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