L.J. Currie rushed for 312 yards to propel Concord past Phillip O. Berry Friday night at Cardinal Stadium. Currie's 312 total is the 3rd highest single game rushing total in Spider history. View records here.
Currie carved through the Cardinal defense for two scores in the first half. Currie ran every play on the first Spider drive and scored on a screen pass on the 2nd possession.
Berry answered with two quick strike touchdown passes to get within two points.
The Spiders spent much of the first half in Berry territory but two red zone turnovers and numerous penalties squashed their scoring chances.
Halftime adjustments proved to work for the Spiders.
Currie and the offensive line continued the rushing assault in the 2nd half.
The Spiders marched down the field to open the 3rd quarter. Jadon Bell plunged in on a 1 yard keeper to put the Spiders up 21-12.
Once again Berry hit the deep pass for another score.
Currie and the offensive line would add 2 more rushing scores in the 3rd to give the Spiders a bit of a cushion.
Zyion Boger picked off a Cardinal pass in the 4th.
Jourdan Heilig came on in relief of Currie late and added his own rushing touchdown from 49 yards.
After the game Currie was quick to credit his offensive line.
The Spider defense was led by Clint Bost Jr., Emmanual Arias, and Zyion Boger each had 4 stops. Boger added 2 interceptions. Sia Olomua and Louis Williams added sacks.
Friday night was the first meeting between the schools.
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