#7 Mallard Creek whips 7X N.C. champ Independence 58-6

Mallard Creek Mavericks football

#7 Mallard Creek opened what head coach Mike Palmieri believes will be a very good season for the two-time defending North Carolina Class 4AA champs on Saturday with an impressive 58-6 thrashing of seven-time champ Independence.  The loss was one of the worst ever for the Patriots.

The Mavericks (1-0) blew-open the game with four touchdowns in the third quarter that extended a 24-6 halftime lead.

Mallard Creek’s defense was rock solid, allowing only 114 yards in total offense.  The Mavs limited Independence to minus-8 yards rushing.

On offense, senior quarterback James Smith threw four TD passes and ran for two more.

Next up for Mallard Creek is three-time N.C. state champ Butler on Friday.

Earlier this week, Palmieri appeared on the High School Football America Radio Show.  You can listen to the show below.

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