This is the 42nd meeting between these two teams. Independence overall is 23-18-0, 15-5-0 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 5th season as head coach of the Independence Mustangs and 6th overall. Currently, his record at Independence is 15-18-0. His overall coaching record is 20-23-0 in six seasons with three playoff appearances.
Kevin Bowman is the head coach of the Maquoketa Cardinals.