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 both has and continues to exceed both the Owensboro Apollo and Owensboro community’s expectations. Today, we are focusing on Class of 2021, offensive center, Cade Crume from Owensboro Apollo.
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As the season creeps ever closer we continue to recognize the cogs in the football wheel who rarely draw any notice but without whom you just couldn’t play the game. No where is that any more conspicuous than at the offensive center position. If the center breaks down, you can’t even run a play…he’s literally the first offensive player to handle the ball, every play.
Last season for the Eagles the center was a two-man battle for supremacy between 2019’s Kaleb Fulkerson, now departed, and Cade Crume. With Fulkerson gone, it would appear the job is Crume’s to lose with Kaleb Howard able to play there should Crume misstep. Nothing like a little competition to keep the iron sharpened.
Cade, who is also an accomplished wrestler at the 220-pound weight-class, finished fourth last year in the high school wrestling regionals. While Cade doubled some on the defensive side at tackle in 2018, that role could expand more this coming season. We just don’t know, centers are so valuable that it is hard to warrant them playing on both sides of the football at the level of competition where Apollo regularly competes.
We suppose we shall see on that one. Should he get some run on defense, his wrestling expertise will serve him as well on that side of the football as it does along the interior offensive line.
Congratulations to Cade Crume for his Revolutionary Play which has earned this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky…your friends at Independence Bank.
This is F.W. Long reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!