Zane Johnson is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week @ZaneJohnson_3 @TrinityHSFB @Coach_AHiggins @minguabeefjerky @840WHAS

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All we ever heard from Trinity High is how impossible it was to crack the starting lineup as a freshman. None of the “famous” former alums had done it and their names were generally recited to us anytime we intimated a rising MS phenom might actually crack the lineup. Well, Trinity has started a freshman now and all he did was throw for over a couple thousand yards and 30-TDs while leading the program to title number 28.

HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball
Zane Johnson photo: Louisville Courier Journal


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There is no better time than the present to anoint another Independence Bank, Revolutionary 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.   

Today we honor a ’27 QB who defied conventional wisdom to start all season for Kentucky’s premier program at Kentucky’s largest classification of competition. This week’s recipient had an incredible ’23 season, one which would see him throw for over 2,000-yards and 30-TDs against only eight-INTs while completing close to 60% of his passing attempts.

We are also featuring a program which has won a Kentucky State High School football championship a whopping 28-times. Today we feature Zane Johnson from Louisville’s Trinity High.

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Louisville’s Trinity High is located just down the road from two (2) Louisville area Independence Bank branches. One of the two branches is located in St. Matthews Square on 3901 Shelbyville Road. We also have a branch located on 1900 Colonel Sanders Lane (pictured) both in Louisville-proper.

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Get on by the Louisville area locations today and see our friends. Learn why Independence Bank‘s products, people, and services have started a revolution in the Kentucky banking industry. 

Zane Johnson is a 6’1,” 205-pounder who entered the ’23 season with about as much chance of starting at QB for Kentucky’s premier football program as one has of winning the lottery. Although, we may point out, people do win the lottery. If you buy a ticket, you have a chance, however slight.

The Brothers Brohm didn’t start as freshmen. Donnie Gardner didn’t, Carwell Gardner didn’t, Dalyn Dawkins didn’t, Aaron Parker didn’t, Dean May didn’t. Neither did Rondale Moore, nor Reggie Bonnafon, nor Rob Bironas, nor Steve Raible. The frosh had gone o-fer, until Zane Johnson.

No freshman, not named “Zane Johnson,” has ever been a regular starter in the Shamrocks lineup

Friday Night Fletch

Johnson did way more than just start. Johnson completed over 58% of his throwing attempts (173 of 296), threw for 2,289-yards, threw 30-TDs offset by a measly eight (8) picks.

He wasn’t playing against a bunch of “Joe Slappies” either. A Johnson led Shamrocks squad beat Bryan Station twice, beat Frederick Douglass when it counted, beat Carmel (IN), St. Xavier (KY) twice, St. Xavier (Cincinnati), and Ballard on the way to 12-wins and a 6A title.

Johnson has been rated the No. 1 QB in Kentucky’s ’27 graduating class. He boasts a 4.0 GPA in one of the commonwealth’s more challenging college preparatory curricula.

You can add a final plaudit to the seemingly un-ending list. He has now been selected the Independence Bank’s Revolutionary Player of the Week.

Congratulations to Zane Johnson for his Revolutionary Play over the course of the ’23 season and that which is sure to come this Fall in ’24, all of which has earned Johnson this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, your friends at Independence Bank.

This is Friday Night Fletch, reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron, reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!

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Two-time winner of Kentucky Press Association awards for excellence in writing and reporting news stories while Managing Editor of the Jackson (KY) Times-Voice

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