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 in a huge and pivotal season which will see the Red Devils host Frederick Douglass to determine who gets to go “grocery shopping” on Kroger Field next week in Lexington, Kentucky. Good luck tonight guys, next week will be “Excuse me, but on what aisle are the Championship Trophies?” Today we honor on offensive lineman, Justin Millay, from Owensboro’s “Senior” High School, something Independence Bank and KPGFootball have shown a penchant for doing over the illustrious history of this award.
Millay’s Owensboro (Senior) High School is located right down the road from 3 Independence Bank branches on 2425 Frederica Street, 2465 W. Parrish Avenue, and 3228 KY-54, respectively. Get on by and visit the most rapidly growing bank in the commonwealth of Kentucky, Independence Bank. Independence Bank has started a revolution in the banking industry.
We love the big guys at Independence Bank and KPGFootball. If you will go back over the previous winners of this award, you will notice we have awarded it to more offensive lineman than pretty much any other weekly “Players of” than any other Award in the commonwealth of Kentucky.
One has to be somewhat of a football aficionado to even understand how to evaluate offensive linemen. They don’t score touchdowns, but not single, offensive touchdown could be scored without them. They don’t throw passes, but a pass couldn’t get on its way without the time they provide the skill guys to do their thing. They don’t gain a single rushing yard, yet not one yard could be gained if they weren’t, down after down, doing the “ugly work” required for RBs to have somewhere to run.
Casual fans never notice the big-guys-up-front until they err. In the end, the nicest thing which ever gets said about an offensive lineman is, “I completely forgot he was out there.” Lots of casual fans haven’t been noticing the play of Millay, but the people who know the game sure do.
Millay is 6-6 and weighs in the area of 280-pounds. He runs the 40 in the low to mid-5s, so he has the speed and “feet” so many programs covet to go along with his frame and incredible length.
Behind it’s offensive line this year, the 11-0 Red-Devils have scored 494-points, rushed for 1,451-yards, thrown for 2,166-yards and scored 58-offensive TDs. One has to remember too; one of the wins, last week’s Regional Championship Game, was a 1-0 forfeit. That will hurt any team’s statistics, though it does go in the win column.
It will take a tremendous effort from Owensboro’s OL, and Justin Millay specifically, for the Red Devils to punch its ticket to Kroger Field. Good thing tremendous effort, and exemplary performance, are both Millay hallmarks!
Congratulations Justin Millay, both for your Revolutionary Play which has brought the Red Devils within a game of grocery shopping for a State Title on Kroger Field and that which will be required tonight against Frederick Douglass to push on through to glory. All of it taken together, in toto, 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!