NFHS Network#3 Hoggard def. #6 Leesville Road (5-2) (COVID-19)#2 Rolesville (6-0) vs. #7 Holly Springs (4-3); NFHS Network

West

#1 Hough (7-0) vs. #8 Green Hope (4-1); NFHS Network (D1 Media)NFHS Network#4 Ardrey Kell (6-1) vs. #5 Z.B. Vance (6-1); NFHS Network (D1 Media)NFHS Network#3 Panther Creek (7-0) vs. #6 Olympic (6-1); NFHS Network (D1 Media)#2 Myers Park (7-0) vs. #7 Northwest Guilford (6-1); NFHS Network