2017 High School Football Preview: Independence Patriots

Coal City, WV (WOAY) – After making the Class AA playoffs in back-to-back seasons, the Patriots look to extend that to a third straight year, but will be doing so with a new head coach.

Mark Montgomery joins the Patriots after one year as an assistant at Princeton, continuing a coaching career that spans multiple decades.

This year’s senior class is embracing the leadership role they inherited from last year’s class, as there are several key players from 2016 who return for the quest for a third straight playoff appearance.

Independence’s 2017 schedule: August 25 at Midland Trail; September 1 at PikeView; September 8 at James Monroe; September 15 vs. Shady Spring; September 22 vs. Westside; September 29 vs. Clay County; October 6 at Summers County; October 13 at Liberty; October 27 vs. Wyoming East; November 3 vs. Roane County