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 was only a ninth grader in 2019 but still managed to play in 8 varsity football games and acquit himself nicely. His performance well exceeded reasonable expectations in 2019 for his Owensboro Senior High football team considered a heavyweight in Class 5A football and not accustomed to seeing freshmen play that early in the player’s career. This freshman-sophomore-to-be will be vitally important to the Owensboro (Senior) High School’s future football success. Today we are focusing on former Bret Cooper Junior Academic All-American, Savon Hines, from Owensboro, Kentucky.
Hines’ Owensboro Senior High School is located right down the road from 3 Independence Bank branches on 2425 Frederica Street, 2465 W. Parrish Avenue, and 3228 KY-54, respectively. Get on by and visit the most rapidly growing bank in the commonwealth of Kentucky, Independence Bank. Independence Bank has started a revolution in the banking industry.
The biggest honor in the country for a middle school football player is selection to the Bret Cooper Junior Academic All-American game. Savon Hines was selected to play in the 2019 (game is in January) edition of that game. So it really wasn’t a big shock Hines would log time on the varsity roster though only a freshman. After all, another former Bret Cooper Junior Academic All-American, Austin Gough (2017), came right up and has starred defensively stationed in the middle of the Devils’ second level since his arrival from the Junior High ranks.
We are soon to release the KPGFootball All-State Freshman Football team when nominations close January 15, 2020. A guy who figures to have his name bantered around the selection committee meetings is Savon Hines.
Now looking at his numbers, one might say 8 tackles on the year and 1 TFL shouldn’t garner one All-State selection. However, most freshman don’t log any varsity time during the frosh campaign and, remember, Hines plays for Owensboro Senior which made the Class 5A semi-State, losing to finalist Frederick Douglass 28-17 in Lexington and finishing 12-2 on the year. Not many freshman can see the field at a program like Owensboro Senior, and this Frosh earned a varsity letter we are quite sure.
The amount of expected maturation and heightened play expected from Hines next year, as the sophomore almost certainly enters the starting lineup, has Devils’ fans salivating. A young man undergoes a ton of physical growth and development his second full off-season in a weight program and it should be fun to see into what variety of monster this future star develops.
Congratulations to Savon Hines, both for his Revolutionary Play in 2019 and that which is to come in 2020, all of 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 Coach HB Lyon, reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron and reminding you that WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!