This is the 62nd meeting between these two teams. Independence overall is 16-40-5, 9-19-3 at home, and 7-21-5 on the road against Waverly-Shell Rock. The first meeting took place on October 18th, 1913, where Waverly-Shell Rock won.
Justin Putz is in his 4th season as head coach of the Independence Mustangs and 5th overall. Currently, his record at Independence is 10-14-0. His overall coaching record is 15-19-0 in five seasons with three playoff appearances.
Mark Hubbard is the head coach of the Waverly-Shell Rock Go-Hawks.
The next game for Independence will home against South Tama County in the 104th Homecoming Game. Waverly-Shell Rock will be at Vinton-Shellsburg.
The last game for Independence was a win against Clear Creek-Amana 35-7. Waverly-Shell Rock’s last game was a victory against North Fayette Valley 27-7.