Owensboro (Sr.) High’s Austin Gough, Class of 2021, is the Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week…

Independence Bank has started a revolution in the financial services industry
Photo: Ryan Richardson, Owensboro Times
Editor's Note: We have had many great players we have before featured but none better than Austin Gough from Owensboro Senior High. We wrote and published this piece back in 2019 but decided to republish it in our lead off to "Dead Period." Enjoy this flash from the past.

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 Owensboro Red Devils’ and Owensboro community’s expectations. Today, we are focusing on Class of 2021, LB-RB, Austin Gough from Owensboro (Sr.) High School.

Gough’s Owensboro High School is located right down the road from 3 Independence Bank branches on 2425 Frederica Street, 2465 W. Parrish Avenue, and 3228 KY-54, respectively. Get on by and visit the most rapidly growing bank in the commonwealth of Kentucky, Independence Bank. Independence Bank has started a revolution in the banking industry.

Today marks a real “first” in awarding of this distinction. No, it isn’t the first time Gough has won this award. The first-team All-State LB (AP) from last season, who broke the Red Devils’ single season tackle mark with 137-stops a year ago has won this award on three prior occasions.

So what constitutes the “first?” How about this; this is the first time we have awarded the Revolutionary Player of the Week to someone who didn’t play last week. Matter of fact, this is the first time Gough has been “medically cleared” to suit up all season long for a team which has managed to beat every Kentucky team it has played without him even in the line-up and has Kentucky’s most stingy defense at any classification of play sans the All-State LBer.

So, when Owensboro Senior takes the field tonight, and eases its All-Stater back into the lineup what does it all mean? One thing is for certain, it certainly isn’t good news for the rest of the 5A classification. Owensboro Senior has just prominently entered the race for the 5A Kentucky football championship and with the playoffs just a couple weeks away, it couldn’t be happening at a better time for the Red Devils.

Congratulations to Austin Gough for his Revolutionary Play both in the past and that which is to come 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 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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Have coached at the high school and middle school level. Have worked in athletic administration. Conceal my identity to enable my candor on articles published by this magazine. Only members of the editorial board are aware of my true identity.

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