This is the 104th meeting between these two teams. Independence overall is 0-0-0, 28-23-1 at home, and 18-30-2 on the road against West Delaware. The first meeting took place on November 4th, 1899, which Independence won 15-0.
Justin Putz is in his 4th season as head coach of the Independence Mustangs and 5th overall. Currently, his record at Independence is 9-13-0. His overall coaching record is 14-18-0 in five seasons with three playoff appearances.
Doug Winkowitsch has been the head coach of the West Delaware Hawks for 14 years, with a 108-31-0 record and 9 playoff appearances.
The next game for Independence will be home against Clear Creek-Amana. West Delaware will be at Mount Vernon.
The last game for Independence was a loss against Dike-New Hartford 40-27. West Delaware’s last game was a loss to Waverly-Shell Rock in the IHSAA State Playoffs last season.