Football: Independence vs. Hough Home
7:00 PM at Hough High School. Independence (3-1) at Hough (3-0). Independence won 31-14 last season. Players to watch: Indy – QB Kelvin Hopkins, WR Workpeh Kofa, LB Chris Turpin; Hough – QB Josh Stilley, RB Tylan Murrell, WR Caleb Hines. THE SKINNY: These are two of the area’s top Class 4A teams. Hough is averaging 420 points and 43 points per game. The Huskies move the ball running and passing. Stilley has completed 70 percent of his passes. Hough’s defense has limited opponents to 17 pass completions in three games. Special teams are potent, too, as Mark Fields II and Murrell have kick returns for touchdowns and kicker Tim Gawert usually sails kickoffs into the end zone. Independence is averaging 36.2 points per game and hopes to rebound from a 40-33 loss to West Mecklenburg last week.