The Independence Patriots beat Vance 58-27 Tuesday night in Mint Hill. Evan Guest threw for 128 yards and three touchdowns. Austin Duke caught two touchdowns and amassed over 100 yards of all-purpose yards. RJ Baker and Isiah Robinson combined for over 150 yards and a score each on the ground.
Indy’s offense could not have been more balanced. Head Coach Bill Geiler wants to keep things this way as the season continues.
“I like that we ran the ball tonight. I think we should get behind our big linemen who’ve worked hard in the weight room and say ‘we’re gonna run it over top of you, and if you can’t stop us we’re gonna keep doing it.’ It also runs the clock and gives our defense a break.”
The win gives Independence a 3-0 record on the season, and matches their win total from last year.
Indy’s “Season of Redemption” continues Friday night as the Patriots host West Charlotte. It will be a rare contest, with both teams only having a two-day break between games.
“We’ve gotta prepare for West Charlotte who’s as fast as lightning,” said Geiler. “They run a good offense, but we’ve got a better defense to show them.”
Kickoff at Patriot Stadium on Friday is 7:00.
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