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 was instrumental in helping to lead his team, Frankfort High School to a 4-7 record in 2019, Not all 4-7’s are equally constituted and this team, with Davis at the controls a year older, looks poised to keep the team’s trajectory arching in an upwardly fashion. This week we are focusing on Class of 2023 QB, Samuel Davis, who was forced into action as a freshman and acquitted himself rather well considering.
Davis’s Frankfort High School is located right down the road from an Independence Bank branch located on US 127 South. 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.
Sam is a long, tall drink of water as I have heard coaches say. What else to you say about a young signal caller who is 6-2 and only weighs around the 150-pound mark?
Davis, under center as a freshman, played in 11-games. He completed 42 of his 98-passing attempts for 665-yards passing and 6 TDs. He had a few too many picks, 11, but that is a number which will go down as he gets more accustomed to the position and what it requires.
Davis carried it 15-times when flushed out of the pocket and was able to gain 48-yards for an average of 4.4-yards per rushing attempt. Again, not the level of production you necessarily expect from the QB-slot in a system which permits the QB opportunities, but, again, the kid was a freshman in 2019.
Without a doubt, the kid will not even look like the same player in 2020. The physical progression alone between a freshman and sophomore year for a high school football player is striking and remarkable.
The team was 4-7 in 2019. However, the team also had narrow losses to Lynn Camp at home (2-points) and at Western Hills (6-points). That is mighty close to being 6-5 which would have put a completely different spin on the close to last season.
Frankfort was 8-4 in 2018 but lost virtually everything. With a freshman at QB and a sophomore as the leading rusher (Azeno Williams) 8-points from 6-5 doesn’t look too terrible.
Congratulations to Samuel Davis, 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. Go down and see our friends at the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky who find that to be true owing to the men, women, and financial products available for its banking customers at your 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!