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 quarter-back who helped lead the Trojans to a vastly better year than the one the team suffered through in 2018. Going into his senior season, after the junior campaign he was able to piece together, leaves no legitimate doubt that Class of 2021’s Mason Wilson is ready to kick his career and his team’s on-field performance up a notch.
Wilson’s Webster County High School is located right down the road from two separate Webster County Independence Bank branches. There is a branch on 211 US Highway 41-A in Providence, Kentucky a mere 7.4 miles down US 41-A from the high school and another branch in Sebree, Kentucky located on 308 US 41 which is only 14.5 miles down KY-132N. 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.
Webster County was 1-10 in 2018, beat Fulton City 38-8 and lost to Owensboro Catholic 61-15 in the first round of the playoffs. Obviously, the move up a classification in 2019 wasn’t looked upon as much of an opportunity for garnering more success. However, Coach Lagrange and his boys kicked it up a notch, did considerably better in 2019, and have fans fairly giddy about what may be ahead for the team in 2020.
Moving up to 3A, District 1 in 2019, the Trojans won 3 ballgames, beating Class 4A, Hopkins County Central, 20-14 to open the year, beating Fulton City 50-6 and team they had beaten 38-8 the year prior, and then beat 1A, Caverna, 49-6. While Webster County lost to Tilghman, 48-12, in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs; they made a much better showing than it had against Catholic the year prior where they bowed out 61-15 in round one, their last journey through the 2A classification.
There is a fair argument to be made the 48-12 loss to Tilghman was not only closer than the loss to Catholic in the first round a year ago but came against a stouter opponent. No offense to the Aces, but “The Blue Tornado” is still considered a marquee program, like Owensboro Catholic, but in a larger classification with a richer tradition.
Wilson, in 2019, completed 124 of 255 passing attempts for 1,874 yards through the air with 21 passing TDs to go with a couple more scored via the ground. If the offense can limit interceptions in 2020 (19 picks in 2019), and run the football more effectively (and we hear they may be picking up a stud-RB out of Hopkins County), 2020 could be a real cause for celebration around that program especially for its diehard fans.
Congratulations to Mason Wilson, 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!