There is no better time than the present to anoint another Independence Bank Player of the Week. Independence Bank is proud to sponsor weekly articles highlighting players in the areas where Independence Bank flourishes who embody the same type of revolutionary service to their respective football teams which has made Independence Bank unique and special in the banking industry.
Independence Bank has a goal of achieving everyday excellence, and the player winning this week’s award performed at an incredibly high level throughout the 2019 high-school football season. His performance exceeded both the Maroons’ and the Madisonville, Kentucky community expectations.
We are focusing on the class of 2023 WR/RB, Lajuan McAdoo, from Madisonville North-Hopkins High School located in Madisonville, Kentucky right down the road from Independence Bank branches located on 1776 North Main Street and 629 East Center Street respectively.
First of all, both Jeriah Hightower (3,301 yards rushing 81-yards receiving in 2019) and QB, Haden Reynolds (398 yards rushing, 2211-yards passing in 2019), are out of eligibility. Together they were 3,399 out of 3,694 yards gained on the ground for an offense which ran the football as its primary source of production.
Think of this, between Reynolds passing and running together with Hightower’s rushing and receiving, those two players ALONE accounted fro 5,881 of North-Hopkins’ 6,095-yards of total offense. Folks, that is over 96% of the offense’s total yards graduating at the end of the Spring term. Wow!
To say the Maroons need the arrival of a hero for the 2020 football season would be a bit of an understatement. Enter freshman superstar, Lajuan McAdoo (we have seen it spelled “MacAdoo” too and don’t know which is correct).
As a freshman on a team which just went to the 4A classification’s semi-finals, McAdoo played in all 14 of the Maroons’ games in 2019. There aren’t too many freshman who can make the same claim.
McAdoo caught 14 passes for 104-yards and 1 receiving TD to go with 17-carries for 140-yard rushing with a rushing TD. He also had 11-tackles playing on defense. All told, this 5-9 prospect with a frame destined to get longer, taller, and thicker was really close to gaining selection to our KPGFootball All-State Freshman team.
While he didn’t quite make the All-Freshman squad, he did have one of the finer years of any freshman in his classification. He figures to play a prominent roll in his teams trek toward continued success in 2020 and beyond.
Congratulations to Lajuan McAdoo (or MacAdoo) for his Revolutionary Play in 2019 which has earned him this recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky…your friends at Independence Bank.
This is HB Lyon reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron reminding you that WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!