Junior PK contributes in so many ways, but none more important than his kicking duties
Elijah Davis is a ’24 kid who has a ton of upside and lots of skills which come to bear on a football field. He is contributing to the team with placekicking duties and being able to do that may be his most impressive skill.Fletcher W. Long, KPGFootball 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 versatile football player who has the onus of being the place kicker on top of all his other valuable contributions. Today we are featuring ’24 WR/LB/PK/P from Madisonville, Kentucky’s Hopkins County Central’s Storm named Elijah Davis.
This versatile “one man band” of a football talent has his Storm standing at 4-6 with a first round date with 10-0 Warrant East in Bowling Green, Kentucky and an opportunity to “shock the world” as kids are fond of saying. Tonight’s road game in Bowling Green could send shock waves up and down the 4A classification.
Elijah Davis’ performance this season has exceeded all reasonable expectations for his team and has resulted in the stockpiling of some eye-popping statistics. Hopkins County Central is located just down the road from two Madison area Independence Bank branches. There are two Madisonville branches one located on 629 E Center Street and the other located on 1776 N Main Street.
Get on by and visit either of these fine branches today. Discover what makes Independence Bank’s people, products, and services revolutionary in the financial services industry.
Adam Vinatieri was a place-kicker who played in the NFL for 24-years. He retired among the greatest kickers to have every played the game and a player who scored 2,673 points over his long career.
Vinatieri once said, “I would compare kicking to being a closer in baseball. This whole game gets played, or the cake is made in front of you, so to speak, and you have to turn around and put the icing on the cake.”
Not everyone can do this. Elijah Davis has shown he is among those who can.
Davis, in last Friday’s game with McLean, completed his only passing attempt for 31-yards and was a perfect two (2) for two (2) in Point After Tries (PAT’s). On the year, the ’24 product has converted 20 of his 26 PAT’s and, on average, scores 2.2 points per game via that method.
Of course, Davis would be the first to point out he is far from “just” a PK. Davis is third on the team in tackles (30) and ranked among the team leaders in TFL’s and INT’s. Davis has even been known to log a carry or two over the course of the evening in the Storm’s “pound the ground” attack.
Congratulations to Elijah Davis for his “Revolutionary Play” through the regular season and that which is to come tonight in the first round of the KHSAA playoffs, all of which has earned this magnificently versatile junior and player 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 KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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