Photos by Ron Morris
Independence played a solid game on offense and defence against one of the best teams in the state, but it wasn’t enough Friday as cross-town rival Butler retained the King of the Hill trophy, winning 38-26.
The Bulldogs finished the regular season 9-1 and first place in the Southwest 4A, while the Patriots dropped to 9-2 and third place in the conference. Ardrey Kell took second place in the conference.
In front of a nearly sold out home crowd, the Patriots would rally in the second half, pulling with four points on an R.J. Baker four yard touchdown run.
Butler would come right back on its only meaningful possession of the fourth quarter, driving 80 yards for the touchdown. Josh Glisson ran the ball nine times on the drive, busting into the end zone on a one-yard carry to give the Bulldogs a 38-26 lead.
Butler’s other touchdown of the second half was the result of an interception by Channing Stribling. The referees were unsure if the ball had hit the ground before Stribling snagged it, but after a discussion, awarded the Bulldogs a touchdown. Others saw it differently. […]
Ardrey Kell Knights
2-2 (1-0, Southwestern 4A Conference)
5-0 (1-0, I-Meck Conf.)
Patriot Stadium in Mint Hill
Friday at 7pm
Independence’s ‘Season of Redemption’ continues this Friday as the Patriots host Ardrey Kell. It’s the Knights who will be seeking revenge in this contest as the Patriots spoiled Ardrey Kell’s homecoming game last season with a 51-30 beat-down.
This contest […]
Former Butler High School football star Mike Ingersoll will get his shot at making an NFL team. The Kansas City Chiefs inked a deal with Ingersoll yesterday in a flurry of signings around the NFL.
Ingersoll, who is from Mint Hill, finished his senior year at UNC last year. The 6 foot 5, 305 pound offensive lineman will […]