Coming out of middle school, this former Bret Cooper Junior Academic All-American was believed to be among the best football players in the ’23 graduating class, Kentucky-wide. Kenyatta Carbon, entering his senior year in high school, has done nothing to dampen our enthusiasm.Fletcher W. Long, Senior Scout and Editorial Board Member for 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. This week we are focusing on a player whose performance exceeded the Red Devils’ and the Owensboro, Kentucky community’s expectations.
We are focusing on the class of ’23 two-sport, superstar, Kenyatta Carbon, from Owensboro’s Senior High School located in Owensboro, Kentucky. “Senior,” as it is referred by locals, is right down the road from three (3) Independence Bank branches located on 2425 Frederica Street, 3228 KY-54, and 2465 W Parrish Avenue (pictured above right) respectively.
Carbon is a guy whose true value to the football team, in spite of his only getting to play in 10 of the team’s 14-games, can’t be either fully nor accurately measured. Carbon is the team’s leading returning rusher and gained 681-yards from scrimmage in 69-carries with 12-rushing TDs over his junior year. That is 9.87 yards per rushing attempt and a TD every 5.75 carries.
Carbon had 3-TDs receiving, and averaged over 17-yards a reception. He is also the Red Devils leading returning scorer.
Defensively, Carbon had 47-tackles to rank among the team leaders. Carbon also led the team with 4-INTs.
By our count, Carbon will enter the Fall of ’22 the leading statistical player in several key categories. In addition to what he does as a football player, he is also a star on the hardwood both for Senior High and UpNext’s prestigious AAU travel team.
Carbon’s “Red Devils” have been enjoying an unprecedented measure of success. The team played for the 5A championship in ’20 and went 12-2, losing in the 5A semis, in ’21. Success on the football field is virtually expected when you have RB/FS talent like Carbon on hand.
Congratulations to Kenyatta Carbon 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!