The Northwest Cabarrus Trojans defeat Hickory Ridge Ragin' Bulls to remain undefeated 34-29.

Thrilling game action from Friday night's homecoming matchup at Northwest Cabarrus High School. After trailing the majority of the game, The Trojans came back to win in the final moments to defeat the Ragin' Bulls 34-29.

WHEN: Today, 7:30 p.m.

RECORDS: Cox Mill 6-4 overall, 3-1 South Piedmont 3A Conference; Northwest Cabarrus 10-0, 4-0

COACHES: Cox Mill’s Craig Stewart is in his seventh season (33-46); Northwest Cabarrus’ Brandon Gentry is in his fourth season (31-16)

LAST MEETING: Last year, Northwest Cabarrus won, 33-30, in overtime.

BROADCAST: Cabarrus County Game of the Week/YouTube Live, NFHS Network

Cox Mill Jay M. Robinson Football

Marquey McDuffie (81) of the Cox Mill Chargers holds his helmet on the sideline during first half action against the Robinson Bulldogs at Jay M. Robinson High School on October 25, 2019, in Concord, North Carolina. The Chargers defeated the Bulldogs 31-0. (Brian Westerholt/Special to the Independent Tribune)

PLAYERS TO WATCH: Cox Mill: junior quarterback Varney Farhnbullah., junior running back Jelynn Barnett, senior running back Damari Coleman, senior receivers Christian Henry, Barry Robertson and Luke Sutton, senior cornerback Wesley Poindexter, senior outside linebacker Aaron Jones, junior defensive back Prince Foard, senior defensive back Chrystyen Wallace; Northwest Cabarrus: quarterback Nick Wilds-Lawing, tight end Karsen Perkins, receivers Marquan Williams and Cam Saunders, running back/linebacker L.J. Currie, lineman Andre Hill, running back/safety George Miller-Duncan, safety Avarion Cole, corner Kamari Manns, linebacker Sam Aldorasi

MATCHUP: Cox Mill and Northwest Cabarrus are battling for the Coddle Creek Cup. It’s also the second year in a row where the game is for the SPC championship. Both teams can beat you in multiple ways, so look for them to establish the run and then try to stretch the field.

-- Jay Boyd

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