Independence Shuts Out East Meck

The Independence High School football team defeated East Meck 49-0 Friday night.  The win improves Indy’s record to 5-0 on the season.

Quarterback Evan Guest threw for over 250 yards with five touchdowns.  Guest also rushed for two scores.

“We had plays called for me to pull the ball and run if it was open,” said Guest.  “I saw some opportunities and I took advantage of them.  All the credit goes to my teammates and coaches.  We had a great week of practice, and all that goes into what we do on Friday night.”

Dequan Barnes and Austin Duke each scored twice on receptions from Guest.

Credit the Indy defense and special teams units for the team’s first shutout of the season.  The Patriots recovered three fumbles and blocked a field goal attempt.  Jack Tocho picked off an Eagles’ pass to end one of East Meck’s offensive drives.

Independence’s coaches and players certainly did their homework this week.  Their offensive and defensive game plans dominated both sides of the ball.

“East Meck’s defense is very aggressive,” said Indy Head Coach Bill Geiler.  “We figured we could let Evan loose a couple of times.  When he could pull it, we let him pull it and run with it.”

Independence hosts Ardrey Kell this Friday.

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