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 (Javeius Bunton) who, quite frankly, put the team on his back, at least offensively, and led them to an important home victory over a traditional, first-district power in Class 6A and one of 6A’s highest regarded teams entering the tilt in Bowling Green last Friday night.
Bunton’s Bowling Green High School is right down the road from three Independence Bank branches. First, there is the Fairview Avenue Branch, 977 Fairview Avenue; second, and one of our favorites, is the Freedom Square Branch, 1950 Scottsville Road; and third is the Nashville Road Branch located on 2415 Nashville Road all three of which are in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Go on down and see our friends at either one or, perhaps all three, of these Independence Bank locations. Give them both the opportunity and privilege to earn your business. Let them demonstrate to you what makes Independence Bank the best in the banking business and the fastest growing financial institution in Kentucky.
First of all we predicted Bunton would have the type year he is having back in February when he last won this award during the offseason. We wrote back in February that someone needed to help this young man establish a Hudl page to show-off his highlights and we still can’t find one for our guy.
We think, if coaches could watch his highlights, they would see what we see. Bunton is one of Kentucky’s elite running-backs in the 2021 class.
Of course, coaches could just call Marc Clark, head football coach at McCracken County and ask his opinion. He watched the RB tear up his defense just this past Friday night in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Bunton carried it 25-times against the Mustang defense. He gained 175-yards from scrimmage (of the team’s 223-yards rushing). He scored 24 of the team’s 28-points on the night in a game the Purples would win 28-12. He scored all four of the team’s four TDs. Colin Fratus, a placekicker who has before won this award chipped in the other 4-points, going 4 for 4 on PATs.
On the year, the adorned “Mr. Football candidate” has gained 452-yards in 4 games, on 86-carries, scoring 9 rushing touchdowns. Bunton is on the road with his teammates, at Christian County’s Stadium of Champions, to play an usually tough district opponent in the Christian County High School Colonels. Bunton will have to run hard to replicate the level of success he had at home against the Mutangs against a historically ornery and tough Colonel front.
If there is anyone who can replicate a high level of success week after week, it would be Javeius Bunton. Bowling Green High School is counting on it.
Congratulations, Javeius Bunton (again), both for your Revolutionary Play against the Mustangs and that which is to come against the mighty Colonels tonight in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, all of which has earned you this week’s recognition. Go out there and show them of what you’re made, Javeius…your friends at Independence Bank will all be watching!
For the rest of you reading this, go see our friends at the fastest growing bank in the commonwealth of Kentucky who owe that growth to the men, women, and revolutionary financial products available for its banking customers. Go down and see our friends at your local 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!