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 Henderson County High School’s and Henderson community’s expectations.
Today, we are focusing on Class of 2019, OLB, Meric-Dean Stinson formerly from Henderson County High School and headed to Murray State University. Coach Josh Boston’s Colonels are a first district, Class 6A football team located in the same county as four separate Independence Bank locations. You will find the fastest growing bank in Kentucky right down the road from Henderson County High School, from where Stinson has just graduated, at 76 South Green Street; 1100 Barrett Boulevard; in the Gardenside Shopping Center on 2610 Zion Road; and finally on 235 N. Elm Street.
Stinson was a three year starter at OLB for the Henderson County Colonels. Called by his head coach, Josh Boston, “…pound for pound, our strongest ball player…,” the diminutive Stinson proved just that in finishing 2nd in the 185-pound weight class at Kentucky’s High School State Powerlifting Championships. At the championship meet, Stinson posted a combined total (bench press + power clean) of 550-pounds. Not bad for a 5-7 guy who weighs 175-pounds, soaking wet.
Stinson played OLB for the Colonels and is walking on at Murray State University to play football there. His bench press max is now 300-pounds, he power cleans another 300-pounds, and he squats 415-pounds, so the 2019 prospect is no stranger to hard work. Though a walk-on, KPGFootball would strongly advise not betting against this kid earning a roster spot and playing quite a bit of football for the Racers over the next four years.
Congratulations to Meric-Dean Stinson for his Revolutionary Play which has earned this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky…your friends at Independence Bank.
This is F.W. Long reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!