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Brown smashes Robinson in rebound victory

KANNAPOLIS — What was expected to happen at A.L. Brown on Friday happened. The Wonders beat down Concord Robinson 55-0 less than a week after an emotional loss to Vance.
“It’s a good win for us,” head coach Mike Newsome said. “Tonight went about how we expected it to go as far as us getting a big win.”
It was a night of big plays for the Wonders.
Wide receiver Brylan Weeks caught just two passes on the night. Those two passes. however, went for 84 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Casey Walker needed only five carries to get a team-high 99 yards for Brown. Sandon McCoy contributed 82 yards and a touchdown on eight carries.
Dominique Washington got the Wonders on the board with a 35-yard scoring run. Christian Neal blocked a punt and was there for the scoop and score. The extra point was missed, and the Wonders were ahead 20-0.
Weaks’ first touchdown catch put the Wonders ahead 27-0. His second extended that dominating lead to 41-0. The running clock came into play when R.J. Fowler scored on a 40-yard run for a 48-0 lead.
Brown went into the game looking to bounce back from the loss to Vance. The Wonders were ahead 21-20 in the third quarter before the Cougars pulled away for the 48-35 victory on a sunny Saturday evening.
Coming of the loss, Newsome did not stress this game as being any more important than the others.
“All of them are games we have to have,” Newsome said. “It’s not about, ‘We’ll win this one. We’ll play this one close.’
“Last week really hurt our kids. We didn’t practice as well as I hoped we would. That’s what you get when you come off an emotional loss and it’s what you get when you play a team that’s not doing well.
“Hopefully, come Monday, we’ll practice (hard).”
The Wonders are on the road next week at Hough. The Huskies lost to Mallard Creek 37-30.

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