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 ofrevolutionary 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 both the Owensboro Apollo and Owensboro community’s expectations.
Today, we are focusing on Class of 2019, OL and Kentucky Powerlifting Champion (Heavyweight), D.C. Boone from Owensboro Apollo. Coach Phil Hawkins’ Apollo Eagles are located right down the road from 3 Independence Bank branches on 2425 Frederica Street, 2465 W. Parrish Avenue, and 3228 KY-54, respectively.
It was about this time last year we first made this 6-1, 320 pound man-mountain the Revolutionary Player of the Week for his first time. It was right after the Kentucky Powerlifting Championships and he had just walked away with the Heavyweight State Powerlifting crown.
Well, it is powerlifting season again, and barring injury or just not showing up, it doesn’t appear possible Boone won’t repeat as your Kentucky State Champion in the Heavyweight division. Here’s a little factoid for you, the State record bench press for Kentucky’s Powerlifting Championship in the Heavyweight Division is 435 pounds.
Taylor McGee, from Trigg County, racked the 435 pound lift in the 2006 Championship meet. The record has stood for 11 years but has never been in any more jeopardy.
Just a few weeks ago I saw a video of D.C. racking a bench press at a powerlifting meet Apollo appear to be hosting. KPGFootball believes it saw four plates and a twenty-five on each end of the bar. That would be 455 pounds, ladies and gentlemen. Should he do that at the 2019 Championships, we will have us a new bench press record likely to stand for even longer than McGee’s 11 years. The scary part is, he didn’t seem to struggle to rack it. It looked rather ho-hum.
Boone is going to Eureka College to play football in college. They had another famous ex-football player at Eureka who went on to achieve fame in a wildly different arena. Who’s heard of Ronald Wilson Reagan?
Who knows, maybe we will have a President Boone one day. Till then, he may have to settle for being the most powerful kid the sport of powerlifting has ever seen his size in the history of the commonwealth of Kentucky.
Congratulations to D.C. Boone 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 Fletcher Long reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!