This is the 63rd meeting between these two teams. Independence overall is 16-41-5, 9-19-3 at home and 7-22-2 on the road against Waverly-Shell Rock. The first meeting took place on October 18th, 1913, in Waverly-Shell Rock where the Go-Hawks won.
Justin Putz is in his 5th season as head coach of the Independence Mustangs and 6th overall. Currently, his record at Independence is 19-19-0. His overall coaching record is 24-24-0 in six seasons with three playoff appearances.
Mark Hubbard is the head coach of the Waverly-Shell Rock Go-Hawks.