[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.
Three years almost to the day that Katrina hit New Orleans, the remnants of Hurricane Fay pounced Mecklenburg County with rain. Northern Meck was hit hard, so were the Cavalier Apartments on Monroe Road. Residents were evacuated the morning of August 27 to the East Meck High School gym. The county handled the situation with efficiency and professionalism. It was afterward, when some residents were told their county-bought flood insurance did not get processed in time, that trouble began.
[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
Mint Hill Times columnist Dr. Mike Richardson will appear on Charlotte Talks Monday at 9 am. The WFAE 90.7 program will be a repeat of a show done earlier this year. Dr. Richardson pens the Health Basics column each week. Watch for his forthcoming collection of columns in a book titled “Health Basics Essays 2008.”