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 award this prestigious distinction to a class of ’22 RB, who reclassified under SB-128 from out of the ’21 class, and who Bluegrass Preps has just named to its preseason “Mr. Football” watch list. This guy will definitely be in many All-State discussions by season’s end and fielding multiple offers. Today, we focus on Hunter Bradley from Paducah’s McCracken County High School.
Bradley’s McCracken County High School is not too far from several famous branches like the Jefferson Square Branch, 3143 Broadway Street; the Lone Oak Road Branch, 3312 Lone Oak Road; and the New Holt Road Branch, 2711 New Holt Road all in Paducah, Kentucky.
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There have been some huge players elect to reclassify for the ’21 season owing to the ’20 season being so hamstrung by the global health crisis. Kentucky’s “Mr. Football” in ’20 reclassified, Cam Hergott, from Beechwood, which was a shocker. Perennial “Mr. Football” candidate and finalist, Isaac Dixon, from Belfry High School, doing likewise was also something on which plenty of ink was spilt.
There may not have been a bigger reclassification than the one at McCracken County High School when RB, Hunter Bradley, announced he would repeat his senior year. One reason is look at the year in ’20 he put together.
Bradley, in only eight (8) games in ’20, logged 149-carries for 1,142 yards with 13-rushing TDs. Bradley averaged 142.8-yards per contest and caught 18-passes for 230-yards and a score out of the backfield. Not too shabby for playing football in the 6A classification.
That is why it should have been a surprise to exactly NO ONE when Bluegrass Preps identified Bradley as an early candidate for “Mr. Football” in the coming ’21 season. Least ways, no one around either Independence Bank nor KPGFootball were a bit surprised.
We would call being named a candidate for that award a “pretty good day.” We would say that day would certainly qualify a player for another pretty good day, which is winning this weekly award. After all, the Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week Award is among the most prestigious and respected awards of its kind in the history of either middle or high school football in Kentucky. It is among the more ancient distinctions too.
Congratulations to Hunter Bradley for his Revolutionary Play at RB in ’20 and the play we expect to see out of him this coming Fall. All of the above has earned Carter 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!