Hopkins County Central’s Dreyton Grimes is the Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week

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 exceeded the Storm’s and the Hopkins County community’s expectations. We are focusing on, Dreyton Grimes, a class of Class of 2020, LB/QB, from Madisonville, Kentucky, whose Hopkins County Central High School is right down the road from the Independence Bank branches located on 1776 North Main Street and 629 East Center Street both in Madisonville, Kentucky.

The Storm have lost to graduation their starting QB, Jakson Bergant, starting RB, Michael Powell, leading receiver, Marques Jackson, and top two defenders, in Silas and Cyrus Kington. That is a lot of production to have to replace from off a team which won 3 games in 2018. Well, the 3 wins in 2018, beat the two wins the team registered in 2017 and tied its 3 wins in 2016. What will Coach Stephen Wood’s Storm do to replace that which it lost to graduation in time to play 2019’s slate of games?

While he may not replace everyone, Dreyton Grimes is good enough to make anyone’s starting 11. He’s a perfect example of a terrific player on a roster of a “not-so-terrific” ball club. Every football team has players on it. Every single one!

Folks, Dreyton Grimes is a football player. He lists QB/WR/and LB among his positions. With his frame, he can play any of the above. Dreyton is a 6-3, 205 pounder who has been clocked in the 40 yard dash at 4.76 seconds, bench presses 245 pounds, reps the high-school rep-weight of 185 pounds, 14 times, back-squats 365 pounds, and power-cleans a cool 225.

Last year on defense, Grimes from LB collected 58 total stops, registered 10 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, had a “pick-six” which he took ten yards to pay dirt, forced and recovered a fumble. His duty on offense was limited owing to an accomplished senior at the slot in 2018 (Jackson Bergant). Still, in limited duty, Grimes completed 5 of his 8 attempts for 74 yards, no scores, and two interceptions.

In forecasting the 2019 season, we think it rather evident, with Bergant’s departure, Dreyton will have to be slotted at QB-1, at least to begin the season. Regardless, he returns as the most reliable and dynamic of the Storm’s defenders and his playing QB can’t, in any way, curtail his duties in the defense’s second level. Dreyton Grimes is a well-put together football player who can move. He would be a player on whatever roster he should happen to appear.

Congratulations to Dreyton Grimes from the Hopkins County Central High School’s Storm in Madisonville, 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 F.W. Long reporting for KPGFootball reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!

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2 comments

  1. Really, to say the rest of the players on the team are,”not so terrific”.Dreyton had a great season last year and is a good player but to bad mouth the rest of the team is in poor taste!

    1. Way to completely misrepresent what the article said. Nicely done. What it actually said was “[Dreyton’s] a perfect example of a terrific player on a roster of a “not-so-terrific” ball club. Every football team has players on it. Every single one!” Now, Hopkins Central won two games in 2017 and three games in 2018. As a ball club they are “not-so-terrific.” However, Dreyton and some of the other “players” on the team are good football players, in spite of the conglomerate not being too good together. We stand by our characterization of a 3-7 football team, which was one of only 40 or so in the entire Commonwealth to not even qualify for the KHSAA playoffs, as a “not-so-terrific” ball club. We did not bad mouth any of the other players. Lying and misrepresenting an article in in poor taste, M’aam!

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