There is no better time than the present to anoint another Independence Bank Player of the Week. Independence Bank is proud to sponsor a weekly article 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 this week we are focusing on a player who has come through for his team, every time his performance has been critically needed and called upon. This week we are focusing on Class of 2021, QB, Mason Wilson.
Wilson’s Webster County High School is 14.5 miles down KY-132 S from the Sebree Branch which services all of Webster County. The Sebree Branch of Independence Bank is located on 308 U.S. Highway 41 in neighboring Sebree, Kentucky, right next to Dixon where Webster County High School sets up shop.
Go on down and see our friends at Independence Bank. Give them both the opportunity and privilege to earn your business. Let them demonstrate to you what makes Independence Bank the best in the banking business and the fastest growing financial institution in Kentucky.
Mason Wilson has been tearing it up as the starting QB for the Webster County Trojans for a few years. He threw for over 1,200 yards as a sophomore with 11 passing TDs and followed that up, his junior year, by completed 124 of his 255-attempts, for 1,874-yards and 21-TDs through the air.
Though definitely a drop-back passer, Wilson was able to use his mobility to avoid pressure an even add to the offense’s production in meaningful and impactful ways. Wilson gained 65-yards on the ground in 2019 and scored 2-TDs rushing to go along with the 21-TDs he had passing.
The most important statistic is Webster County’s climbing out of the 1-10 posted in 2018 to go 3-8 last year with an opening win over Class 4A, First-District Hopkins County Central. Important strides are being made.
The team is improving year after year. The Trojans are being exceedingly well coached. Coach LaGrange and staff have built a roster, for 2020, which should see them “take the next progressive step.”
Mason, who is 6-0 tall and in the neighborhood of 165-pounds (we would estimate), can make all the throws and releases the football at an elevated point, like college coaches want to see. He also has a compact throwing motion which permits his getting the ball out quickly with the arm strength to make the throws required of someone at his position looking to matriculate toward “Saturday-Football.”
District-1 in the 3A classification is a tough bunch. You have to deal with traditional heavyweights, Paducah Tilghman and Trigg County, and Union County has gotten right tough themselves.
Most years, in that district, you are beating your brains out (it seems) to get to go on the road and play “The Blue Tornado” (Paducah Tilghman) in round one. There isn’t a team in Kentucky who would envy that predicament, though there are some who would be able to win their fair share.
Wilson and LaGrange’s charges are steadily improving, like we above said. They were 1-10 in 2018 and improved to 3-8 last season. Will they be able to get the win-column up to 5 or 6 in 2020 and have a chance to play at home, round-one?
Well, we don’t know the answer to that. It depends on a whole variety of factors.
However, having a prime-time, top-flight, senior returning at QB who has started multiple years at the all-important position is a good first-step. So is having a QB return who is very familiar with what you want accomplished on the offensive side of the football. As they say around Webster County, “Thank the Good Lord for Mason Wilson.”
Congratulations, Mason Wilson, both for your Revolutionary Play in 2019 and that which is to come in 2020, all of which has earned you this week’s recognition. Go out there and show them of what you’re made, Mason…your friends at the Sebree Branch will all be watching!
For all of you reading this, go see our friends at the fastest growing bank in the commonwealth of Kentucky who owe that growth to the men, women, and revolutionary financial products available for its banking customers. Go down and see our friends at your local Independence Bank.
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron and reminding you that WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!