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 ofrevolutionary 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 Owensboro Senior High and Owensboro community’s expectations.
Today, we are focusing on Class of 2019, DE/TE, Ian Pitt from Henderson County High School. Coach Josh Boston’s Colonels are a first district, Class 6A football team located in the same county as four separate Independence Bank locations. You will find the fastest growing bank in Kentucky right down the road from Henderson County High School at 76 South Green Street; 1100 Barrett Boulevard; in the Gardenside Shopping Center on 2610 Zion Road; and finally on 235 N. Elm Street.
One might be tempted to think of baseball when thinking of Henderson County’s Ian Pitt. There would be ample reason as the 6-3, 210-pound slugger is one of the leaders in homers throughout the 1st and 2nd Regions in high school baseball and its top RBI man so far in 2019. However, Ian Pitt was a bonafide football star for the Colonels, particularly in the Fall of 2018.
Ian was deployed at both TE and DE and contributed rather mightily for both the offense and defense. For the offense at TE, Pitt was third on the team in receptions with 9 for 172 receiving yards and 4 TDs receiving. Defensively for the Colonels, the DE proved hard to contain even with teams running away from him. Pitt had 32 tackles, in 2018, to go along with 2 batted-down passing attempts, 3 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, and a team leading 9 QB-sacks.
Among the reasons Pitt is so successful of a high school athlete are both his strength and athleticism. Pitt has a registered bench press maximum lift of 275-pounds and a 30-inch standing vertical exhibiting the type of vertical explosion which would lead one to suspect he runs well on top of everything else. Ian’s college plans probably involve baseball but one would have to think this is prospect some lucky school could get two for the price of one, thereby benefitting two sports quite equally.
Congratulations to Ian Pitt for his Revolutionary Play which has earned this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky…your friends at Independence Bank.
This is F.W. Long reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!