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 both has and continues to exceed the Cougars’ and McClean County, Kentucky community’s expectations. We are focusing on the class of 2021, FB/LB, Andrew Munster, from McClean County, Kentucky.
Munster was first awarded this same Player of the Week distinction in January of 2019. He won it a second time in September of 2019, and his continued fine play has resulted in his winning it now again, for the third time.
It may seem odd, his winning the award for now a third time. Don’t blame us; blame him, he’s the one tearing it up out there on Friday nights. It would be disingenuous to ignore his prodigious production frankly.
Munster’s McClean County High School is approximately 7.9 miles from Calhoun, traveling down KY-136E, in neighboring Livermore, Kentucky, from an Independence Bank branch located on 614 Henton Street. Stop in and see them today.
Andrew Munster has carried the football 99 times this year for 560 yards from scrimmage and 9 rushing TDs through 7 games to lead his team in rushing TD scored. Though only 5-8 and weighing only 155 pounds, this undersized FB/LB is delivering giant production on both sides of the football.
Defensively, Andrew Munster has recorded a staggering 104 total tackles in 7 games. Of those 104 tackles, 41 of the tackles have been solos, 63 have been assists, and 8 have been tackles for loss. He leads his team in total tackles, solo tackles, assisted tackles, tackles for loss, and QB sacks, of which he has 3.5 of the team’s 10. Maybe he isn’t ringing them up as quickly as 3A’s Mason Lovely at Magoffin County, but he is clipping them off at nearly 15-tackles an outing.
Now McLean lost its first three ball games to open the season before rebounding to win the next three before losing last week to a really tough Owensboro Catholic squad in a game where they put up a game fight. McLean will have the week off before traveling to Elkton, KY to battle a tough Todd County Central team for the 2nd seed in the upcoming district portion of the KHSAA football playoffs. The 2-slot plays the 3rd seeded team in round one at home. That will be a pivotal game next week in Elkton.
Needless to say, McLean has to finish strongly as it slides into the playoffs and they are good enough to close out the regular season with three straight wins. However, each of the three remaining, with the possible exception of Webster County to end the regular season, are roughly as good enough as McLean, so the games could really go either way.
They will need exceptional play from Munster from this point forward. Lucky for the Cougars, that is what one may expect getting from him.
Congratulations to Andrew Munster from the McClean County High School in Calhoun, Kentucky 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 HB Lyon reporting for KPGFootball reminding you that WE JUST CALL IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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