Man Faces Tall Task With Independence

The Man Hillbillies took down Class AA foe Shady Spring last week, 41-22, but this week will feature a trip to take on one of the top teams in Class AA – the 3rd-ranked Independence Patriots.

Man (6-1) is the 9th-ranked team in Class A and have won five straight games. Against Shady Spring, the Hillbillies rushed for 408 yards. Jordan Adams, Jim Green and Jayden Brumfield all rushed for over 100 yards in the win.

Man will need to win the battle up front to have a shot at beating the high powered Patriots.

Independence (6-0) is led by Kennedy Award hopeful Judah Price. Price has rushed for 1,227 yards and 22 touchdowns for the Patriots this season. Independence defeated Bluefield, 44-16, two weeks ago and then enjoyed a bye week.

The Patriots average 57.3 points per game and have only given up 24 total points all season.

The opening kick is set for 7:30 pm at Independence.

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