Patriots quiet Lions’ roar

Lawrence Martin owned the night. Martin caught six passes for 211 yards, two touchdowns and he threw a 51-yard touchdown pass to tight end Sebastian Green on a wide receiver pass. Head coach Tom Knotts said Martin also wasn’t too shabby on defense.

“We have to use him both ways, and he probably is one of the top five players in Charlotte,” he said. “It’s hard to play both ways, and that’s what we’re trying to do.”

INDEPENDENCE 49

WEST CHARLOTTE 3

Continue reading

Share

Madison coach: Let’s play in Atlanta

The Tallahasee Democrat reports Madison Coach Frankie Carroll tried to get Independence to move the game to a Saturday and to meet half way:

Carroll said he spoke with Independence head coach Tom Knotts about other alternatives, but Knotts told him the final decision was out of his hands. “Playing on Saturday was OK with him, and we were fine with that,” Carroll said. “I told him we could meet in Atlanta and play in a corn field.”

Share

Patriots cancel trip to Florida

[singlepic=80,80,160,,left]Patriot Nation won’t take the show to Florida this week because tropical storm Hanna looms in the Atlantic and threatens the Southeast. Independence was scheduled to play Madison County High, the reigning Florida 2A champion. Head coach Tom Knotts said when the trip was announced the Patriots looked forward to playing Madison County, and the team always look for a challenge.

Continue reading

Share

Bulldogs blast North Meck

There’s a lot of new faces on the 2008 Butler Bulldogs team. The talent, however, has never been better. [singlepic=59,260,180,,right] Running back Markel Moore and the rest of the Bulldogs were fast and physical against North Meck. PHOTO: swardpics.com

Butler 49 North Meck 7

Continue reading

Share

Patriots make it rain on Troy

[singlepic=60,270,190,,right]The weather at the end of the Independence season opener last night resembled the Patriots offense in the first half. Both made it rain on the field as Independence beat Olympic 47-0. The Patriots only took 3 minutes 57 seconds to score their first touchdown of the season on a one-yard run by quarterback Anthony Carrothers.

“He understands the offense a lot more, he’s more patient and he stays in the pocket a lot more,” offensive lineman Ryan Thompson said. “He’s matured a lot.” Continue reading

Share

Former Butler and Big I players return Saturday

[singlepic=51,250,170,watermark,left]Virgina Tech players Jarrett Boykin and Eddie Whitley return to the area Saturday to open the 2008 college football season. Boykin was Butler’s best receiver last year, and he was also a great all-around talent for the Bulldogs. Boykin and Whitley aren’t the only local players opening the season in Bank of America Stadium. East Carolina’s Dominique Lindsay and D.J. McFadden graduated from Independence. This is Lindsay’ senior season at ECU.

The game is televised Saturday at noon on ESPN.

Share