March 30 parade to honor Cox Mill High School men's basketball team
Friday, March 24, 2017

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CONCORD – The City of Concord is hosting a parade in Moss Creek Village on Thursday, March 30 to honor the 2017 state champion Cox Mill High School men's basketball team. The parade will begin at 6:00 p.m. at The Monarch Club, near the intersection of Village Commons Street NW and Moss Plantation Avenue NW.

Concord Police and Fire personnel will provide an escort through the parade route. The school's cheerleaders and marching band will also participate.

The parade will
proceed to Harris Road Middle School via Moss Plantation Avenue NW and Moss Farm Street NW. A program in the Harris Road Middle School gym will feature the team and continue with public recognition by Mayor Scott Padgett and the Concord City Council, the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners, the Cabarrus County Board of Education, and others.

As part of the ceremony, Mayor Padgett will proclaim Thursday, March 30, 2017 as Charger Day in the City of Concord.

"The City Council Members and I are proud of the Chargers' efforts all season and especially in the championship game against Eastern Guilford," said Padgett. "This team has brought Cox Mill its second state championship this school year after just eight years of existence. Congratulations to the players, Coach Jody Barbee and his staff, and the entire Charger family. We look forward to honoring the team together with the Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners and the Cabarrus County Board of Education and hope the entire community will join in this celebration."

"Cox Mill had the perfect formula of talent, drive, and tenacity," said Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners Chair Steve Morris. "They stayed focused and maintained the lead for the entire championship game—that is a tribute to great coaching and preparation. It's a very exciting time for basketball in Cabarrus County."

"We congratulate coach Barbee and the Cox Mill High School men's basketball team on its state 3A Championship," said Chris Lowder, superintendent, Cabarrus County Schools. "It's especially exciting to have two back-to-back men's state championship teams come out of Cabarrus County Schools."

The Chargers (27-6), won the 2017 NCHSAA 3A Men's Championship in a hard-fought 70-66 finish against Eastern Guilford High School at the Dean E. Smith Center Chapel Hill on Saturday, March 11. It is the school's first men's state championship, the second consecutive Cabarrus County men's basketball state championship (JMRHS 2016), and the second Cox Mill team championship this year following
women's volleyball capturing the school's first ever. For more information about the Cox Mill Chargers basketball team, contact Todd Smith, principal, at 704-788-6700.