Lewisport’s Darian Clay is this week’s Independence Bank Revolutionary POW

This Week's Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Bank is...

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 Hornets’ and the Hancock County community’s expectations. We are focusing on the class of 2021, WR/FS, Darian Clay, from Lewisport, Kentucky, whose Hancock County high school is right down the road from the Independence Bank branch on 8523 U.S. Highway 60 West in Lewisport, Kentucky.

It isn’t uncommon, at all, for a high school football team to take its very best athlete and put him at QB. For most of these instances, he turns out to be a QB in name only as his full array of skill set is called upon to get the job done. Through its first five games, Darian Clay, a 2021 prospect who projects as a WR/Safety prospect, has been playing QB (out of necessity) for Coach Bobby Eubanks’ Class 2A, District 2 Hornets. How has he done? Quite well, as a matter of fact.

Darian Clay

Thorough its first four games, Clay has lead his team in rushing yards, 459, gathered over 37 attempts, averaging 12.41 yards per rushing attempt, with 10 TDs scored. While the Calloway statistics aren’t up yet, as of the publishing date of this article, we can tell you Clay has led his team to a 3-2 record, through its first five games, with narrow losses to Class 5A, Grayson County, itself 5-1 on the year, and a 20-0 loss to Class 6A, Daviess County. This past Friday night, the Hornets entertained, inhospitably, Class 4A, District 1, Calloway County at home, where the Hornets dispatched Calloway, 36-33, and are looking forward to entertaining another Class 4A, first district opponent when they play host to Madisonville North-Hopkins on September 21st. The team which finished 7-5 in 2017, losing to Mayfield in the second round of the playoffs, figures to be right stout again this year, particularly in its classification. The Hornets should be right tough when they get around to playing Class 2A competition, as opposed to perpetually playing up between two and, even, four classifications.

Leading the charge for the Hornets has been its 6-0, 175 pound superstar, Darian Clay, whose willingness to be stationed at a position which he isn’t forecast to continue to play as his football career ripens, has made him this week’s Independence Bank, Revolutionary, Player of the Week. We like people at Independence Bank willing to put aside their own personal glorification to pitch in and further the team’s goals and interests.

Congratulations to Darian Clay from the Hancock County Hornets in Lewsiport, 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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Darian Clay’s freshman highlights (2017)

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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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