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Celebrating the type Revolutionary Performance which has made us the fastest growing bank in the Kentucky financial service's market

’24 DL/OL not short on performance

James Posey is a guy about whom we first heard raves emanating from out of the Western Kentucky Coaches Association combine in Paducah. We heard he was simply unblock-able. Over the course of his senior season, he has proven to be just that, unblock-able. Posey is listed at 5’11,” and 250-pounds and he is among the more powerful and explosive players on the roster. Lots of schools are checking him out and we feel confident he will find himself on a college roster next season.

HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball
James Posey, No. 64, '24 OL/DL had huge game against McLean

Morton’s Gap, KY: 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 expectations through the first seven games of this season and who will be vitally important to the Storm’s success as we continue to travel down 2023’s path towards the championships. Today, we are focusing on Class of 2024, DL/OL, from Hopkins County Central, James “Pocket Full Of” Posey.

Posey’s Hopkins County Central High is located just down the road from today’s featured branch, the one located on 1776 North Main Street in Madisonville, Kentucky. Get on by that branch today and discover what makes our people, products, and services revolutionary in the Kentucky financial industry.

Posey has inordinately long arms and the added length makes him a difficult blocking assignment 

We will be the first to tell you James Posey (No. 64) for the Central Storm is a bit shorter than colleges profess to prefer. However, Posey has inordinately long arms and the added length makes him a difficult blocking assignment for two definitive reasons.

1776 North Main, Madisonville

For starters, Posey can match an offensive lineman’s length. Secondly, the guy blocking Posey, Posey’s “mirror,” has difficulty meeting Posey at Posey’s pad-level and generating the strength, power, and explosion it will take to do anything with him.

Posey consistently plays below the OL’s hands. Hard to find linemen with the bend to meet Posey where he has to be met to be adequately blocked.

The difficulty blocking Posey is evident in Posey’s production. Last Friday night, Posey was in McLean’s “pocket” all evening long. Posey had 13-tackles, three (3) of which were for a loss.

Posey has played in the opponent’s backfields all season. Posey leads the team in TFL’s, this year, through the first seven (7) games.

[Against McLean] Posey had 13-tackles, three (3) of which were for a loss

KHSAA statistical website

Posey also plays offensive line. Posey was an integral part of a front which opened the lanes sufficiently for The Storm to gain 162-yards rushing, on only 30-rushing attempts, with 3-rushing TD’s.

Highlights vs. McLean, Midseason

We interviewed a couple of Storm coaches for this feature. Mike Evans, OC, told KPGFootball, “Posey plays the game hard-nosed, like it is meant to be played. [Posey] is among the most physical linemen playing football anywhere on the western end of Kentucky.”

Head Coach Chris Manning weighed-in on Posey. “He is an outstanding young man with a high ceiling in life and football,” Manning told KPGFootball. “I agree with Coach Evans in that Posey is a very physical player. I would add he has a nasty finish.”

Posey is a nasty finisher

Coach Chris Manning, HFC, HCCHS Storm

Congratulations to James Posey for his Revolutionary Play over the first seven (7) games of this season 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 Fletcher W. Long, reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron and reminding you that WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!

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