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 just completed his freshman season and will be looking to assume the leadership reins of his ball club over the course of his sophomore season in ’22. Today we are featuring Jackson Edens from Webster County High School.
Edens’ performance exceeded reasonable expectations in 2021 for his Trojans. Edens will be heavily counted on early and often over the course of his sophomore year. Edens’ high school is located just 11 minutes away from a splendid Independence Bank branch.
One so inclined may get there by leaving the high school in Dixon, Kentucky and traveling down US-41A South until you reach our location on 211 North Willow Street in Providence, Kentucky 42450. Get on by and visit our fine branch today and discover what makes Independence Bank’s people, products, and services revolutionary in the financial services industry.
Not many freshmen experience the success enjoyed by Jackson Edens in ’21, especially not playing 3A football in Kentucky. Edens was pressed into the action on Friday nights and he answered the call very well.
We believe Edens played defense in addition to offense. However not every team posts its defensive statistics. We can tell you what the young freshman contributed on offense.
Edens was second on the team in yards gained from scrimmage, first in yards per rushing attempt, and third in rushing TDs. Edens was first in receptions and third in offensive scoring.
Our friends down that way also share that Edens isn’t too shabby as a varsity baseball player. You should have seen what he did playing varsity baseball while still an 8th-grader!
Back to football, we thought Edens gaining 12.74 or so yards per rushing attempt was quite impressive. Especially since he carried the football 31-times, which isn’t a ton of carries over his seven games of PT but still an impressive yards per carry average over what amounts to quite a bit more than a de minimus amount of opportunity. Edens scoring a TD every 7.75-carries was also quite impressive.
Looks to us, the young man needs the football more in ’22. We imagine Coach LaGrange will be able to accommodate that.
Congratulations to Jackson Edens, both for his Revolutionary Play in 2021 and that which is to come in 2022, all of which has earned him 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!