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    C. Adam Toney Athlete of the Week – Connor Gibson

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    Coal City, WV (WOAY) – Independence football has seen an up-and-down first half of 2017, but the Patriots are coming off a 26-0 win against Clay County that ensured a happy homecoming.

    One of the standout performers for the Patriots Friday was senior Connor Gibson, who ran for 192 yards and a pair of third-quarter touchdowns in the win.

    Like many student-athletes in Southern West Virginia, football is not the only sport in which Gibson excels; he also has won multiple state wrestling championships, contributing to an Independence squad that has won four straight team titles.

    Independence heads to Summers County this Friday.

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    Matt Digby

    Matt Digby is the Sports Director at WOAY-TV. He joined the station in January 2015 – right in the middle of Big Atlantic Classic Week. Read More