Concord hosted Pine Forest Friday in the first ever meeting of the schools.
The Spiders took a 7-0 lead after Jadon Bell’s 36 yard touchdown pass to Nick Santiago.
Early in the 2nd Landon Trott added a 35 yard field goal to give the Spiders a 10-0 lead.
The Trojans got on the board midway through the 2nd quarter with a 24 yard touchdown pass from Richard McEachern to Jordan Gladney.
With seconds left in the first half Bell found Joe Bond who hauled in an 8 yard touchdown pass. The drive was kept alive by a spectacular catch by wide receiver Ikym Hall. <photo>
Bond’s catch pushed the Spiders to a 17-7 halftime.
Pine Forest freshman quarterback Jadon Jones provided a spark for the Trojans in the 2nd half.
Jones scored from 11 yards out to get the Trojans with striking distance at 17-13.
After a Spider punt Jones hit Rowdell Robinson on the slant. 63 yards later the Trojans had a 19-17 lead with just over 10 minutes remaining.
After giving up scores on two straight possessions the Spiders needed a spark. Antonio Campbell came through with a 90 yard kickoff return touchdown. The Spiders reclaimed the lead and never looked back.
On the next possession Spider linebacker Clint Bost, Jr. stepped in front of a Trojan pass and set the Spiders up at midfield.
Landon Trott hit his second field goal of the night, this time from 26 yards to give the Spiders a 9 point cushion with minutes remaining.
The Spider defense buckled down and Emmanuel Arias broke up a 4th down pass to effectively end the Trojan threat.
He didn’t find the endzone but sophomore tailback L.J. Currie had a sparkling performance. Currie rushed for 173 yards on 27 carries.
The Spider defense came through when it mattered most. Clint Bost Jr. and Jordain Heilig paced the Spiders with 7 solo stops each. The duo
Rick Sandidge had 2 sacks and Joe Coleman added one sack.
C - Santiago 36 yard pass from Bell (Trott XP)
C - Trott 35 yard field goal
PF - Gladney 24 pass from McEachern (Ryan XP)
C - Bond 5 yard pass from Bell (Trott XP)
PF - Jones 18 yard run (XP blocked)
PF - Robinson 63 yard pass from Jones (kick failed)
C - Campbell 75 kickoff return (Clint Bost Jr. 2-pt pass from Santiago)
C - Trott 26 yard field goal