There is no better time than the present to anoint another Independence Bank Player (or in this case, Coach) of the Week. Independence Bank is proud to sponsor a weekly article highlighting players (or coaches) 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 award this prestigious distinction to an assistant football coach who has been recently hired to help his alma mater reach new heights in the Class 4A first-district. Today, we turn our focus to the sideline and award this particular honor to Coach Lucas McLemore from Madisonville’s Hopkins County Central High School.
McLemore’s Hopkins County Central High School is not too far from a couple of famous branches in the Independence Bank family. There is a branch located on 1776 North Main Street and another one on 629 East Center Street. Of course, both branches are located in or around the Madisonville, Kentucky community.
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 Storm is an up-and-coming team in the first district of Kentucky’s tough 4A classification. They are fortunate enough to have two stars at the QB position this coming season. They are ’23 standout, Jaden Brasher, and a reclassified Adrian Stringer, class of ’22.
Stringer was one of western-Kentucky’s top signal callers a year ago but, if the scrimmages are an indication, the job maybe as much Brasher’s to lose as it is Stringer’s to keep. The Storm already has one of its all-time greats, in Mike Evans, on staff; himself a former QBing star. One former Central QB star wasn’t enough as The Storm elected to add another.
Luke McLemore has now been added to the team’s coaching staff. Storm fans remember this QB as the one who took over the position from Evans when Evans moved on to play QB on Saturdays. Any passing record at Central not held by Coach Evans is very likely held by Coach McLemore.
Central may have the deepest QB rotation in the first district. When it comes to quality coaching, from coaches who successfully before played the position, The Storm may have the deepest coaching staff developing its bevy of talent too.
Central employs the Hal Mumme system on offense. Evans had a year experience with it in high school when he led the offense. However, McLemore QBed in the system, at Hopkins Central, all four of his years.
The Storm is coming off a year where it averaged 27 points and 352.4 yards of total offense every night. Bringing on a quality coach well familiar with the system who has many years running it under his belt looks like a mighty prudent decision to both Independence Bank and KPGFootball.
We suppose we shall have to see how this all works tonight. With the season opening, this will be a situation worthy of monitoring.
If we are to venture a guess, we are siding on it being a big-time, smart move. We are wagering on it bearing almost immediate fruit.
Congratulations to Coach Lucas McLemore whose efforts, over the course of the ’21 season, are nearly sure to lend to some Revolutionary Play from the QB-position for the Storm’s offense this coming Fall. All of the above has earned Coach McLemore 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!