Patriots up to old ways; crush Hopewell 56-12

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Independence QB Anthony Carrothers

Ben Martin

The Mint Hill Times

Anthony Carrothers and the Independence offense were effective as usual Friday night. The Patriots also took advantage of several Hopewell turnovers and costly penalties.

Hopewell fumbled the ball in three straight possessions in the second half which led to three straight touchdowns by Independence.

“I thought the defense played with a lot of intensity and really got after it,” said head coach Tom Knotts. “We wanted to play more assignment football than what we played against Mallard Creek. We didn’t play our assignments last week but we did tonight.”

Carrothers finished the night with 289 yards and three touchdowns on 16-24 passing.

“He’s a special special player, he’s grown up a lot,” said Knotts. “He throws it on the money.”

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“When the national recession created a shortfall of billions of dollars, I had to turn over every stone to pay North Carolina’s bills — to pay teachers, to keep schools and other core services running,” Perdue said. “With our bills paid and the books for last fiscal year cleared out, I’m restoring the school construction lottery funds in full, which means North Carolina’s public schools will receive another $37.6 million next week.” Continue reading

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