INDEPENDENCE - For Independence, the prep football season opener bore little resemblance to its winless 2016 campaign.
Even in defeat, a clear message was sent that there are brighter days ahead for the Mustangs.
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l Name: Tyler Wells
l Number: 40
l Position: Pitcher
l Throws: Right
l Height/Weight: 6-foot-8, 265 pounds
l Age: 22
l Hometown: Yucaipa, Calif.
l Noteworthy: Pitched well in his rookie season for Rookie-level Elizabethton in 2016. Went 5-2 with a 3.23 earned run average in 10 starts. Was going to pitch in playoffs for Kernels had they advanced to Midwest League Championship Series. A 15th-round draft pick of the Minnesota Twins last June out of Cal State-San Bernardino. Led California Collegiate Athletic Association in strikeouts last season. Enjoys bowling and has a high game of 276 to his credit.