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 on the Madisonville North-Hopkins team who will be instrumental to the Maroons fortunes in 2020. This player’s performance has well exceeded both the Maroon’s and the Madisonville North-Hopkins community’s expectations. This player is Dru Flener, a 6-1, 220 pound DE/G for North Hopkins.
The North Hopkins High School is right down the road from two Independence Bank branches, both in Madisonville, Kentucky. One of the branches is located on 1776 North Main Street and the other is on 629 East Center Street.
Okay, this is Flener’s third time to win this award. We awarded it to him in 2018 and again in 2019. It was time for him to get it again as North-Hopkins is pretty stoked about his coming back with the heavy losses it has recently experienced to the graduation stage.
Dru, pictured to the right of this paragraph and whose Hudl page is linked below his photograph, had a huge junior season for the Maroons. Doubling at guard on offense, where we are sure he will be positioned, once again, for his senior campaign, Flener will always be thought of as a defensive lineman by those who follow the Kentucky High School game.
Why is that? Well, it is easy…it is his strongest position. It is also where colleges recruiting him see him when he reaches their level of competition.
Flener, who was selected by Bluegrass Rivals the 12th-best returning defensive lineman in Kentucky, regardless of classification, posted 86-tackles in 2019. He was also credited with 11-TFLs, 3-sacks, and a forced fumble.
Offensively, he was stationed along a front which paved the way for one of Kentucky’s premier rushing attacks. they also cleared the way for Kentucky’s, single-season, all-classes, leading ground-gainer in Jeriah Hightower (over 3,000 yards rushing and 33-TDs in 2019).
Flener will be even more counted on in 2020 with the many different faces who will be surrounding him in the lineup than the faces to which he had grown so accustomed. We have no doubt this 3-time recipient of this distinction will prove himself up to the challenge.
Congratulations to Dru Flener from Madisonville North-Hopkins, for his Revolutionary Play 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 KPGFootball and WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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