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, truthfully, is one of Kentucky’s marquee players in the graduating class of 2023. There can be no legitimate doubt that Patterson is a rocket set for launch into the pantheon of high school football stars across the KHSAA football landscape.
Patterson’s Warren Central 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.
Deanglo Patterson, from Warren Central High School performed in 2019 well in excess of any reasonable expectations for his Warren Central High School Dragons, especially for a freshman. How many teams in the 4A classification can claim its leader rusher in 2019 was a player it gets back for three more years? Not many we would reckon.
This rising sophomore is vitally important to the Warren Central High School’s prospects for the 2020 high school football season. With players like Patterson returning, it appears clear (at least to us) Warren Central is inching closer to returning to the type of football power we have known them to be in the not-too-distant past.
We remember when players like “Mr. Football” Damon Hood were scoring 43-TDs in a single season and leading Warren Central to the 4A Title game. There were only 4-classes in those days. Heck, Hood scored 308-points for the Dragons in 1990 to rank 3rd-highest in Kentucky history during a run which would end with losing to Trinity 27-14 in December of that year.
Are we saying the Dragons have found another Damon Hood? I am sure Coach Cary Fowler would love that, but it might be early for such a prediction. We are saying the Dragons return a RB, as a sophomore, who is as good as it gets at the position across the commonwealth and someone who may be the fastest player in the entire breadth of Kentucky.
Last year, as only a freshman, DeAnglo Patterson played in 10-Friday Night games and was handed the football 86-times. He gained 340-yards and scored a rushing TD. His yards from scrimmage were the most on the squad.
Patterson is 5-11 and weighs 154-pounds or so at present but sure to thicken considerably in Fowler’s offseason regimen. Patterson has been clocked at 4.6-flat in the 40-yard dash and, for a freshman (or really for any high school player in Kentucky) that is smoking! If we are sure of one thing, that one thing is you haven’t heard the last of this young star or the Dragons.
Congratulations to Deanglo Patterson, 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!