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Independence Hosts Pep Rally Before Departing for Wheeling

Published: Dec. 3, 2021 at 6:50 PM EST
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COAL CITY, W.Va. (WVVA) - Students from Independence high school as well as those from the middle and elementary schools gathered to send off their undefeated team this morning.

Tonight will be the Patriots’ first state title game appearance. Despite the 9 AM start time, there was a surplus of energy in the stands. Some students even designed signs in support of the team.

Head Coach, John Lilly spoke to the crowd and thanked those in attendance for their support during the season.

The team bus departed for Wheeling at 10:00 AM flanked by police cars, fire trucks and students lining the sides of the road.

Independence and Fairmont Senior are scheduled to kick off at Wheeling Island Stadium at 7 PM.

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