CONCORD – The Cabarrus Warriors knew they would be tested early in their season, with four consecutive road trips in their first four games on the schedule.
After a pair of losses, Bakersville Mitchell was the Warriors’ next test, and the home team routed Cabarrus, 56-0, on Friday night.
The Mountaineers had plenty of offense, but mainly stuck to the run, gaining 423 yards.
“They scored, and we threw a ‘Pick-6,’ and it was 14-0,” Warriors coach Brad Hoover said in a phone interview with the Independent Tribune. “They are a very good football team. We couldn’t stop them and get on the scoreboard.”
The weeks on the road have had an impact, according to the Warriors head man.
“It is definitely not fun, but it’s the hand we were dealt,” Hoover said. “We’re on the road again next week. We’ve just got to get through the first four weeks to our bye.”
Three turnovers for the Warriors, a fumble and two interceptions were also part of the Mitchell success.
Both Michael Dickens and Tim Watson took snaps at quarterback this week for the Warriors. Watson was the only one with a completion, finishing 5-for-9.
“We’re still trying to figure out who really is that quarterback,” said Hoover.
Senior running back Fred Peace Jr. had 20 carries for 57 yards.