Madisonville’s Blake Moody is this Week’s Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week!

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

I decided to publish this week’s article a little early, like I did last week, but for a different reason. On behalf of both Kentucky Prep Gridiron and Independence Bank, let us be the first to wish your family and you a blessed Easter. I have chosen, today, as the time 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 both the Maroon’s and the Madisonville, Kentucky community’s expectations. We are focusing on a Class of 2020 OL/DL All-Stater who is 6-3, weighs 230 pounds, and is, among the best players in his class in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. As mentioned in the preceding sentence, the Revolutionary Player of the Week is also on the AFI-KPG Sophomore All-State team. That player is Blake Moody from Madisonville North-Hopkins High School.

Moody, No. 52

At Kentucky Prep Gridiron, we partnered up with the Aspirations Fitness Institution to select freshman and sophomore All-State football teams. We had a Commonwealth-wide selection committee to choose the teams. We missed on some, but are confident the 64 players selected, were all deserving. A member of our selection committee, Dustin Lopez, both was and still is a well-respected and well-traveled defensive coordinator. Lopez coached (and still does) in the same classification and district as the one in which Moody played, last year, for the Maroons. Our committee member is someone whose opinion about the prowess of defensive players was coveted and very much heeded. Blake Moody, definitely had an experienced and knowledgeable fan on last year’s selection committee.

Lopez, Moody fan

Watching Blake’s film, developed even more fans on the selection committee. Moody registered 67 tackles, last season as only a sophomore with 45 of those being solo tackles in the twelve games North-Hopkins played. Moody made lots of plays behind the line of scrimmage and registered 8 sacks, and many more QB pressures, as a constant, uninvited, entrant into the opponent’s offensive backfield.


Moody, physically, possess excellent length and height and the frame to either add weight and slide inside, or play DE. In addition to playing and excelling on defense, Moody was one of the Maroons‘ best players along the offensive front too. Now, and this should excite North-Hopkins football fans, the Maroons have a special 2020 class of players who will do tremendous things provided they keep grinding and stay together. Blake Moody is just another example of that level of talent.

Anyway, congratulations to Blake Moody 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 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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