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Concord hosted arch-rival A.L. Brown Thursday night in the 87th meeting between the neighboring schools. Brown kept the Victory Bell with a 31-19 win.
The Brown defense kept Concord's offense in check for much of the night. The Wonders held the Spiders to -33 rushing yards and produced 4 turnovers. The Wonders scored on three of the four Spider giveaways.
Brown took an early lead when Cordarious Butler found Lewis Harris for a 6 yard touchdown pass.
The Spider found a spark in the second quarter, Senior tailback P.J. Hall took a short screen pass and bolted down the Wonder sideline to tie the score at 7 a piece.
On the ensuing Wonder drive Ja'Nai Spratt scopped up a fumble and rambled 37 yards for a touchdown. Wonder quaterback Cordarious Butler was injured trying to corral the fumble. We wish him a speedy recovery.
However the Spiders momentum was short lived. The Spiders would turn the ball over twice deep in their own territory, both leading to Wonder touchdowns.
Brown enjoyed a 21-13 halftime advantage.
The defenses controlled the 3rd quarter.
Early in the 4th Wonder kicker Brian Guttierez booted a 26 yard field goal to put the Wonders up 24-13.
Justin Nicholson kept the Spiders in the game with a spectacular 83 yard punt return touchdown with 7:34 left in the contest.
Down 24-19 the Spider defense provided a key stop giving the offense one last chance to take the lead. Wonder defender Steven Howie erased any thoughts of a comeback by picking off a Spider pass and returning it for a touchdown with 1:18 left.
Hamsah Nasirildeen had a monster night, closing with 16 tackles. The Spider D held the Wonders to around 225 yards of total offense. The turnovers were too much to overcome.
The Spider offense struggled at times but there were bright spots.
B - Harris 5 yard pass from Butler (Gutierrez kick), 5:08.
C - Hall 60 yard pass from Lancaster (Trott kick), 9:03
C - Spratt 37 fumble return (2pt pass failed), 7:51
B - Mahatha 1 run (Gutierrez kick), 6:03
B - Mahatha 3 run (Gutierrez kick), 4:17
B - Gutierrez 26 FG, 10:04.
C - Justin Nicholson 83 punt return (2pt pass failed), 7:34.
B - Howie 30 yard interception return (Gutierrez kick), 1:18.
|Mandy Porter - Athletic Trainer|
|Nick Martin - Asstistant Athletic Trainer|
|Richard Maxwell - Equipment Manager|
|Ed Conway - Asstistant Equipment Manager & Part-time PA Announcer|
|Tony Brown - Statistician|
|Billy Lyerly - Statistician|
|Jerry Hathcock - "Voice of the Spiders" & SID|
|Ann Fink - Football Assistant SID|
|Helen Rogers - Football Assistant SID|
|Tom Brown- Game Film Staff|
|Dale Barbee - Team Photographer|
|Boyd Lyerly - Pre-Game Meal Coordinator & Head Quadmodificator|
|Pam Conway - Pressbox|
|Roger Conway - Pressbox|
|Keith Fink - Pressbox|
|Mark Bonacci - Pressbox|
|Elana Adcock - Student Trainer|
|Meg Aldridge - Student Trainer|
|Sara Bailes - Student Trainer|
|Dayja Reeves - Student Trainer|
|Keke Reid - Student Trainer|
|Miss Riley Porter - Spider in Training|
|Matt Jenkins||Asst. Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/DBs|
|Tim Thomas||Defensive backs|
|Brad Faw||Quarterbacks, WRs, JV Offensive Coordinator|
|Steve Swayney||Offensive Line|
|Jason Porter||Varsity Defensive Live|
|Jermaine Reid||Defensive Line|
|Preston Whitley||Running Backs|
|Howard Boyd||JV Receivers / Running Backs|
|André Reid||JV Defensive Coordinator / DL|
|Doug Billups||JV Linebackers|
|Jake Thomas||JV Offensive Line|
|Jeff Smith||JV Defensive Line|
|2||Hamsah Nasirildeen||6' 5||215||WR, DB||Sr|
|3||Ikym Hall||6' 1||165||WR||Soph|
|4||Rocco Dsouza||6' 1||185||DB||Jr|
|5||P.J. Hall||6'||210||RB, LB||Sr|
|6||Antonio Campbell||5' 11||190||WR||Jr|
|7||J. D. Miller||6' 1||210||DE||Jr|
|8||Landon Trott||5' 10||155||K,DB||Jr|
|9||Nick Santiago||6' 3||190||DB||Jr|
|10||Jourdain Heilig||6' 1||175||WR||Soph|
|11||Jacob Irby||6' 5||205||QB||Sr|
|13||Ja'Nai Spratt||5' 11||185||LB||Jr|
|14||Joe Coleman||5' 11||160||LB||Jr|
|15||Nemo Miller||5' 9||210||DE||Jr|
|19||Justin Nicholson||6' 1||185||DB||Sr|
|20||Jay Wilkinson||5 '10||210||RB||Jr|
|22||Domenic DeRosa||5' 9||155||WR||Sr|
|23||Zyoin Boger||6'||185||WR, DB||Jr|
|25||L. J. Curry||6'||175||DB||Fr|
|30||Bobby Harris||5' 10||195||LB||Jr|
|32||Malik Brown||5' 10||180||RB, DB||Jr|
|44||JaMonte Grissom||6' 1||175||DB||Jr|
|50||Sam Hartsell||6' 2||265||OL||Soph|
|51||Marshall Eury||5' 11||190||OL||Jr|
|52||Logan Cress||5' 11||210||OL||Sr|
|54||Jon Lawrence||5' 10||220||DL||Jr|
|55||Hollis Miller||6' 4||265||OL||Sr|
|56||Ian Bingham||6' 1||270||OL||Sr|
|58||Frankie Lenyoun||5' 7||235||DL||Sr|
|59||Anthony Flores||5' 10||220||DL||Fresh|
|60||J. P. Porter||6' 4||270||OL||Soph|
|61||Ben Holbrooks||6' 3||265||OL||Sr|
|62||Malik Alexander||5' 9||220||DL||Soph|
|69||Cameron Srackangast||5' 11||260||OL||Sr|
|72||Christian Ealey||6' 5||295||OL||Sr|
|73||Sia Olomua||6' 4||290||DL||Jr|
|74||Isaac Cochran||6' 5||275||OL||Jr|
|77||Louis Williams||6' 2||270||DL||Jr|
|80||Isaac Staton||6' 2||210||TE||Sr|
|85||Donovan Spriggs||5' 10||180||WR||Sr|
|89||Emmanuel Arias||5' 10||160||WR||Soph|
|90||Rick Sandidge||6' 5||275||DL||Jr|