Football: Independence vs. North Meck Home
7:00 PM at North Meck. Independence won 41-13 last season. Players to watch: North Meck – RB William Santiago, DB Avery Jones, WR Stephen Langford; Independence – QB Kelvin Hopkins, RB Isaiah Robinson, WR Workpeh Kofa. THE SKINNY: North Mecklenburg hopes to parlay its enthusiasm from the victory in the season opener. It’ll be a tough task against Independence, which scored 49 in its first game. North Meck’s Santiago rushed for 102 yards and Nolan Beasley threw two touchdown passes. The Vikings defense will have to contain Independence running back Isaiah Robinson and quarterback Hopkins, who was 20-of-24 passing for 376 yards and four touchdowns last week.