Tonight’s Honorary Captains are members of the Independence Youth Football Organization.  The organization was started in 2002 by Joe and Janet Payne to introduce 5th and 6th graders at Independence to tackle football and to help gain the skills necessary for the sport as they move up to the next level.  Josh Hinde and Rick Wendling joined the program in 2010, serving as coaches and coordinators, with Josh still currently the coordinator for the Independence community. With the help of many volunteer coaches, the Independence Youth Football Organization has been able to help many 5th and 6th graders be introduced to the sport, as well as offering support to football at all levels at Independence.  Thank you to all those involved in helping progress the Independence Youth Football Organization for the past 16 years! Please welcome to Lyle Leinbaugh Field, our honorary captains, the Independence Youth Football Coordinators past and present!