Charlotte 49ers open Thursday, Davidson Wildcats Saturday

49ers’ second football season begins at Campbell

Thirteen players with ties to Cabarrus County will be on the rosters for Campbell and Charlotte when the Niners travel to Buies Creek.

Campbell’s team, led by former First Assembly coach and Carolina Panther Mike Minter, have five former Eagles: Damon Simmons, Donte Simmons, Tyler Rhyne, Ugonna Awuruonye and David Larson. All played for Minter at First Assembly, now cfa Academy. Chris Beaty of Northwest Cabarrus is also on the Camels’ roster.

The 49ers have Kalif Phillips of A.L. Brown, Blake Brewer of Cannon School, R.J. Rhinehart of Northwest Cabarrus, Quintin Gay of Central Cabarrus, and Danny Book and Jason Eury from Hickory Ridge. They all played a year ago for Coach Brad Lambert. Joining the Cabarrus County contingent this season is Weston Smith of Northwest Cabarrus. Smith had played baseball for the Niners but decided he would rather play football.

The game will be broadcast on WFNZ-AM 610 in Charlotte. The pregame show begins at 6 p.m. with kickoff at 7.

More information about Campbell is available here: Go Camels

For all the 49ers details visit: Charlotte 49ers dot com


Davidson hosts College of Faith at Richardson Stadium

Year two of the Paul Nichols coaching era begins Saturday with Charlotte-based College of Faith playing at Richardson Stadium Stephen B. Smith Field. Faith is a second year football program.

Earlier this week Davidson and College of Faith served at the Charlotte Men’s Shelter in a service project together.

Senior offensive lineman Nelson White from J.M. Robinson is the only Cabarrus County player on the Wildcats’ this season.

If you can’t make it to Saturday’s game, listen to all the action on the Davidson Radio Network anchored by WHIP-AM 1350 in Mooresville or listen or watch streaming video on-line at Davidson Wildcats dot com 

Mark Plemmons, general manager of Radio Free Cabarrus, is the play by play voice of Davidson football.

Several former Cabarrus County players are on NCAA Division II teams, which don’t start their seasons until after Sept. 1.

Cabarrus County Game of the Week broadcasts

Radio Free Cabarrus will broadcast two games this Friday. Links will be posted on this site later. John Voncannon and Chris Hudson will provide play by play of Concord at Mount  Pleasant. Plemmons and Shaked Bar-tal will call the action as J.M. Robinson travels to Northwest Cabarrus on Military Appreciation Night at Trojan Stadium.

Other games Friday include:

Central Cabarrus at Albemarle

Cannon School at cfa Academy

South Rowan at A.L. Brown

Charlotte Latin at Cox Mill

Cuthbertson at Hickory Ridge


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