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 whose performance both has and continues to exceed the Maroons’ and the Hopkins County community’s expectations. We are focusing on the class of 2021, DE, Dru Flener, from Madisonville, Kentucky, whose North-Hopkins High School is right down the road from the Independence Bank branches located on 1776 North Main Street and 629 East Center Street both in Madisonville, Kentucky.
Here is a kid whom has before won the Revolutionary Player of the Week back on June 3, 2018. At that time we spelled his name “Drew Fleener” which we have come to learn is not the way in which the man’s name is spelled. We regret the error.
Still, at the time we were butchering Flener’s name, he was coming off a freshman campaign in which he had played in 6 varsity games and registered 6 total tackles. That is pretty impressive varsity run for a freshman but probably not sufficient action for area football enthusiasts to double check his name’s proper spelling. Well, Mr. Flener took care of insuring we would get the name right this year with the sophomore season he put together. We would imagine there isn’t a coach in Western Kentucky who can’t spell “Dru Flener” these days.
KPGFootball has the only 8th, 9th, and 10th grade All-State Football teams in the history of the commonwealth of Kentucky. We are very proud of that and each year players voted to the respective teams are awarded with articles on our site as well as articles appearing in various print periodicals across Kentucky. The latter is something else about which we take pride. We acknowledge, with the posting of every team, that we can’t possibly reward every deserving player but that the players we have named to our teams are certainly deserving. Point is…we miss.
Independence Bank was quick to point out to us we missed on not selecting Dru Flener to our Sophomore All-State Football team. By golly, upon reviewing the year the 6-0, 215 pound DE put together for the 10-3 Maroons, we believe our partners are correct. Flener collected 79 total tackles over his sophomore season with 8 tackles for loss and 5 QB sacks. The 5 sacks were second on a team loaded with college talent behind only Blake Moody, who was on our sophomore team a year ago (didn’t miss him). Moody contributed 6 QB sacks in 2018. Suffice it to say that when we related, upon posting this year’s All-State team, we would (undoubtedly) miss some sure-fire All-State players, Dru Flener, with his on-field production, certainly fit into the one we missed category.
Congratulations to Dru Flener from the Madisonville North-Hopkins Maroons in Madisonville, Kentucky for his Revolutionary Play which has earned him this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky…your friends at Independence Bank.
This is Fletcher Long reporting for KPGFootball reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!
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