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 who is one of those special seniors who makes a program rise to heights heretofore unknown. We are talking about Class of 2021 standout LB/FB, Luke Garrison. Garrison is the “grey beard” mixed in with all the young talent on the Hancock County roster, many of whom we have before featured and a few of which have already won this particular award.
Garrison’s Hancock County High School is located just 3.14-miles down the road from an Independence Bank branch located on 225 US Highway 60-East in Hawesville, Kentucky. Go on down and see our friends at Independence Bank and give them both the opportunity and privilege to earn your business and demonstrate what makes them the best in the banking business and the fastest growing financial institution in Kentucky.
Everyone is familiar with the two, Class of 2023 superstars Hancock County boasts on the roster. Xander Early and Cole Dixon, both former Team Kentuckians, have really improved the fortunes of the Hornets’ football program and have a lot to do with the present team’s 5-0 start. They have helped improve the program’s fortunes from one battling for third in the district to one now poised to win its district and even one presently garnering a first place vote in the weekly, AP top-ten football poll.
We are sure you have heard names like Darian Clay, Logan Willis, and Jake Frames too. All of the above names are the “young talent” everyone around the commonwealth can’t stop raving about when discussing this Hancock County team which only has McLean standing between it and an undefeated regular season in the 2nd-district. However, before getting to McLean, the boys from Lewisport will step out of district this week (we expect) and play Coach Josh Jaggers’ always tough LaRue High School team from the 3rd district in the 3A classification.
Hancock County overcame Owensboro Catholic at home October 16. They already own in-district wins over Butler County and Todd County Central and stand at 3-0 presently in the district and 5-0 overall.
To say Garrison has been playing well and having a very fine senior season is an understatement. Garrison is first on the defense with 64-stops in his 5-games, is among the leaders in TFLs with 6, has 2-sacks to lead the squad, and has thrown in a forced fumble and an interception. On top of this, he is the lead blocker on offense for the stable of young colts the Hornets boast in its down-hill rushing attack.
The Hornets will definitely have to call on its 5-10, 170-pound second-level defender if it is to continue on its present arch and continue to challenge for the 2A State Title. One this is for sure, this senior has flat got Hancock running with some very elite company in the 2A classification these days.
Congratulations to Luke Garrison, both for his Revolutionary Play over the first five games and, particularly, for what we believe he is capable of doing this Friday night against LaRue or any other school which may end up playing Hancock this Friday night in what has to be the craziest year any of us has ever seen. Hey Luke, don’t forget to go down and see your friends at the fastest growing bank in the commonwealth of Kentucky who owe that growth to the men, women, and revolutionary financial products it consistently makes available for its banking customers. Go down and see your 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!