Concord traveled to Mt. Pleasant to open the 2008 season. After a hard fought first half Mt. Pleasant took control in the 2nd half to defeat Concord 42-27 Friday night.
After a slow start both teams got the offenses going late in the 1st quarter. Mt. Pleasant would strike first with QB Evan Seymour hitting Andrew Carroll for a 32 yard touchdown pass. The first quarter would end with Mt. Pleasant ahead 7-0.
In the 2nd quarter Concord would answer with a 30 yard touchdown from Sean Willix to Jared Nash. Brandon Barnhardt would add the extra point to tie the game at 7-7. On the ensuing possession Seymour would again connect with Carroll this time on a 47 yard touchdown strike. Later in the 2nd Concord would take the lead after a 10 yard touchdown run by Roger Smith. That drive was highlighted by a 43 yard pass to Will Cowan and a 4th down conversion by Roger Smith. Concord's defense would recover a Mt. Pleasant fumble to end the half with a 14-13 lead.
Mt. Pleasant would score on the opening drive of the 3rd quarter on Haywood Forte's 3 yard touchdown run to put the Tigers up 19-14. The Tiger's defense would hold the Spiders and the Tigers struck again as Dalton Brandon would add a 20 yard touchdown run to give Mt. Pleasant a 27-14 lead. The teams would exchange turnovers before Mt. Pleasant would add another score as Seymour would find Brandon on a 57 yard touchdown pass. Concord's offense could not convert and the Tigers would add another score to put the Tigers up 42-14.
Junior quarterback Jordan Havinga came on in relief in the 4th quarter. The Spiders would add a 2 yard touchdown run from Brandon Phillips. Later after a Mt. Pleasant fumble was recovered by Tevin Barnes Havinga would connect with Davion Waters on a short touchdown pass.
Willix finished 15-28 for 243 yards and 1 touchdown. Havinga would finish 4-8 for 64 yards and a touchdown. Brandon Phillips would lead the Spider rushers with 34 yards. Six different receivers would catch passes led by Will Cowan's 4 catches for 109 yards.
Concord will be in action next week as they host the J.M. Robinson Bulldogs at Robert C. Bailey Stadium.
Stats courtesy Scott Dyer and Billy Lyerly.
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The Spiders kicked off the 2007 season before a boisterous crowd Friday night at Robert C. Bailey Stadium. Kickoff was delayed half an hour due to the excessive heat.
The teams spent most of the first quarter getting settled in. The first few series resulted in punts for both teams. Late in the 1st the Tigers went for a 4th down conversion in Spider territory. Tiger QB Tye Hill was stopped for no gain on a keeper. With no returning starter at quarterback Coach E.Z. Smith gave snaps to Ben Brill, Eric Brink, and Sean Willix before handing the reigns to senior Tony Moore. Moore would play the rest of the way. The quarter would end in a 0-0 tie.
In the 2nd quarter Moore set the Spiders up with an interception. Concord would capitalize with a field goal from Brandon Barnhardt out of the hold of Ben Brill. Later Mt. Pleasant would put together a solid drive highlighted by Hill's pass to Jason Talbert. Mt. Pleasant would later recover a Concord fumble and added a 32 yard field goal by Weston Brown. Mount would add another turnover on an interception to end the first half at 10-3.
The defenses controlled the 3rd quarter. Midway through the quarter Mount took advantage of a long pass play and added another field goal (30 yards) from the foot of Brown. Concord would later add a 45 yard touchdown run from Moore. Moore fumbled the snap, recovered his own fumble and scrambled through the Tiger defense for the score. Brandon Barnhardt would add the extra point.
Both defenses controlled the rest of the game. Jimmy Drye hauled in a 50 yard completion off of a tipped pass from Moore but the drive stalled in Mount territory. Mount controlled the ball much of the quarter behind the running of junior tailback Haywood Forte. Concord would have one final chance to score with less than two minutes to go. Tony Moore completed passes to Jimmy Drye and Jacquise Moore to set the Spiders up for a winning score. With seconds remaining Moore looked to the endzone for the winning score. His pass was picked off by Jacob Hunt to seal the win.
It was the first victory over the Spiders in 5 tries for Mount.
Concord will return to action next week as they travel to county rival J.M. Robinson.
Stats courtesy of Scott Dyer and Billy Lyerly.
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Concord's offense had some new components in the lineup Friday night as Dee Bost took over at QB and Roger Smith got his first start at tailback. Jimmy Drye who had started the Spider's first three games at QB moved to flanker.
The first half was a defensive struggle with the teams trading stops and turnovers. That changed with about 3 minutes left in the half as Roger Smith ran around left end for a 24 yard touchdown. The snap was high on the PAT attempt and kicker Chad Myers scooped up the ball but was stopped short.
Mt Pleasant moved the ball down the field on their next possession but Concord linebacker Calvin Hillie stepped in front of an Evan Seamore pass and returned it to the Mt. Pleasant 18 yard line.
Concord wasted no time putting another TD on the board as QB Dee Bost scored on a 4 yard keeper a few plays later. Concord went for 2 and was stopped short. Concord took a 12-0 lead into halftime.
Both defenses played well in the 3rd quarter, Concord's lone score in the period was a 29 yard Chad Myers field goal for a 15-0 Concord lead.
The 4th quarter saw more scoring as Dee Bost found Jimmy Drye for a 29 yard touchdown. Chad Myers' PAT was good bringing the tally to 22-0.
Concord's offense continued to move the ball in the 4th. Dee Bost threw to the endzone and WR Lance Lewis went up over two defenders for the TD catch.
On the ensuing kickoff Mt. Pleasant kick returner Daniel Beaver took Chad Myers kick and returned it 93 yards for the Tigers lone score.