Saturday, 01 September 2007 14:23

Late score lifts Bulldogs past Spiders

Paul Hershey

Sep. 1--CONCORD -- Head coach Bobby Cloninger has stressed mental toughness as the key to success for his Jay M. Robinson team.

The Bulldogs showed plenty of that on Friday night.

Despite trailing for most of the game, Robinson continually battled back and pulled out a wild 32-27 victory over rival Concord at Robinson High.

Jason Hampton's 4-yard touchdown run -- his third score of the game -- with 1:10 left in the fourth quarter provided the winning points.

"It gives a whole lot of credibility to what we're trying to do," Cloninger said of the victory. "They're a good football team. Our kids showed a lot of perseverance by the way they came back. I'm going to give them all the credit.

"We earned this one."

Concord, meanwhile, made big strides offensively but saw its second game end in the same way as its opener -- with an interception.

After Hampton's score, Concord got a 15-yard run by quarterback Tony Moore and a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Robinson to move to the Bulldogs' 33 with 49 seconds left.

However, Moore's first-down pass over the middle was deflected and intercepted by Robinson linebacker Mike Skiptunas, sealing the victory for the Bulldogs (2-1).

"We finally got a good pass rush, we got a tip on the ball and Mike Skiptunas was there and made a good play on it," Cloninger said.

The Spiders dropped to 0-2.

With the score tied 20-20 at halftime, Robinson took its only other lead of the game on the opening possession of the third quarter.

Hampton ran for 57 yards on the first play from scrimmage and scored two plays later on a 2-yard run. The extra point was blocked.

Later in the third, Concord drove to the Bulldogs' 2 before losing a fumble after a pass reception.

The Spiders' defense held, though, and Concord took advantage of the short field. Tailback Roger Smith scored on a 27-yard run and Branden Barnhardt's extra point gave the Spiders a 27-26 lead with 1:18 left in the third.

The Spiders then put together a drive that took more than half of the time in the fourth quarter and were one play away from just about putting away the game.

Moore's keeper on fourth-and-7 from the Robinson 31 came up a yard short.

The Bulldogs took over with 2:32 left.

Bradley Clay threw to Chris Moon for 10 yards and a roughing the passer penalty two plays later moved the ball to the Concord 45.

Clay then rolled out and hit Cyrus Mojtabai over the middle for a 31-yard catch-and-run to the Spiders' 14.

"Cyrus extended the play and we were able to get them stretched and (Clay) threw back to him," Cloninger said. "(Cyrus) sat down in the hole and waited on it."

After a 10-yard reception by Moon, Hampton plowed in over the right side for the winning score.

Hampton rushed for 169 yards.

Concord led 7-0 before a track meet broke out in the second quarter.

The teams combined for five touchdowns in a span of 2:19.

Hampton had touchdown runs of 12 and 27 yards on consecutive carries.

In between, Dominique Posey returned a kickoff 85 yards for a Concord touchdown. After Hampton's second score, Moore connected with Bryan Franklin for a 72-yard touchdown play that put the Spiders ahead 20-12.

Robinson answered three plays later when Moon took a short pass and turned it into a 43-yard touchdown. Clay then threw to tight end Chris Dudas for the two-point conversion that tied the game.

Smith had a huge night in a losing effort for Concord, rushing for 218 yards and two touchdowns.

Moore completed 8 of 23 passes for 183 yards for Concord.

Clay was 13 of 30 for 163 yards for Robinson, which also overcame the loss of star lineman R.J. Mattes, who was ejected late in the third quarter for a late hit.

"Never giving up," Cloninger said about what the difference was for his team. "Staying after it and showing some mental toughness."

It was Robinson's second straight win over Concord following five straight losses.

Concord opens league play at home against Piedmont next Friday, while Robinson has an open date.

Hampton's TD run with 1:10 remaining completes rally

By Paul Hershey

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CONCORD -- Head coach Bobby Cloninger has stressed mental toughness as the key to success for his Jay M. Robinson team.

The Bulldogs showed plenty of that on Friday night.

Despite trailing for most of the game, Robinson continually battled back and pulled out a wild 32-27 victory over rival Concord at Robinson High.

Jason Hampton's 4-yard touchdown run -- his third score of the game -- with 1:10 left in the fourth quarter provided the winning points.

"It gives a whole lot of credibility to what we're trying to do," Cloninger said of the victory. "They're a good football team. Our kids showed a lot of perseverance by the way they came back. I'm going to give them all the credit.

"We earned this one."

Concord, meanwhile, made big strides offensively but saw its second game end in the same way as its opener -- with an interception.

After Hampton's score, Concord got a 15-yard run by quarterback Tony Moore and a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Robinson to move to the Bulldogs' 33 with 49 seconds left.

However, Moore's first-down pass over the middle was deflected and intercepted by Robinson linebacker Mike Skiptunas, sealing the victory for the Bulldogs (2-1).

"We finally got a good pass rush, we got a tip on the ball and Mike Skiptunas was there and made a good play on it," Cloninger said.

The Spiders dropped to 0-2.

With the score tied 20-20 at halftime, Robinson took its only other lead of the game on the opening possession of the third quarter.

Hampton ran for 57 yards on the first play from scrimmage and scored two plays later on a 2-yard run. The extra point was blocked.

Later in the third, Concord drove to the Bulldogs' 2 before losing a fumble after a pass reception.

The Spiders' defense held, though, and Concord took advantage of the short field. Tailback Roger Smith scored on a 27-yard run and Branden Barnhardt's extra point gave the Spiders a 27-26 lead with 1:18 left in the third.

The Spiders then put together a drive that took more than half of the time in the fourth quarter and were one play away from just about putting away the game.

Moore's keeper on fourth-and-7 from the Robinson 31 came up a yard short.

The Bulldogs took over with 2:32 left.

Bradley Clay threw to Chris Moon for 10 yards and a roughing the passer penalty two plays later moved the ball to the Concord 45.

Clay then rolled out and hit Cyrus Mojtabai over the middle for a 31-yard catch-and-run to the Spiders' 14.

"Cyrus extended the play and we were able to get them stretched and (Clay) threw back to him," Cloninger said. "(Cyrus) sat down in the hole and waited on it."

After a 10-yard reception by Moon, Hampton plowed in over the right side for the winning score.

Hampton rushed for 169 yards.

Concord led 7-0 before a track meet broke out in the second quarter.

The teams combined for five touchdowns in a span of 2:19.

Hampton had touchdown runs of 12 and 27 yards on consecutive carries.

In between, Dominique Posey returned a kickoff 85 yards for a Concord touchdown. After Hampton's second score, Moore connected with Bryan Franklin for a 72-yard touchdown play that put the Spiders ahead 20-12.

Robinson answered three plays later when Moon took a short pass and turned it into a 43-yard touchdown. Clay then threw to tight end Chris Dudas for the two-point conversion that tied the game.

Smith had a huge night in a losing effort for Concord, rushing for 218 yards and two touchdowns.

Moore completed 8 of 23 passes for 183 yards for Concord.

Clay was 13 of 30 for 163 yards for Robinson, which also overcame the loss of star lineman R.J. Mattes, who was ejected late in the third quarter for a late hit.

"Never giving up," Cloninger said about what the difference was for his team. "Staying after it and showing some mental toughness."

It was Robinson's second straight win over Concord following five straight losses.

Concord opens league play at home against Piedmont next Friday, while Robinson has an open date.

Monday, 18 September 2017 17:32

2007 Roster

1                                                  Jaquise Moore WR/DB   9
2 Darieus Franklin                                          TE/LB                                         12 
Eric Brenk  QB/DB 10
Ben Brill  QB/DB  11 
Roger Smith  TB/DB 11 
6 Tony Moore  QB/DB 12 
7 Jimmy Drye WR/DB 12
8 Larry Johnson  WR/DB  12 
9 Antwan Haynie  FB/LB  12 
10 Jared Nash WR/DB  11
11 Darren Miller WR/DB 11
13 Evann Carpenter WR/DB 11
14 Brandon Barnhardt  K/WR/DB 10 
15 Ben Ritchie WR/DB  12
16 Jordan Havinga  QB/DB  10 
17 Austin Dixon  QB/DB  12
18 William Propst WR/DB 11 
19 Thomas Pack WR/DB 12
20 Dominique Bennett TB/DB 12
22 Zack Shue FB/LB 11
23 Bryan Franklin WR/DB 12
24 Neil Hammonds WR/DB 11
25 Brandon Phillips FB/LB 11
30 Sean Willix QB/DB 11
32 Ladedrick Posey RB/DE 10
33  Patrick Tutson TB/DB 11
40 Matt Josey TE/LB 12
42 Sean Cobb TE/DB 12
44 Marcus Rouse FB/NG 12
50 Holden Brayboy OL/DL 11
51 Frank Lockovitch OL/LB 11
52  Andrew Tucker OL/DL 11
54 Cody Luck FB/LB 12
55 Nathaniel Sedergren OL/LB  12
56 C.J. White OL/DL 11
58 Tyler Honeycutt OL/DL 11
59 Dan Brown OL/DL 11
60 Miguel Nito OL/DL 12
61 Isiaih Houston OL/DL 12
62 Chris Snyder OL/DL 11
64 Clint Scarborough OL/DL 12
65 Brandon Burchfield OL/DL 11
66 Justin St. John OL/DL 12
67 Ronald Cox OL/DL 12
70 Anthony Haynie OL/DL 12
71 Brett Baldwin OL/DL 11
72  Deangelo Luckey OL/Dl 11
73 Steven Arias OL/DL 11
74 John Bell OL/DL 11
76 Rashad Bennett OL/DL 12
77 Norman Young OL/DL 12
Monday, 18 September 2017 17:06

Spiders top Bulls

From Independent Tribune

Sep. 15--CONCORD -- Two fumbles on kickoff returns. Two miscues on punts.

That's how Friday night's South Piedmont Conference game with Hickory Ridge started for Concord High.

"I guess one thing that helped me is a little bit of experience," veteran coach E.Z. Smith said, referring to how he dealt with the Spiders' early mishaps. "Don't panic, stay with the game plan ... do what we got to do."

The calm, businesslike approach Smith and his coaching staff displayed on the sidelines during that rugged opening stretch obviously rubbed off on the Spiders, who after spotting the Ragin' Bulls the early advantage stormed back with 31 unanswered points to pull away to a 31-14 victory at rainy Bailey Stadium.

"I have a great coaching staff," Smith said. "They're experienced. They don't allow our team to look past the opponent. They also keep their head about them. They kept us in the ball game, our coaching staff did."

So did Roger Smith.

A week after setting a school single-game rushing record with 323 yards in a 41-6 romp over Piedmont, the junior tailback blitzed the Ragin' Bulls for 262 yards and two touchdowns.

Had it not been for two penalties that negated two touchdown runs, Smith would have easily broken that record

He scored on a 32 yard run in the third quarter, but it was called back because of holding. In the fourth quarter, a 78-yard scamper was disallowed because of an illegal block.

"I was disappointed because Roger ... before the game I thought Roger would probably break the record he set last week," Smith said. "I think he had ... I'm going to count 'em up and see how many yards he had. He had two called back that I know were just great runs."

After opening the season with two losses, Concord has now won two straight -- both coming in SPC play. The Spiders are tied for first place with Anson County, which knocked off A.L. Brown 24-21 on Friday.

But it far from easy.

The first-year Bulls put up a spirited effort in game that didn't offer many style points.

Concord fumbled three times in all, losing two on the first two kickoff returns, and struggled on special teams. One punt was blocked and another went awry when the snap sailed over the head of Brandon Barnhardt.

The Bulls turned two of those mistakes into scores -- a 24-yard touchdown pass from Brett Lilly to wide out Martin Murrell and a 3-yard run by Chase Phillips -- to jump out to a surprising 14-0 lead just eight minutes in.

"(Hickory Ridge coach) Marty Paxton did a great job," Smith said. "He's a former player and he knows what it's like to play here in Bailey Stadium. He prepared his kids and they did a good job. They got an opening turnover, took it down and scored. They got another turnover and another score."

It could have been much worse, but the Spiders' defense buckled down and kept the Bulls from converting on the other two turnovers deep in Concord territory.

That, in the end, was the difference.

Quarterback Tony Moore got Concord on the board with a 20-yard run a minute into the second quarter and by halftime, the Spiders had reeled off 24 points to go into the locker room ahead 24-14.

Moore tossed a 16-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Jimmy Drye, Smith ran for a 32-yard score and Barnhardt capped the run with a 36-yard field goal.

Smith's 17-yard run in the third quarter was the final score of the game, which was called with 4:16 remaining because of lightning.

"It's a win," Smith said. "What can you say. We're 2-0 in the conference after being 0-2. Again, we're tied with somebody for first place. As long as we're winning, we're all right."

Moore finished with 91 yards rushing, helping Concord to a huge advantage in first downs (20-5). Smith also had one reception for 37 yards, giving him 299 all-purpose yards.

Murrell paced the Bulls with seven catches for 104 yards. Hickory Ridge was held to just 5 yards rushing on 14 carries. Lilly was 9 of 25 for 103 yards.

"I can't complain," Smith said. "Marty did a great job with his kids. They played their hearts out."

Friday, 10 March 2017 20:19

2007 Schedule/Results

Overall
Conference
Totals
Averages
W L T PCT W L T PCT PF PA SO PF PA +/-
6 5 0 0.545 6 2 0 0.750 287 245 1 26.09 22.27 3.82

SCHEDULE

DateOpponentTypeResult
Fri Aug 24 Mount Pleasant (Mount Pleasant, NC)   L 10-13
Fri Aug 31 Robinson, Jay M. (Concord, NC)   L 27-32
Fri Sep 07 Piedmont (Monroe, NC) Conference W 41-6
Fri Sep 14 Hickory Ridge (Harrisburg, NC) Conference W 31-14
Fri Sep 21 Porter Ridge (Indian Trail, NC) Conference W 49-6
Fri Oct 05 Sun Valley (Monroe, NC) Conference L 10-40
Fri Oct 12 Anson (Wadesboro, NC) Conference W 38-27
Fri Oct 19 Marvin Ridge (Waxhaw, NC) Conference W 35-7
Sat Oct 27 Parkwood (Monroe, NC) Conference W 7-0
Fri Nov 02 Brown, A.L. (Kannapolis, NC) Conference L 25-45
Fri Nov 09 North Gaston (Dallas, NC) Playoff L 14-55
Friday, 10 March 2017 15:30

Concord moves into 1st place tie

Concord won a wild back and forth turnover filled game over Anson Friday night at Robert C. Bailey Stadium. 

Brandon Barnhardt opened the scoring for Concord with a 22 yard field goal after the opening drive stalled in Anson territory. Later Spider cornerback Larry Johnson would add an interception off Anson quarterback Dennis Rorie. A few plays later Sean Willix would hit Jimmy Drye for a 73 yard touchdown pass to put the Spiders up 10-0. Anson’s next possession would end with another interception, this time by Spider Thomas Pack (pictured above).

Saturday, 06 October 2007 19:43

Spartans roll in 2nd half

concord helmet2 10 sun valley nc 40

 

The Spiders fell to Sun Valley 40-10 on the road Friday at Spartan Stadium. 

The first half saw the Spiders move the ball well with Sophomore Sean Willix taking over at quarterback. Despite gaining yardage Concord was unable to capitalize on several opportunities in the first half. Kicker Brandon Barnhardt would add a 27 yard field goal to put the Spiders on top 3-0. Later in the second half Sun Valley picked off a Willix pass after a tip. The Spartans would take advantage and go up 7-3 on a 2 yard run by Vincent Davis. The first half would end with the Spartans up 7-3. 

Sun Valley would receive the kickoff in the second half and wasted little time scoring only 24 seconds into the 3rd quarter. Later after a Concord fumble the Spartans would strike again. The Spartans would add several big plays and a key defensive stop to take control of the game at 26-3 early in the 4th quarter. 

The Spartans would add two more scores in the 4th to bring the final score to 40-10.

Concord moved the ball well but could not take advantage of some key opportunities. QB Sean Willix performed well in his first start at QB going 15-24 for 404 yards and 1 touchdown. Roger Smith added over 300 all-purpose yards and Jimmy Drye had 9 catches for 134 yards and a touchdown.

Concord will return to action next Friday as they host Anson at Robert C. Bailey Stadium.

Click here for photos from Dale Barbee.

Stats courtesy Scott Dyer and Billy Lyerly. 

Friday, 21 September 2007 20:43

Spiders sink Pirates

concord helmet2 49 porter ridge nc 6

 

The Spiders defeated Porter Ridge 49-6 Friday night at Bonterra Stadium. 

The Spiders struck early with Antonio Moore finding Evann Carpenter for a long touchdown pass on the Spider's first possession. The Pirates would score on a fumble return to make the score 7-6.

Concord's Roger Smith would score on a 6 yard run early in the 2nd to put Concord up 13-6. Later Antonio Moore would find Jimmy Drye for a 25 yard touchdown. Roger Smith wold add the 2 point conversion run.

Spider defender Matt Josey recovered a Porter Ridge fumble to set the Spider's offense up in Pirate territory. After a long run by QB Antonio Moore Norman Young (pictured) would add a short touchdown run. Lededrick Posey would add the 2 point conversion run. Before halftime Jaquise Moore would haul in a touchdown pass to put the Spiders up 36-6.

In the 3rd quarter Roger Smith rambled 80 yards on a spectacular winding run. Smith's run setup Antwan Haynie's 5 yard touchdown run. Haynie would add another touchdown run the put the Spider's up 49-6.

Antonio Moore would finish 7-8 for 160 yards and 3 touchdowns. Roger Smith added 144 yards and a touchdown. 

Concord's defense did not yield any points. Nathanial Sedergren led all defenders with 8 tackles.

With the win Concord moves to 3-2 and 3-0 in the SPC heading into the bye week. Concord returns to action October 5 against Sun Valley.

Stats courtesy Billy Lyerly and Scott Dyer.

Photos by Dale Barbee.

Saturday, 15 September 2007 20:23

Spiders tame Bulls

concord helmet2 31 hickory ridge nc 14

 

Concord defeated Hickory Ridge 31-14 Friday night on a rainy night at Robert C. Bailey Stadium.

Things started poorly for Concord as Dominique Posey fumbled the opening kickoff and the Ragin' Bulls recovered. The Bulls took advantage of the short field quickly as QB Brett Lilly found WR Martin Murrell for a 28 yard touchdown. Return problems would continue for Concord as the Bulls would recover another Posey fumble on the ensuing kickoff. However Concord's defense would hold and force a Hickory Ridge punt. Concord would be forced to punt on the possession but the snap sailed over punter Brandon Barnhardt's head. After the turnover Concord's defense would hold as the Bull's field goal attempt sailed wide left. After a blocked Concord punt Hickory Ridge jumped out to a 14-0 lead after Chase Stout's 3 yard run. 

In the 2nd quarter Concord's offense would get going. QB Antonio Moore would scramble 25 yards for the Spiders first score. Concord defender Norman Young would recover a fumble on the next possession. A few plays later Antonio Moore would find Jimmy Drye on a 13 yard touchdown pass. Later Roger Smith would add a 33 yard touchdown run. Later facing a 4th down at midfield the Spiders faked a punt with Ben Brill finding Dominique Posey who advanced the ball deep into Ragin' Bull territory. Brandon Barnhardt would add a 37 yard field goal to put the Spider's up 24-14 at the half.

As the second half began Roger Smith picked up where he left off in the first half adding another score this time covering 17 yards. The defense and sloppy weather would control the rest of the game. With a storm approaching the game was called with 4:16 remaining after officials spoke with both head coaches. 

The ground game would carry the Spiders on a wet night. Roger Smith rushed for 241 yards and QB Antonio Moore would add nearly 100 yards. 

Stats courtesy Scott Dyer and Billy Lyerly.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 20:58

Smith Sets Record in Spiders Win

concord helmet2 41 piedmont panthers nc 6

 

Roger Smith broke Jay Graham's single game rushing record Friday night as Concord rolled past Piedmont 41-6.

Smith would ramble 75 yards on Concord's opening drive to put the Spiders up 7-0 with Brandon Barnhardt's extra point. After a Piedmont punt Smith would add another long touchdown this time 76 yards. Concord would add another touchdown as quarterback Eric Brenk would find Evann Carpenter for a 45 yard touchdown. The first quarter would end with Concord up 20-0.

The Roger Smith show would continue in the 2nd quarter. Smith would add another long touchdown, this time covering 45 yards. Later QB Ben Brill would find Jimmy Dyre on a 40 yard touchdown to put the Spiders up 34-0 going into halftime.

In the 3rd quarter Smith would add another touchdown, this one covering 2 yards. Smith would finish with 320 yards on 16 carries breaking Jay Graham's record that had stood for 16 years. Smith would leave the game early in the 3rd after scoring 4 touchdowns. Concord would substitute after jumping out to a 41-0 lead.

The defenses would control the rest of the game. Freshman DB Dominique Posey would add a interception for the Spider defense. The Panthers would get on the board late in the game on QB Ben Howard's 10 yard keeper. The extra point was blocked by Spider lineman Brandon Burchfield.

Cody Luck would lead the Spider defense with 5 tackles. Anthony Haynie, Norman Young, and Brandon Burchfield would add sacks for the Spiders. 

The Spiders return to action next week hosting Hickory Ridge.

Stats courtesy Scott Dyer and Billy Lyerly.


1

2

3

4

FINAL

 

CONCORD

20

14

7

0

41

 

PIEDMONT

0

0

0

6

6

 
             
             
   

PASSING

     
             
   

COMP.

ATT.

YARDS

TD

INT

BRENK

3

4

5

72

1

 

BRILL

4

4

7

86

1

 

WILLIX

30

2

2

18

   
             
 

TOTAL

10

14

176

2

0

             
             
   

RUSHING

     
             
   

ATT.

YARDS

TD

   

BRENK

3

1

-4

     

SMITH

5

16

320

4

   

BENNETT

20

1

2

     

WILLIX

30

1

1

     

L. POSEY

32

2

25

     

TUTSON

33

4

13

     
             
             
 

TOTAL

25

357

4

   
             
             
   

RECEIVING

     
             
   

CATCH

YARDS

TD

   

J. MOORE

1

2

48

     

J. DRYE

7

4

65

1

   

E. CARPENTER

13

2

42

1

   

W. PROPST

18

2

21

     
             
             
             
             
 

TOTAL

10

176

2

   
             
             
             
             
             

RUSHING

 

357

YARDS

     

PASSING

 

176

YARDS

     
             

TOTAL

 

533

YARDS

 

DEFENSE

                     
       

TACKLES

 

FUMBLE

FUMBLE

 

INT.

PASS

PLAYER

#

TACKLES

ASSIST

FOR LOSS

SACK

RECOVERY

RET. YDS.

INT.

RET. YDS.

DEF.

J. MOORE

1

3

               

A. HAYNIE

9

3

2

 

1

         

CARPENTER

13

1

1

             

RITCHIE

15

1

               

PACK

19

2

               

BENNETT

20

1

               

HAMMONDS

24

1

1

             

PHILLIPS

25

3

               

D. POSEY

31

3

1

       

1

25

 

JOSEY

40

2

1

             

ROUSE

44

1

1

1

           

LOCKAVITCH

51

4

1

             

LUCK

54

5

               

SEDERGREN

55

4

2

1

           

HOUSTON

61

1

               

BURCHFIELD

65

4

   

1

1

0

   

BLK PAT

YOUNG

77

3

   

1

         

TOTALS

 

42

10

2

3

1

0

1

25

0

                     
Saturday, 01 September 2007 20:46

Bulldogs top Spiders

concord helmet2 27 robinson nc 32

 

The Bulldogs scored a touchdown with a little over a minute left to top Concord 32-27 Friday night at J.M. Robinson Stadium.

The first quarter ended with the Spiders holding a 7-0 lead. Then things got exciting. The two teams would trade big play after big play. After a slow first quarter the teams would combine for 33 points in the 2nd quarter highlighted by Dominique Posey's 80 yard kickoff return touchdown. The first half would end in a 20-20 tie.

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