This week, we award this prestigious distinction to a class of ’23 OLB with the speed to play some SS and who many around our office expect to be in many All-State discussions at season’s end. Today we focus on Jaxon Panariello from Louisville’s St. Xavier High School.
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 class of ’22 RB who may be the fastest Kentucky player to come from out of HS in many, many years if not ever. Armon Tucker plays for Kentucky’s premier program in Louisville Trinity and he has done some things on the track and on the gridiron which has him being mentioned in some pristine and exclusive company.
Tucker’s Trinity High School is not too far from the famous St. Matthews Square branch of Independence Bank. St. Matthews Square is on 3901 Shelbyville Road in Louisville. Get on by and visit the most rapidly growing bank in the commonwealth of Kentucky, Independence Bank. Independence Bank has started a revolution in the banking industry.
Armon Tucker, if we just limited this article to his on-field, football performance easily wins this award. If you throw in what he accomplished last spring in Track and Field, and what award doesn’t he win?
Tucker is a 5-10, 175-pound kid being recruited at both RB and as an Athlete. He has a registered 4.45-second 40-yard dash time and yes, that one is a laser time.
This past spring, Tucker broke the school record in the 100 posting a time of 10.69 at a meet held on the campus of Louisville Saint Xavier. The previous school mark was held by James Quick (signed to Louisville) and Rondale Moore (signed to Purdue) at 10.7. When you are quicker than Quick and faster than Moore, you are moving!
Tucker was a handful on the gridiron his junior year too. In 10-games, Tucker gained 819-yards and 13-rushing TDs on 128-opportunities. He caught 13-passes, swinging out of the backfield, for 144-yards and a score.
Sure, that is under 100-yards per game; however, you have to account for the fact Trinity’s starters sit most second halves of the games in which they play. Trinity “mercy ruled” seven of the 10-teams played a year ago. At Trinity, this is the rule/not the exception.
Congratulations to Armon Tucker for his Revolutionary Play at RB for the Shamrocks in the shortened ’20 season and that which lies ahead this coming Fall in ’21. All of the above has earned Tucker 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 Kentucky Prep Gridiron and reminding you that WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!