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Counting down to football

Official practice begins Friday

Construction continues on Central Cabarrus' turf field with most of the field in place. Workers stretch the fabric on the sideline Saturday.
Construction continues on Central Cabarrus’ turf field with most of the field in place. Workers stretch the fabric on the sideline Saturday.

Official practice begins Friday, Aug. 1. Most of the Cabarrus County teams will be having voluntary mini-camps this week. The first games are Aug. 22, including the Battle for the Bell between Concord and Kannapolis and Mount Pleasant at Central Cabarrus. Both games will be broadcast by Radio Free Cabarrus on High School Cube. Here is our cube:

Radio Free Cabarrus

The new turf field at Central Cabarrus is taking shape. Above you can see that most of the turf is on the field. Numbers and a logo will be cut into the field this week and rubber pellets will be embedded in surface. You can see some of the pallets of pellets below that are waiting to be installed.

Workers hope to have the field ready for practice by Friday.

Pallets of rubber pellets will be embedded in the Central Cabarrus new turf field. It will be one of the final steps in getting the field ready for play
Pallets of rubber pellets will be embedded in the Central Cabarrus new turf field. It will be one of the final steps in getting the field ready for play
Here is a small handful of the rubber pellets that will embedded into the field turf at Central Cabarrus
Here is a small handful of the rubber pellets that will embedded into the field turf at Central Cabarrus

Here is more information about the Central Cabarrus project from our news partner:

Independent Tribune

The Independent Tribune provides extensive game coverage for Cabarrus County teams throughout the season including special sections such as the Battle for The Bell coming up Aug.  20 and the Gridiron Edition (preview) Aug. 22.

4 in all-star game, turf arrives

Tonight’s East-West High School All-Star game in Greensboro will feature four Cabarrus County players. A.L. Brown graduates Johnny Delahoussaey and Kyrell Williamson and Central Cabarrus stars Hasaan Klugh and Kenny Purvis are on the roster for the West.

Here are the rosters and more information about the game:

Carolina Gridiron coverage

Klugh, who is headed to N.C. A&T to play quarterback, won’t play tonight. He hasn’t been cleared to play by the N.C. A&T team doctor. Purvis is expected to start at running back on the team, which is coached by Scott Young of West Rowan.

Here is more about Purvis and his college plans:

Purvis headed to junior college

The turf arrived at Central Cabarrus

The field turf project at Central Cabarrus continues with the rolls of turf arriving this week and in being installed. The rain this week has hampered some of the work, but the installation should be complete the start of official practice Aug. 1.

Workers from Medallion Athletic Products, including four Viking players, install turf in the scoreboard end zone
Workers from Medallion Athletic Products, including four Viking players, install turf in the scoreboard end zone

The seams of the turf are sewn together for a better fit. Here is more details on the progress being made and cost of the project:

Independent Tribune coverage

The first football game to be played is expected to be Mount Pleasant versus Central Cabarrus Aug. 22. There is still a lot of work to go.

The large rolls of turf are on site and will be installed over the next several days.
The large rolls of turf are on site and will be installed over the next several days.

Field turf coming to Central Cabarrus

Central Cabarrus is getting field turf at its stadium. Here are work in progress photos.
Central Cabarrus is getting field turf at its stadium. Here are work in progress photos.

Work continues at Central Cabarrus High School in Concord on new field turf in the football stadium. The work is expected to be complete in time for the new football and soccer season which begin in August.

The first game is expected to be Mount Pleasant at Central Cabarrus. It will be one of the Cabarrus County Games of the Week broadcast by Radio Free Cabarrus.

Here is the Independent Tribune’s story about funding of the project when it came before Cabarrus County Commissioners:

Cabarrus County approves funding for Central project