Mint Hill Times reporter Adam Houston shot this video of the Independence High School Homecoming at half time of the game two weeks ago.
Weddington and Independence met Friday night as teams headed in opposite directions. The Patriots entered the game 7-0 on the season and ranked first in the region while the Warriors limped in at 0-8. Weddington had allowed 30 or more points in each of its games and the Patriots have scored 40 or more in [singlepic=259,240,160,,right]every contest so far this year. The streaks remained intact Friday as Independence cruised to a 41-14 victory.
“They do not have the overall talent that we do, but they were able to keep it close,” said Independence head coach Tom Knotts.
Anthony Carrothers led the Patriot attack by completing 25 of 30 passes for 334 yards and four touchdowns. Harold Blythe controlled the ground game and finished with 99 yards and two touchdowns on only nine carries. Independence amassed 454 yards of total offense for the game. […]
Two Independence High School students recently particpated in the American Chemical Society’s Project SEED program. Anastasiya Draga studied the “electrochemical and spectroscopic studies of hexacoordiate polypyridylsilicon (IV) complexes” with mentor Dr. Thomas Schmedake and Michele Johnson studied the “design and synthesis of nanoscale catalysts for biomass conversion” with mentor Dr. Sherine Obare.
They spent eight weeks […]
Independence got off to quick start Friday against Providence. How quick? Less than three minutes into the game, the Patriots lead 14-0. They put up 31 more points in the first half, an additional 21 points in the second half, and beat Providence 59-13 on a drizzly, sometimes windy night.
The victory renewed head coach Tom Knotts’ confidence in his team, and something that even he couldn’t dream.
“I don’t think anybody in the state could have beat us,” he said. “I think that ought to serve notice that we’re the top dog, and they have to knock us off.”
It’s the middle of October, and the temperature is still 84 degrees. What’s up with that?
[singlepic=230,220,140,,right]This week in The Mint Hill Times:
Tim Long reports Town Manager Brian Welch asked town staff to cut unnecessary spending to help deal with the economic situation.
Adam Houston reports the Board of Commissioners approved a permit for construction of a […]
Congrats to Independence High School, which recently collected 96 pints of blood in a recent blood drive. The goal was 90 pints. Independence is the only CMS school with three blood drives a year. The next blood drive is December 4, and the goal is 108 pints. The public is invited to give. The […]