Indy Faces District Rival Centennial Thursday

Williamson County Football
By: Amber Pennycuff

Independence (3-3, 1-1) will be soaring back to home field this week, after a bye-week last Friday, to take on neighboring district rival Centennial (4-3, 2-1). The game will be featured as the MyTV30 Thursday Night Lights game and will be a “Pink-Out” in honor of breast cancer awareness month.

The Independence High School and Centennial High School DECA chapters are competing to raise money for breast cancer awareness this month. You may purchase baked goods and pink t-shirts at the main gate on game night, and all profits will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Businesses may donate to the schools, and their name will be announced at halftime.

Everyone is encouraged to wear pink in support of finding a cure.

Currently, both schools have one loss in Class AAA-District 11. Independence fell to Ravenwood (5-1, 2-0) mid-way through the season, but took a win from district rival Summit (1-6, 0-3) on Homecoming night, 56-7.

Starting off the season strong, Indy took two more wins from Kenwood (3-4) and Marshall County (3-4). However, the Eagles have remained winless after its 21-28 loss to Beech (5-2) their fourth match-up of the season.

Independence fell to undefeated Blackman (7-0) prior to its bye-week. The Eagles have had a tremendously tough schedule in the past few weeks. MaxPreps.com has Blackman ranked no. 4 in the state and 94th nationally. Beech is just behind at no. 31 in the state.

Both teams will bring extremely talented players to the line as they face-off on Thursday night. With big-name college players on its roster, Indy has been the center of attention throughout the year and seen as a powerhouse.

With three losses each, both schools will have a tough match-up ahead. The last time that Centennial was able to take a win over the Eagles was in 2010. Six games deep last season, Independence was 4-2, with a “W” over Centennial, and 2-0 in the district.

The Eagles will kick-off on home turf decked out in pink Thursday night at 7 p.m.

Take note that all Williamson County Schools will be kicking-off on Thursday night. Brentwood, Fairview, and Spring Hill will all be taking bye-weeks this week.

The Williamson Source will keep you updated on the game with our live scoreboard on our Football Central Homepage, and you can check out all the latest news and information on Indy football.

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Andrea has always loved the written word. She holds a B.A. in Journalism and a Masters in Creative Writing, both from Belmont University. Both sides of her family have lived in Williamson County for generations, so writing for Williamson Source is the perfect fit. She loves to hear stories of what Williamson County was like when her parents and grandparents were young and to write about this ever evolving county is truly special for her.