’24 dual-threat QB who doubles at DB is a real threat to McLean County opponents
Brodie Cline is a superior athlete with a long, tall frame which recommends him to a variety of positions on the college level. We like him as a free safety in college, others like him as a highly-skilled, dual-threat QB. Regardless, he is a bone fide, high school superstar excelling in a variety of different sports.HB Lyon, Scouting Division, KPGFootball
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 who played on both sides of the football for one of the better teams, Kentucky-wide, in the KHSAA’s Class 2A division. The Cougars have moved up to 3A for ’23 and they will have to be ready to compete against a daunting, in-district slate featuring the likes of Hancock County, Trigg County, and Union County. Today, we are featuring Brodie Cline, a ’24 QB/DB from McLean County High School.
Cline attends McLean County High which is down the road from the very fine branch we wish to feature today in tiny Beech Grove, Kentucky. Independence Bank has a branch in the Marathon filing station located on 305 Beech Grove Street.
Beech Grove is an unincorporated community in McLean County, Kentucky with a population of approximately 282-citizens as of the 2020-census. Beech Grove has a post office, with ZIP code 42322, which opened on April 29, 1878.
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Brodie Cline help lead the ’22 Cougars, who were 2A at the time, to a 9-3 finish. The Cougars would beat 5A, Ohio County, by three (3) TD’s and 5A, Muhlenberg, 43-14. McLean, behind the play of Brodie Cline, would also beat 5A, Grayson County, in overtime, while “mercy-ruling” 5A, Breckenridge, 56-Zero.
You will have to excuse the Cougars if a move up to 3A hasn’t left them quaking in their collective mittens. They’ve seen bigger. They’ve beaten bigger.
That is not to say an in-district trip through Hopkins Central, Hancock County, Trigg County, and Union County are going to be any type “pleasure cruise.” It will be plenty tough.
Having back your 6’3,” 170-pound QB/DB to run the offense is comforting. Cline, a ’24, dual-threat QB, passed for 659-yards and 9-TD’s and ran for 730-yards with 6-TD’s in the ’22 campaign. Cline was 4th on the team in scoring and none of his 9-passing TD’s were credited to his point total.
Cline played defense too, something you don’t see high school teams do everyday with the QB. Cline did more than make a cameo, defensive appearance. Cline was among the team leaders in tackles (37) and PBU’s.
Cline is more than a football star at McLean. We have it on good authority he was a star on the varsity basketball team in ’22-’23 as well. That is if you call 12.3 points per game, over 30-games (369-points), with a shooting percentage of 34.3%, behind the three-point arc, and 4.4 rebounds a night varsity basketball stardom (which we do).
Congratulations to Brodie Cline for his Revolutionary Play surely upcoming in 2023 and that which we saw from him in ’22. We expect his play will continue to earn for this ’24 prospect this same type recognition it has netted him today from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, our friends at Independence Bank.
This is Fletcher Long, reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron and reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!