By Casey Patrick
DICKSON, TN – Independence defeated Dickson County 41-0 Friday night to improve to 6-2 on the season, while the Dickson County Cougars move to 1-7.
Independence started the game with a turnover on downs after moving into Dickson County territory but that would be one of the few times the Eagles failed to score on the evening. After a week off, Independence looked to get the offense back into rhythm and get prepared for a big game next week against Pearl-Cohn.
Ethan Cash led Independence through the air on Friday night with four passing touchdowns. Running backs Kobe Kreid and Jack Phillips both found the end zone on the ground in the rout.
“Coming off a bye week it was nice to shake off some rust and get back on track,” Independence coach Scott Blade said. “Our offense is predicated on what the defense is giving us.
“We started out with some high-percentage throws to get him in rhythm and letting the receivers do the work.”
Photo: Marty Allison/DicksonSportsMedia
After what has been a really rough season, the Dickson County Cougars didn’t have much more luck tonight. Starting quarterback Jacob Dooley went down early in the game to which coach Randy Murphree said “I think he’s alright, just took a helmet to the hip.”
The Cougars had a few other injuries throughout the night, although none seemed serious. Coach Murphree had more to say on his team’s loss.
“I think if you come and watch a game you can see the difference in speed,” Murphree said. “There’s a big difference in speed between these teams and other classes.
“I told them after the game we’re back in school so we need to get everything right in the classroom and get our grades right and get back to work on Monday.”
Friday also marked senior night for Dickson County, as they celebrated 12 Cougars playing their final game in Dickson County Stadium.
Independence will move on to the aforementioned Pearl-Cohn next week as the Eagles will host the Firebirds while Dickson County will go on the road to face Fairview.