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 whereIndependence 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 has performed quite admirably and whose performance exceeded both the coaching staff’s and the Calhoun, Kentucky community’s expectations. We are focusing on Class of 2019, FB/LB, Jacob Miller from the McLean County Cougars. McLean County High School is located in Calhoun, Kentucky. The high school is only 7.9 miles from an Independence Bank branch in nearby Livermore, Kentucky and to get there from McLean County High School you need only to drive directly down KY-136 West where you will find the bank on 614 Henton Street.
McLean County is a team which suffered through a 4-7 record in 2017 but the Cougars are already exhibiting signs of being much improved over the team fielded last season. The 2018 season is only three games in for some but McLean sits at 2-1 at present with a narrow road loss (21-18) this Friday night to Apollo its only blemish. This time last year, the Cougars were 0-3, playing the same three teams. McLean opened the 2018 season with a 44-14 thrashing of Class 6A, District 1, Ohio County at home. Last year the Cougars lost this game in Ohio County 40-38. In the second game, this year, the Cougars were able to beat Trigg County, from Class 3A, District 1, 21-14. Last year, this contest was won by Trigg County 31-22. Friday night, McLean dropped a heart-breaker in Owensboro to Class 5A, District 1, Apollo 21-18. In 2017, Apollo traveled to Calhoun, Kentucky and stuck it to the Cougars 36-14. You can see why, beating a Class 6A and a Class 3A football team in 2018 while narrowly losing to Class 5A Apollo at Apollo is netting the Cougars a lot of AP poll credibility, at least with this voter.
In the very middle of the improved play and brighter fortunes stands the Cougars’ leading rusher, at least through games one and two, Jacob Miller. Miller, a 5-11 and 198 pound prospect who is also a star first baseman for the baseball team, after having been one of only two 3rd Region players selected to the Kentucky Junior East/West All-Star Game held in Louisville this summer on June 19. In football, through the first two games (and not counting the Apollo stats which have yet to be published as of the publishing of this article), has led the team in rushing by gaining 226 yards rushing in 39 attempts with 3 rushing TDs. That is some fine work from the fullback slot, let me tell you.
Congratulations to Jacob Miller from the McLean County Cougars from Calhoun, 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!
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