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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Single Game Records:
B.J. Beecher 457 Yards vs West Charlotte 2012
7 B.J. Beecher vs. West Charlotte 2012
367 yards on 25 carries vs. Cox Mill 10/10/14
325 yards on 37 carries vs. Central Cabarrus 2013
Roger Smith: 320 yards on 16 carries vs. Piedmont 2007
L.J. Currie: 312 on 36 carries vs. Berry Academy 2017
Jay Graham: 309 yards vs. ? 1992
NOTE: Cabarrus County Record Kenny Purvis Central Cabarrus 505 yards vs. Hickory Ridge 2013
Rocky Reid - 41 - Havelock 2013 3A Championship Game
Rocky Reid - 2014 -2734 yards - 300 carries
Rocky Reid - 2013 - 3355 yards -
Jamie Scott - 2456 yards - 1996
100 Yard Rushing Games in a season:
Rocky Reid - 2013 - 16
Rocky Reid - 2013 - 432 attempts
Rocky Reid - 2013 - 39
B.J. Beecher - 4129 yards - 2012
Tommy Beecher - 3565 yards - 2004
B.J. Beecher - 2957 yards - 2011
B.J. Beecher - 2656 yards - 2010
Tommy Beecher - 2586 yards - 2003
B.J. Beecher 50 - 2012
Lance Lewis - 81 - 2006
Alex Asbury - 1479 yards - 2012
Touchdown Interception Returns:
Keiwanus Robinson - 3 - 2004
B.J. Beecher 1145 Attempts 2009-12
B.J. Beecher 656 completions 2009-2012
B.J. Beecher 122 touchdowns 2009-2012
B.J. Beecher - 10778 yards - 2009-2012 *5th all time in North Carolina
Tommy Beecher - 6633 yards - 2002-2004 *20th all time in North Carolina
Lance Lewis - 2953 yards - 2004-2006
Rocky Reid -
Jamie Scott - 5585 yards - 1995-1997
B.J. Beecher - 132 (122 passing, 10 rushing) - 2009-2012
B.J. Beecher - 1145 - 2009-2012
Congratulations Concord Spiders: 2006 3A State Champions!
Concord defeated Western Alamance 35-28 in overtime to win the State 3A Championship. It is the second title for the Spiders in 3 seasons.
Concord opened the scoring with a Mike Moore 5 yard touchdown run. Western Alamance would answer after a blocked punt to tie the score at 7-7 on a Donald Britt 25 yard touchdown pass. Concord would answer with a strong drive capped by Jimmy Drye's 28 yard touchdown reception. On the ensuing Warrior possession Dee Bost stepped in front of Donald Britt's pass and returned it for a touchdown. The Spiders took a 21-7 halftime lead.
Concord went on the road for the first time in the 2006 playoffs Friday night and defeated the host Yellow Jackets 24-13.
It was a strong team effort with the defense and offense both making play after play. The Yellow Jackets had won 13 straight after losing their first game of the season.
The Spiders opened the scoring in the 1st quarter as Dee Bost found Lance Lewis on a 27 yard pass play. Chad Myers would add a 20 yard field goal to extend the Concord lead to 10-0 early in the second quarter. The Spiders would strike again as Roger Smith took a screen pass 71 yards to put the Spiders up 17-0. Carver would put together a solid drive which resulted in a touchdown on Rashaun Brown's 20 yard run. Concord would threaten again but the drive ended when Bost's pass was intercepted near the Carver goal line.
The Spiders took the second half kickoff and established quickly who would control the second half. Roger Smith capped the drive with a 2 yard touchdown run. Carver would add another score with a short touchdown pass, but their 2 point conversion attempt failed. The Concord defense would force a turnover late and the game ended with Dee Bost taking a knee near the Carver goal line.
Concord's 24 points were the most given up by Carver this season. Dee Bost finished 16-27 for 383 yards and 2 touchdowns. Five different receivers caught a pass for the Spiders. Jimmy Drye led all receivers with 98 yards on 4 catches. Roger Smith added 70 yards rushing with a touchdown run and catch. Fullback Mike Moore would add 57 yards as well.
The Spider defense stepped up and contained the potent Carver rushing attack. Calvin Hillie had a monster night with 14 tackles. Mike Moore added a fumble recovery.
With the win the Spiders advance to the 3A Championship game against Western Alamance. It is the Spider's second trip to the final in 3 seasons. The Championship game will be played at N.C. State's Carter Finley Stadium Saturday at 12PM.
Stats courtesy Scott Dyer and Billy Lyerly.
Congratulations to Head Coach E.Z. Smith and the Spiders! See you at NC State!
The Spiders defeated Anson 34-3 Friday night at Robert C. Bailey Stadium.
The first half saw both defenses hold the offenses in check. Concord had a couple of scoring opportunities but could not capitalize due to miscues and penalties. The first half ended with both teams scoreless.
Anson WR Rasaun Rorie took the 2nd half kickoff and returned it to the Concord 21 yard line. That would setup a 32 yard field goal from Dakota Martinez. Anson stopped Concord on the next possesion, but the Spider defense would step up. Spider DB Lance Lewis intercepted QB Dennis Rorie's pass and returned it 41 yards for a touchdown.