There wasn’t much about Kentucky’s offensive performance versus Tennessee in the Future Stars Classic which we didn’t find…offensive, frankly. If there was a bright spot it was the play of Braden Myers from Pulaski County, Kentucky. Myers snap arrived on a pulse beat all afternoon, every single time, exactly where you would want it. He manned the A-gap, a hot bed of activity along any front so well you forgot he was out there and he showed great mobility moving down to the second level to pick up big blocks for Kentucky there. This kid firmly established that the formerly two man race for the class’s top offensive center between Bracken Castle and Matt Alex Ladd is now firmly a three man race and there may be a new leader in the clubhouse. Enjoy the article.Read more
Here are two linebacker prospects in the Class of 2020 on whom KPGFootball has been very high for years. Well it looks as though a certain service academy which thrives on being excellent in all they do agrees with our evaluation concerning these two players. Enjoy this article about two Kentucky players who are flying-high!
There are times where the words escape even us. We saw a legendary, star performance worthy of mythology out of Kentucky’s 7th grade QB in the Kentucky-Tennessee Future Stars Classic. It left us speechless and that isn’t good because it is our responsibility to tell all of you about it. This is the best we could do, hope it is enough. Enjoy the article as we do the best we are capable to describe the indescribable.
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in [Kentucky] now a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us [today against Tennessee]. William Shakespeare, Henry V, Act IV.
In keeping with our Future Stars theme, we decided to feature a member of the Tennessee Future Stars staff. Coach Glen Campbell is considered a QB guru and his charges will be on full display this weekend at Fortera Stadium battling Kentucky. Coach Campbell is fresh off a battle of his own with bone-marrow cancer which he appears to have licked. Yeah, that’s the Glen Campbell we know. Congratulations to Glen for being this week’s Stewart Williams Furniture Company’s Robertson County Coach of the Week. Join us next week as we reward another worthy recipient brought to you by your locally owned, hometown Stewart Williams Company.Read more
This week, in honor of our native Tennesseans fighting for the honor and football reputation of the great state of Tennessee, we have elected to select the entire 6th, 7th, & 8th grade Team Tennessee Future Stars as our Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys, Montgomery County Area Players of the Week. Good luck against Kentucky and show the boys in blue the full measure of your skill and resolve. Welcome to Clarksville, and since no Clarksville natives were selected this year, accept this award as a conference of temporary Clarksville local status on each and every one of you. This is your town, and we stand behind you all the way! Join us next week as we select another area player from your locally owned, hometown, Meeks & Meeks Attorneys.Read more
In all of the excitement over the Kentucky-Tennessee Future Stars classic this weekend, we almost forgot we have a Kentuckian on the US National Select team playing in Canton, Ohio for Team USA. His name is Sahvon Hines and he is from Owensboro, Kentucky. Sahvon will be a 9th grader this coming Fall at Owensboro Senior High School. Congratulations to Hines for representing his country well and for being selected our player of the week for the fastest growing bank in the commonwealth of Kentucky, Independence Bank. Join us next week as we recognize another outstanding and deserving player.Read more
Here are our impressions from the notes and information related to us by our on the ground correspondents at Team Kentucky camp. Yesterday’s three practices were “moving day” both up and down the depth chart. We have the information you’ll want in that regard and it is protected and only to our customers. Enjoy the article. #ThisIsWhatYouPay4!
We call him the Hazard Hell-Cat. Our people on the ground at Team Kentucky Camp say he is both living up to his nickname and showing out on both sides of the ball. Enjoy the article and our unparalleled coverage of Team Kentucky camp.
Woke up this morning from a late-night transmission from one of our assets. Pretty good information here which we will continue to update as the day progresses. We are in Day Two of Team Kentucky camp.
This is why you subscribe to this site, for insider information like this. We have some in depth information straight from Team Kentucky camp particularly about the 7th and 8th grade teams. We will continue to develop sources for 6th grade information but it isn’t coming in like the older age groups. Enjoy the information and thanks for supporting the site.
Okay, guys this is our first report from Team Kentucky Camp and it involves Team Kentucky 7th grade. Some interesting stuff in here. Will get more as we move along.
At KPGFootball, we can’t be higher on any young interior offensive lineman than we are on Owen LeMaster. This kid is a bull in the tradition of an Ethan Wolford or even an Andrew Clifton. Heck, he even kind of favors Clifton. We feel LeMaster is the best OG in Kentucky in the graduating class of 2022. If we were selecting a football team from that class, he would be our first choice at the guard slot from out of
Nathan Stotts has been unofficially ranked the 11th best offensive lineman in Kentucky, preseason 2019. He will be a senior this coming Fall and has impressed out on the camp/combine circuit. His dance card is filling up. Read this article and discover why this is one of Kentucky’s most highly regarded players along the offensive line. Enjoy this article.
He’s the top rated linebacker in Kentucky’s class of 2021 and the class’s overall top rated football player at any position. He has been setting records with his play at Owensboro Senior High School a program which has produced a few players in its day. Now, Austin Gough is killing it on the camp/combine circuit and some big-timers are clamoring for his services. Enjoy this article about a kid who will start getting offers in short order. From head to
Remember last year we had an “asset” placed at Team Kentucky camp prior to the Kentucky-Tennessee Future Stars Classic. Well, we have done it again and, like last year, the inside information will be for the benefit of only our subscribers. Better subscribe today!Read more
Here is a name which has been buried on the freshman and JV rosters at Trinity High School and has slipped from many’s memories. He has always been among the best football players in the Class of 2021, since that class was in middle school, and the same is still true today. We have rediscovered Christopher Forehand Jr. during this camp/combine season and we predict he will be a household name this coming high school, varsity season. Enjoy this article
You’ve heard the saying someone is a long, tall drink of water. Well that saying seems appropriate for Daviess County’s Jon Nalley. Nalley plays left tackle for the Class 6A Panthers and is 6-6, weighing 280-pounds. He is a Class of 2021 prospect for whom we expect the recruiting trail to heat up considerably in very short order. Read about this prospect ranked by Bluegrass Rivals the 17th most highly regarded OL in all of the commonwealth. You know the
We believe this is an important public service announcement. You may wish to read and consider this advice. In the end, you do whatever you want, but there is a right-way and wrong-way to promote your son as a football player. “Football parents” have an exceedingly bad reputation. In large part, the reputation is earned and well-deserved. It doesn’t have to be. Please read and consider this article. HB Lyon.Read more
You always hear of “Wedding Bells.” Of course who can forget the late Jim-Ed Brown singing about “…all the wedding bells are ringing…” McLean County opponents hear an all-together, different type of Wedding-Bell. These are the type of bells heard after being “rung-up” by Jabin Wedding. Jabin is back for his senior year and McLean has it rolling in Class 2A, District 2. Enjoy this article about this week’s Revolutionary Player of the Week brought to you by our friends at the fastest growing bank in all of the Commonwealth, Independence Bank.Read more
Kameron Williams is a fire-plug of an interior offensive lineman who can additionally play along the defensive front from NG to DT. Know what else he is? He is also our Meeks & Meeks Attorneys, Montgomery County Player of the Week. Coach Greer’s Knights will depend on linemen like Williams if he is to have the type success at Kenwood he was accustomed to celebrating when coordinating the Knoxville Catholic defense. Enjoy this article and join us next week when we anoint another Montgomery County Player of the Week brought to you by your friends at Meeks & Meeks Attorneys.Read more
Before we left Greenbrier for another one of the Robertson County Schools (we’ll be back, don’t worry), we thought we would feature the big left tackle for the Bobcats. You call him “Big No. 75” and we call him Noah Batey. Batey is a next-level player whose deficiencies are fixable. What he does have in spades is a motor, large frame with plenty of length, and athleticism. He plays with his hips sunk, lowering his pad level to where an OL coach would want it. Congratulations to this week’s Stewart Williams Company’s Robertson County Player of the Week and join us next week as we crown a new recipient.Read more
People around the Derby City felt slighted this prospect wasn’t in the top spot on the Kentucky 20 best DL, preseason list, published to Bluegrass Rivals yesterday. Whether he should have been can be argued either way. He certainly should have been on the list and he certainly was, coming in at No. 5. Regardless, Knifeley, who’s last name reminds us of one of our favorite lyrics from a song from one of our favorite all-time Rockers, is one whale
You know the toast, “Here’s mud in your eye” takes on a different connotation completely when you add a “d” to the end of “mud” and capitalize the “M.” Big John Mudd, ranked the 20th best OL in all of Kentucky and 9th best in the Class of 2021, gets in a lot of eyes and it is none too pleasant we hear. This is a guy whose move to the interior OL could net him tremendous benefit owing to
KPGFootball are big fans of Coach Darell Keith. We have been out watching the Todd County Rebels practice the past few days and we are becoming big fans of their prospects going forward. Keith is particularly good at coming up with nicknames and his nickname for Justin Waldrop, The Big Show, is a dandy. Enjoy the article about an up and coming team in the area.
BoyleCo has published a list on Bluegrass Rivals detailing whom he believes to be the 30 best OL in Kentucky High School football. He has taken some heat for it. People, or outlets, who compose lists always take heat. However, this guy has logged 100s of hours on this list, compiling it over the last year. He did a fabulous job. Our list would look very similar. Some may have been in different slots, like Jager Burton (who we would
If you are a parent, and your son is attending either prospect camps or even instructional camps, you can’t afford to not go over this with him. His very future may well depend on it. These are the KPGFootball “Do’s and Don’t’s” of prospect football camp. Read this, it is critically important.Read more
We were thrilled to hear yesterday from the Adkins family Jonah has been added to the Team Kentucky Future Stars-7th active roster for the June 15 show-down with Tennessee. Jonah, in an effort to keep himself physically ready, had been working all along in the event this opportunity should present. Yep, that is the Jonah Adkins we know. That is why he will thrive both in the game, June 15th, and thereafter. Enjoy this article about one of the hardest
Isaac Dixon has made both our freshman and sophomore All-State football teams. Today, KPGFootball predicts the football staff at WKU is about to find out exactly why. The former Chapmanville, West Virginian turned Pike County, Kentuckian not only has a ton of class but he is the class of Kentucky’s 2021 class of football prospects. Enjoy the article about one of KPGFootball’s favorites Kentucky-wide.
Nothing is more excruciating than someone telling you, “I told you so.” That being said, “we told you so.” We wrote an article about Cam Jordan in September of 2017 which appears to have rung eerily true. Was Fletcher Long an Edgar Cayce worthy clairvoyant? Perhaps. Perhaps, he just knows a ton about football. Anyway, you be the judge and enjoy the article about one of KPGFootball’s favorite Kentucky HS players. HB.
We don’t know how the Henderson County Colonels will replace players like this week’s recipient, Meric-Dean Stinson. It is not everyday a team is fortunate enough to have a guy with Stinson’s heart and fight in the line-up. Make no mistake, Stinson was as responsible for the Colonels’s turn-around in 2018 as any other player on the team. No one works harder than Meric-Dean Stinson and efforts like his are worthy of recognition and celebration. That is exactly why he is being recognized this week by Kentucky’s fastest growing (and hardest working) financial institution, Independence Bank. Join us next week as we award this to another worthy football player.Read more
For NorthWest High School in Clarksville, Tennessee to reach its full potential it will need all hands on deck in 2019. One of the most important hands will be those of Kazmir Hansford who will be entering his senior season. Hansford has played RB/WR/ and even a little QB. One never knows exactly where he will show up in a Viking lineup, just that he better show up and show out. Join us next week as we crown a new recipient.Read more
Both Andy’s brother and he were Bret Cooper Junior All-Americans in middle school. Now, Andy is anchoring both sides of the interior fronts for the Greenbrier Bobcats. Even more astounding is how long it took KPGFootball and Stewart Williams Company to make him the Robertson County Player of the Week. High School football teams rise and fall on the efforts of guys like Andy Li. Enjoy this article brought to you by your hometown furniture and appliance store, Stewart Williams Company in Springfield.Read more
The “Stonewall Brigade” was an immovable object against an enemy onslaught. It resulted in brigadier general Barnard Bee making a remark regarding another brigadier general named Thomas Jackson which would forever define Jackson’s military legacy. What does that have to do with Shelby Valley’s Peyton Blackburn? Why don’t you read this article and find out?
This is a prospect KPGFootball has featured plenty of times. This is also a prospect the instate schools can ill-afford to allow to slip down the interstate to Knoxville, Tennessee. Some Power-5 school is going to lock this guy down here pretty soon. If you are either a U of L, UK, or WKU fan, let’s hope it is one of those.
If they belong to #Brotherhood, they can play the sport of football. Myriad are the examples of this. Yesterday, KWC extended offers which included offers to these three members of #Brotherhood. None of these three have seen their last offer. We got to watch all three perform at KWC’s prospect camp and we came away as impressed as Coach Yeast. Enjoy the article.Read more
His older brother is bracketed as the No. 1 overall prospect, particularly QB prospect, in Kentucky’s Class of 2024 with Joshuah Keith. This version of Hodge QB looks definitively, at least to KPGFootball, to be the Class of 2025’s very best signal caller and, maybe, its best football player. We know he is one of Kentucky’s best basketball players in his graduating class, ask anyone knowledgable on the subject. Don’t know what they are drinking around the Hodge home, we
One of the big advantages the commonwealth of Kentucky has in the Kentucky-Tennessee Future Stars Classic over its Tennessee counterparts is our ability to mine the coalfields up in Eastern Kentucky for rugged, tough, and often huge linemen. Evan Miller is such a specimen. This kid is 6-2, 305-pounds now and judging by what he did to the size 17 cleats he brought to the Somerset combine, he’s only just begun to grow. Enjoy this article about “the next big thing” at the tackle position in Kentucky HS football, circa Class of 2023.Read more
Kentucky Wesleyan hit it out of the park in getting talent to its prospect camp today. KPGFootball was pleased to send someone there to cover it. Our guy sent back pictures for our use and had pretty thorough notes on what he saw and what stood out to him. Enjoy this article about what transpired in Owensboro today as one of Kentucky’s hottest college football programs strutted its stuff for the finest collection of Kentucky HS gridiron talent we have
Banks partner up with businesses in an effort to make the business, or its interest-holders, successful. Many times the public doesn’t even know which bank’s capital made the venture possible. In that way, Independence Bank is much like an offensive lineman. They labor in relative obscurity so YOU can flourish and get the accolades and glory. Not only does Independence Bank appreciate players who do the same thing on the gridiron, so do we at KPGFootball. That is why we write so much about offensive linemen. Well, if you love the bigs as much as we, Noah Edelen is your guy. Enjoy this article about one of the better interior OL in the 3A Classification and join us next week as we recognize another worthy player.Read more
Nothing makes a program appear it has things rolling any better than an endless succession of quality front-line guys. Springfield High School certainly has its program rocketing. Coach Dustin Wilson will have the Jackets ready for action again in 2019 and we believe Tres Haley will be an integral part. Check out this week’s Stewart Williams Company Robertson County Player of the Week and join us next week when we award a new recipient.Read more
Both KPGFootball and Meeks & Meeks Attorneys in Clarksville are proud to award to Michael Grillo of Kenwood High School the Montgomery County Player of the Week. Grillo readily displays the very toughness and hard charging play comprising the trademark of the Meeks & Meek law firm. Join us again next week as we award a new recipient.Read more
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Tennessee will have to do something this year we don’t believe they have ever before had to accomplish in series history. The 7th-grade Team Tennessee Future Stars will again face the same QB who came back and beat them in the game a year ago when that guy was in the 6th grade. Can Cole Hodge win Offensive MVP in the 7th grade game two years in a row? We don’t know, but it sure will be fun to see
Here is where you might think us crazy. How does a team which goes 0-11 in 2018, losses 35 straight football games in a row, turn it around in only one year? Well, ask Logan County. Point is, it can be done. It is about to happen at Warren Central. They will be very good in 2019 and in this article we give you three main reasons why that is. HB
When guys like this win, it feels like we all win. This is a kid we have been praising and featuring through the years since coming on line. He has earned a scholarship offer to a Division I program which is also one of the country’s most elite institutions of high learning, and its second oldest. Congratulations to Ethan Bednarczyk from all of your friends at KPGFootball. #GoTribe.
Who here was shocked when the Rocks opened 1-6 in 2018? Yeah, we didn’t see that coming. Do you know what else we don’t see coming? We don’t see Trinity again finishing .500 anytime soon. Join us as we break down why it is we believe Trinity is back on top in 2019.
This is a team which was 5-6 in 2018 but not more than a couple breaks and a play or two from 7 wins. The Fulton County Pilots will be tough in the western end of Kentucky in 2019 in the 1A Classification. Enjoy the next submission in the ongoing series regarding Kentucky teams who figure to be greatly improved this coming Fall. HB
We have seen Kentucky High School football teams reverse fortune before and rather dramatically. We are starting a series where we are asking Coach Lyons to discuss what teams he sees having huge turn arounds in Kentucky in 2019. Some of these may surprise you. Check back with us as we feature a couple more teams tomorrow. Sorry guys but this is membership only content unless you just buy the article. #MembershipHasItsPriviledges
In this article we break down the impressive performance of Owensboro’s Austin Gough at the Nike “The Opening” combine in Nashville, Tennessee. We also explain the SPARQ rating and what it intends to indicate. You can read it today for free or buy it tomorrow, your choice.
The two young men whose pictures are attached to this article and published on the front page of the magazine will be in next month’s Future Stars Classic QBing Tennessee and Kentucky. Joshuah Keith is an athlete and QB with physical skills which would make him exceptional were he a senior in HS. He’s presently a 7th grader. Read and enjoy this article about a special player and athlete whose equal you may not see again for many years in
In honor of Dylan Goff’s attempt to break 50-seconds today in the 400 meter and win a regional championship in that event, KPGFootball thought we would publish this article about a kid who plays a disciplined defensive end for his team. Good luck today Dylan from all of your friends at KPGFootball. HB.
Old Coach Lyon didn’t know anything about this kid and couldn’t learn anything either through conventional techniques so I asked Coach Long if he wouldn’t lend a hand. Lucky for KPGFootball, Long was able to get Director Hughes who couldn’t be quiet about the kid and his abilities. It would appear this kid is the total package at the TE position. Enjoy the article about Louisville’s Cole Wickliffe.
Not a lot about this prospect as we couldn’t even find his height and weight anywhere on line. Just another example of why what we do at KPGFootball is so vital for these kids. We were able to watch his film and believe he will be back at Kenwood for the Fall of 2019 as he was listed on Kenwood’s 2019 roster and there were several other references to him on line coming back for the Fall season. This is the type of player a new coach can definitely impact and if Les Greer brings to the table the attributes which got him the job, this player may be one of the heaviest beneficiaries. Congratulations to Javion Rivers for being this week’s Meeks & Meeks Attorneys Montgomery County Player of the Week. Join us next week as we crown a new recipient.Read more
Losing a 6-1, 280 pounder from the middle of your lines of scrimmage is never an easy hole to fill. The Storm will miss big Kaison Osbourne who will playing on Saturdays in the Fall at the University of the Cumberlands. Thought we better hurry up and award him the Independence Bank’s Revolutionary Player of the week before he got away to college. Join us next week when we award the distinction to another deserving player from the fastest growing bank in the commonwealth of Kentucky.Read more
We have before awarded this to Trenton Tuttle but after having the opportunity to get to see him at combines over the previous two weekends we were compelled to give it to him another time. This kid is tough, competitive, explosive, and a blue collar type hard worker. We love Trenton Tuttle-types both at Stewart Williams Furniture and at KPGFootball. Join us next week as we select another recipient.Read more
There is an ongoing debate in Kentucky as to whether Carson Wright or Oscar “JT” Adams is the very best LB in Kentucky in the Class of 2023. Well, old Coach Lyon isn’t sure he can resolve that debate for you other than to say both teams set to add either to its roster this coming Fall is mighty fortunate. Today we will spill some more ink over Carson Wright and are equally sure we will come back and spill
Not every player who would have made the Future Stars team tried out this year. There were some fairly glaring omissions from the rosters. One of the more glaring omissions was a player we call around the magazine C-Squared, Christian Conyers from Bowling Green, Kentucky. Read this article to learn why C-Squared is considered one of 2023’s top prospects by many across the commonwealth of Kentucky.
Here’s a kid we would call a “bigun.” Zach Ballard is only recently turned 12 and with his frame his growth has only just begun. He is at Bondurant Middle and trains in Frankfurt, Kentucky with “Hawglife.” Better watch this kid as he matures, he has the frame and the desire to really be special.
It must be TE day around KPGFootball. Read this article about an extraordinary TE,MLB prospect headed to play his HS football for the Ballard Bruins. His name is Grant Berkley and he will figure into the Friday night plans for the Class 6A Bruins as early as this Fall. Team Kentucky Future Stars aren’t your normal rising 9th graders. Read this article to discover exactly why that is so.
This is HB Lyons and I am proud to make this article about Team Kentucky’s 6th grade Future Stars TE, Memphis Blankenship my inaugural article on KPGFootball. This is an exciting chapter in my life and I hope you enjoy my articles for years to come.
All of you who have subscribed, bought articles, and/or have supported or advertised with KPGFootball have meant the world to me. It is time for a new writer, with a new by-line, to step in and continue the unparalleled coverage you have come to expect from KPGFootball. I’ll still be around watching Kentucky football intently and being involved with the magazine and its continued coverage and media-related obligations.
We were invited down to cover the Elite 3 Foundation’s Tennessee Mega-Camp. Needless to say we took full advantage of such a golden opportunity. There were four Kentuckians there and we thought we would break-down how they performed. Like is generally the case, the Kentuckians showed (once again) why the perception Kentucky is a “basketball state” is just grossly in error. Enjoy this article about the four Kentuckians who performed yesterday against some of the best and most highly recruited
Damari Ussery is this week’s Meeks & Meeks Attorneys, Montgomery County Player of the Week. Join us next week as we award a new recipient. Enjoy this article about Damari Ussery and what about him makes him so worthy of this distinction.Read more
Ryan Lanius is small in stature but not down field production. We expect him to have a monster year in 2019, his senior year. He is this week’s Robertson County Player of the Week from your locally owned, hometown, Stewart Williams Furniture Company. Join us next week as we select another recepient.Read more
In honor of the upcoming Kentucky-Tennessee Future Stars Classic, we thought we would honor a Madisonville area middle schooler. We have already awarded this award to Jordan Miles who made Team Kentucky as a DB. We thought why not award it to Anias MItchell, who is an Alternate and isn’t quite on the team yet but has certainly shown he belongs in unique company when it comes to playing the game of football.Read more
Isaac Sowells, Jr. is another example of an acorn which didn’t fall far from its tree. Isaac Sowell, Sr., played 27 ball games for the Hoosiers at IU, was selected in the 4th round of the NFL draft and played in the League for several years. Little Sowells, who won’t be little for very long, will certainly spike various aspects of Team Kentucky Future Stars (6th) fortunes this coming Summer. Read about Isaac Sowells, Jr. from Louisville, KY.
Michael Jackson once wrote that he was going to start with the “Man in the Mirror.” When selecting a line of scrimmage, KPGFootball starts with the “Man in the Middle.” That “Man” for us is Matt Alex Ladd from Trigg County who is back to provide a cornerstone for this year’s version of Team Kentucky Future Stars (8th).
Ever heard of dynamite coming in small packages? Here’s a guy not quite 5-feet tall who has been selected to both Team Kentucky Future Stars and to the FBU National Elite Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has shone both places from what we hear. Kid will line up at receiver and if you blink, Tennessee, he’ll be gone. He will come up big for HMS next Fall too. Meet Treston Kay. You know the drill; better get it around today
This is Bowling Green’s Treyvian Bunton who is Cheryl Hodges-Buntin’s grand-baby. She calls him “Chip” but we can assure you encountering the block from off of which his “Chip” was knocked would be quite the scary conundrum. Tennessee better hope ole Chip doesn’t show up in Clarksville looking for some blocks with whom to knock heads. This kid is no kid, at least not anatomically. Enjoy this article about one of Bowling Green, Kentucky’s finest.
We have covered this class of 2023 DE from Louisville for over a year. He continues to blossom, grow, and develop and Tennessee will encounter a much bigger, more developed, Kaden Briggs than what terrorized them a year ago at this time. We ranked him No. 3, KY-wide, on our list of top 2023 prospects. Enjoy this article about Kaden Briggs from Louisville, KY, headed to Butler Traditional to play his high school football.
Ever heard the song “The Freaks Come Out at Night?” Well, the nighttime isn’t the only time you’ll see anatomical freaks during Future Stars season. They will be everywhere up and down the field wearing both orange and blue. There will be none any more impressive than Morgan County’s Jason Perry, or at least that is our wager. Check out this feature about Kentucky’s very own freak of a 7th grade football player.
Two QBs who have had tremendous success under center but neither of whom are the framed out type of pro-style guys generally playing in a game like this will square off on June 15 in Clarksville, Tennessee at Fortera Stadium. Both of these guys have “it.” By “it” we mean all the intangibles which make one a difference maker at the QB position. Meet Keegan Hill (KY) and Jordyn Potts (TN) and get ready for what should be quite the
There’s not but one way to get to Carnegie Hall and it is the same way one gets on the Team Kentucky roster. Hard work. No one on the 8th grade edition of Team Kentucky’s Future Stars roster has worked any harder to get there than Joshua Harris we are willing to wager. Better read this today for free, it will be pay-walled tomorrow.
Teams are always looking for help at RB. Having entering 9th graders who can tote the mail like this kid is of invaluable importance to any program. Rising 9th graders like Deangelo Patterson are not your garden variety of rising 9th graders. Players like him find themselves immediately in the discussion for PT. The same will be true of Patterson when he hits the 9th grade hallways at WCHS.Read more
It is the biggest honor which can be bestowed on a middle school football player. It is the best indicator of both future high school and college success on the football field anywhere in the commonwealth of Kentucky. Each year the books are opened and more names are inscribed into the most prestigious and unique brotherhood in Kentucky Football. Ladies and Gentlemen, all over the commonwealth of Kentucky, KPGFootball is proud to publish your 6th, 7th, & 8th grade Teams Kentucky Future Stars.Read more
Enjoy this article containing our impressions of what we saw at this year’s Blue-Grey All American Combine, Tennessee Regional.
Many people associate this week’s Revolutionary Player of the Week with the sport of baseball. He is one of the most coveted prospects on the diamond across the commonwealth of Kentucky. However, Ian Pitt from Henderson County has the ability to play either or both sports collegiately and would be time well spent for any college program looking to shore up two, instead of just one, of its varsity sports. Read about Henderson County’s Ian Pitt brought to you by the fastest growing bank in the commonwealth of Kentucky, your friends at Independence Bank. Join the revolution in banking.Read more
We probably don’t recognize kickers and punters as much as the positions deserve. We have heard it said special team’s is a third of the game of football, but people like Robert R. Neyland attached even more significance to it than that. One thing is certain, nothing gets a team beat any faster than bad special teams’ play. Michael Lobdell is one of the best around and a real weapon for the Indians which is why he is this week’s Meeks & Meeks Montgomery County Player of the Week. Join us next week when we award this to another deserving player from your friends when you really need one, Meeks & Meeks.Read more
As Robertson County Players of the Week go, this is one of our largest recipients. Don’t let the size fool you as his deployment and production lend themselves to the proposition big Brennan Judkins moves just fine. Join us next week as we crown another Robertson County Player of the Week brought to you by your locally owned hometown Stewart Williams Furniture Company.Read more
We forecast what Devin Johnson does in the backfield in 2019 to go along with his forecasted defensive output and make several other “cod-lock” 2019 predictions in this article today. There is one thing on which we may all agree and that is Devin Johnson is a football player. There are none better anywhere in Kentucky High School football as far as we can tell. Enjoy the article.
Dre Boyd is playing for the Dragons Football team in 2019. Where were you when you learned of this.? Where were you on April 28, 2019 at 8:14 p.m. when his mother published it on Facebook? If you’re a Dragon fan, you just might try to recall. It may have been the moment Cary Fowler first turned around the program’s fortunes.Read more
For those who have revelled in WCHS’s 35 game skid, we hope you have enjoyed yourselves. From what KPGFootball could tell, the opportunity to pile on the Dragons is becoming a thing of the past. The Dragons appear poised to return to one of the premier programs in Class 4A. They won’t be the 2018 Dragons when they hit the field in 2019. That’s a guarantee.Read more
Talk about your freakishly-long frames. Talk about your freakishly athletic and fast, quick-twitch monsters. Talk about on-field production. Good luck finding a LB who possesses any of these attributes in superior quantities than Antonio Abren.
This would be a name to watch going forward for any outfit with a Mr. Football vote in the commonwealth of Kentucky. Wait a minute, that’s we! Definitely Kentucky’s finest athlete, read this article and see whether you agree.
This is what we call super-inside information on who did what at yesterday’s Future Stars combine at DeSales yesterday. #MembershipHasItsPrivileges.
For parents of prospects the endless game of chasing stars from recruiting services can embitter you about the entire process. Let your son find his level, the level at which he is suited to play, and don’t work about the rest. As we learned with players like Daniels and Cominsky, the NFL will find you if you belong no matter where they have to go.
We couldn’t get to every Kentucky performance and there were more outstanding performances from Kentucky athletes than we could possibly record. However, these performances were extraordinary and were worthy of mention on what was a find day for Kentucky prospects demonstrating they should be recruited as hard as any other state represented.
This is a special Appalachia Prep Combine edition of the Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. This week’s recipient was a LB from Owensboro Senior who displayed (once again) for anyone interested his extraordinary physical abilities and prowess. Join us next week as we award this distinction to another worthy recipient.Read more
Here’s another young guy we forecast will continue to develop into quite a formidable offensive lineman. Deonta Wilson is 6-0, 245-pounds now but not likely to be finished developing and there is no limit to how large, long, and thick he’s likely to become. Congratulations to Deonta Wilson from his friends at Meeks & Meeks Attorneys in Clarksville and join us next week as we spotlight another fantastic, young, Clarksville-area player.Read more
This one is a straight we-told-you-so article. We should probably be bigger people than this but the record is pretty clear we aren’t. We were the first to extoll the prowess of this prospect by a country-mile. Share this one around with everyone you know. This is why no one covers Kentucky High School football as accurately and in-depth as we.
KPGFootball has Carter Conley listed among its very best football players, Kentucky-wide, in the Class of 2024. He’s played for the prestigious Team Kentucky FBU-elite squad and tried out for Team Kentucky Future Stars (7th) this past weekend. Will he be on Team Kentucky’s roster when it gets announced? He would be if we picked the team and the contents of this article will fully explain why.
Jared Stinson is in the top three signal-callers in all of Kentucky’s 2020 graduating class. Mayfield has lost a ton of ground production from last year’s backfield, but the passing game returns almost completely intact. What will Stinson’s numbers be in 2019 with his top receivers returning? If the last two years are an indication, could be off the charts.
When KPGFootball tells you our work is very important, players like Chase Doan from Somerset, Kentucky (Southwestern High School) is[…]
Talk about a young football player capable of Herculean feats, Braxton Laney is so accomplished he has now been awarded the Robertson County Player of the Week twice and he hasn’t enrolled in high school yet. We believe this guy is a Varsity starter, first-game, first-snap. Join us next week as your friends at Stewart Williams Furniture Company rewards another player.Read more
Jordan Miles, though only currently in 7th grade, is certainly a name Madisonville area football fans want to begin to monitor. He’s already among the top of his graduating class, Kentucky-wide, as a football prospect and someone who may even garner early college offers. Regardless, he is the Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week which is its own reward. Join us next week as we select a new recipient.Read more
This week’s recipient plays in Elkton, Kentucky. Elkton and Clarksville have a close and historical connection even today, so we went ahead and featured him. Congratulations to Joshuah Keith and join us next week as we recognize a new Meeks and Meeks Attorneys Montgomery County area Player of the Week.Read more
It was once written that “…a rolling stone gathers no moss.” Well, there is no moss gathering under one of KPGFootball’s favorite 2020 prospects. His name is Darrian Bell and he delivers year after year, play after play, time and time again. He’s a tireless worker and a perpetual rolling stone who will have a big 2019, and you can bet on that. Danville will be back in 2019. Book that!
This is behind the paywall, membership has its privileges type content. In this article KPGFootball, being the only publication in Kentucky’s history to cover middle school football, gives you our educated guess about whom will make this Summer’s Teams Kentucky Future Stars. Enjoy, but don’t share. Remember, #MembershipHasItsPrivileges! #Brotherhood!
Russ Beshear is one of the best football players anywhere in Kentucky at any level in the class of 2021. He will be adding a new dimension to his game over the course of his Junior year. Read today’s article to learn of just why he is so special.
We got the privilege of coaching this kid when we were on the coaching staff of the East All-American team at the Bret Cooper Junior All-American Classic in Dallas, Texas two years ago. Michael D. Williams played TE for us and was one of the more superb athletes in the game for either team. We weren’t surprised to hear he was already drawing offers from schools like The University of Michigan. Read this article to learn why Harbaugh was so quick to pull the trigger on this kid.Read more
Caldwell County is one of the most storied and successful programs in the 3A classification across the entire Commonwealth. Who is graduating and who will return will go a long way toward predicting how they will fare in 2019. Enjoy this Spring Practice Primer detailing the Caldwell County Tigers and their fortunes going forward into the Fall!
We are focusing in on the big linemen this week so it was only fitting we selected “Big Jon” Stefanopoulos from Daviess County High School as the Revolutionary Player of the Week. Check back in with us each week as the fastest growing bank in Kentucky awards another outstanding prep footballer for their extraordinary efforts extended on their team’s behalf.Read more
Manuel Espinosa of Kenwood High School is the Meeks and Meeks Montgomery County Player of the Week this week. He’s a 6-4, 300-pound, Class of 2021 prospect who has the size and frame to be as good as he wants. Join us each and every week as we continue to feature Montgomery County football players brought to you by your friends when it matters most, Meeks and Meeks Attorneys.Read more
We love the big-uglies at KPGFootball. Daniel Evans is the anchor along the WH-Heritage front-line and our Stewart Williams Company’s Robertson County Player of the Week. Find out why in this weeks submission and then join us each and every week thereafter to find out why other ball players get similarly honored.Read more
We see #Brotherhood pop up around the commonwealth especially when it comes to discussing or featuring Kentucky’s best, young football talent. What on earth does it mean? Truthfully, it has way more meaning and significance than you may ever realize. This is our 1,000th article, published free for your enjoyment. #Brotherhood!Read more
Don’t think you need to play football in Division III? Think your too good for that level of competition. First of all, there are fantastic football players at all levels of competition and secondly, some of these schools you are snubbing confer degrees which set you up pretty well for that game called life. Just something to think about with our 999th article.
We have followed this kid since he was in the 7th grade. He’s looked like a grown man the entire time we’ve known him. Read about Hunter Ousley,
You want to talk about a prospect whose stock in on the rise. Go right out and purchase you some Treyveon Longmire shares as quickly as you can. It is soaring through the roof.
If KPGFootball got to choose a high school football team to compete in Kentucky, regardless of classification, this guy might be the first player we select. Why? This article should explain that to you pretty well.
We believe we know who the next head man at Kenwood High School will be. We give a pretty extensive description though we don’t disclose his name. Who is it? Read the article and see if you are able to figure out the riddle. This is protected content meant only for those buying the article or subscribing to the site. #MembershipHasItsPrivileges!
You bring the liberty and we will provide the Justice. Justice Thompson from Louisville is about whom we are ranting. This is one of the most feared faces patrolling any second level of any defense among any of the 6 classifications of football playing in the commonwealth of Kentucky. What’s all the fuss? You’ll have to read this article to discover the answer to that.
Congratulations to Marquise Parker for being this week’s Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. Join us next week for another selection.Read more
There may never be another “Phat-cat” Johnson to wear the gold and black of Springfield High but, who knows, they may say the same about Ze’Rel Boyd after a few years too. Read all about this week’s Stewart Williams Furniture Company’s Robertson County Player of the Week.Read more
Congratulations to Treyvon Jefferson for being this week’s Meeks & Meeks Montgomery County Player of the Week. Join us next week for another Montgomery County area selection.Read more
If you are discussing the very best high school quarterback playing football in the commonwealth of Kentucky, the name Reed Lanter has to be on the short-list. With apologies to DJ Khaled, all Reed Lanter does is win, win, win, no matter what…
They have been among the hottest football teams in all of Class 4A. They have lost one of those once-in-a-program type players too in Caden McKinnis. How good will the Cougars be in 2019. KPGFootball puts the Cougars under the microscope, like only we can, in this Spring-Primer intended only for our subscribers. Sorry, membership comes with certain privileges.
If there is a kid in Kentucky deserving of an offer one would think it would be Isaac Dixon. In an age where we constantly talk about this kid or that being a dog or having a lot of dog in him, here’s a kid who has proven himself to be all dog. His time is RIGHT NOW!
This is the first LB across Kentucky in the class of 2020 who should have been offered. Instead he is flying under the radar. We have got to get the word out about his kid. He has the talent to play on Sundays. Give us a hand, would you?Read more
This is very important information regarding the tryouts for Team Kentucky Future stars.Read more
“Logan Parker” used to be practically the only name you heard when discussing Kentucky football prospects in the Class of 2020. Now, he’s among the names you tend to not hear. We don’t feel it is deserved on his part. His play has sure helped launch Taylor County to before unprecedented levels of play. Don’t forget Logan Parker! Players like him don’t grace us too often with their presence on the high school level.
Kentucky’s finest football players will converge on White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia the weekend of the 27th of April, 2019. Gough, Jesse, and Long are three members of Kentucky’s Class of 2021 who will be performing that weekend and we are excited to see what they are able to do at the competition. Why the excitement? Well, you will just have to read the article and find out.Read more
Jaiden Jackson’s frame, on-field production, speed, power, and explosion would make the kid a four or five star recruit if he played in any state other than one labeled a “basketball state.” Some school has a golden opportunity to slip into Murray and leave with a player with the ability to play on Sunday. Only in Kentucky.
Independence Bank is proud to award its weekly “Revolutionary Play of the Week” award to Mariano McKenzie. His efforts are a fine example of what we strive to do in the banking industry every single day for the fine people who entrust their banking needs to us. Congratulations to Mariano McKenzie from your friends at your local Independence Bank.Read more
Congratulations to one of Clarksville’s more athletic and gifted skill players, Brison Wall for being selected this week’s Meeks & Meeks Attorneys Montgomery County Player of the Week!Read more
This week’s Stewart William Furniture Company’s Robertson County Player of the Week is Class of 2020 split-end/defensive back, Gavin Ledbetter. Why was he selected? Open this article to discover the answer and thanks to Stewart Williams Company for helping fund this magazine’s mission of publicizing worthy area athletes.Read more
There aren’t too many things on which KPGFootball is willing to wager. That being said, we like the chances of Donyea Welch to round into a bone fide, high school, football star and college football prospect. Why? Read the article and find out exactly.
If you are being paid to scour the Bluegrass for football talent, here’s a name you should just go ahead and put on the list for 2022. Anthony Johns from LCA is a freshman All-Stater, and the most accomplished Class of 2022 O-Lineman anywhere around these parts. Learn more about him in this article.
We know this guy looks like he may work for Ambercrombie & Fitch, but (believe it or not) he’s actually one of Kentucky’s top football prospects in the 2021 graduating class. Open this article to discover what’s so special about Nick “The Jet” Coates.
So, Lexington Catholic is moving up to Class 4A. They are losing a ton of production from off an 8-4 Class 3A football team. Are they sweating it? Nope. Much of the reason they aren’t too worried is they have Beau Allen under center for his senior year. QB’s like him are once-in-a-lifetime players who make any team instantly better.
In both breaking and developing news, Coach Darell Keith is making some additions to the Todd County Central varsity football staff. One of those is the addition of veteran youth league head coach King James Williams from Montgomery, Alabama. This is a developing story and there may be more on this to be reported later so keep checking the page all you Rebels fans.
We all know the Colts lost mammoth OL Eli Cox from off its front. He’s headed to Lexington to play for the Wildcats. The cupboard won’t be too barren in 2019. The Colts still have Kane Lathery and, as you will learn as you read this article, that is having quite a lot.
How good can the Aces be in 2019? Well, they are losing a ton of production from off of 2018’s 8-4 squad but return an All-Stater at QB and still have the second leading rusher and receiver back for another year. It will take production from players like this week’s Revolutionary Player of the Week, but we believe the Aces will come up all-aces!Read more
The fact we are just learning of this particular prospect, and we are located just 20 or so miles from where he just finished his HS career, seems criminal to us. J’Quoi George is a player who would have immeasurably benefitted from playing HS football in a more covered market. Those are just the facts, sorry if you don’t like it. He is a great player who is in real jeopardy of slipping under the radar. It’s a damnable shame.Read more
East Robertson will be way more in 2019 than just the Swift to Groves show. Jaden Crouch is back to provide a steady and reliable ground-game option for an Indian squad we believe will be quite formidable in 2019. Jaden Crouch is this week’s Stewart Williams Company’s Robertson County Player of the Week!Read more
When discussing the best high school defensive end in Kentucky the discussion begins and ends with Darion Dearinger. He may be Kentucky’s best DE regardless of graduating class. This is a definite take for any FBS, power-five program.
The popular band, “Three Dog Night” recorded a lyric in 1968 about the number one being the loneliest number that you’ll ever do. With the defections by graduation the Jaguars are about to experience, Segar may just discover how lonely the number “One” really is…
Not a nicer kid competing anywhere across the commonwealth of Kentucky that Jerome “Big Poppa” Smith. Throw your hands in the air…Read more
Reece Jesse, Jr. is a 6-4, 178-pound, long-armed, vertically explosive athlete tearing it up on the Seven’s circuit and on[…]
If you regularly read the site you know we just got back from covering the Kentucky High School Powerlifting State[…]
What do football players do off-season? Well many of them are competing in Powerlifting. The Kentucky Powerlifting Championships were this week-end and we were around to see some extraordinary performances.Read more
Joe Kuerzi is the consummate high school middle linebacker. Playmaker, powerful, fast, with explosion off the charts (335 pound power clean), Kuerzi is the Monster in the Middle for Male High School.
Jack McLevain was one of the more productive defenders in Western Kentucky’s 2021 prospect class a year ago. How well will he do as a junior? Damn well, if his sophomore season is any indication. He’s our Revolutionary Player of the Week brought to you by your home owned and operated Independence Bank.Read more
Seth Phillips of Clarksville High School projects as a LB we would guess but is equally impressive at FB.Read more
Here’s a kid who is out to knock a block or two plumb off. Read about this week’s POW, Dyllan Solis of White House-Heritage.Read more
Here he comes to save the day! No, it’s not Mighty Mouse, it’s Christian Hernandez.
He’s not only Phelps Marquee Superstar, he is one of Kentucky’s finest athletes playing football and graduating in the Class of 2021. Dominic Francis, remember the name!
We have a friend in the coaching business who has become close to us at KPGFootball. We call him occasionally[…]Read more
Todd County, under second-year head man, Darell Keith, has released its roster for the 2019 season. Not only do the[…]
The Junior Pilots from Fulton County had a tremendous year in 2018 in only losing one game against 6 triumphs.[…]
There is no better time than the present to anoint another Independence Bank player of the week. Independence Bank is proud to[…]Read more
As you are aware, we both have and continue to cover Clarksville, Tennessee talent, and talent from the Clarksville metropolitan area,[…]Read more
Don’t know whether you have seen James Bridges walking around lately, but he is smiling like a Cheshire cat. It’[…]
Remember the “which one of these doesn’t look like the other” puzzles? KPGFootball got the privilege of getting to watch[…]
Ever heard of a “Renaissance man?” Well Trigg County’s Ty Meacham is the sports version of one. Enjoy the article and thanks for your support. KPGFootball
First of all, if the name Manning sounds familiar, it should. Tahj Manning is Elijah Manning’s cousin, (Louisville Male, Class[…]
Alex Cummins from Bourbon County has made a promise he intends to keep…
At KPGFootball we are big-time Baker Mayfield fans. Although we can’t seem to find it in our exhaustive internet research[…]
Reece Jesse, Jr. from Hopkinsville High School made both the KPGFootball So. All-State team at WR and was Honorably Mentioned[…]Read more
One may be wondering why we have pictured 2021 Broc Bridges, TE/DE, next to coach James Bridges in the photograph[…]
We have a lot of sources who inform us about extraordinary performances and players throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. One[…]
As you are aware, we both have and continue to cover Clarksville, Tennessee talent, and talent from the Clarksville metropolitan area,[…]Read more
There is no better time than the present to anoint another Independence Bank player of the week. Independence Bank is proud to[…]Read more
Twins are very competitive, or so I have been told. One would have to wonder how competitive it is around[…]
First of all, North Hardin has a very good football team. Coach Thompson’s Trojans finished 9-3 in 2018, playing in[…]Read more
It is only fitting on the last day of “Black History Month” and only 2 and 1/2 weeks away from[…]Read more
KPGFootball, in a former life, heard one of the more profound things ever to be said about a person who[…]Read more
The Christian County Colonels are one of the more storied Kentucky football programs in the 5A classification. The Colonels figure[…]
Most of the attention along the offensive front for the Centurions is naturally focused on Class of 2020’s John Young.[…]
Well, if you like your offensive linemen big and nasty, we believe we may have found exactly for what you[…]
With apologies to Charlie Daniels, “Fire on the mountain, run boys run!” We don’t know at KPGFootball whether the “Devils[…]Read more
There is no better time than the present to anoint another Independence Bank Player of the Week. Independence Bank is[…]Read more
Describing Gary Hardy as a “little-anything” seems inapropos, if we’re being honest. His performances in the backfield for Logan County,[…]
They are two of Kentucky’s very best in the 2020 class of prospects, one at his position (QB) and one[…]
This is going to seem out of place in an online magazine about middle and high school football but it[…]Read more
You have often heard us say that a high school football star, and future college football player, needs to make[…]
We hear they call Q’Daryius McHenry “Q.” We don’t know about that but we would certainly call his performance on the football field “splendid.” Here’s a 2021 player who should have been on our All-State football team. We missed one here, for sure. KPGFootball won’t be missing him any longer.
We have before written about Dane Jackson. We not only featured him previously but he was on our 2017 KPGFootball[…]
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[…]Read more
If you have ever heard of Cary Fowler, here on KPGFootball, there are several reasons. One, he and I grew[…]
Chris McNamee’s Pikeville Panthers are among the top ten or so programs in Kentucky High School football regardless of classification.[…]
There’s an old story about a man sitting on his roof in the midst of a flood. Pretty similar to[…]Read more
Ever been to Morganfield, Kentucky? It’s a lovely city in Union County named for the Revolutionary War hero, General Daniel[…]
We featured Elijah Wheat, Class of 2020, right before the season opened back in July of 2018. You may read[…]
It seemed like this kid just had it all. He had the ideal frame for a tackle at 6-6 and[…]
This week-end KPGFootball had an “undercover reporter” at the Best of the Midwest Combine (BOTMW) in Indianapolis, Indiana. We call[…]
We have, over and over again, extolled the virtues of high school athletes playing multiple sports. We have patiently explained[…]
There is no better time than the present to anoint another Independence Bank player of the week. Independence Bank is[…]Read more
We love the offseason at KPGFootball. Judging by our “visits” statistic, so do many of you. We have more viewership[…]
Well, what does a team do when losing its leading two rushers and one of those is an All-State caliber[…]
We have been big fans of Peyton Hatcher for years. We have featured him many times on this site and[…]Read more
There are those who may profess a bit of dismay at the chosen title. What in the world does KPGFootball[…]
You probably have heard of someone’s “grinning like a Cheshire Cat” but you may (or may not) be familiar with[…]
Coach Dan Woolley’s Eagles have a motto which seems particularly poignant when considering some of the players who have been[…]
There is an old adage in football along the lines of for every freshman you have to play in a varsity[…]
There is no better time than the present to anoint anotherIndependence Bank player of the week. Independence Bank is proud to[…]Read more
Stewart Williams Company has everything to make your house a home. Visit the showroom located on 801 Memorial Blvd. in Springfield,[…]Read more
Well, we have learned, mostly from following DavidandDarrylSports.com (@DavidandDarryl on Twitter), a practice we recommend highly for anyone interested in[…]
We consider him the class of the 2021’s, throughout the commonwealth of Kentucky, at offensive tackle. As evidence of our[…]