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 whose performance exceeded both the Maroon’s and the Madisonville North-Hopkins community’s expectations. We are focusing on the 6-4, 284-pound, class of 2020, offensive lineman, Jordan Vaughn.
Vaughn’s high school is right down the road from two Independence Bank branches, both in Madisonville, Kentucky. One of the branches is located on 1776 North Main Street and the other is on 629 East Center Street.
Sadly, Jordan Vaughn is one of the more “slept-on” prospects in all of western-Kentucky. Why do we say that? We say that because we believe either Shelby Valley’s Peyton Blackburn or him to be the very best RT in the commonwealth of Kentucky’s upcoming senior class.
Jordan Vaughn, a former Kentucky Future Star who was the Defensive MVP of the game in which he played, has used his defensive experience both from Team Kentucky and as a two-way star for Madisonville North-Hopkins, to develop into a “nasty finisher” as an offensive lineman. By that we mean he rarely seems satisfied with anything less than driving his target through the ground as opposed to just “covering up the defender.” If you don’t believe us, ask some of the DL players around the area.
Vaughn, No. 55, has good length (81-inch wing-span), height (6’4″), and possesses the core strength to play with good leverage especially for a 284-pounder. In addition, Vaughn is fast (5.0-second, 40 yard dash) and is a really mobile and agile athlete as evidenced by his play on the varsity basketball team at North-Hopkins.
Vaughn, playing tackle for Madisonville-North Hopkins, has started every game upfront for the Class 4A, District 1 Maroons in his freshman, sophomore, and now junior seasons. Many people have the Maroons as a top-three team, Kentucky-wide, in the entire 4A classification.
With a big tailback returning in Jariah Hightower, and line-mates like Blake Moody and Roberto Cruz back for a final tour, there is little wonder why the prognosticators are so high on the Maroons’ fortunes. This is the team which lost 12-10 to the Classification’s State Football Champion, in Franklin, Kentucky, in last year’s Regional Championship.
Vaughn has recently been offered by Olivet Nazarene University a ride to continue his education and football career. We believe this is just the first offer to pop for this football player who will get plenty of attention going forward as the season progresses. This is a Division I, FBS or FCS level prospect.
Congratulations to Jordan Vaughn 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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