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 both has and continues to exceed both the Cougars’ and McClean County, Kentucky community’s expectations. We are focusing on the class of 2020, RB/DB, Landen Capps, from McClean County, Kentucky, whose McClean County High School is approximately 7.9 miles from Calhoun, traveling down KY-136E, in neighboring Livermore, Kentucky, from an Independence Bank branch located on 614 Henton Street.
The Cougars are a formidable opponent for any football team in Kentucky. This is true regardless of the classification of football in which the Cougars compete. McClean County fashioned an 8-4 record over the 2018 season and were perfect terrors running the football. In all, the Cougars gained over 4,000 yards rushing, on the year, in scoring 400 offensive points over its twelve games. The ball was pretty spread around as three running-backs all came in with around 1,000 rushing on the year.
Going forward in 2019, the Cougars look to be tough once more. Noah Baldwin (114 carries, 959 rushing yards, 11 TDs) and Jacob Miller (157 carries, 810 yards rushing, 15 rushing TDs) are both gone but Peyton Caraway (95 carries, 1,038 rushing yards, 10 TDs) and this week’s recipient, Landen Capps, both return for one more tour through the 2A classification’s 2nd district.
Last year, Capps gained 587 yards rushing and scored 7 rushing TDs while carrying the football 55 times and averaging over 10 yards an attempt. Capps caught 4 passes for 107 yards receiving from out of the backfield (yes, the Cougars throw it occasionally) and accounted for 48 of the team’s 400 total points. Defensively, Capps collected 23 tackles, had 3 TFLs, and collected a QB sack, along the way. Coach Zach Wagner is counting on a lot more of what Capps gave him in 2018 for his team to continue to fare as well as it has been faring in Class 2A, District 2.
Congratulations to Landen Capps from the McClean County High School in Calhoun, Kentucky for his Revolutionary Play 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 Long reporting for KPGFootball reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!
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