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Independence v. Porter Ridge


By Andrew Stark

Who: Independence (3-3) at Porter Ridge (0-5)

When: 7 pm

Last Meeting: Independence won, 42-7, on October 2, 2014

Key Players: Independence: quarterback Christian McPhail, running back Quantavious McGill, cornerback/receivers Elijah Small and Cedric Stone, linebackers Tylon Clawson, Jerome Cochran and Rob Casanova, defensive ends Christian Colon and Kima Bell; Porter Ridge: receivers Devon Irizarry and Jordan Crowell, running back Mason Mills, defensive back Cole Johnson and Mayimona Joel Lutuango, quarterback Tate Dill, linebackers Jared Wheatley, Zach Rutledge and Chase Welch, lineman Nick Chiaravalloti

The Keys: Independence is coming off its most complete win of the season in a 19-0 beating of East Meck, a team which entered the match-up on a high note after getting its biggest win in years over Providence.

The Pirates have taken a nose dive since 2013 when they were co-conference champions, losing 14 of its past 16 games. This year they played Sun Valley tough, but have been blown out in each of the previous two weeks, so are desperate to make a move. […]

By |October 3rd, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

Patriots take down East Meck 19-0

By Ron Morris

Last Friday night at Independence High School the Patriots opened  Southwestern 4A Conference play with a 19-0 win over the East  Mecklenburg Eagles.

Just before the first half kick off the rain also found its way to Indy’s homefield creating a steady downpour for the duration of the contest. Both teamshandled the conditions very well without any turn overs.

The Patriots scored all of its points in the first half while the defense held the Eagles scoreless. With 8:19 left in the first quarter Indy’s Cederick Stone returned an East Meck punt 92 yards for the score putting Indy up 6-0.

Senior running back Quantavious McGill added another first quarter score atthe 3:17 mark with a 4 yard run making the score 12-0 at the end of the first quarter. Indy got its final touchdown at the 9:19 mark in the second quarter when quarterback Christian McPhail found Duane Perking in the end zone for a 16 yard touchdown pass. Caleb Ritch kicked the point after making the score 19-0. […]

By |October 3rd, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

Kirking of the Tartans service at Philadelphia Presbyterian Mint Hill

Philadelphia Presbyterian (11501 Bain School Road in Mint Hill) invites neighbors to join them for a Kirking of the Tartans service September 27 at 10:30 a.m. Come experience the swirl of tartans, the whir of the bagpipes and the message from returning pastor Rev. Victor Wilson, a native of the British Isles. Stay for a […]

By |September 25th, 2015|Around Town|0 Comments

Cougars take Patriots 41-20

By Ron Morris

Vance Cougars’ junior quarterback Kingsley Ifedi threw two touchdown  passes, ran for a touchdown and had a 110-yards rushing to help the Cougars beat Independence 41-20 Friday night at Vance High School.

The Cougars had a big offensive performance Friday night with 628 yards of total offense. Of those yards, 258 came on the […]

By |September 24th, 2015|Around Town|0 Comments