The patented “fedora” is moving his talents 3 hours Southeast. He’s moving on up, so to speak…

From middle school head football coach to Tennessee, Class 5A head football coach in under four years. Someone’s ship has come in and we can’t wait to share this incredible story with you.

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Logan’s Zach Yates (2021), and Trigg’s Cade Bleidt (2020) are FOOTBALL PLAYERS!

Here are two guys just darn good at playing football. They are the football player’s version of a football player. Many of you won’t know how exactly to define that term but you recognize it when seeing it. Football teams need players like these two and players like Bleidt and Yates will always be there to be our “Friday Night Heroes.” God bless both them and the gritty, do-what-it-takes kids who are just like them. HB.

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Class of 2020’s Jeriah Hightower (@HightowerJeriah) is the Independence Bank (@1776Bank) Revolutionary Player of the Year for 2019

In a departure from our customary Revolutionary Player of the Week, we thought it would be cool to award a Player of the Year for 2019 from out of the areas serviced by Independence Bank, the fastest growing bank in the commonwealth of Kentucky. We can’t imagine a player who meant more to the offensive production of his team than this season’s recipient, Jeriah Hightower of Madisonville North-Hopkins. We will get back to designating players of the week next week, but for now, enjoy this article about a kid who really came through for his team for much longer than one week.

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To be a champion in KHSAA football, you have to play championship level defense

In the business of covering Kentucky High School football we have a term we call “Championship Level Defense.” What we say about it is simply a Kentucky high school football team will never win a championship without playing defensively like a champion. Go back through your favorite team’s statistics and see whether you team played defensively commensurate with championship level play. What is championship level defensive play? Well, this article will tell you. HB.

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Bully-ball

We are going to say something here with which Isaac Dixon, who we know well, would readily agree. He doesn’t gain 228-yards rushing on 15 carries and walk away from Kroger Field with the Class 3A, State Championship Game MVP hardware without Ethan “Big E” Wolford and the rest of “Haywood’s Hogs.” In a game dominated by grown men able to move the unwilling from A to B despite the latter’s protestations, Belfry reinforces the adage one has to “run

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Owensboro Catholic’s Drew Hartz is the Independence Bank, Revolutionary Player of the Week

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. This week’s recipient is a quarterback who is a coveted and talented backfield star for the Aces from Owensboro Catholic High School. His efforts really made the Aces’ offense roll. Join us next week as we award this to another worthy recipient.

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Class of 2020’s Drew Hartz, Owensboro Catholic High School, is the Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week

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. This week’s recipient is a player who is a coveted and talented QB for his Owensboro Catholic High School Aces in Owensboro, Kentucky. His play in 2019 was, well….amazing. His efforts really make the Ace’s offense roll. Join us next week as we award this to another worthy recipient.

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Perry County Central Football lands a “very big fish” in Mark Dixon

Coach Mark Dixon, one of Kentucky’s finest football coaches and a State Football Championship coach has taken the job at Perry County Central. This was broken by WYMT. In this article we take an in-depth look at the situation and what it likely means for Perry County’s football fortunes in a way only we can. Enjoy this article which is full of the type of inside information which makes serious football fans subscribe to this site. HB.

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For 2020, Will Lennon Ries (Class of 2022, @lennon12 on Twitter) have his Russellville Panthers on the “come-up?”

Never too soon for us to take a look at next year as the State Championships are to be played this coming weekend. There is one team we expect to make a rather strident leap forward in 2020 and it is the Russellville Panthers. They are used to owning the 1A classification on the western end of Kentucky outside of Louisville and it appears there are brighter days ahead for the traditionally rich program. Enjoy this look at the Russellville

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