A scary first quarter for Independence’s football team quickly turned into a 37-7 rout for the Patriots in Huntersville Friday night.  A fumbled handoff on Indy’s first play from scrimmage led to a turnover and the Vikings quickly capitalized, taking a 7-0 lead.  On the next series, starting quarterback Evan Guest left the game with muscle spasms.  From then on, both the offense and defense for Independence stepped up and the game was over by halftime.

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