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 perfectly scintillating in 2019 and should certainly provide similar play in 2020. This week we are focusing on Class of 2021 WR, Edmund Brooks, who, as it turns out, is also a standout for the Colonel varsity basketball team.
Brooks’ Henderson County High School is down the road from three Independence Bank locations. There is the Barret Boulevard Branch on 1100 Barret Boulevard; there is the Zion Road Branch on 2610 Zion Road; and the “Liberty Square” Branch on 76 South Green Street all three of which are in Henderson, Kentucky. Go on down and see our friends at Independence Bank and give them both the opportunity and privilege to earn your business and demonstrate what makes them the best in the banking business and the fastest growing financial institution in Kentucky.
Edmund Brooks had a really outstanding season for the Colonels of Henderson County in 2019. Matter of fact, it was quite a year all the way around for every player and fan involved.
The Colonels finished 8-4 and had a very good chance to advance to the Regional Championship game. The Colonels dropped a close game in round two, on the road at McCracken County, 17-6. Otherwise…who know’s how far they might have gone.
Brooks caught 38-passes for the Class 6A, First-District power. He accumulated 828-receiving yards and accounted for 7 TD-receptions all while playing for a program not known for throwing it as much as they “pound the rock.”
Matter of fact, Brooks is the third-leading, returning scorer for the Colonels on the 2020-roster. The other two “top-guys” also return.
The leading offensive scorer in 2019 was Colten Evans. He place-kicks and place-kickers are often among the ball-club’s top scorers. He returns in 2020.
In the number-two position, in 2019, was fellow receiver Myekel Sanners. Sanners just edged out Brooks for second place by two points by virtue of Sanners being credited with a safety. Game’s a matter of inches, isn’t it?
Regardless, Edmund Brooks is what we call a definite “Saturday-Player.” We aren’t sure with which sport he will continue on into college, basketball or football. We are quite sure he will have an election when his high-school eligibility has exhausted.
It will be his choice. The important thing is for there to be a choice to make; and there will be.
Congratulations to Edmund Brooks, 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. Go down and see our friends at the fastest growing bank in the commonwealth of Kentucky who owe that growth to the men, women, and revolutionary financial products available for its banking customers. Go down and see our friends at your local 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!