Tough Fight, but Indy Takes the Crown

Williamson County Football

By Amber Pennycuff

After a win last week against district rival Centennial (4-4, 2-2), Independence dominated the turf once again.  The Eagles made their way over to district foe Dickson County (1-8, 1-4) last night and soared over the Cougars for a 49-36 win.

Independence (5-3, 3-1) was on fire last night.  Vic Wharton ran it in for an Eagle TD 13 seconds into the game, and Drake Dorman’s kick added the extra-point to give Independence a 7-0 lead with 11:47 left in the first.

Dickson County answered right back and scored its first touchdown of the night, making it a tied contest.

Wharton wasn’t going to let that stop him from making plays.  The Tennessee commit ran one in with 8:10 left in the first quarter to gain a 14-7 lead.

Heading into the second, Deion Sims ran into the end zone for a TD with only 9:31 left in the half.  The Cougars must have been on their A-game last night because a little over four-minutes later, Dickson County score, yet again.  And that wasn’t the end of the Cougars offensive scoring-game.   Two-minutes later, the Cougars brought the game to a neck-and-neck match-up with 21-points on the board.

Wharton was not satisfied entering halftime tied-up.  Totaling his third TD in the first half, Wharton hit the end zone to finish off the half with a 28-21 lead.

Back from halftime, Dickson County made a FGA with 5:51 left in the third to create a four-point deficit to the Eagles.

The third quarter was quite the show for the Cougars.  DC struck again, as they made their way past the Eagle defense into the end zone.  But Independence was not going to let them ahead that easily as they blocked the extra-point.

With only 39-seconds left until the fourth, Sophomore Daniel Wright ran it into the end zone for an Indy TD to take the lead, 35-30.

Dickson County was just shy into the fourth, when they scored another TD but were stopped on a 2-point conversion attempt.  Wharton answered right back with a TD for the Eagles to bring Indy up 42-36.

The Class of 2014 all-star finished off the night to seal the deal with another touchdown with three-minutes left in the game, and the Eagles were up 49-36.  Wharton completed the night with five TDs for Indy.

Quarterback Andrew Bunch settled out completing 16 of 27 passes for 269 yards for the Eagles.

Independence will take on 6-1, 3-1 Franklin next week at home.  It will be a tough match-up for Indy, and the Williamson Source will keep you updated throughout the night and the rest of the 2013 season on our Football Central Homepage.