Noah Mize, class of ’22, from @Football_Hornet is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week! @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

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 always seems to be around the football to make a play for his team at all the right times. Today we are focusing on Class of ’22 RB/DB, Noah Mize from Hancock County High School.

Mizes’s Hornets are located right down the road from an Independence Bank branch in Hawesville, Kentucky on 225 US-60. From Hancock County High School in Lewisport, Kentucky; one can drive a short 3.4 miles down US-60E right to the branch.

It will take you 5-minutes, tops! Go and visit the most rapidly growing bank in the commonwealth of Kentucky, with 20 locations, Kentucky-wide. Independence Bank has started a revolution in the banking industry.

You should be offering stock right now in Robert Eubanks, the Head Football Coach at Hancock County High School. He’s coming off a year which saw his team finish with the 6th-highest RPI in the 2A classification, polish off a 6-2 mark in a pandemic abbreviated season, go 4-1 in the District while beating Owensboro Catholic by a point during the regular season, and then losing by a single-point in the District Championship round of the KHSAA playoffs.

Photo: Josh Nichols,, Mize No. 11

They were just a couple points away from getting Murray High for the Regional Crown. Football is a game of inches.

Players who can help bridge the inches of gap between yourself and a Regional Title are the Noah Mize’s out there occupying space on Kentucky 2A rosters. Appreciate the ones you have; they’re in high demand with a short supply.

Hancock County appears happy with theirs. He’s a two-way guy who we anticipate will get way more action offensively going forward than he got last year.

Noah Mize didn’t get but 12-carries on offense in ’20. Doesn’t make him any less of a running-back. It just makes him a RB who didn’t get fed the ball as much as he would have liked.

We bet he gets quite a few carries in ’21. Let’s just say a little bird told us.

Defensively, Mize’s performance in ’20 was WAY more statistically productive than his offensive numbers. Frankly, he was a playmaker in ’20 for the Hornet Defense.

He led the team in some statistically important categories. This is particularly true for someone playing along the defense’s 3rd-level.

Mize led the team in forced fumbles and fumble’s recovered, while being third on the team in interceptions. He had a good year in tackles too. He had 30-overall tackles with one tackle in the backfield for a loss.

Congratulations to Noah Mize, both for his Revolutionary Play in 2020 and that which is to come in 2021. His outstanding play, both in the past and that which is immediately looming, has earned him this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, your friends at 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!

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