Brady Atwell from Owensboro Catholic is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week @BradyAtwell5 @WKU_Baseball @2025Legends @OCath_Football @minguabeefjerky @840WHAS @KyHighFootball

Independence Bank has started a revolution in the financial services industry

Brady Atwell, ’25, may lead 2A Catholic to another birth in the KHSAA title game

The Atwell kid is the type of “eye-test” kid Catholic has been accustomed to doing without. The “Aces” have an increasing number of these “eye-test” kids enrolling and playing football for the 2A super-power. Atwell has committed to play college baseball for WKU. What that may do is free the commonwealth’s best QB up to play more LB for Coach Latham’s defense in the ’24 season. At 6’4,” 230-pounds, that will be a tough blocking assignment for a 2A offensive guard. This is your entering the season, odds-on, favorite to win “Mr. Football” this coming Fall.

HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball

Former Feature on Atwell

Atwell’s X Account

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 whose performance exceeded expectations in 2023 and who will be vitally important to The Aces’ success in 2024. Today, we are focusing on Class of 2025, QB/LB, Brady Atwell, from Owensboro’s Catholic High School

Atwell’s Catholic High School is located right down the road from 3 Independence Bank branches on 2425 Frederica Street, 2465 W. Parrish Avenue, and 3228 KY-54, respectively. Get on by and visit the most rapidly growing bank in the commonwealth of Kentucky, Independence Bank. Independence Bank has started a revolution in the banking industry.

Independence Bank has a goal of achieving everyday excellence

Friday Night Fletch

Brady Atwell seems to us to be a runaway favorite for “Mr. Football” entering the ’24 season. Atwell has committed to play baseball for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers since last we wrote about him in August of 2023.

If you will remember, Defensive Coordinator Lincoln Latham told us, in that feature, Atwell may be as good of a linebacker as he is a QB. This season may test the theory as the defense will be freed up to use Atwell more in ’24 than it did in ’23; when he was being showcased around to programs as a potential QB-prospect.

Atwell had a tremendous season, in ’23, for the Aces. He completed 301 of his 434-passing attempts, for 4,743-yards and 68-TDs against only 6-picks. Atwell also led the team in rushing with close to 700-yards (695) from scrimmage and 17-TDs. He was second on the team in scoring.

Atwell may be as valuable to us at LB as he is at QB

Lincoln Latham, Defensive Coordinator, Owensboro Catholic

Atwell played defense too. The sparingly used LB registered 13-tackles and a TFL. Those numbers will increase significantly in ’24.

Atwell is a 6’4,” 230-pound athlete who may be Kentucky’s best baseball and football player and prospect. That is the type of versatility we have been featuring this entire offseason.

Coming into the ’24 season, Catholic has to be a heavy favorite to make it back to Lexington for the 2A championship tilt. The Aces are coming off a 14-1 finish, a five point loss for the title to Mayfield, and have returning many critical pieces with the addition of some pieces via transfer this offseason.

What they have back, together with what has transferred onto the roster, should outweigh the losses to graduation. That is a scary proposition.

They have one more thing coming back in ’24. Kentucky’s odds-on, betting favorite to take home the coveted “Mr. Football” award.

Congratulations to Brady Atwell, both for his Revolutionary Play in 2023 and that which is to come in 2024. His outstanding play, both in the past and that which is surly on the way, has earned him this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, your friends at Independence Bank.

This is Friday Night Fletch, reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron and reminding you that WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!

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Two-time winner of Kentucky Press Association awards for excellence in writing and reporting news stories while Managing Editor of the Jackson (KY) Times-Voice

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