East Rowan defeated Concord 30-0 Friday night.
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Concord took the opening kickoff, then drove to the East Rowan 20 yard line before the drive was stopped due to a botched exchange. East Rowan took over on downs then methodically drove the length of the field behind a powerful running game. The drive was capped by a short touchdown pass by Mustang quarterback Jamey Blalock. Later the Mustangs would add a safety when quarterback Jacquise Moore struggled to corral a high snap near his own goal line.
The Mustangs would continue to ride the power run game adding a short Blalock touchdown run to push the lead to 16-0 at the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter provided more of the same. Concord's offense struggled and the Mustangs ran the ball at will. Just before halftime East Rowan added a 40 yard touchdown pass after a Spider turnover. East took a 23-0 lead into halftime.
Concord's defense held to start the second half, then the Spiders drove to midfield but were stopped on a key 4th down play. East would cap the scoring with a short Blalock run to put East up 30-0.
Concord had some success moving the ball but struggled to do so on a consistant basis. Dominique Posey and Jacquise Moore paced the Spiders with 53 and 52 yards rushing respectively.
The defense was lead by Jalen Brown's 11 tackles. Terrence Highsmith added a fumble recovery.
The victory was East's first win over the Spiders since 1979.
Concord will look to rebound at Hunter Huss next Friday.
Stats courtesy Scott Dyer & Billy Lyerly.
Photos from Dale Barbee coming soon.