Independence made an emphatic statement in its home opener by blowing out South Meck, 42-7, a week after upsetting North Meck on the road.
Junior quarterback Arnold Taylor (No. 4) threw 199 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another in the rout.
Senior receivers Brian Morgan (1 catch, 32 yards) and Trevor Bryan (2 catches, 103 yards and two
touchdowns) hauled in the scores. Junior running back Davion Nelson (right) ran for 62 yards and a score while sophomore reserve Khalil Morrison added 63 yards and a touchdown.
Defensively, the Patriots overwhelmed South Meck in every facet of the game.
The Patriots have a real shot at 3-0 when Olympic comes calling this week.