KY’s top PK/P returns for senior year in ’24
Paker Friedman had an incredible, All-State season in 2023. The junior place kicker led the state in conversion rate on his FG-attempts (10 for 13, nearly 77%) and converted close to 96% of his PATs in route to finishing second on the team in scoring. What will he do for an encore? We can hardly stand the wait!HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball
There is no better time than the present to anoint another Independence Bank, Revolutionary 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.
Today we honor a ’25 PK/P many, around the commonwealth, believe to be the very best specialist in the Bluegrass. This week’s recipient had an incredibly efficient and effective season in his junior year. In fact, this guy has been doing well his entire HS career through the ’23 season and is expected to perform similarly in ’24. Today we honor Parker Friedman, ’25 PK/P, from Louisville, Kentucky’s duPont Manual High.
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Parker Friedman was (undoubtedly) one of the best PKs in the KHSAA. Thing is; he’s a darn fine punter too.
Now punting statistics aren’t really tabulated and recorded on the KHSAA website. There are scores and scores of programs across Kentucky which don’t register punting figures.
Place-kicking statistics are registered on line. Friedman’s statistics, from his junior season, are right impressive.
Friedman had a 76.9% conversion rate on place-kicks in ’23. That is 10 for 13 for those of you who relate more to those type descriptors.
Friedman’s conversion rate on PATs was even more stellar. Friedman converted 47 of his 49-attempts for a conversion rate of 95.9%.
People seem to overlook that fact the name of the game is scoring more points than the opponent. In ’23, duPont Manual was 9-3 in ’23 and scored 144-more points than they allowed (422 scored, 278 allowed). Out of those 144-points, 77, or 53.5 % of the margin, was provided by Friedman.
That should crystallize the importance of a place-kicker the likes of Parker Friedman. It’s numbers, folks; plain and simply.
Friedman made the Coaches, Courier-Journal All-State Football team. Not only did he make that All-State football team, but he made the commonwealth’s most prestigious team, the one on which we collaborated with 840WHAS!
Friedman’s performance, both over his junior year and the one we know he will render in ’24, is (and will be) well deserving of this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, our friends at Independence Bank.
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