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 both has and continues to exceed both the Colonels’ and the Henderson, Kentucky community’s expectations. We are focusing on the class of 2019, QB, Skip Patterson, from Henderson, Kentucky, whose Henderson County High School is right down the road from 3 Independence Bank branches on 76 S. Green Street, the Gardenside Shopping Center on 2610 Zion Road, and 1100 Barret Blvd., respectively.
Skip Patterson entered the McCracken County game in rare company. You see, the 5-11 and 205 pound QB, who many believe to be built more like a MLB, is the second, all-time, leader as a QB in both career passing yards and career TDs. Patterson had the Colonels rolling too coming in to play a McCracken team it hasn’t beaten since McCracken opened. While the Colonels didn’t win last night either, it wasn’t for want of effort from its four-year starter. Patterson rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns in 25 carries while completing 11 of his 23 passing attempts for 121 yards passing and another score.
With last night’s game very much still in doubt, Patterson powered over the goal line from 14 yards out, in the first half, to close the gap at halftime to 15-10. In the second half, Patterson scored on another keeper, from seven yards away this time, to, once again, close the margin to 22-17. McCracken County went on to win the game 36-24. With two regular season games remaining, Patterson has his Colonels 5-3 overall and 2-1 in Class 6A’s first district. If the Colonels can win the remaining two regular season games against Daviess County and then Owensboro (Senior), which are both to be played in Henderson County, it would have the Colonels headed into the KHSAA playoffs with some real momentum. With a QB like Skip Patterson under center, we would say about anything is possible.
Congratulations to Skip Patterson from the Henderson County High School in Henderson, Kentucky for his Revolutionary Play 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 Fletcher Long reporting for KPGFootball reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!
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