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 from Saint Xavier High in Louisville, Kentucky who was one of the leaders of the Tigers’ defense in 2020 and headed to play collegiately at Centre College. This week we are highlighting the play of Class of 2021’s Parker Guillaume (on Twitter, @GuillaumeParker).
Guillaume’s Louisville Saint Xavier High School is not too far from the famous St. Matthews Square branch of Independence Bank. St. Matthews Square is on 3901 Shelbyville Road in Louisville. 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.
Parker Guillaume has pledged to play collegiately at Centre College for Coach Andy Frye and his staff in Danville, Kentucky. Kids pledging to Centre College to play any sport, or just to attend, answers the question (for the curious) about whether the kid is a good student.
Make no mistake, this kid was a leader for the defense of one of Kentucky’s premier programs in its highest level of competition (6A). There should be no questions concerning whether this kid call flat-out play football. He can.
Guillaume was 2nd on the St. X defense in total tackles with 41 this past Fall. Guillaume also led the team in interceptions with four (4) including one (1) of the team’s two (2) pick-sixes.
In 9-games of run for the 6-3 Tigers, Parker Guillaume established himself as a corner other teams thought it best not to challenge. In 2020, a down year by Saint X standards, the Tigers still made the semi-finals of the KHSAA Class 6A playoffs.
Along the way, the Tigers beat powerhouse teams like DeSales (3A), Butler (Lou., 6A), DuPont Manual (6A), and North Hardin (6A). North Hardin spent the entire 2020 season battling Trinity for the top-spot in the weekly top-ten poll in the 6A classification with college talent laden throughout the roster.
At Centre we believe the 6’1″Guillaume will play corner. However, with his frame and strength (295-pound bench, 375-pound back-squat, and 405-pound deadlift, his moving up in the box against the run or just bulking up to play OLB can’t be completely discounted among his positional possibilities.
Congratulations to Parker Guillaume, for his Revolutionary Play in 2020 and we can’t wait to see what he might do on Saturdays next Fall, all of 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 Kentucky Prep Gridiron and reminding you that WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!