With a nearly perfect first half, Independence put points on the board both early and often in a 56-0 win over Dickson County on Friday.
Coming off a two-week shutdown due to COVID-19, the Eagles were eager to get on the field, and when they did there was no letting off the gas. Independence put up 49 points in the first half on Friday night, something coach Scott Blade was pleased to see after the long layoff.
“We had essentially three weeks off from playing,” Blade said. “We had some miscues early, so the preparation is extremely important.
“Our kids were excited. They were pumped up and ready to go, and it showed tonight.”
Indy scored on all five possessions, including two passing and another rushing score from Jaxson Campbell. He hit Tyler Kondra and Calvin Wilson for scores in the first half for the Eagles. Tre Hartwell scored twice in the half.
Giving his first team offense a chance to enjoy their homecoming night during the second half, Blade put the load on several young players, including Brice West, who found his way to the end zone in the game.
For the night, Campbell was nearly perfect throwing, finishing his night 7-of-9 for 110 yards and no turnovers. He also ran for 32 yards on just two carries.
Independence will make up its region game at Brentwood next week in a game with region championship implications.
Independence 56, Dickson Co. 0
At Eagle Stadium
D 0 0 0 0 — 0
I 21 28 0 7 — 56
|I – Tyler Kondra 13 pass from Jaxson Campbell (11:00), Sam Henke kick|
|I – Campbell 35 run (7:47), Henke kick|
|I – Calvin Wilson 39 pass from Campbell (5:16), Henke kick|
|I – Tre Hartwell 4 run (10:30), Henke kick|
|I – Brooks Sapone interception return (8:40), Henke kick|
|I – Hartwell 5 run (4:10), Henke kick|
|I – Tommy Monohan fumble return, Henke kick|
|I – Brice West 10 run (8:35), Henke kick|
|Dickson County – Drew Rymer 4-10, Clinton Shrader 10-5, Jessie Stewart 3-5, Dakota Flippo 1-0, Austin Morris 1-(-2), Ethan Howell 10-(-19)|
|Independence – Tre Hartwell 9-80, Chase Harmon 2-46, Brice West 4-37, Jaxson Campbell 2-32, Ethan Pickering 2-12, Hunter Howard 3-0, Raul Cruz 1-0|
|Dickson County – Ethan Howell 5-14-1 78|
|Independence – Jaxson Campbell 7-9-0 110, Hunter Howard 4-5-0 34|
|Dickson County – Jessie Stewart 1-45, Enoch Terlecki 1-31, Drew Rymer 1-4, Clinton Shrader 2-(-2)|
|Independence – Calvin Wilson 1-39, Tyler Kondra 2-33, Josh Owens 2-24, Brigham Morrical 2-21, Josh Amor 1-11, Jeb Sessions 1-7, Ty Lockwood 1-6, Anthony Rooney 1-3|