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Mustang Volleyball on to State!

Last night the 12th ranked Independence Mustangs beat the 7th ranked Center-Point Urbana in the Regional Finals for the right to go to state in three straight sets. The next game is Tuesday, November 7th in Cedar Rapids vs. 1st ranked Xavier at 6:00 pm. GO MUSTANGS!!

Photos by: Charlie McCardle and Matt Shannon

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Dylan Moffatt Named to Tiger Hall of Fame!

Story Update: 10/25/17: Dylan was officially inducted into the Cedar Falls Hall of Fame for his swimming accomplishments. Congratulations Dylan!

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Dylan Moffatt at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Pictured with his mom, Caroline Stickler

Independence’s Dylan Moffatt has been named to the Tiger Sports Hall of Fame for swimming! Dylan will be recognized at the Cedar Falls Homecoming football game on Friday, September 29 at the UNI Dome.

Congratulations Dylan! Your recognition is well deserved!

To learn more about the swimming partnership with the Cedar Falls Tigers read the original press release.

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Game Day Notes #9 vs. Benton Community

The Series:
This is the 20th meeting between these two teams.  Independence overall is 6-13, 4-6-0 at home and 2-7-0 on the road against Benton Community.  The first meeting took place on September 18th, 1987, where Benton Community won 28-6.

Coaching Records:
Justin Putz is in his 4th season as head coach of the Independence Mustangs and 5th overall.  Currently, his record at Independence is 13-16-0.  His overall coaching record is 18-21-0 in five seasons with three playoff appearances.

Head Coach is the head coach of the Benton Community Bobcats.

Next Game:
The next game for Independence will be home against Decorah.  Benton Community will host Vinton-Shellsburg.

Last Game:
The last game for Independence was a 54-14 win to Vinton-Shellsburg.  Benton Community beat Charles City 45-22.

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Game Day Notes #8 vs. Vinton-Shellsburg

The Series:
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.

Coaching Records:
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.

Next Game:
The next game for Independence will be away against Benton Community.  Vinton-Shellsburg will host Cedar Rapids, Xavier.

Last Game:
The last game for Independence was a 37-0 loss to Cedar Rapids Xavier.  Vinton-Shellsburg lost to Charles City 36-20.

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Game Day Notes #7 vs. Xavier

The Series:
This is the 2nd meeting between these two teams.  Independence overall is 0-1-0, 0-0-0 at home and 0-1-0 on the road against Cedar Rapids Xavier.  The first meeting took place last season on September 30th, 2016, where Cedar Rapids Xavier won 45-0.

Coaching Records:
Justin Putz is in his 4th season as head coach of the Independence Mustangs and 5th overall.  Currently, his record at Independence is 12-15-0.  His overall coaching record is 17-20-0 in five seasons with three playoff appearances.

Duane Schulte is the head coach of the Cedar Rapids Xavier Saints.

Next Game:
The next game for Independence will be home against Vinton-Shellsburg.  Cedar Rapids Xavier will host Waverly-Shell Rock

Last Game:
The last game for Independence was a victory at Charles City 47-32.  Cedar Rapids Xavier won against Decorah 21-13.

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Game Day Notes #6 vs. Charles City

The Series:
This is the 10th meeting between these two teams.  Independence overall is 3-6-0, 1-4-0 at home and 2-2-0 on the road against Charles City.  The first meeting took place on September 13th, 2002, where Independence won 19-6.

Coaching Records:
Justin Putz is in his 4th season as head coach of the Independence Mustangs and 5th overall.  Currently, his record at Independence is 11-15-0.  His overall coaching record is 16-20-0 in five seasons with three playoff appearances.

Darren Bohlen is the head coach of the Charles City Comets.

Next Game:
The next game for Independence will be home against Cedar Rapids Xavier.  Charles City will travel to Vinton-Shellsburg.

Last Game:
The last game for Independence was a victory in the 104th Homecoming Football game against South Tama County 59-26. Charles City’s last game was a loss to Cedar Rapids Xavier 50-0.

 

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Game Day Notes #5 vs. South Tama

The Series:
This is the 8th meeting between these two teams.  Independence overall is 2-5-0, 0-2-0 at home, 1-3-0 on the road, and 1-0-0 at neutral sites against South Tama County.  The first meeting took place on October 13th, 1990, in the UNI-Dome where Independence won 20-6.

 

Homecoming:
This year’s homecoming game is the 104th homecoming game for Independence.  Independence is 46-52-5 in playing for homecoming.  This will be the first time Independence has played South Tama County for Homecoming.  The first homecoming game took play in 1913, where Independence lost to West Delaware 7-0.

 

Coaching Records:
Justin Putz is in his 4th season as head coach of the Independence Mustangs and 5th overall.  Currently, his record at Independence is 10-15-0.  His overall coaching record is 15-20-0 in five seasons with three playoff appearances.

 

Nate Doran is the head coach of the South Tama County Trojans.

 

Next Game:
The next game for Independence will at Charles City.  South Tama County will host Vinton-Shellsburg.

 

Last Game:
The last game for Independence was a loss against Waverly-Shell Rock 49-13. South Tama County’s last game was a victory against Charles City 29-20.

 

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Gameday Notes #4 vs. Waverly-Shell Rock

The Series:
This is the 62nd meeting between these two teams.  Independence overall is 16-40-5, 9-19-3 at home, and 7-21-5 on the road against Waverly-Shell Rock.  The first meeting took place on October 18th, 1913,  where Waverly-Shell Rock won.

 

Coaching Records:
Justin Putz is in his 4th season as head coach of the Independence Mustangs and 5th overall.  Currently, his record at Independence is 10-14-0.  His overall coaching record is 15-19-0 in five seasons with three playoff appearances.

Mark Hubbard is the head coach of the Waverly-Shell Rock Go-Hawks.

 

Next Game:
The next game for Independence will home against South Tama County in the 104th Homecoming Game.  Waverly-Shell Rock will be at Vinton-Shellsburg.

 

Last Game:
The last game for Independence was a win against Clear Creek-Amana 35-7. Waverly-Shell Rock’s last game was a victory against North Fayette Valley 27-7.

 

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