Football: North Meck vs. Independence Away
Kickoff: 7 p.m. Aug. 29. North Meck (0-1) at Independence (1-0). Last meeting: Independence won 42-0 last year. Players to watch: NM – RB Corey Patton, WR Malik Byrd, WR Kendall Coles; Independence – DB Adonnis Alexander, OL Christian Colon, QB Kelvin Hopkins. THE SKINNY: North Meck was impressive in scoring 28 straight points to take a 28-21 lead against Lake Norman last week, but had too many late mistakes and lost. It did show the Vikings they can play with almost any team. They’ll face a test against Independence, which scored 49 points in its opener. North Meck’s short passing game was effective last week, and Patton showed explosive speed on trap plays. The Vikings need to limit mistakes.