The Storm backfield finding plenty of rushing yards behind these two rough, tough linemen
Posey and Osbourne are just your prototype for what you want in interior OL at the high school level. That is why Hopkins County Central is poised to have another winning season and stockpiling the rushing numbers we are seeing out of this ever improving ball club.Fletcher W. Long, KPGFootball Senior Scout
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 two players who work behind the scenes to help teammates accumulate bodacious statistics. Today, we are featuring two OL from Hopkins County Central James Posey, ’24, and Jacob Osborne, ’23. These two linemen have the Storm sitting at 2-2 heading into a road matchup with Ballard Memorial.
Posey and Osborne’s performances this season have exceeded all reasonable expectations for the Storm and have resulted in some audacious numbers being stockpiled by offensive skills. Both of these young men will be super excited to travel to Ballard Memorial tonight and see if the Storm can’t keep this season on track with the district slate looming.
Hopkins County 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.
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James Posey is a 5’11,” 235-pound, well put together specimen of a high school lineman. He has 9-tackles through the first part of the season and 13-pancakes. The junior (’24) squats 365, deadlifts 415, and bench presses 245.
Jacob Osbourne, ’23, is built eerily similar to his brother in arms. Osbourne is 6’0,” weighs 230-pounds, and has 4-tackles in limited defensive duty and 10-pancakes in his main and primary assignment, blocking upfront for the vaunted, down hill, rushing attack Coach Manning likes to deploy.
What the two of these guys have done working together with the other three “down-five” is just remarkable. On the year, and in only four games, the RBs at Central have gained over 1,007 yards and 11-rushing TDs. QB, Jaden Brasher, has thrown for 458-yards. That is a fair amount of yardage over a four game span.
Running back, Calil McNary, whom we have just featured not more than a week or so ago, seems to have particularly benefitted from the efforts of these two stars. McNary is averaging 145-yards per outing and scoring perilously close to 2-rushing TDs a night. We say “perilously” because rushing efforts like McNary’s tend to kill the opponent’s chances for victory.
Central will bring its dark clouds and high winds to Ballard Memorial tonight. The Storm will be looking to go 3-2. Should they run the football the way they have been, I wouldn’t bet abasing them.
Congratulations to both James Posey and Jacob Osborne for their Revolutionary Play through the first four games and that which is to come the remainder of the ’22 season, all of which has earned these two magnificent players 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!