Independence Plays Dickson Co Friday


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Williamson County Football
By: Amber Pennycuff

Independence High School (4-3, 2-1) will be on the road to Dickson County (1-7, 1-3) this week, after cutting off its losing streak by taking a win over neighboring district rival Centennial (4-4, 2-2).

The Eagles will head over to the Dickson County turf on Friday night looking for another win to regain their strength once again.

As you recall, Independence has had an extremely tough schedule this past season. Beech (5-3), Ravenwood (6-1), and Blackman (7-0) all add up to losses for the Eagles, but are some of the most successful teams in the league right now. Blackman is ranked no. 5 in the state.

The Eagles, certainly, are no stranger to success themselves. Independence has a power house of talent and lights up the field every game.
Against Centennial, RaShaan Gaulden was seven for 82-yards and TD. Quarterback and sophomore Andrew Bunch had lots of looks with his 21-of-31 completion and 262-yards on Friday.

Dickson County’s one win of the year came from Summit (1-7, 0-4), who has had much to think about this season after resignation of its coach. The Cougars finished out 2012 with a 10-2 record, but transferred over to Class AAA-District 11 from District 10 this year.

Each win that the Eagles have taken this season, they have not let the opponent score more than 14-points. To its three losses, each opponent scored twice as much or more during the game. In its four wins, they have recorded 164 points scoring and only 41 points in the three losses.

Dickson County has failed to score more than 16-points in six of its eight games and allowed its opponents to outscore them by 214 points, versus its 127 points this year, totaling up to be 87-points.

After this week, Independence will face Franklin and Brentwood before the play-offs roll around.

The Eagles will kick-off over on the Dickson County turf Friday night at 7p.m.

The Williamson Source will keep you updated on the Eagles throughout the 2013 football season on our Football Central Homepage.

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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.