INDEPENDENCE - For Independence, the prep football season opener bore little resemblance to its winless 2016 campaign.
Even in defeat, a clear message was sent that there are brighter days ahead for the Mustangs.
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l Name: Jaylin Davis
l Number: 24
l Position: Outfield
l Bats/Throws: Right/Right
l Height/Weight: 6-foot-1, 190 pounds
l Age: 22
l Hometown: Greensboro, N.C.
l Noteworthy: Hit seven home runs in 12 games last season for Rookie-level Elizabethton, then was promoted to Cedar Rapids. Hit .250 in 52 games for the Kernels, with nine home runs. A 24th-round draft pick of the Minnesota Twins in 2015 out of Appalachian State, where he was Southern Conference Freshman of the Year. Did not play professionally after signing in 2015 because of a labrum injury that required surgery.