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.
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.
The next game for Independence will be home against Vinton-Shellsburg. Cedar Rapids Xavier will host Waverly-Shell Rock
The last game for Independence was a victory at Charles City 47-32. Cedar Rapids Xavier won against Decorah 21-13.