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 whose performance exceeded expectations in 2019 and who will be vitally important to Trinity’s success in 2020. Today, we are focusing on Class of 2021, DE, DeAnthony Perry from Louisville’s Class 6A Football Champion Trinity High School.
Perry’s Trinity High School is located right down the road from an Independence Bank branch located at 3901 Shelbyville Road. 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.
DeAnthony Perry is a 6-0, 245-pound, up-field, edge-rushing bender with plenty of leg-kick, flexibility, and explosion. Simply put, he’s unblock-able at the Kentucky High School level, period.
His explosion, quick-twitch-burst, hand violence, and next-level moves make containing him, either outside or up-field, an improbability at his present level of play. His strength and power enable him to shed and shock big tackles too as well as scrape down the line of scrimmage either inside or into the boundary. If you don’t believe us, here are his highlights, look for yourself.
Calling him too good to be contained at the level at which he plays is a mouthful. Trinity, the reigning Class 6A State Football Champion (2019) plays at the highest level of Kentucky football, in arguably Kentucky’s toughest district, and routinely plays the toughest teams in the entire Midwest Region of these United States. He’s doing what he does against next-level talent across the line of scrimmage from him charged with his containment.
Perry was ranked, preseason, by the only guy who publishes lists of the sort over on BGR, as the 20th-best defensive lineman in Kentucky, all-classes, entering the Fall of 2020. There is literally no way on earth there are 19-better defensive linemen in Kentucky than this cat. He was undervalued (our opinion) and should have been in the top-ten, maybe the top-5. Had he been at No. 2, just below Dearinger, we wouldn’t have blinked.
This isn’t completely the fault of the guy who created and published the list. Louisville Trinity doesn’t enter its statistics onto the website the KHSAA maintains for that purpose. Lots of Trinity talent gets overlook, both in preseason and on post-season lists and all-star rosters, owing to selectors never being too sure just what these guys have done, from year to year.
Like we said above, watch his film! When’s the last time you have seen a high school DE, at the 6A level, that disruptive, that explosive, that powerful, and making that many plays in the high school game? There have been some, but it isn’t everyday, or every year.
Now Kentucky Wesleyan’s Tyrone Young (@CoachYoung41) has dipped into Louisville, Kentucky and offered Perry. Surprisingly it was his first offer. It won’t be his last.
Now if the Panthers can end up inking this cat (pun, intended) it would be a huge coup to a staff which has very effectively recruited the commonwealth in the short amount of time Craig Yeast has been in Owensboro. We love K-Dub at KPGFootball. We are pulling for Perry to commit and sign there. #PawsUP!
Congratulations to DeAnthony Perry, 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!