Farragut ends Independence winning streak in 5A state title game

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Independence Eagles were eyeing 30 straight wins and a second straight state title Friday night.

After jumping out to a 35-7 lead at halftime, they thought it was all over until the second half.

Brandon Hines threw for 327 yards and two touchdowns for the Eagles but was intercepted six times as Farragut was able to convert turnovers into points.

The Admirals were led by Cooper Hardin who had 164 yards and three rushing touchdowns, including the knock out score late in the fourth quarter to help Farragut complete a 28-point comeback to win the state championship.

Braden Collins was a big factor in Farragut outscoring Independence 38-0 in the second half, with nine catches for 177 yards and two touchdowns.

With a 45-35 win, Farragut hoisted the 5-A state championship trophy, ending the Eagles 29-game winning streak. It also robbed them of a second straight state championship.