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Spiders second half too much for Vikings

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Central Cabarrus 7 0 0 0 7
Concord Spiders 0 6 14 7 27


Robert C. Bailey Stadium – Concord, NC

After a bumpy start Concord found themselves down 7-6 to the visiting Central Cabarrus Vikings at halftime. 

Only those in the fieldhouse Friday night know what the coaches said during halftime but this much is clear. The Spiders responded. 

Central hit Concord with an uppercut on the first play. Talen Baker fielded the opening kickoff and went 76 yards for a touchdown.

Baker’s touchdown stunned the Spiders, who trudged through much of the opening half. 

Luckily the Spider defense kept the team within striking distance while blanketing the Vikings offense the entire night. 

Just before halftime the Vikings lined up to punt near their own goal line. Spider defender Calee Davis blocked the punt, which was plucked out of the air by Tyrel Weatherspoon and returned for a touchdown. The Spiders finally carried some momentum into the half. 

Calee block

Halftime featured a performance from the Concord Marching Spiders who were joined by the band members from Concord Middle School. 

Concord took the second half kickoff and immediately grabbed control of the football game. 

The Spiders ground out an eleven play, sixty-eight yard drive. Keyon Phillips’ short pass to Lucas Guerriero put the Spiders up 13-7 after Parker Stephens booted the PAT.

Hungry for more the Spider defense struck with a Calee Davis interception that setup the Spiders in the red zone. 

A few plays later Keyon Phillips bowled into the endzone to put the Spiders up 20-7 after Stephens’ PAT. 

After another defensive stop The Spiders offense would eat up a good portion of the 4th quarter before putting the icing on the cake. Keyvyonn Bostic capped off a 16 play drive with a short touchdown run to put the Spiders up 27-7. 

It was a stellar second half effort by the Spiders. 

Central Cabarrus gained only fifty one yards offense including negative four rushing yards. 

Keyon Phillips led the Spider rushing attack with 89 yards and a touchdown. Leland Bishop punished the Viking defense for 84 yards on 17 carries. 

The Spider defensive front chased Viking quarterback Rykie Washington around for much of the night. Alex Petroff led the Spiders with 6.5 tackles, Harrison Grant had 4.5, and Keyvyonn Bostic rounded out the leaders with 4. Calee Davis added an interception. 

With the win Concord moves to 4-1 on the season. The Spiders travel to SPC foe Carson next Friday night. 

Concord now leads the series with Central Cabarrus 43-12-1. 

Stats are provided courtesy of team statistician Billy Lyerly.  


1st Quarter
CC: Talen Baker 76 yd Kickoff Return (TD) 6-0
CC: Jonah Happel (PAT) 7-0
2nd Quarter
CHS: Tyrel Weatherspoon 5 yd Punt Return (TD) 7-6
3rd Quarter
CHS: Lucas Guerriero 13 yd Pass from Keyon Phillips (CNV) 7-12
CHS: Parker Stephens (PAT) 7-13
CHS: Keyon Phillips 7 yd Rush (TD) 7-19
CHS: Parker Stephens (PAT) 7-20
4th Quarter
CHS: Keyvyonn Bostic 1 yd Rush (TD) 7-26
CHS: Parker Stephens (PAT) 7-27


Central Cabarrus      Concord Spiders
First Downs 2 24
Rushes-Yards 19 -4 66 284
Recep-Yards 7 55 2 23
Passing Yards 55 23
Comp-Attempts 7 16 2 4
TD-INT 0 1 1 0
Fumbles-Lost 0 0 4 2
Penalties-Yards 9 106 13 110
3rd Down Conv 0 13 5 18
4th Down Conv 1 3 2 9
FG Made-Att 0 0 0 0
Tackles 0 26
Sacks-Yards 0 0 0 0
Time of Possession 11:34 29:32:00
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