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Indy defeats Hough 38-33 to open the season

Independence’s varsity football team defeated Hough 38-33 Friday night in front of a hostile crowd in Cornelius.

The Patriots’ defense was solid early, shutting out the Huskies in the first half.  Kahlil Gonzales and Jack Tocho both had interceptions for Indy.

After rushing touchdowns by RJ Baker and Evan Guest, the Patriots took an early 14-0 lead.

Hough […]

By |August 22nd, 2011|Independence High School, Sports|2 Comments

Independence to Host Green & Gold Game

The Independence Patriots will hold their first annual “Green & Gold Game” this Saturday, August 13th.  Admission is $2 and gates at the school’s stadium will open at 4:00.  All fans and families will have the opportunity to meet the Patriot coaches and players.  Cameras are permitted in the media-day type atmosphere.
Mint Hill youth football […]

By |August 12th, 2011|Around Town, Independence High School, Sports|2 Comments

Independence looks to get its swagger back

Photos By Tim Long
After a very tough 2010 season, the Independence Patriots appear to have rejuvenated their football team. At a 7-on-7 scrimmage last Thursday night at Charlotte Christian School, the Indy squad had the opportunity to showcase their quarterbacks, receivers, linebackers, and defensive backs.
The Patriots suited up 39 players, and lined up against six other local schools, including South Meck and Charlotte Catholic.
After a positive showing, Head Coach Bill Geiler thinks the 2011 Patriots can put the school back in the spotlight.
“We took some lumps last year with some young kids. They’re mature now. We’re fast and strong and more confident in ourselves. It’s great to see these guys playing with intensity and flying all around the field. They’ve brought the swagger back to Independence.”
The Patriot defensive unit stole the show last week, shutting down offenses on roughly 95 percent of plays. Indy’s squad was clearly the most enthusiastic and vocal of all the teams at the scrimmage.
Starting Quarterback Evan Guest, who looks like he’s lived in the weight room this off-season, threw crisp passes to multiple receivers all night long. […]

By |July 21st, 2011|Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

Adrian Gamble will go to Fork Union Military Academy in upcoming year

Adrian Gamble, who signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Virginia last February, will spend the coming academic year at Fork Union Military Academy. The former Independence High School wide receiver was a part of one of the most potent passing attacks in the county last season.

By |July 11th, 2011|Independence High School, Sports|8 Comments