Elijah Baldwin from McLean County High is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @sfitz_840whas@McLeanSportsNet @MCHSCoach

Celebrating the type Revolutionary Performance which has made us the fastest growing bank in the Kentucky financial service's market

’24 Athlete contributes to the bottom-line in multiple ways

McLean County is a really good program. Zach Wagner, over an 11-year period has won 55% of his ball games and has had them in the hunt at the 2A level fairly consistently over the previous five seasons. Players like Elijah Baldwin are the reason and Wagner’s ability to get the best out of the athletes his hallways deal him. McLean played a huge road game in the first district (3A) in Morton’s Gap just last night. One thing is sure, as Baldwin goes so goes his Cougars.

HB Lyon, Senior Scout, KPGFootball
We dedicate this article to our fearless leader at our branch in McLean County, Derek Miller

Calhoun, KY: 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 at the season’s mid-way point and who will be vitally important to the Raiders’ success as we continue to travel down 2023’s path towards the championships. Today, we are focusing on Class of 2024 ,Athlete, Elijah Baldwin, from Calhoun, Kentucky’s McLean County High School. 

Baldwin’s McLean County High is located just down the road from two McLean County area branches, one in Livermore, Kentucky and the other in Beech Grove, Kentucky. Today we want to focus on Derek Miller. Miller is our leader in McLean County both at Independence Bank and in the McLean County area.

Miller loves McLean [County]
Derek Miller

Miller loves McLean. He told the Messenger, the area’s local newspaper, “I feel blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of two wonderful organizations that constantly look for ways to give back to McLean County.” Thanks for all you do for all of us Mr. Miller. This one’s for you!

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.

McLean County’s Cougars, under Zach Wagner, have been among the more consistently successful programs around W.Ky. high school football

Fletcher Long, Senior Sports Writer, KPGFootball

Eric Baldwin is a ’24 athlete who is Uber-productive for his McLean County Cougars. He has been doing it this season in multiple phases of the game.

Baldwin’s Hudl Page

Baldwin’s Cougars saw his versatility against the district’s “top dog” a week ago. Union County came away a 12-point winner but McLean proved it could hang with the class of its classification and district on the western end of the commonwealth.

Baldwin, against the Braves, had 14-tackles and a half-sack on defense. Baldwin led the team in yards from scrimmage and carries on offense. Baldwin scored 2-TD’s rushing, housed a kickoff on special teams, scored a two-point conversion, and accounted for 20 of the team’s 30-points scored.

McLean is a team looking like it is settling into the second seed in the first district. McLean is also looking like they will successfully follow up on ’22’s 9-3 mark.

Baldwin put 20 of the team’s 30-points up on the scoreboard

KHSAA statistical website

As for where Baldwin fits at the college level, we would point out a few things. Baldwin is 5’10,” and weighs 160-pounds. The ’24, three phase prospect is also a varsity basketball standout.

Guys with this type versatility generally find their way on a roster on Saturdays. It may be a question of level, but it won’t be a question of whether he is capable of summoning a Saturday-worthy type performance.

Congratulations to Elijah Baldwin for his Revolutionary Play in the first half of this season 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 Fletcher W. Long, reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron and reminding you that WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!

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Two-time winner of Kentucky Press Association awards for excellence in writing and reporting news stories while Managing Editor of the Jackson (KY) Times-Voice

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