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 both the Eagles’ and the Owensboro community’s expectations. We are focusing on the class of 2019, FB, Marvin Ramirez, from Owensboro, Kentucky, whose Owensboro Apollo High School is right down the road from 3 Independence Bank branches on 2425 Frederica Street, 2465 W. Parrish Avenue, and 3228 KY-54, respectively.
Okay, we realize Daviess County beat Apollo 43-19 this past Friday night. We also realize that some of the better efforts on a football field go unreported owing to the fact they were achieved on behalf of teams which failed to meet with success. We don’t wish, at either Independence Bank or KPGFootball to allow an extraordinary performance go without reward simply because it came in a losing effort. High School football scores can get away from a high school team, making the final outcome appear to tell a different tale from what one might have gleaned from watching the game. Just because Daviess County was 43-19 better than Apollo, Friday night, doesn’t mean there is that big of difference between the two teams. We can give you examples of this from the 2017 season. Exhibit A, Bowling Green High School beats South Warren in November of last year, 43-7, only to come back in the Regional Final and lose (when it really counted) 28-21. Exhibit B, Logan County beats Hoptown in November of 2017, 13-12, only to come back in October and get beat 43-7 in a game which was 43-0 at the half. We rest our case.
Now everyone whom plays Apollo both has and will continue going forward to focus on its splendid running back, Mariano McKenzie. In 10 games this year, the Eagle tailback has gained 1,337 yards in 179 carries and scored 16 rushing TDs. For most of the year, the guy who has helped clear the way for McKenzie has been his fullback, No. 43, Senior Mavin Ramirez. Ramirez has only gained 277 rushing yards on the year for himself and personally scored only 4 rushing TDs. As the lead blocker, his is not a performance which sees much sunlight generally. However, the sun shines on every dog’s behind from time to time and Friday night was Rameriz’s turn to be in the sunlight, albeit in a losing cause. Ramirez, in 13 attempts against Daviess County, rushed for 117 yards and scored two of the team’s three rushing TDs. Was it enough to lead the Eagles to victory, no. However, going forward, it may just be enough to give playoff opponents pause about committing so much of its defensive game plan toward stopping just Mariano McKenzie.
Congratulations to Marvin Ramirez 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 Fletcher Long reporting for KPGFootball reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!
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