In the battle for conference standings, the Spiders of Concord High School arose to the challenge. Concord High School has won 4 conference games in a row defeating the Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls 32-30. Concord and Hickory Ridge are now 4-2 in the South Piedmont Conference and tied for second place. With a win by JM Robinson and a loss by Northwest last night, there is now a 4 way tie for second place in the South Piedmont Conference.
In the first quarter, Spider Dominique Posey caught a 70 yard pass for a TD making the score Spiders 7, Ragin Bulls 0. In the second quarter, the Ragin Bulls answered with a 8 yard TD by Brian Baltimore. Then the Spiders struck with a 61 yd pass to Jacquise Moore and a 1 yard run by Dominique Posey, both for TD’s, The score at halftime was Spiders 19, Ragin Bulls 7.
In the third quarter, Dominique Posey would score on a 11 yard pass reception. In the fourth quarter, Spider J.D. Misenheimer would score on a 29 yard reception for a TD. The Ragin Bulls answered with a 8 yard run by Brian Baltimore and a 26 yard pass from Blake Sides to senior Coye Still. The final score was Spiders 33, Ragin Bulls 20.
Hickory Ridge had 198 yards rushing to Concord’s 29 yards of rushing. HR completed 5 of 20 passes to Concord’s 13 of 26 passes. HR had 1 TD pass and 1 INT compared to Concord’s 4 TD passes. Concord had 366 yards of total offense to HR 274 yards. HR was 3 of 12 on 3rd down conversions compared to Concord’s 7 of 13. Concord’s passing game was the story of the night with 337 yards, HR only had 76 yards of passing.
Ragin Bull running back Brian Baltimore had an excellent game with 241 yards on 28 carries. QB Blake Sides was 4 of 12 passing with 77 yards. Senior Chuckie Sahanas caught 3 passes for 70 yards with a long of 32 yards. The Ragin Bull defense held Concord to only 29 yards of rushing on the night. Dillon Burdette, Robbie Newell, Kirk Werth, and Robbie Simyon were defensive standouts.
Next week the Ragin Bulls will host JM Robinson. If Hickory Ridge wins and Concord looses to AL Brown, the Ragin Bulls will finish the season in sole 2nd place in the South Piedmont Conference at 5-2. Go Bulls!