Category: Football

Independence Mustangs vs. Humboldt Wildcats Varsity Football

By: Charisse Lolagne

As the First quarter began, Caden Matson ran for 3 yards for the first touchdown of the night.(The Point after Kick by Trevor Beach is good) Lance Coon ran for 20 yards for another touchdown for the Wildcats. Teegan McEnany on the tackle (Assisted by Brady McDonald) The Point After Kick by Trevor Beach is good. The score of the game is 0 (Independence Mustangs- 14 (Humboldt Wildcats)

As the second quarter began, the Mustangs were ready to have a score on the board. Marcus Beatty passed to Keegan Schmitt for 48 yards. The first touchdown for the Mustangs. The Point after Kick by Sawyer Wendling was good. Caden Matson passed to Corey Dettmann for 43 yards. Another touchdown for the Wildcats. Jacob Sidles returned to the Mustangs 36 for 14 yards. The Point after Kick by Trevor Beach is good. Marcus Beatty ran only a yard for another touchdown for the Mustangs. (Point after Kick by Sawyer Wendling is good.) With only 15 seconds left of the first half, Mitchell Johnson passed the ball to Keegan Schmitt for 25 yards. Touchdown! Owen Hubbel on the tackle. But the Point After Kick by Sawyer Wendling was successful. The score after the First half was 21(Independence Mustangs)- 28 (Humboldt Wildcats)

As the third quarter began, Lance Coon was determined to score yet again. He ran for 24 yards for another touchdown for the Humboldt Wildcats. Brady McDonald was in on the tackle but was assisted by Marcus Beatty. The point-after kick by Trevor Beach was good.

The final quarter of the game began and the Wildcats were determined to keep going. Caden Matson passed to Will Orness for 19 yards, yet another touchdown for the wildcats. Zach slides on the tackle (Assisted by Brady McDonald) Point after kick by Trevor Beech was successful. Caden Matson ran for 6 yards for a touchdown. Mitchell Johnson threw an incomplete pass to the team at the Wildcats 20 for 0 yards. (Point After Kick by Trevor Beach is good.) The final score of the game was 21 (Independence Mustangs)- 42 (Humboldt Wildcats).

Although the season has come to an end, the Independence Football team has made history for the school. This was our first time making it this far into the state playoffs and only our second time playing Humboldt. Thank you to the community and the sponsors for supporting the Independence Mustangs football team.

Gameday Notes: Week 10 @ Humboldt Wildcats

Independence will travel to Humboldt to take on the Wildcats in the Quarterfinals of the 2021 IHSAA Football Playoffs.  This is the first time in history that Independence has made the Quarterfinals of the IHSAA Playoffs.  This will be the 2nd time in history that Independence will play Humboldt, the first being in 1946 where Humboldt won in Independence 26-7. 

Football player gets ready to catch a pass

Independence makes it to the second round of playoffs! Independence Mustangs vs. Benton Community Bobcats

October 29th,2021, By: Charisse Lolagne 

As the second quarter began, Marcus Beatty ran for one yard. The first touchdown of the night by the Mustangs. (Two-Point Conversion run by Keegan Schmitt is no good.) Later in the quarter, Marcus Beatty scored yet again, he ran for 18 yards with the point after kick by Sawyer Wendling also being successful. The score after the second quarter is 13-0 with the Mustangs in the lead.

In the fourth quarter, Both teams are determined to make it to round two. Mitchell Johnson passed to Keegan Schmitt for 11 yards for yet another touchdown for the mustangs. But, the two-point conversion run by Keegan Schmitt is no good. While the Benton community is desperate to score, Aidan Gallery passes the ball to Aiden Thompson for a 29-yard touchdown. The Two-point Conversion run by Ryan Tjelmeland is no good. Marcus Beatty did not allow the Bobcats scoring play to affect him. He ran for a 47-yard touchdown and was successful along with Sawyer Wendlings Point After kick. The final score of the first round of playoffs is, 26-6 with the Independence Mustangs Advancing to the Quarterfinals of the playoffs where they will travel to Humboldt, Iowa.