This is the 81st meeting between these two teams. Independence overall is 45-32-3, 25-12-2 at home and 20-20-1 on the road against Vinton-Shellsburg. The first meeting took place last season on October 20th, 1899 where Vinton-Shellsburg won 5-0.
Justin Putz is in his 4th season as head coach of the Independence Mustangs and 5th overall. Currently, his record at Independence is 12-16-0. His overall coaching record is 17-21-0 in five seasons with three playoff appearances.
Jim Womochil is the head coach of the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings.
The next game for Independence will be away against Benton Community. Vinton-Shellsburg will host Cedar Rapids, Xavier.
The last game for Independence was a 37-0 loss to Cedar Rapids Xavier. Vinton-Shellsburg lost to Charles City 36-20.