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High school football: Wonders bulldoze Bulldogs

Staff report

CONCORD — Robinson sits between Northwest Cabarrus and Concord on A.L. Brown’s 10-game football schedule.

It would’ve been easy for the Wonders not to be excited on Friday, but they were ready. They put together a complete effort and destroyed the Bulldogs, 49-0.

A.L. Brown (6-3, 2-2) scored in all three phases while evening its South Piedmont Conference record. Robinson (1-9, 0-4) has lost nine straight since beating Mount Pleasant on opening night.

The Wonders ended any doubt by building a 28-0 lead after a quarter. Khalil Blanton had a 70-yard, punt-return touchdown. Josiah Cauthen intercepted a pass in the A.L. Brown end zone and returned it for the back-breaking pick-six that made it 21-0. Todd Kennedy started the scoring with a short run and broke a long one for 28-0.

A second-quarter rushing TD by Amareon Plummer gave the Wonders a 35-0 halftime lead. A.L. Brown’s Jacob Booker intercepted a pass late in the half.

The second-half onslaught for the Wonders included Cauthen’s second interception, a Dezmond Adams defensive touchdown and a short scoring run by Jakhiry Bennett.

The Wonders reached the 42-point lead needed for the running-clock mercy rule in the third quarter. No points were scored in the fourth.

The Wonders are currently projected to make the playoffs (by High School Overtime) as a No. 11 seed in the 3AA West bracket.

They’ll be at home for the annual battle with Concord next week.

The Spiders (1-9, 1-3) have struggled, but they stayed with unbeaten Northwest Cabarrus for three quarters on Friday before losing 42-13.





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