The battle of the bell is a tradition between Concord and AL Brown that began in 1931 for a coveted railroad bell that was donated to AL Brown in 1924. The AL Brown/Concord game is the longest continuous high school football rivalry in the state of North Carolina. Concord leads the series at 39–37–4, but lost the bell to a 31-26 loss last year


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Ashton Stafford


Ashton is the starting Center and Guard and is a 2 year letterman for the Spiders. He is actively involved in the National Honor Society, Alpha Beta, and the Tarheel Keystone Club. When he graduates, Ashton plans to major in Mechanical Engineering at NC State University.
Luke Hill

A.L. Brown

Luke is a 2 year letterman on the varsity football team, a four year Letterman on the swim team, a two year Letterman in baseball and marching band. He has been on the all A honor roll all four years and has a weighted GPA of 4.87. He is a member of the BETA Club, Vice President of the National Honor Society, and a member of the Kannapolis TRAIL Program. He is a Park Scholarship nominee and plans to attend NC State University to major in aerospace engineering and later enter into the United States Air Force.


Robert Walters


Robert was All-SPC in 1967 &1968. With those honors he received a full football scholarship to UNC Chapel-Hill to which he played from 1969-1972. He went on to play for the Washington Redskins and later signed with the New Orleans Saints. Robert is now the owner of Waldo Enterprises as an industrial water consultant and chemist.
Scott Jordan

A.L. Brown

Scott is 1991 graduate of AL Brown High School. He now serves as a US History teacher and football coach for the Wonders. In the 1990 Bell Game Coach Jordan was instrumental in the Wonders 20-19 victory as he caught a last second touchdown pass to come from behind and defeat the Concord Spiders.


An eight-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the fourth quarter gave Concord the lead, but AL Brown charged back. On the next possession, AL Brown took advantage of a fumbled punt return to close the gap. They were forced to punt from the Concord 46 but recovered a loose ball after a short return. Concord missed a 37-yard field goal attempt with 3:05 left and Brown took over at its own 20 yard line. On first-and-goal, AL Brown fumbled the exchange and Concord recovered with 46 seconds remaining. AL Brown burned its final timeout and Concord ran out the clock winning the game 21-14 and bringing the coveted bell back to the Spiders.