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 has his team, along with a little help from his friends, in position to make a surprise run through the 2A ranks this upcoming attempted “run to Lexington.” This week, we are honoring senior, Brendon Dahncke, from Murray High School.
Dahncke’s Murray High School is right down the road from two Independence Bank locations. There is one at 507 North 12th Street in Murray and another located at 721 South 12th Street. Go on by and see our friends at Independence Bank who so generously bring these young athletes, in the areas where they flourish, attention and publicity. Find out why Independence Bank’s products and services have started a Revolution in the Kentucky banking industry.
Brendan Dahncke, Murray High’s backfield virtuoso with the very un-Kentucky sounding surname, is vitally important to Murray’s prospects for the 2020 high school playoffs. He will also play a major role in whether the Tigers can get by the men from Princeton, Kentucky (Caldwell County) in the first round and then its district super-nemesis, Mayfield, at Mayfield, in round two. The backfield of Rowdy Sokolowski, Brendan Dahncke, and Charvelle McCallister appear up to the task, or they have for much of the year. The three-headed monster ground attack will be vitally important in the quest for district supremacy and a long playoff run.
Dahncke had a tremendous game against cross-county, Class 4A, first-District, Calloway County in the team’s final regular season appearance. Dahncke carried it a workman-like 20-times from scrimmage, gaining 108-yards and scoring once. Dahncke’s Tigers from Murray High were able to beat the Lakers from Calloway County 33-6 on the evening.
In 8 games this year, Dahncke, has carried it 88-times for 498-yards with 6-rushing TDs. He has been an integral part of Murray’s three-pronged rushing attack of Rowdy Sokolowski (106-carries, 535-yards and 10 TDs), Dahncke, and Charvelle McCallister (92-carries, 486-yards, and 9-rushing TDs).
Sokolowski has been particularly potent as Rowdy leads the team in passing too. Sokolowski has completed 48 of 95-passing attempts for 848-yards passing with 8-TD passes against his 10-thrown interceptions.
Brendan Dahncke is also one of the Tigers’ top defenders. He has 38-tackles with 6-TFLs, 2 FRs, and 2-interceptions with 41-yards of interception returns. Murray didn’t post its defensive statistics for the Calloway County game but we are sure Dahncke played as well on that side of the football as he did in the offense’s ground and pound, three-pronged attack.
Congratulations to Brendan Dahncke, both for his Revolutionary Play against Calloway County and that upcoming in the 2020, Class 2A, football playoffs. His play in the past and what he has the ability to do going forward 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!