This is the 43rd meeting between these two teams. Independence overall is 24-18-0, 16-5-0 at home, and 8-13-0 on the road against Maquoketa. The first meeting took place on September 16th, 1949, in Independence where the Mustangs won 13-0.
Justin Putz is in his 6th season as head coach of the Independence Mustangs and 7th overall. Currently, his record at Independence is 20-21-0. His overall coaching record is 25-26-0 in seven seasons with three playoff appearances.
Kevin Bowman is the head coach of the Maquoketa Cardinals.