Jimmy Mooney, LB Paducah Tilghman, is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week @minguabeefjerky @840WHAS @pths_football @jimmy_mooney23

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Tilghman ’25 LB/DE may be WKY’s top defender

Jimmy Mooney is a load and one of the areas very top, second level defenders in the western-Kentucky region. He is 5/11,” 225-pounds of man. He may be an inch or two shorter than some schools would like at his position; but, his on-field production is prodigious and he is both a football and wrestling varsity star, which fits with the type athletic skill set most programs covet.

HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball

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There is no better time than the present to anoint another Independence Bank, Revolutionary 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.   

Today we honor a ’25 LB/DE many, around the commonwealth, believe to be the very best second level prospect in the western-Kentucky area. This week’s recipient had an incredibly productive junior season for a team which challenged till the end for 4A supremacy. This is one of our favorite players in western Kentucky. Today we honor Jimmy Mooney, ’25 LB/DE, from Paducah, Kentucky’s Tilghman High.  

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Paducah Tilghman is located just down the road from today’s featured branch. We are featuring the branch located on Jefferson Square, 3143 Broadway Street, Paducah, KY 42001.

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Jimmy Mooney is one of the area’s very best linebackers. Matter of fact, he would have to rank among the elite linebackers anywhere in the Bluegrass.

If you are looking for a “play alike” clone, he is very similar to Breathitt County’s Kory Combs. Most people in the know would concede Combs has been among the best linebackers in Kentucky the entire time he has been competing at the varsity level.

Combs made our Small-School, All-State team. Mooney’s not making the Big-School All-State team was likely a “miss” on our part. He certainly has the numbers.

In ’23, money registered 90-tackles. In addition to that, he recorded six (6)-TFLs, two (2) QB-sacks, and a FR.

In ’23, Mooney registered 90-tackles, six (6)-TFLs, two (2) QB-sacks, and a FR

KSHAA statistical website

Mooney is 5’11,” and weighs 225-pounds. He is a star on the Tilghman football team but is also a star on the school’s wrestling team.

Jimmy Mooney

Mooney is an example of the type athletes college programs are combing the Bluegrass in search of signing. He is a versatile athlete whose skill sets lend themselves to more than just one varsity sport.

We expect Jimmy Mooney to be highly recruited. Don’t be surprised if he isn’t offered by the majority of Kentucky colleges fielding football teams.

Mooney is a guy who made a bunch of all-something teams. He was first team on the Western Kentucky Conference‘s defensive squad for the ’23 season.

Mooney’s performance, both over his junior year and the one we know he will render in ’24, is (and will be) well deserving of this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, our friends at Independence Bank. 

This is Friday Night Fletch, reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron, reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!

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Two-time winner of Kentucky Press Association awards for excellence in writing and reporting news stories while Managing Editor of the Jackson (KY) Times-Voice

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