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 who enters his junior season a leader on the Storm’s defense and someone who may get some play offensively in ’22 to go along with what he does on the other side of the football. Today, we are featuring Harlee Egbert, a ’24 LB/RB from Hopkins County Central High who had an incredible sophomore season, especially playing 4A football in the 1st-District, and someone we also expect to see running the ball this coming season.
Egbert’s performance in ’21, his sophomore season, exceeded all reasonable expectations for the Storm from Hop-Central. Egbert will be super excited to get this next season underway what with his team coming off its first winning season (6-5) in many years with so much returning talent.
Egbert’s Hop-Central is located just down the road from the splendid East Center branch of Independence Bank. The East Center (above pictured) branch is one of two local branches and is located at 629 East Center Street in Madisonville. The other branch, “North Main Street,” is located on 1776 North Main Street also in Madisonville.
Get on by and visit either of these fine branches today. Discover what makes Independence Bank’s people, products, and services revolutionary in the financial services industry.
Egbert is a ’24 who played linebacker primarily for the Storm’s ’21 version and figures to get some run on both sides of the scrimmage line upcoming. The 5-10, 215-pound juggernaut is listed offensively at RB so that should give you some indication about his ability to move.
Egbert was among the team leaders in virtually every vital defensive statistic a year ago. He led the team in tackles and forced fumbles while factoring in TFLs, QB-sacks, and fumble recoveries. He didn’t get many snaps in the offensive backfield and was used primarily as a lead blocker when he did. We believe he gets the pill in ’22 and beyond.
Egbert sports a 3.5 GPA. In today’s college recruiting climate, with higher levels mainly recruiting off rivals’ rosters, the ability to gain funding via academic money to heighten the football aid is key to gaining the level of support an athlete may well need to stay in school and get his all-important degree.
With Egbert’s athletic skills together with his academic prowess, he is a “take” at multiple levels of college football well versed in underwriting prime athletic talent “however it has to do it.” This young man’s future will be a fun one to monitor.
Congratulations to Harlee Egbert, 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!