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 just sort of arrived on the scene this season for one of Class 5A’s most storied football programs, Bowling Green High School. Going into his senior season, after the junior campaign he was able to piece together, leaves no legitimate doubt that Class of 2021’s Javeius Bunton is ready to kick his career as a next-level prospect up a notch.
Bunton’s Bowling Green High School is located right down the road from three Bowling Green Independence Bank branches. There is one on 877 Fairview Avenue in the Williamsburg Square; one on 2415 Nashville Road; and a third on 1950 Scottsville Road. Go on down and see our friends at Independence Bank and give them both the opportunity and privilege to earn your business and demonstrate what makes them the best in the banking business and the fastest growing financial institution in Kentucky.
To say Javeius Bunton arrived in 2019, at the RB position, may be one of the more understated things we have ever written. Javeius carried the football for the Purples a single time in 2018, losing a single yard for the year. Anticipating his rising the depth chart in 2019 to lead one of Kentucky’s most talented rosters in yards from scrimmage and rushing TDs, and to also be among its leading receivers, would have required us to have powers of prognostication well surpassing Nostradamus.
We might have just missed it, but we can’t find where this prospect has a Hudl page. We didn’t need to see his highlights to gauge whether this kid could play the game, his statistics told us the tale, standing alone.
We would suggest some colleges find this guy fast as his level of production, especially in light of the type competition BGHS regularly plays, means this kid can help a lot of college programs. Bunton gained 764-yards in 2019 running the football only 118-times in BG’s thirteen games. He also seemed to get better as the season wore on, gaining over 140-yards from scrimmage and scoring a couple rushing TDs in BGHS’s round two contest against South Warren.
Bunton was equally dangerous swinging from out of the backfield in 2019. Javeius caught 21-passes for 260-receiving yards and another 2-TDs scored through the air. Bunton, all-told, gained over a thousand total-yards in 2019 (1,024 to be exact).
Bunton comes back in 2020 for one more trip around the 5A classification. Judging on what he did in 2019, averaging nearly 6.5 yards per carry as a junior and another 12.4-yards when the ball was thrown to him out of the backfield, it might well be advisable to get the football in his hands more than the 10.7 or so times the ball ended up in his hands, per game, this past season.
Congratulations to Javeius Bunton, both for his Revolutionary Play in 2019 and that which is to come in 2020, all of 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!