Not only did the Independence High School football team have an undefeated, state championship-winning season, but the team has won another accolade by being selected as an honoree for the 11th Annual MaxPreps Football Tour of Champions presented by the National Guard.
“This is a huge honor to be nationally recognized by MaxPreps,” said IHS Head Football Coach Scott Blade. “We are proud to represent Williamson County as a whole with this honor. It is another validation to the type of year the team and coaching staff had.”
With this selection, the team is recognized as one of the best football teams in the country.
“This season has been special in all sorts of ways,” said Blade. “These kids never missed a beat after dealing with all kinds of adversity throughout the season. They never lost focus or made excuses when things didn’t go their way. They just kept playing and working at getting a little better. I couldn’t have asked more from a team. The whole school and community rallied behind this team from the beginning.”
The team will be honored with the National Guard National Ranking Trophy presentation in the beginning of 2016. Of more than 17,000 high schools that field varsity football teams, only 50 are recognized across the nation on the 2015-16 MaxPreps Tour of Champions.