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 polished off an incredible sophomore season at one of the harder places to break into any starting lineup, especially in the backfield for one of Kentucky’s premier 5A classification programs like South Warren. We are speaking of the RB position. Going into his Junior season, after the sophomore campaign he was able to piece together, leaves no doubt that Class of 2022’s Kobe Martin is ready to kick his career, as a next-level prospect, up a notch.
Martin’s South Warren High School is located right down the road from three Warren County 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.
First and foremost, how many sophomore running backs even find themselves starting in the offensive backfield for one of 5A’s most storied and successful programs? We would think very many.
South Warren won the 5A classification’s State Football Championship in 2018 before posting a 10-2 record in 2019 and losing to Bowling Green in round 2 of the KHSAA playoffs. There can be no denying the quality of Kobe Martin’s play nor can his importance to the Spartan offense be questioned.
Martin led the South Warren “gridsters” in rushing, gaining 1,167 of the team’s 1,922 rushing yards on the year. That is nearly 61% of the team’s total ground production.
Martin scored 15-rushing TDs in 2019. That is nearly 52% of the 29-rushing TDs posted by the entire football team. Martin also scored 90-points on the year, which led the team in that all important category too.
While Martin played almost exclusively at RB in 2019, the 2022 prospect can play either LB or SS on the defensive side of the football. You don’t see guys at the 5A level playing “iron man football” (both sides of the ball) much, but this is a kid who could. We aren’t clear on what side of the football this rising junior will be recruited next level to play, but we are quite sure he will be recruited “next level.”
Congratulations to Kobe Martin, 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!