’25 LB/FB among the very best at where he plays anywhere in Kentucky
We have been thoroughly impressed with the production some of the sophomores demonstrated during the ’22 season. Gus Fox’s performance was second to none on the field. We would imagine this is a player of whom we will continue to hear. He has good height and length, with a frame which could easily thicken as he matures. One can’t argue with what he contributed on Friday nights over his sophomore season, that’s for sure.HB Lyon, KPGFootball Scout Division
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 will go into his junior season coming off a sensational sophomore campaign. Today, we are featuring Gus Fox, a ’25 LB/TE from Caldwell County High who is the type player to catapult the Tigers, from Princeton, right back toward the top of the 2A classification.
Fox’s performances, so far, have exceeded reasonable expectations for the Tigers from Princeton, Kentucky. Fox and his teammates are coming off a disappointing 5-6 season but one which saw the Tigers improve its play, steadily, as the year progressed.
Fox’s Caldwell County is located just down the road from the Providence, Kentucky’s Independence Bank branch located on 211 Alt US-41. The Providence Branch (above pictured) is versatile enough to service many different customers from a variety of surrounding counties.
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We want to first say we can’t imagine too many ’25, two-way players who played much better than George Fox. Fox slotted at both TE and LB and made significant contributions everywhere he aligned.
Now TE is hard to judge because the TE’s contribution in the run-game is not a measurable statistic, at least not to an individual player aside from the RB. We can tell you the Tigers nearly had a thousand yard rusher in ’22 and averaged close to 4.3-yards a carry as a team.
In the passing game, Fox caught a few passes (6) one of which went for a TD.
Now on the defensive side of the football, his contributions were magnificent. Fox was third on the team in tackles (59), lead the team in QB-sacks (6), led the team in INT’s (5), was among the leaders in TFL’s (6), and chipped in a FF and a FR. That is called “stuffing the old stat-sheet.”
Fox is 6’1,” and weighs 170-pounds. Being a sophomore, there is no telling how much taller he will get nor how much thicker. Should he get up to the 6’3,” 215-pound range and continues to move and produce commensurate to what he did as a sophomore, we may be looking at another FBS product out of the Princeton area which has before produced that level of football playing talent.
Congratulations to Gus Fox both for his Revolutionary Play thus far in his HS career and that which is to come in ’23 and beyond, all of which has earned him this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, your friends at Independence Bank.
This is Fletcher Long, reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron, reminding all of you reading this to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!
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