I am going to be in New Albany, Indiana this Sunday covering the Future Stars Alumnae Combine. As I will likely not get back until late Sunday night, I decided to publish this week’s article a little early. Better early than late, I always say. I have chosen, today, as the time 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 Colonels’ and the Henderson, Kentucky community’s expectations. We are focusing on a 2018 DE/OT who is 6-3, weighs 235 pounds, and is, pound for pound, among the strongest and most explosive players in Kentucky. That player is Andrew Turley from Henderson County High School.
Henderson County High School is a Class 6A, District 1, football team comprised of students enrolled in what is one of the largest high schools in Kentucky. It formed per the merger of various individual high schools outside of the Henderson city limits in 1954. Last year, Henderson really struggled, finishing the regular season 3-7 and getting bounced from the playoffs in the first round by Louisville’s duPont Manuel High School, 53-18. Who didn’t struggle at all was Henderson County’s OT/DE, Andrew Turley.
Turley is a 6-3, 235 pound, two-way player, whose future in football could be on either side of the ball. If he plays OT in college, where he played very successfully for the Colonels last season, he will likely have to red-shirt to add weight. What he won’t have to add, too much, is strength. Turley, just this past Saturday at Central Hardin High School, which hosted the State Championship in Power-lifting, finished runner-up in his weight division with a combined lift (bench and power clean) of 610 pounds. Andrew, on March 28, 2018 at 3:45 p.m. will be signing to play college football at Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana. Franklin College is rated the best Liberal Arts college, in Indiana, and plays football in the NCAA’s, Division III. Since it costs ordinary students over $43,000 a year to attend school there, an amount Turley will not be paying, I would say the young man has put his football talents to good use, wouldn’t you?
Anyway, congratulations to Andrew Turley for his Revolutionary Play which has earned him both a ticket to Franklin College and 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 you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!