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.
A.L. Brown wins 31-19 over Concord. It was an exciting. Unfortunately we could not get enough Internet to broadcast through The Cube nor could we update our page from the stadium to let you know that we were able to broadcast on Memories 98.3 and 1410 WTIX. Please accept our apologies. We’ll try it again Friday on The Cube.
Concord hosts Kannapolis A.L. Brown in non-conference basketball tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 20. John Voncannon and Chris Hudson call the action for Radio Free Cabarrus.
Schedule changes due weather forecast
With potentially icy weather in the forecast for Thursday night into Friday morning, some schools have moved games and matches to Thursday. Check with your school for the latest schedule. Here are the changes that we have (subject to change):
Parkwood at Mount Pleasant Thursday, wrestling at 5 p.m. followed by varsity basketball (no junior varsity games)
Time Warner Cable Sports Channel will broadcast tonight’s (Aug. 20) Concord at A.L. Brown game from Memorial Stadium in Kannapolis. The Battle for the Bell will be the first ever live TV broadcast of a high school game in the state.
Radio Free Cabarrus will broadcast an audio only play-by-play for fans who can’t get the Time Warner broadcast. John Voncannon and Chris Hudson will call Concord Spiders’ games all season long.
Students and supporters of both Concord and A.L. Brown will be competing in a food drive competition at Thursday’s Battle for the Bell game. Each school will have a school bus on hand to be filled with canned food items to benefit those in need through the Cooperative Christian Ministry.
The food will be weighted the school with the most pounds wins.
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.