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 both the Hancock County High School and the Hawesville community’s expectations. We are focusing on perhaps one of the hottest recruits in Kentucky’s graduating class of ’24 in superstar LB, Aiden Weatherholt, from Hawesville’s Hancock County High.
Weatherholt‘s Hancock County High School is just moments away from one of the finer branches in the Independence Bank family. The Hawesville Branch (pictured above right) is located on 225 US 60 in Hawesville, Kentucky.
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Any article featuring any player for the Hornets, out of Class 2A, the 2nd District, would be remiss in not mentioning the job Coach Robert Eubanks has been doing there. The Hornets are 13-7, over their previous 20-games, and are coming off a 7-5 season fresh from losing some really valuable chess pieces to transfer in the offseason a year ago.
One of the main reasons Coach Eubanks charges have been able to withstand and flourish in the face of this exodus has been the stellar play from young talent like ’24’s Weatherholt. Aiden Weatherholt is a talent about whom we have before written at KPGFootball.
Sure, Weatherholt’s offensive position is RB (27-carries, 183-yards rushing, 3-rushing TDs in ’21). We believe Weatherholt’s role in the ’22 offensive backfield will grow substantially in spite of ’23’s Logan Willis, an over 1,000 yard rusher in ’21, returning. However, we are recognizing Weatherholt in this article for what he did defensively this past season.
On defense, this rather unassuming looking LB may have been one of the more productive in the entire commonwealth of Kentucky in his graduating class. Weatherholt registered 134-tackles, with 6-TFLs, 10-QB sacks, 4-INTs, 2-FFs, and 2-FRs. That is really stuffing the old stat-sheet.
We believe Weatherholt could prove himself quite a college prospect over the course of his upcoming junior season. We would not-too subtly suggest he work on getting seasonal highlights posted to his Hudl page and not just game by game film requiring too much from the schools seeking to evaluate him; but that is just we, we stress over the little things around the magazine when it comes to college recruiting (we’re kidding about it being a “little” thing, get to work).
Either way, this ’24 defensive prospect is doing it where it should count and that is on the field on Friday nights. Production like we have seen from him should net his continuing to do his thing on Saturdays somewhere.
Congratulations to Aiden Weatherholt, Class of ’24, for his Revolutionary Play 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 Coach HB Lyon reporting for KPGFootball reminding you that we are just CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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