Ethan Warder from Bowling Green Senior High is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week @EthanWarder2 @CentreFootball @CoachSpader @KyHighFootball @minguabeefjerky

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’25 DB/WR among the more versatile and successful players in Kentucky 5A

Ethan Warder is a prospect many around Kentucky are noticing. Warder, as a junior, picked three passes, recovered three fumbles, forced three fumbles, made a pair of TFLs and logged 58 IRNYs with a pick-six. That is called stuffing the old stat sheet. Centre College is hot after this guy and hoping to land him as are about a dozen schools in and around the Bluegrass.

HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball

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Bowling Green, 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 through the regular season and who will be vitally important to the Purples’ playoff chances as we continue toward the 2024 upcoming season. Today, we are focusing on Class of 2025, DB/WR, from Bowling Green’s Senior High School, Ethan Warder.

Warder’s BG Senior High is located just down the road from today’s featured branch, the one located on “Williamsburg Square,” 877 Fairview Avenue; Bowling Green, KY. Get on by that branch today and discover what makes our people, products, and services revolutionary in the Kentucky financial industry.

We are proud to sponsor a weekly article highlighting players in the areas where Independence Bank flourishes

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In keeping with this offseason’s theme of versatility; today, we give you one of the more versatile performers in all of the KHSAA. Today we focus a guy who is probably being recruited more as a third level, defensive guy but someone who could just as easily play WR in college.

Williamsburg Square, Bowling Green

Warder was a junior in 2023. Warder logged 25-tackles, a pair of TFLs, picked three passes, forced three fumbles, recovered three fumbles, and registered 58-IRNYs while housing one of his three picks.

Warder also played some offense. Warder caught 16-passes, averaged 10.625-yards per reception, and had a TD. Now this is 5A, Kentucky football we’re discussing here. Not a ton of players even play both ways at that level of competition, not to mention making sizable contributions on both sides of the scrimmage line.

Warder caught 16-passes, averaged 10.625-yards per, logged 25-tackles, 2-TFLs, 3-INTs, 3-FFs, and 3-FRs with a “pick six” in 2023

KHSAA statistical website

Bowling Green Senior is among the better coached and disciplined teams to toil between the white lines anywhere within the commonwealth. It is the reason why, every year, the Purples are in the thick of the championship race at its classification and coming off a title won in ’23.

Ethan Warder/Scotty Brown

Now many people talk about Deuce Bailey, the fine dual threat QB who is among our early season “Mr. Football” favorites. Bailey completed 242 of his 352 passing attempts for 3,517-yards and 43-TDs against only 7-picks. When you factor in the eight (8) scores he logged rushing, one can easily see the excitement surrounding his play.

Warder shouldn’t be discounted, however. Leading a ball club in INTs, IRNYs, FFs, and FRs is equally a mouthful and demands post season consideration as fully as anything any QB anywhere accomplishes.

Congratulations to Ethan Warder for his Revolutionary Play over the course of the ’23 season and that which is sure to come this Fall in ’24, all of which has earned Warder this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, your friends at Independence Bank.

This is Friday Night Fletch, 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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