Hunter Huss defeated Concord 19-14 in a hard fought contest.
Read MoreHuss wasted little time scoring on their second offensive play on quarterback Marshall Williams' 80 yard touchdown run. Later in the 1st quarter Concord tied the game when Denzel Phillips rambled 45 yards for a touchdown.
Defense and turnovers were the theme in the second quarter. There were several exchanges after 3 and out possessions. Huss was in scoring position but the Spider defense forced a fumble near the goalline. Just before halftime Williams added a short touchtown to put the Huskies up 13-7 at the break.
Concord received the kickoff to start the second half but were unable to control the ball. Huss took over near the Concord 20 yard line but the Spider defense came up with another turnover. Later in the 3rd Concord quarterback Jacquise Moore found Elijah Bost over the middle for a 90 yard touchdown pass. Brandon Barnhardt added the extra point to put the Spiders ahead 14-13. Huss moved down the field again but were once again denied points as Spider defensive back Ryan Goodman blocked a 30 yard field goal attempt.
Early in the 4th Concord fumbled the pitch on an option run. Huss took advantage as Williams found his receiver on a jump ball in the endzone. Concord stopped the 2 point conversion attempt.
On the ensuing kickoff the Concord returner ran into his own man and fumbled. Concord's defense held and stopped the Huskies on a 4th down run. After a Concord punt the defense stopped another Huskie 4th down run to setup one more chance for the Spiders. Senior quarterback Sean Willix had some success leading the Spiders down the field but the Huskies stopped the Spiders on a 4th down pass.
With Concord out of time outs and the game seemingly over Huss fumbled the ball one more time. Concord drove to the Huss 35 yard line but were unable to score.
Jacquise Moore took most of the snaps at quarterback finishing 7-9 with 149 yards. Denzel Phillips led the Spiders with 57 yards rushing. Elijah Bost led Concord with 112 yards receiving.
Jalen Brown paced the Spider defense with 11 tackles. Bradley Phillips, Jacquise Moore, and Taj Williams each recovered a fumble.
Stats courtesy Scott Dyer and Billy Lyery.
Photos from Dale Barbee coming soon.
Concord has the open date next week, the Spiders return to action September 25 hosting the Northwest Cabarrus Trojans.