There is no better time than the present to anoint anotherIndependence 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 Owensboro Catholic and Owensboro community’s expectations.
Today, we are focusing on Class of 2020, OG-DE, Noah Edelen from Owensboro, Kentucky. Edelen attends Owensboro Catholic which is located right down the road from 3 Independence Bank branches on 2425 Frederica Street, 2465 W. Parrish Avenue, and 3228 KY-54, respectively.
We have made it no secret, and neither has Independence Bank, that we very much appreciate the big guys up front who clear the way for the glory of other people. Offensive linemen, like a great bank, do what they do so in relative anonymity so someone else may get the glory and flourish. For our money, no one has made himself any better physically prepared to do this than Noah Edelen.
Noah is 6-0 and weighs 275 pounds. Yet, he’s fast enough to clock a 5.3-second, 40-yard dash and be defensively employed at end. He’s athletic enough to possess both a 26-inch vertical and a 4.6-second, pro-agility, short-shuttle (5-10-5). He’s both powerful and explosive enough to bench press 325-pounds and back-squat a cool 460. Yeah, we agree with Owensboro Catholic, this is the guy we want pulling around end to lead the outside power.
While Noah and his line-mates have been laboring in relative obscurity, Jason Morris’ Aces have been winning games and making deep playoff runs. The Aces were 8-4 in 2018 and outed in the playoffs second round and for Owensboro Catholic, that was a disappointing year.
If you’re in the predicting business, and we certainly are, look for the Aces to advance further in the Class 3A playoffs than the second round in 2019. When they do, it will be because they have upfront, physical, athletic monsters like Noah Edelen on hand to make the way easy for the backfield.
Congratulations to Noah Edelen from Owensboro Catholic High School in Owensboro, 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!