Freshman from Madisonville redefining our expectations for RB’s at his stage of development
We are doing something we haven’t done in a while. We are featuring the same player, from the same program, about whom we published a feature just this past Tuesday. Partly, we are doing this to help celebrated one of the newest additions to the Independence Bank family, our branch located on Mack Walters Road in Shelbyville, Kentucky; and partly we are doing it because Giaonni Hunter (’25, RB/LB) is just that good of a football player.Fletcher W. Long, KPGFootball’s Senior Scout
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 defensive lineman who figures to slide inside to nose should he sign with a team which runs an odd front or to the one-technique should the team which signs him run an even front. Today we are featuring a ’25 RB/LB from Shelbyville, Kentucky’s Shelby County High named Giaonni Hunter.
This sophomore RB/LB has his Rockets looking forward to a bright future through the first 8-games of his sophomore campaign. Getting a win tonight against Waggener (1-6) would be pretty substantial with Anderson County (2-5), a program which has really struggled the last few seasons, being the only remaining hurdle to knotting the regular season record at five-up and five-down.
If Shelby County could turn in a winning overall record in ’22, look out in coming seasons. The Rockets have that much young talent dotting its roster. This is one of those remember who said this first.
Hunter’s performance this season has exceeded all reasonable expectations for his team and has resulted in some big-time numbers being stockpiled through the first eight games and especially in light of this player being only a sophomore. How good of a year Hunter may end up statistically producing in the end could be somewhat awe-inspiring.
Shelby County High is located just down the road from one of Independence Bank’s newest financial institutions. Our feature branch today is the one located on 65 Mack Walters Road (zip code: 40065) in Shelbyville, Kentucky.
Get on by and visit this fine branch today. Discover what makes Independence Bank’s people, products, and services revolutionary in the financial services industry.
We have Hunter’s stats through seven games. As of our writing this piece, the Rockets have played an eighth game and those stats haven’t been published on line. However, if you forecast his performance forward using his “averages,” he is very likely a thousand-yard rusher, already this season, with Waggoner and Anderson County yet to play.
Through seven (7), Hunter has carried the football 151-times from scrimmage, gained 945-yards, and scored 12-rushing TD’s. That is 6.26 or so yards per carry and 135-yards per game. His 12-TD’s figures to average 1.7 or so rushing TD’s per night. All told, Hunter is the leading rusher in both yards and carries and the team’s leading scorer.
He isn’t just an offensive player either, though two-way guys at 4A are not too common. Hunter plays LB and, judging by his production, plays it mighty well.
Hunter is third on the team in tackles. Hunter is third on the team in QB-sacks.
Congratulations to Giaonni Hunter for his “Revolutionary Play” through the first eight games and that which is to come the remainder of the ’22 season, all of which has earned this magnificent sophomore RB/LB this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, our friends at 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!