Independence Suffers Worst Loss of Year

Williamson County Football
By: David Wells

Blackman High School scored the first 28 points of the game and effectively stopped Independence’s offense all night as the Eagles lost 47-6 Friday night, their third straight.

Unlike in previous losses where turnovers were an issue, Independence (3-3) turned the ball over just once to the Blaze (6-0). Instead, the Eagles were forced to punt six times as Blackman contained their running game and the rushing attack was non-existent.

Quarterback Caleb Hollis scored Independence’ lone touchdown in the second quarter by using his legs, running it in from a yard out to make it 28-6 Blackman. The extra point attempt failed.

Hollis finished the night 5 of 15 for 81 yards, while Andrew Bunch threw 3-for-12 and 37 yards. Between six Independence rushers, the Eagles had a combined 24 yards.

Blackman, meanwhile, had no trouble piling the yard on Independence, focusing on a ground game that compiled 290 yards on 37 carries.

Independence will have a bye week before traveling to Centennial on Oct. 11. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.