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 always seems to be around the football to make a play for his team at all the right times. Today we are focusing on Class of ’23 MLB/OL, Jack Duncan, from Hancock County High School.
Duncan’s Hornets are located right down the road from an Independence Bank branch in Hawesville, Kentucky on 225 US-60. From Hancock County High School in Lewisport, Kentucky; one can drive a short 3.4 miles down US-60E right to the branch.
It will take you 5-minutes, tops! Go and visit the most rapidly growing bank in the commonwealth of Kentucky, with 20 locations, Kentucky-wide. Independence Bank has started a revolution in the banking industry.
When you talk about sophomore varsity players who have made a “splash” in the Friday night lineup you are actually talking about Jack Duncan types though you may not realize it. It is hard to imagine Duncan, a 5-10, 200-pounder, playing any better in ’21 than the year he turned in during an 8-game, ’20 campaign. Project his numbers out over a 12-game season and see where he would have potentially been.
Duncan, a ’23 prospect, collected 75-tackles in ’20. That doesn’t even begin to tell the tale.
Duncan led the team with 14 of its 50 tackles for loss. Duncan had 3 of the team’s 10 QB-sacks to lead the team in this category as well. Duncan both forced a fumble and recovered two.
Most surprisingly, Duncan had the team’s lone “pick-six” on the year. Jack picked-off a pass and rumbled 48-yards to pay-dirt in ’20.
All of those statistics should tell a fan something. First, he is a 2nd-level player who plays “down-hill.” He is always on the attack. That is why he is forcing fumbles, making plays in the offensive backfield, and sacking QBs.
Second, he is always around the football. His recovering two fumbles and picking off a pass he was able to take the distance and score isn’t an accident. That is participating in a bunch of “special plays” for only an 8-game run.
Last, but not least, he has wheels. We don’t have any running times to report but he separated from the offensive “skills” chasing him to take his interception nearly 50-yards to score it. Tells us something; should tell you something too.
Jack Duncan is the type of Friday night superstar which makes the high school game the greatest spectator sport in Kentucky in our opinion. We bet Duncan is the pride of Lewisport. How can he not be?
Congratulations to Jack Duncan, both for his Revolutionary Play in 2020 and that which is to come in 2021. His outstanding play, both in the past and that which is immediately looming, has earned him this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, your 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!