Once again it is the first of the week, which means it is 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 Shamrocks’, and the Louisville community’s, expectations. We are focusing on a 2018 Quarterback who seemed to both strive for and achieve excellence every single day he walked on either a practice or playing field. That player is Class of 2018 and record-setting signal caller, Nick Bohn, from Louisville Trinity High School.
As first reported by Jason Frakes, the high school football guru from Louisville, Kentucky who covers sports for the Commonwealth’s largest newspaper, the Louisville Courier-Journal, Nick Bohn, led the Shamrocks to a perfect season and the Class 6A State Football Championship. Along the way he set a national high school football record by completing 79.7% of his pass attempts (290 of 364). In an interview with Frakes, Bohn deflected individual praise opting instead to credit his offensive coordinator, Andrew Coverdale. Bohn told Frakes that…Every day in practice coach Coverdale does a great job of coaching us and taking us through our reads…We don’t just go out there and throw. He tells us where we need to go if the pressure comes this way or that way or anywhere. I give coach Coverdale all the credit. He coached me through it all. Bohn finished the season with 3,719 passing yards and 44 touchdowns with just seven interceptions.
Frakes’ article in the Courier-Journal: https://www.courier-journal.com/story/sports/preps/kentucky/2017/12/03/khsaa-football-trinitys-nick-bohn-breaks-tim-couchs-national-record/917955001/
Nick is undersized, by conventional college football recruiting standards, listed at 6-0 and 180 pounds. Another negative, if one is searching for such things, is it took him until his senior year to find the field in high school. Of course, when you play for Kentucky’s, and maybe the Southeast’s, premier high school program, having to wait your turn is an occupational hazard. The important thing, to this particular analyst, is what he did with his opportunity when it presented. I have before said that if one is analyzing the captain of a sailing vessel, it would seem important to regard how well the boat sailed. With Bohn at the helm, the Trinity vessel sailed very smoothly. Particularly important to me is what he got accomplished against the competition he found himself playing. With national signing day just around the corner, if some lucky university (like Purdue, for instance) were to take a chance on this signal-caller, there is precedence for the right guy to perform at football’s highest levels in spite of his being too small to play the position. Schools like Purdue have gone that path before with it paying huge dividends. We, here at Kentucky Prep Gridiron believe passing on Nick Bohn would be a catastrophe.
Congratulations to Nick Bohn 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!