@GarrisonB767 (Garrison Barker, ’26) from College View Middle School is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @DCPSKidsFirst @minguabeefjerky @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin

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, Owensboro

Independence Bank has a goal of achieving everyday excellence, and this week we are focusing on a player who will be entering the 9th grade for some lucky high school in Daviess County and who figures to be mightily counted on going forward into the Fall of ’22. Today we are featuring Garrison Barker from College View Middle School. 

Barker’s performance exceeded reasonable expectations in 2021 for College View Middle. Barker will be heavily counted on for depth and we believe he will find the lineup early and often over the course of his freshman year. Barker’s former middle school program, College View, is located just minutes away from three Owensboro, Independence Bank branches.

One of the branches is located on 2425 Frederica Street. There is a second one on 2465 West Parrish Avenue. There is a third one on 3228 KY-54. Get on by and see one of those fine branches today and discover what makes Independence Bank’s people, products, and services revolutionary in the financial services industry.

Barker was a WR/DB for College View who had the speed, quickness, and athleticism to contribute all over the field. Though relatively small in stature presently (5-7, 145), he has plenty left on his frame to fill out into a tall, rangy WR/DB like colleges covet.


Barker is a speedster, and by speedster we mean “filthy-fast.” Barker reports a laser-timed 4.98-second 40-yard dash time and a 4.74 short-shuttle. Any middle school coach will relate a kid breaking five-seconds in the 40 on the laser before entering 9th-grade is among the faster kids across Kentucky in his class.

Barker is a three sport athlete, having played basketball and having run track in addition to his football exploits. His running track, as a sprinter, certainly supports his reported running times as being accurate.

Kids as athletic as Barker, and as fast and quick, generally see the playing field early in high school. We believe we are seeing a kid who may crack the lineup as a freshman and will certainly enter the Fall of his sophomore year firmly implanted at “first team” on the depth-chart!

Congratulations to Garrison Barker, both for his Revolutionary Play in 2021 and that which is to come in 2022, all of which has earned him this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, our 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!

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Have coached at the high school and middle school level. Have worked in athletic administration. Conceal my identity to enable my candor on articles published by this magazine. Only members of the editorial board are aware of my true identity.

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