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The longest-standing rivalry in North Carolina returns to the Great American Rivalry Series in 2021 for the year’s second installment of the “Battle for the Bell”. The AL Brown Wonders pitched a 28-0 shutout against the Concord Spiders earlier this year to take home the “Victory Bell” for the sixth straight time. The historic “Victory Bell” was donated by the Southern Railway in 1950 and now serves as the centerpiece of victory in this bitter rivalry.


Xavier Chambers
AL Brown


Trent Thompson

AL Brown

Trent is a 3-year letterman on the varsity football team. He’s a two-year starter on Varsity and is also the President of the National Honor Society and co-founder of the non-profit organization, SOY Through Faith Inc. He’s a Questbridge National Match Finalist and plans to pursue a degree in biology or exercise science.
Joseph Reali


Joseph is member of the CHS Beta Club, Class President and Leadership Class. He is a 3 year varsity starter playing center and right tackle. He also does a lot of volunteering in the community for the school and community.


Claiming the "Victory Bell" in the Battle for the Bell, the AL Brown Wonders took the victory tonight against Concord with a shutout score of 47-0. Xavier Chambers earned the MVP award tonight.