This game is the longest running high school football rivalry in the state of North Carolina. It is a well known event throughout the south. To fans this game is referred to as the “Bell Game”. The trophy is crafted after named for the Southern Railroad Victory Bell and is awarded to the winning team. This year’s match-up marks the 85th consecutive meeting between the two schools.


Steven Howie
A.L. Brown


Ben Holdbrooks


Ben is the plays on the offensive front for the Concord Spider’s. He is an exemplary member of the Concord student body both on and off the field. Ben is the highest GPA senior on the team. He holds a 4.297 GPA. As a valuable member of the Spiders, he is currently a 3-year letterman.
Mason Goetting

A.L. Brown

Mason is a two-year letterman on the varsity football team, four-year letterman on the varsity wrestling team and one-year member of the Kannapolis club lacrosse team, Mason is also a member of the Beta Club, and Link Crew. He wants to pursue a degree in civil or mechanical engineering.


BJ Beecher


BJ is a 2013 graduate of Concord High school and a former quarterback for the Spiders. He was 4 years all-conference and also named player of the year in tribute to his senior season. BJ earned him a spot in North Carolina history as 3rd leading passer of all times with a count of 10,000+ passes.
Gerald Holt

A.L. Brown

Gerald played in the Great American Rivalry Series all four years of his high school football career. His team won three out of the four games, while in his freshman year setting the record for largest margin of victory in the games tenure. He went on to play for four years at Liberty University, while obtaining a bachelor’s degree in business administration.


This season opener took place at Concord High School. The Wonders won The Battle of the Bell for its second consecutive year. Concord Spiders held close in the games entirty despite losing two key players to injury in the first half. Kannapolis defense twice took advantage of Concord’s fumbles deep in their own territory. The Wonder’s defense eventually shut the Spiders down sealing the 24-19 win over Concord.