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, quite frankly, is one of the Class of 2021’s most explosive, effective, and more productive RBs returning in Class 2A, District 1 this coming 2020 season. This week we are focusing on Class of 2021, RB, Charvelle McCallister.
McCallister’s Murray High School is right down the road from two Independence Bank branches. First, there is the branch located on 507 North 12th Street and then the one on 721 South 12th Street. Both of these branches are centrally located and easy to find for all Murray residents including those working, cheering on, or attending Murray High School.
Go on down and see our friends at either one, or perhaps both, of these Independence Bank locations. Give them both the opportunity and privilege to earn your business. Let them demonstrate to you what makes Independence Bank the best in the banking business and the fastest growing financial institution in Kentucky.
First of all, I want to point out that interesting and hard to spell names appear to be a McCallister family tradition. After all, “McCallister” is hard enough to spell without having to look up the spelling for either Charvelle (c/o 2021) or his little brother, Charqwan (c/o 2022). Both of these fine young men can flat-out ball too, in addition to the advanced intelligence it takes just to spell either name.
At KPGFootball and at Independence Bank, we would recommend you get in some practice spelling both names. These are going to be guys who will have their names spelled often in game box-scores this upcoming season. We are sure we will feature Charqwan too before the season is through. Today, it is Charvelle whose performance and abilities are “drawing the ink,” so to speak.
Charvelle ran the football from scrimmage 179-times, in 2019. He gained 1,164 yards in the twelve games of play and scoring 16-TDs. He tied with departed senior Tommy Waldrop to lead the team in “points scored” with 102.
Now in 2020, Murray, who has to contend in-district each year with the likes of Mayfield and Caldwell County, will have to do so without its leading passer in 2019 (Hunter Utley), its leading receiver (Tommy Waldrop), and its leading tackler (Waldrop, again). Having McCallister on top form will be critically important.
Last year, in 2019, Keith Hodge’s Tigers were what we call a “hard 8-4.” Some teams finish 8-4, but are points away from really being a .500 club (We call that a “soft” 8-4) while, for the “hard” variety, 8-4 doesn’t fairly reflect their season’s work.
Murray lost to Class 5A, first-district, Graves County, by three to open 2019. Murray lost to perennial Class 2A, first-district power, Caldwell County by 2-points in Murray. That is basically 6 points from 10-2.
The other two losses? They were both to Mayfield, Class 2A Kentucky State Finalists in 2019. That is what we call a tough district, tough schedule.
Regardless, Murray High School doesn’t have the winning tradition it boasts without having learned, through the years, how to re-load. There are still plenty of players dotting Hodge’s roster.
On example of this would be the best interior defensive lineman in Western KY (our opinion), Sebastian Lawrence (c/o 2021). We have before given this same award to the big fella. In the words borrowed from the musical, Evita; Murray High School and Keith Hodge’s Tigers would say, Don’t cry for me, Argentina!
Congratulations, Charvelle McCallister, both for your Revolutionary Play in 2019 and that which is to come in 2020, all of which has earned you this week’s recognition. Go out there and show them of what you’re made, Charvelle…your friends at Independence Bank will all be watching!
For the rest of you reading this, go see our friends at the fastest growing bank in the commonwealth of Kentucky who owe that growth to the men, women, and revolutionary financial products available for its banking customers. Go down and see our friends at your local Independence Bank.
This is Coach HB Lyon, signed in under Fletcher Long’s old account until mine is back up and running, reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron and reminding you that WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!