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 6 varsity football games and end the year the varsity team’s second leading rusher in Kentucky’s largest classification of competition. His performance well exceeded reasonable expectations in 2019 for his Daviess County High football team, a team not accustomed to seeing freshmen play that early in the player’s career but saw two freshmen really contribute this year.
This freshman-sophomore-to-be will be vitally important to the Daviess County High School’s future football success. Today we are focusing on Bryson Parm from Owensboro, Kentucky.
Parm’s Daviess County 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.
We published our KPGFootball Freshman All-State football team in two parts. First we published the offense, then followed that up with the defense.
Now the team twitter page from Daviess County High School football (@DCHS_Football) was really critical of our omission of two of its freshmen players which it considered a tremendous snub. One of those players, Isaac Blue, made the defensive All-State Freshman team and the criticism was premature.
As for @DCHS_Football taking us to task…Good for them! These guys fight for you on Friday night, good job fighting for them at post-season accolade time. We mean it, well done! We wish more schools were like yours.
As for Bryson Parm’s exclusion, this is a kid who makes this team easily had he played in more than 6-varsity games. Parm is a 5-10, 185-pound explosive, back-field missile. Parm’s numbers were right impressive, especially for a freshman, and his highlights are fantastic, but compared to the running-backs selected, at lease statistically, well he just didn’t get enough opportunities in 2019.
Xander Early from Hancock County gained nearly 1,000 total yards (809-yards rushing and 112-yards receiving) and scored 50-points and Pike County Central’s Matt Anderson gained 1,385-yards on the ground with 14-rushing TDs. However, none of that means Parm won’t beat one or more of these two out for next year’s team (We also publish a sophomore All-State team) nor does it mean either of the two will end up being a better player or prospect than Parm, whose potential is literally astronomical.
Bryson, in his 6-games of action, carried it 39-times for 432-yards with 5-rushing TDs. That is an incredible 11.08-yards per attempt and a TD scored every 7.8-carries against 6A-competition. Had he gotten the opportunities provided either Early or Anderson, well, you do the math but he makes this team easily it would seem.
The amount of expected maturation and heightened play expected from Parm next year, as a sophomore who will be in the starting lineup from the first game through the last should be astounding. We are in a position to forecast that progression with some degree of certainty!
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 kind of home-run threat, and every-down back, this kid develops into being. One thing is for certain @DCHS_Football, he’s on our radar going into 2020 and beyond. He has you to thank for that.
Congratulations to Bryson Parm, 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!