Anias Mitchell is a perfect example of the type of athletic talent which will insure North Hopkins’ rise back toward the top of Class 4A’s, First-District. He’s turning into the type of high school superstar we expected of him when we covered him in the middle school ranks.Fletcher W. Long, KPGFootball Senior Scout and member of the Editorial Board
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. This week we are focusing on a player whose performance exceeded the Maroons’ and the Madisonville, Kentucky community’s expectations.
We are focusing on the class of ’24 two-sport, stud-athlete, Anias Mitchell, from Madisonville North-Hopkins High School located in Madisonville, Kentucky. “North,” as it is referred by locals, is right down the road from Independence Bank branches located on 1776 North Main Street and 629 East Center Street respectively.
Anias Mitchell is entering his junior season. Mitchell has found a way to use his considerable athletic skills to contribute to his team’s success in a variety of ways.
Mitchell has thrown passes. Mitchell has run the ball from scrimmage. Mitchell has even caught passes for his Maroon’s in addition to what he has contributed as a varsity basketball player for the hardwood stars.
Mitchell is a kid we have before covered on KPGFootball particularly when he was in middle school. Mitchell entered the roster for the Maroons one of the ’24 class’ most ballyhooed prospects. He hasn’t disappointed.
Mitchell, as only a sophomore, was the team’s second leading passer, tied for the team lead in TD-passes, third on the team in rushing yards, and 6th on the team in receptions. Going forward, we anticipate you will see Mitchell starring in the defensive secondary too in spite of it being a rare occasion in deed for a football player to play “iron man football (playing on both sides of the scrimmage line)” at the 4A level.
Now it has been a few years since we have seen a Maroon’s squad play with the prowess we have historically become accustomed. Remember, the team went to the 4A semis as recently as ’19 (11-3).
We fully expect the Maroons to rebound from a tough couple of seasons. They will be in the first-district hunt in ’22. Guys like Anias Mitchell are the reason.
Congratulations to Anias Mitchell for his Revolutionary Play which has earned 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 Kentucky Prep Gridiron reminding you that WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!