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Patriots come away with a 50-14 victory over Mustangs

By Ron Morris

Celebrating homecoming on Friday night, the Independence Patriots faced off against the Myers Park Mustangs in a Southwestern 4A Conference game and came away with a 50-14 victory over the Mustangs.
 
The Patriots took the opening kickoff and marched down the field and capped it off with a one yard touchdown run by quarterback Kelvin Hopkins.  With neither team able to mount any offense, the first quarter ended with Indy leading 7-0.
 
Both teams were unable to get any offense going. With 5:53 left to go in the second quarter, the Mustangs failed to pick up a first down on fourth and short.  On the Patriots first play from scrimmage Kelvin Hopkins ran 64 yards putting the Patriots up 12-0.  Indy faked the extra point and Jamar Jenkins scored for the two point conversion for a 15-0 Indy lead.  
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By |October 28th, 2014|Around Town, Breakiing News, Independence High School|0 Comments

Patriots cruise to 65-0 win against Wildcats

Eight players scored touchdowns for the Independence Patriots Friday night as the Patriots cruised to a 65-0 Southwestern 4A Conference win against their host the Garinger Wildcats.

Quarterback Kelvin Hopkins opened the scoring with a 12 yard pass to Jamar Jenkins, Will Walton hauled in a 33 yard touchdown pass and Pierre Lockwood scored on an 18 yard pass from […]

By |October 27th, 2014|Around Town, Independence High School|0 Comments

Principal surprised at halftime

Independence High School Principal Amy Dellinger was named named the 2014-2015 East Learning Com-munity Principal of the Year. The staff received word, but kept it from Dellinger until halftime Friday night. It was a big surprise.

By |September 25th, 2014|Independence High School|0 Comments

Patriots allow Huskies to score points but not win

By Ron Morris

Entering Friday’s night non-conference battle between county rivals the Hough Huskies and host Independence, the Patriots had been un-scored on and undefeated.
However, at the 8:14 mark in the second quarter, the Patriots gave up 3 points on a 27-yard field goal. Before the game ended, Hough managed to put 17 points on the board, but the Patriots stayed undefeated by defeating Hough 27-17.
Independence was the first to get on the board with 1:30 to go in the first quarter. The Patriots drove the ball 52-yards and on a one yard run by quarterback Kelvin Hopkins. The Patri- ots took the lead 7-0. […]

By |September 25th, 2014|Around Town, Independence High School, Schools, Sports|0 Comments

Morrison praises Indy for graduation numbers

By Michele Dotson

CMS Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison held a press conference Tuesday, September 2 at Providence High School to share preliminary graduation results from across the district.

Morrison praised Independence High School for posting an impressive graduation rate of 88.6  which is an increase of  4.5 % from 2013.

Independence Assistant Principal Amy Mims described the school’s massive […]

By |September 12th, 2014|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Independence High School|0 Comments

Independence aces national list

By Charles Kelleher Harris

Independence High School has been named one of the countries’ best high school by the popular reporting and opinion website The Daily Beast.

“Our mission [is] to create a college and career ready culture,” said Independence High School Principal Amy D. Dellinger, “[We want our students to be] prepared for success regardless of their choice after high school i.e. college, military or the work face.”

Dellinger said that Independence applied for the opportunity to be placed on The Daily Beast list.

Dellinger has spent 23 years in education, the last four of which have been as Independence principal.

Dellinger said that the school has worked hard to develop four-year plans for each student, to help develop a specific vision for their future.  […]

By |September 12th, 2014|Around Town, Good deeds, Independence High School|0 Comments