@gavinchadwell from @FbKnox is the commonwealth’s top TE/DE prospect and may be its top-rated ’24 player, period. @jsmitty1K @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

May 23, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Gavin Chadwell is easily among the top players at his position in the commonwealth. This goes equally for his secondary position (DE) like it does for his primary position (TE). He has a college frame, right now. UK confirmed this with an offer for this top prospect as a sophomore. Enjoy this feature. HB.

Special Sunday Edition: @seamus_oconner from @ULVikings not your typical ‘American Football’ star in Europe. @CentreFootball @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps

May 22, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

What they call football and what is called football in the United States is quite different. That doesn’t mean there aren’t American Football stars in Ireland. To the contrary, Seems O’Conner is a star for the University of Limerick Vikings team. He is eager to show the Colonels a thing or two about a thing or two. HB.

@CarbonKenyata, ’23, is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @kenyatta11493064 @SrHighFootball @OHSsports @OwensboroSports @Jay_Fallin @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

May 20, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Today we bring you a feature on a young man we have before featured when he was still in middle school. Kenyatta Carbon has found a way to contribute to the team’s success in a variety of ways. At Independence Bank we celebrate young people who find a variety of ways to contribute to the cause. Come by and visit us and learn the variety of ways our people, services, and products have revolutionized the Kentucky banking industry. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Middle School Spotlight: @Jaydenjustice (’27) from @PikevilleHSFB is an ‘upper-level’ performer. @OfficialKYMSFA @AlPopsFooball @JasonJu79469991 @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

May 19, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Jayden Justice is a middle school kid who everyone across Kentucky is already discussing. With Future Stars tryouts ongoing there is little doubt this LBer will be representing Kentucky this summer in the Tennessee-Kentucky Future Stars Classic. He is one of Kentucky’s very best in the ’27 class. Enjoy the feature. HB.

@_stephenmack4 from @TrinityHSFB is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @GoRocks @DartFootball @1776Bank @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

May 18, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

This is a guy who seemed virtually faceless and nameless a year ago, his junior season. When you get a load of what he will do this coming season you will wonder how that was even possible. We will tell you how it is possible; it is called playing for Kentucky’s most heavily loaded football roster in its largest classification of competition. Join us again next week as we award some more of the country’s finest beef jerky product to some of Kentucky’s finest football talent. HB.

Breakout Player: Alex Rayyan (@alex_rayyan) from @YetteFootball looks poised to find the ’22 rotation. @SportsLafayette @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

May 16, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

This is a player who got in one varsity game a year ago. Of course, he was a freshman playing Kentucky 6A football. We believe he will play early and often in ’22 as he is too good of an athlete to keep off the field. Keep an eye out on this “Breakout Player.” He has some mighty fine days ahead of him. HB.

Middle School Spotlight: @dylanpeck70 protecting the QB’s ‘blind spot.’ @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @FootballJCHS

May 14, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

If I were to draw a picture of what a middle school, rising high school offensive tackle should appear, I would probably be drawing a picture of Dylan peck. He his long, lean, has plus length, good feet, and is athletic for a big man at his stage of development. Enjoy this look at one of the premier OL or DL (for that matter) in the class of ’26 commonwealth-wide. Enjoy the feature. HB.

@EsleyCornelius1 from @gomccracken is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @minguabeefjerky @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

May 13, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

This guy is the type explosive, dynamic, “twitchy” monster we love seeing deployed along an interior defensive front. Lord knows the Mustangs are mighty glad he has another year of eligibility remaining. Enjoy this feature about this spectacular football player and see our friends and learn why Independence Bank‘s products, people, and services have started a revolution in the Kentucky banking industry. HB.

Middle School Spotlight: @cayden_varney from @BelfryFootball1 is a perfect example of reloading. @belfryhigh @DavidandDarryl @football_bms @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

May 12, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Belfry Middle School wins or competes for KYMSFA championships yearly. Guess what? The high school version of the football team does the exact same thing at the KHSAA level. Are these things interconnected? How can they not be? Enjoy this look at one of the newly minted stars headed for Coach Haywood’s ’22 varsity roster. HB.

@gavinhurst05, Class of ’24, from @FCFlyerFootball is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @DennyDLedford @1776Bank @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

May 11, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

If you want to tremble with fear, consider this…Franklin County has about every significant piece of the puzzle returning from a team which made it to the 4A semis a year ago. They should be among the favorites this coming Fall. Gavin Hurst is a large reason why although the Flyers have more ballyhooed players than the 6-1, 175-pound skilled athlete in the ’24 graduating class. Enjoy this look at one of Kentucky’s finest from the very finest in beef jerky from all across this mighty land of ours, the Mingua family. HB.

Breakout Player: @prphsfootball will turn to ‘The Dane,’ @Fuller4Lamar, to restore the roar to its football fortunes. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball #ROLLRIDGEROLL

May 10, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Here is a guy who figures to make a huge impact for Louisville’s Pleasure Ridge Park High this coming Fall. Though he only played in 6-games a year ago at Fern Creek, he was one of its more dynamic, second-level defenders. His addition to the Panther roster will pay huge dividends for the 6A program for the reasons we outline in this article. Enjoy the feature. HB.

The Harpers, @Harper33Cameron and @Jeremy_harper24, still running the PTA around the @fairview_eagles football program. @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

May 9, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

One of my favorite songs growing up was “Harper Valley P.T.A.” The song, written by legendary songwriter Tom T. Hall was recorded by Jeannie C. Riley and was her debut. It topped many charts much like the Harper twins are the top of many important football statistics for the Eagles football program. Enjoy this feature about a pair of players we had to feature together for reasons which will become apparent to you readily. HB.

@TashawnBenford3 is set to lead @FDouglassFB from the front. @coachnatemcpeek @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

May 7, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Dashawn Benford seems poised to surge to the front of the Broncos defensive plan in the Fall of ’22. This ’23 prospect has shown glimpses this offseason of the type of leader and player he is capable of being. Now the Broncos just need to get out of his way and let him do his thing. Enjoy this article about a player we believe will have a huge senior season. HB.

Aden Young, Class of ’23, is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @WchsA @brscoop31 @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

May 6, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We search far and wide to bring you the players who have revolutionized the performance of his team in the communities we serve. We also enjoy recognizing superior branches in the Independence Bank family. This week we recognize a rising senior at Webster County and the famous “Sebree Branch.” Get on by and discover why Independence Bank’s people, products, and services have started a revolution in the financial services market in Kentucky. HB.

@KevinAmuri11 from @SportsLafayette is this week’s @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer. @1776Bank @lhshighschool @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

May 4, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We have awarded some beef jerky and a super cool T-shirt to all kinds of players. Today, we award it to a player with the potential yet unrealized but which we believe is relatively certain to realize it this coming Fall. Enjoy this look at a “Breakout Player” we decided it was time to feed with the country’s very finest in beef jerky products. Congratulations to Kevin Amuri. Enjoy! HB.

Middle School Spotlight: John W. Bate Middle School’s @ColtonKelly55 with a ‘hard row to hoe.’ @wolford_bo @deacon_king10 @WilsonKelly73 @CoachHaddix11 @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

May 3, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

His brother is Wilson Kelly who prepped at Boyle County where he was a consensus All-State player before matriculating to MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University) on a FBS football scholarship. Wilson is a first-team center for the Blue Raiders. Will little brother follow suit? You know what, I wouldn’t bet against it. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Middle School Spotlight: @colinjefferson0 (’26) from @MaleBulldogs is the next… @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @WeAreMaleHigh @malehighschool @LMHSCoachWolfe @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

May 2, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We hear all the time that this rising 9th grader is the next so and so. We have heard the same about Colin Jefferson. We will enter our guess as to whom he will favor over the course of his high school career and we won’t have to leave the Male High roster for our guess or guesses. Enjoy this look at a (now) former JCTMS Centurion pledged to play in high school for Coach Wolfe at Louisville’s Male High. HB.

Breakout Player: @_BenLafferty from @MagoffinFootball, it is your time in the ‘hot seat.’ @b_derossett @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

April 30, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We have a real find for you today. How many of you remember the big time linebacker who played at Magoffin and then transferred to Paintsville before heading to Marshall’s Thundering Herd? His name was Mason Lovely. Today’s feature mimics Lovely’s production in several key ways, thought not completely. Enjoy this look at a Breakout Player you may not be soon to forget. HB.

Kasey Boone from @SrHighFootball is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @minguabeefjerky @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin

April 29, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Talk about coming into a job in a tough spot, we can’t imagine an individual inheriting a tougher job than Kasey Boone did a year ago. His performance was remarkable for lack of a better term. Congratulations to this young QB, who is a ’23 prospect, and remember to get on by and visit our three (3) fine Owensboro area branches today and discover what makes Independence Bank’s people, products, and services revolutionary in the financial services industry. HB.

Middle School Spotlight: Does @MalikiCoburn24 see the field early for @PurplesFootball? @BGJHSFootball @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

April 28, 2022 Henry Lyon 1

Hard to ever forecast a freshman getting much Friday Night run. This is even more true where the freshman in question is joining the roster of one of the most prestigious high school programs at the 5A level. Not every freshman comes in put together like Malik Coburn if we are being honest. Enjoy the feature. HB.

@MKultra_70 (Mason Kirkland) from @mercer_football is the @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer’ of the week. @CraigYeast @MCHSTitans @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @1776Bank @KyHighFootball

April 27, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We are so good at evaluating players we see tomorrow’s stars today. Today’s recipient is a rising star among the ranks of Kentucky offensive centers. Centers across Kentucky get largely overlooked. Hey, these men are in need of nourishment too. Enjoy the feature and don’t forget to pick up a few bags of our one-of-a-kind product and #savortheflavor!

It is high-time to put Coach Dan Goble in the KHSAA Hall of Fame. @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @Christian_Co270 @CountyColonels @BentzelChris @KHSAA @MaxPreps @kyhighs

April 26, 2022 Henry Lyon 2

Dan Goble deserves to be inducted into the KHSAA Hall of Fame for what his teams did on the football field. We have agreed to help spearhead this push for his inclusion. It is one of the noblest callings for which we have ever been summoned. We are honored to be invested in this search for justice. HB Lyon.

Breakout Player: Caleb Moore, Class of ’24, believes he should be given The Rock! @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @RockHardFB @coachlarkey11 @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

April 23, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Today we feature a kid who showed flashes of brilliance a year ago. Caleb Moore showed a dangerous burst, particularly on kick returns, and the Rock could stand a lot more of that type effort this coming season. If The Rock is to resurrect to its former glory it had under “the other Coach Larkey,” players like Moore will be called upon to “Breakout.” Enjoy the feature. HB.

Chris Allen, ’23 OLB/Edge Rusher, from @pths_football is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @PTBlueTornado @PTHS_Fan @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

April 22, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

This week we have a pass-rushing specialist in Chris Allen, Class of ’23, as our recipient. Allen was instrumental in “The Blue Tornado’s” run to Lexington and shot at the title a year ago. His continued excellent play will formulate (perhaps) a return engagement. Enjoy the feature and remember to get on by and visit one of our fine branches today to discover what makes Independence Bank’s people, products, and services revolutionary in the financial services industry. HB.

@RiceBrach from @dave_brossart (Dixie Heights Football) is ready to step it up! @1776Bank @blakedodds553 @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

April 21, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

When you study statistics as often and as vigorously as we, you stumble across the unexpected sometimes. We were checking in on how our buddy, Blake Dodd, was faring when we found ’24’s Brach Rice. Rice is a specimen and getting it done at 6A Dixie Heights. He is already drawing quite a bit of notice. Now, he’s getting love from us. Enjoy the article. HB.

@CJ_Stallworth from @HopHighTigers is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the week. @HopkAthletics @HHS_Heathens @HHS_Defense @1776Bank @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @HoptownHFC

April 20, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

This kid is coming practically out of nowhere but he could be one of Kentucky’s more recruited DE’s in the ’23 class before it is all said and done. Talk about a kid who passes the eye-test, this kid is it. If you are a program serious about competing in college football, I would get this kid on campus and right away. For now, we have agreed to feed him and send him a snappy T-shirt. Enjoy this look at one tremendous high school football player with unbelievable upside.

@CoreyBitterling from @SouthWarrenFB has a bright future ahead at any number of schools. @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @1776Bank

April 18, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We gave used an arrow to point out Corey Bitterling. If you attend any South Warren games, we are wagering you will not need any gesticulation to find him. We have watched highlights on him and he jumps off the page at us. He may be a couple inches too short to play anywhere but center at the D-1 level. However, with his grades, he will be able to go wherever he wishes and there are some small-college programs who would pay handsomely for him. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Anias Mitchell (’24) from @MNHHS_Football is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @MaroonAthls @ArnettKohl, @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

April 15, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Today we bring you a feature on a young man we have before featured when he was still in middle school. Mitchell has found a way to contribute to the team’s success in a variety of ways. At Independence Bank we celebrate young people who find a variety of ways to contribute to the cause. Come by and visit us and learn the variety of ways our people, services, and products have revolutionized the Kentucky banking industry. Enjoy the feature. HB.

@KellanMcL5 (Kellan McLaughlin) from @TrinityHSFB the best placekicker in the high school game… @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

April 14, 2022 Henry Lyon 2

No one spends more time covering specialists than KPGFootball. Why? For starters no one covering football in Kentucky knows half as much as we. This, coupled with the fact the social teams are where the breaks are made and championships won, and we are going to continue to cover it. Should you be surprised we wrote this feature about the best placekicker in Kentucky’s ’23 class? Nope. Enjoy the article. HB.

@hisle_justin from @eastjagsFB is this week’s Protein-packed Performer from @minguabeefjerky. @1776Bank @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

April 13, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We have featured this particular prospect a few weeks ago but going back over what he did as a freshman at the position where he was deployed we just perpetually found ourselves more impressed. We thought this tribute to him, and rushing him some much needed protein would be entirely appropriate. We believe you will agree. Join us again a week from today when we do all this again. Enjoy the feature. HB.

@mason_sulla from @GarrardGCHS is shooting up the ranks of top-flight line talent in @KyHighFootball’s ’23 class of prospects. @1776Bank @mingubeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps

April 9, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Mason Sulla may have been a name you hadn’t heard when the Associated Press announced its ’21 All-State Football team. However, there is a difference between the casual football fan and a working member of the Kentucky press corp. Mason Sulla is a name with which we in the press corp are intimately familiar and you will be too after reading this feature. HB.

@CarterGuillaum1 from @StXTigersFB is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

April 8, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We believe Carter Guillaume is the best offensive center playing football anywhere in Kentucky’s high school version of the game today, at any level of play. As the Associated Press’s All-State teams were released a few weeks ago, it would be safe to assume we aren’t alone in this assessment. Enjoy this feature about this spectacular football player (and wrestler) and see our friends and learn why Independence Bank‘s products, people, and services have started a revolution in the Kentucky banking industry. HB.

@off1cal_marcus (Marcus Floyd, Jr.) from @BourbonFootball is blowing up! @859ravensfb @davidjones_7 @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin

April 7, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

This is a prospect in the ’23 class who hails from the prestigious Lexington Ravens program. The Ravens routinely provide the very top in football playing talent around area high school rosters. Floyd is “blowing up” as is routinely said. This article should explain the phenomenon to you clearly. Enjoy the feature. HB.

@peyton_smith123 from @TCCardinalsFB is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the week. @1776Bank, @SportsTaylor, @TC_Schools_KY, @tccardsfb, @TCFBRecruit, @MaxPreps, @PrepSpin, @KyHighFootball

April 6, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

It is very rare for a freshman to make much of a contribution to a high school varsity football. How about a freshman running back who averaged 9.3-yards per carry, carried it a tad under 200-times, gained nearly 2,000 yards, and scored a TD every 8.65 carries? What about that for rare? We are recognizing the inordinate freshman season of Taylor County’s Peyton Smith this week. We felt his numbers were worthy of recognition and required nourishment. Luck for us, Mingua Beef Jerky felt exactly the same way. Enjoy the feature. HB.

@zech_dabney (Zechariah Dabney, ’23) now at @bryanstationfb hopes his efforts his senior year will be as ‘Defender-ish’ as they were previously ‘be-Devil-ing’… @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

April 4, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Zri Dabney, No. 29 on the roster but foremost on opponent’s scouting reports, is a ’23 prospect sure to make quite a bit of noise around the 8th-District in Class 6A this coming Fall. He was the Blue Devils’ top defensive threat over the course of the ’21 season and sure to be as be-deviling his senior year at Bryan Station as a Defender. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Tevaun Foster from @MNHHS_Football is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @MaroonAthls @ArnettKohl @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

April 1, 2022 Henry Lyon 1

We have always loved to cover the powerlifting championships offseason. Having 300-plus pounders like Foster around challenging for state titles at his weight class is a real bonus for any program. Enjoy this look at the Revolutionary Player of the Week from Independence Bank and discover why Independence Bank’s people, products, and services have started a revolution in the financial services market in Kentucky. HB.

@DJ_Walker7 locked in tough battle for the QB-position at @SportsLafayette. @lhs_fbbossters @lhshighschool @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

March 31, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

When it come to looking the part, no one does it any better than ’24’s DJ Walker. He is locked in a tough battle for the starting QB slot at Lexington’s Layfayette High School and in the 6A classification, the real firs-stringer needs badly to reveal himself. Who will it be under center primarily in ’22. We discuss in this article. HB.

@stone_cooper3 from @BethlehemHSFB is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Player of the Week. @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @PrepSpin #SavorTheFlavor

March 30, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Cooper Stone is one of the commonwealth’s most polished and prolific pro-style QBs. He has led the Bethlehem program to a level of play it will be difficult to replicate without him. Good thing the Eagles have Stone on whom to lean again next Fall. We know people around Bardstown, Kentucky are relieved to hear that! Enjoy this look at one of our most accomplished players of the week and don’t forget to savor the flavor of the country’s finest beef jerky products. HB.

All Bryant from @BCLionsFootball plans to give it his All this fAll. @BryantAll17 @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

March 29, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

All Bryant from Boyd County High School is a player who gives his all every day in practice and works hard to put himself in position to help his team. An outgoing college All-conference player in Kentucky reminded KPGFootball such efforts ennoble both the player giving the effort and the program in receipt thereof. Enjoy this feature about a ’23 ready to step up his game in ’22. HB.

@LleytonPenn from @mercer_football is a throwback to a simpler time. @TommyLeeCraig @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @1776Bank @KyHighFootball

March 26, 2022 Henry Lyon 2

Lleyton Penn was the “Ace Hardware Throwback Player of the Year.” That appears to be one of the more appropriately awarded awards we have ever seen any one company bestow. This guy is a linemen’s lineman. We believe he will have a big senior year and he will have opportunities to keep the party going in college should he choose. Enjoy this feature. HB.

Jackson Edens, Class of ’25, from @WchsA (Webster County High School) is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @brscoop31, @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

March 25, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

This week we check in on our friends in Providence, Kentucky on North Willow Street. Providence is in Webster County and Jackson Edens has been turning quite a few heads over that way. Enjoy this feature and learn what makes Independence Bank’s people, products, and services revolutionary in the financial services industry. HB.

@XsavierCleary from @pths_football is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-Pack Performer of the Week. @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @MaxPreps

March 23, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Xsavier Cleary surprised everyone with what he did as a freshman starting and manning the middle of the defensive line for Paducah’s Blue Tornado in ’21. He is a guy whose improvement will continue to define the resurgence of one of the commonwealth’s premier programs. Enjoy this feature about this fantastic young DL. Join us again next week as we award Kentucky’s most prestigious weekly distinction to another worthy recipient. HB.

Middle School Spotlight: Harrison McGraw (’27) from @NomsMustangs the center of attention for many Mustang opponents. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @1776Bank

March 21, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We love to feature the middle schoolers offseason. It is a great way to replenish our database which gets annually depleted by graduation. Harrison McGraw plays offensive center along with defensive line and is a player whose progression we intend to closely monitor. Players like him, especially where he is deployed, are not easy to find and are in very high demand. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Middle School Spotlight: @EastonJointer from @SWMSFootball is headed to @SouthWarrenFB, and he figures to find the field early. @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @MaxPreps

March 19, 2022 Henry Lyon 1

As the ’22 class leaves us here at the magazine, we are in the midst of augmenting our database with kids formerly in middle school headed to the high school game. Well, Caden Veltkamp from South Warren is a Hilltopper (WKU) now. Who will take his place in the lineup running the Spartan offense as it defends its 5A title? Don’t be surprised if Coach Smith’s troop don’t turn to an incoming freshman. Don’t be surprised if his name happens to be Easton Jointer. Enjoy the feature. HB.

This week, our @1776Bank Revolutionary Player is @DeckerRenfrow from @DCHS_Football. @minguabeefjerky @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

March 18, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Daviess County is coming off an 11-2 season in ’21 which saw them compete at the highest level in the 6A Classification. Now Humphreys and Dees are both moving on to the college game, what will the Panthers do for an encore in ’22? Well, they will surely lean even more heavily on this week’s Revolutionary Player of the Week. Enjoy this week’s feature and discover what makes Independence Bank’s people, products, and services revolutionary in the financial services industry. HB.

Middle School Spotlight: @Avery_Thomp2, Class of ’28, from @paducahmiddle, stand up and take a bow! @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @pths_football

March 17, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

“Middle School Spotlight” is an opportunity for the magazine to perpetually reload its invaluable trove of database containing information about the finest Kentucky footballers in each graduating class. Each year we lose great players and every year we gain a new crop of superstars. Avery Thompson, come on down! Enjoy the feature. HB.

@loganclundy7 from @RacelandFootba1 is this week’s @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer. @1776Bank @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

March 16, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Talk about a young player already turning some heads, what about this QB playing for Raceland who is a ’24 and has just completed his sophomore season. If you read this feature, it will be apparent how this guy won the country finest beef jerky. Join us again a week from today when some other lucky Kentucky middle or high school player gets awarded the finest beef jerky on the market. HB.

Breakout Series: We believe @derrell_bateman (’24) at @ColonelFootball, provided he commits to the game of football, is ready to sore above the competition. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @1776Bank

March 15, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Our breakout series is meant to highlight players likely to come from nowhere to be a star in the coming season. We either look like fools or exceedingly wise when the season arrives. We went out on the limb in this prediction. Still, that being said, we are acting on reliable information from a very reliable source and we feel pretty good about this prediction. Enjoy the feature. HB.

As this Mike James (The Independent) photo demonstrates, @arispittman7 from @Tomcat_football is ‘cash money.’ @Blazer_High_Ath @AshlandBlazer @TomcatNation @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @1776Bank @KyHighFootball

March 14, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Aris Pittman has every attribute a college recruiter could possibly want. His junior season is fast approaching and this is perhaps a recruit’s most important film. He has just competed at the Best of the Midwest Combine so what may we expect for this prospect going forward? Well, we expect him to be widely recruited. You should too; and this article will explain why. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Out of State Spotlight: Fort Wayne’s ‘Trench Gorilla:’ @Tobiasdelaney @FW_NorthSideFB @minguabeefjerky @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

March 12, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

His friends call him “Tobster.” His opponents call him “Trench Gorilla.” College recruiters are gong to call him. We don’t do this often but we are featuring a player outside of Kentucky today from our neighbor Indiana. For those doubting whether this is something we do, remember our featuring Evan Kelley from Texas and Michael Williams from Michigan? Not to mention the Tennessee players we have featured. Anyway, it is something we do. We are doing it again and will continue intermittently. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Lucas Mauzy from @mcleancohs1 is the @1776 Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @MCHSCoach @McLeanSportsNet @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

March 11, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We have featured quite a few McLean County Cougars through the years. There is a reason for this…they are A’s second-district. The Cougars had an uncharacteristic 4-6 year in ’21 and missed the playoffs for the first time in a while. Guys like this week’s feature will insure that will not turn into a trend. Enjoy this look at one of the area’s top two-way players and get on by our Livermore branch and discover why our people, products, and services have started a revolution in the financial service’s sector clear across the Bluegrass. HB.

Breakout Players: @_parker_52 (Jacob Parker, ’24) from @BreathittFb has served notice on the 7th District (2A) that he has arrived! @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @MaxPreps @BluegrassPreps @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

March 10, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Jacob Parker, the one to whom the white arrow points, is a late to the party player like so many others we have before featured. Parker transferred in to Breathitt from a high school which didn’t field a football team. He has been a wonderful surprise with a work-ethic which encircles many kids his age and has now worked himself into someone we have noticed. Look for him to start along the Big Blue Wave in ’22 at OT and to contribute at DE. HB.

@JaydenAWright (’24) from @duPontFootball is this week’s @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer. @1776Bank @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball #SavorTheFlavor

March 9, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We enjoy highlighting future football stars at a time while they are still unknown. We don’t know that this guy would count as an unknown as the knowledgeable people in football circles all seem to know him but he is largely unknown to the casual fan, at least at present. That shouldn’t last very long, particularly after his winning this particular distinction. Enjoy this look at ’24’s top of the class along the OL. Join us next week and we will hit the “repeat” button. HB.

@ShawnMarshallj4 from @Football_BTHS learning success can be somewhat of a relative term… @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @MaxPreps

March 7, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Success can be a relative term. What some people consider to be successful others profess disappointment. Shawn Marshall is a prospect who finds himself on a roster of other young players searching for its way back to the type of success it was enjoying just a few short years ago. Can Koby Clark lead this team back to where Gary Wheeler, Jr. had the Bears just a few short years ago. We believe he can! Enjoy the feature. HB.

@Daisjaunm1 (Daisjaun Mercer) from @HoptownFootball standing tall these days. @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @StovallKerry @PureGradeA

March 5, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Daisjaun Mercer is clearly taller than he has been consistently listed. We had heard that, but his running into Coach Long and me at the Hoptown/County basketball game the other night just proved it. He’s going to continue to stand tall as he enters his “Senior Year.” He may even prove tall enough to bring home the “Mr. Football” award this coming Fall. HB.

@GarrisonB767 (Garrison Barker, ’26) from College View Middle School is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @DCPSKidsFirst @minguabeefjerky @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin

March 4, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Garrison Barker is among the fastest kids in his graduating class all across western-KY. HIs sub five-second, laser timed 40-yard dash would support that contention. Enjoy this look at one of Daviess County’s very finest in the ’26 class and get on by and discover why Independence Bank’s people, products, and services have started a revolution in the financial services market in Kentucky. HB.

@Pwilliams2025 from @thorobredfb proved he belongs in the discussion for ’25’s best DE in all of the commonwealth. @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

March 3, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We saw this featured athlete perform for Team Kentucky Future Stars in its annual classic with the Tennessee counterpart. We believed him to be a top-two DE in that class at that time and he did nothing but confirm that prediction for us over the course of his freshman season. What he is poised to do as a sophomore could prove incredible. Enjoy the feature. HB.

@Demartae6 from @TC_CommodoresFB is the @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer of the Week.’ @1776Bank @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

March 2, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We love feeding the “big boys” around Mingua Beef Jerky and KPGFootball. This week we are nourishing one of Kentucky’s very finest Right Tackles in the high school game’s class of ’23 in Demartae “Bulldozer” Johnson. Enjoy this look at a kid who has a great time playing the game he loves and join us again next week. HB.

Breakout Player: @ljyates85 (Landon Yates) from @mercer_football looks the part, now can he ‘play’ the part? @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

March 1, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We love our breakout series mostly because it is rare when we don’t turn out to be “dead on the money.” We are confident in the rising Sophomore who is the subject of today’s feature. Landon Yates is a horse. How good will he be in ’22? Well, we shall see. With the graduation upcoming this Spring, he should get his opportunities. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Is @ConyerC2 (Cristian Conyer) from @SouthWarrenFB the top-rated ’23 in @KyHighFootball? @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @1776Bank

February 28, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

This is the time of year we start forecasting and even promoting players for the coveted “Mr. Football” distinction. Here is a guy we expect to be right in the mix next Fall for the award. We have seen him forecast headed to UK. We have seen him forecast to UT. Either program will be getting quite a specimen and quite a football player. Enjoy the feature. HB.

@BelfryFootball1 reloads, not rebuilds, with @Dre_young5 stepping in next year for Isaac Dixon. @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @BluegrassPreps

February 26, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

How does any program replace a Mr. Football in the offensive backfield. Well, when that program is Belfry, they do it with a young talent who has shown he won’t shy from having to fill shoes that size. It must stink having to play Belfry all the time. When does the endless wave of superior football playing talent ever ebb? Seemingly never. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Lajuan McAdoo (@mcadoo_lajuan on Twitter) from @MNHHS_Football is the @1776Bank ‘Revolutionary Player of the Week.’ @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

February 25, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

There are people who win this distinction multiple times. Of course, there are people who render a Revolutionary level of service every single day. At Independence Bank, our people, products, and financial services revolutionize the banking industry in Kentucky every, single day, much like Lujan McAdoo’s play on a football field amazes every, single time he goes out under the lights. Enjoy this look at this extraordinary performer. HB.

@JalenHand will have his hand in the @FDouglassFB defensive effort. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

February 24, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

He’s among the very best down linemen in the Commonwealth’s ’23 graduating class. Big programs are jumping on with offers and many others are circling looking for a place to land. His name is Jalen Hand and he is just another example of the strides Lexington, KY and its in-town programs have made in establishing Lexington as a hot-bed of in-KY recruiting. Enjoy the feature. HB.

@JCommo04 from @BourbonFootball is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @davidjones_7 @BourbonFootball @BourbonColonels @1776Bank @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

February 23, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

This week’s Protein-packed Performer is a versatile athlete who can do plenty of things for a football team. He will undoubtedly be an elite prospect in the ’23 class and is already drawing major interest from teams like EKU which has invited him to “Junior Day.” Enjoy this look at a player who, like Mingua Beef Jerky, knows something of rendering incredible value and performance. While you are at it, get some of the world’s finest beef jerky and savor the quality and taste while you learn more about this quality young man. HB.

@ifiz03_isaiah (Isaiah Fitzpatrick) headed to @UCPatriotFball clearly demonstrating his being among the most clever and skilled players in the ’22 class. @StarrThompson20 @CoachHouse_UC @Aspirationsgym @Markisdad @TheBearcatDen @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

February 22, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Isaiah Fitzpatrick was among Kentucky’s very finest as a high school football player. Several in-state schools felt strongly enough about that to insist on fully funding his upcoming college experience. He jumped on the opportunity, leaving some bigger programs trying to PWO him to their roster hanging at the alter. In the grand scheme, he was shrewd, smart, and cagy and we applaud his decision. Enjoy this feature. HB.

The future is now for @DjMudd5 (Damarien Mudd) from @LouisvilleCHS. @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

February 21, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Damarien Mudd is an up and comer with a bright future playing for Louisville’s Central High. He is a track star, in addition to what he does on the football field. He didn’t get a ton of run in ’20 but we would expect him to be an active part of the team’s efforts in the Fall of ’22 and thereafter. Enjoy this look at a kid who will be a junior next year. HB.

Class of ’23, @wadehensley29 from @PikevilleHSFB an example of the Panthers being loaded with talent. @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

February 19, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Year after year Pikeville High School has talent come off its bus which defies all logic in evaluating a Kentucky 1A roster. We would suppose that is why the Panthers are perpetually in the Title hunt at the 1A classification in football. Wade Hensley, and talent very much like him, promises the Panthers are likely to be in the hunt in ’22 also. Enjoy this feature. HB.

@AidenWetherho1 (Aiden Weatherholt) from @Football_Hornet is the @1776Bank ‘Revolutionary Player of the Week.’ @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

February 18, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Hawesville, KY is home to both a stellar branch of Independence Bank and one of Kentucky’s finest second level defensive stalwarts in all of the ’24 graduating class. This week we feature Hancock County’s Aiden Weatherholt. Enjoy this look at a young player about whom you should hear tons going forward. Join us again a week from today as we highlight another fine talent from an area where Independence Bank flourishes. Get on by our Hawesville branch where you will find we routinely provide the people, products, and services which have started a revolution in the financial service’s sector clear across the Bluegrass. HB

Middle School Spotlight: @PigpenVance (Class of ’26) from @NOMustangs has been making a mess of opposing offensive backfields. @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

February 15, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We don’t know why Greyson Vance is called “Pigpen.” Maybe he stinks at cleaning his room or making his bed. He has been wrecking havoc on opposing offensive backfields. He leaves them mighty untidy most of the time. Enjoy our breakdown of Pigpen Vance in this edition of Middle School Spotlight. HB.

Reunion: Two former Junior Pro teammates set to team up at @CentreFootball. @millerbarnett4, @williammlong, @1776Bank, @minguabeefjerky, @PrepSpin, @MaxPreps

February 14, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

William Long (60) and Miller Barnett (18), both in green jerseys with gold numerals, will be both in gold once more. This time, the two former junior pro teammates will be donning the Gold and White of Centre College for the next several years. Enjoy this look at two football players who grew up together and have now found themselves together once more. HB.

@christi05163336 from @WoodfordFBall is ready to ‘Ponce’ on the competition. @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin

February 12, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

This prospect looks poised to “Ponce” on the upcoming Woodford County slate of opponents. Christian Ponce looks to be among the commonwealth’s finer nose guards. He has the perfect build for the position and is quick off the ball and moves well for a young man built like he is. We look forward to seeing what he gets done over his senior year. You should too. HB.

@t_humphrey31 from @pths_football is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

February 11, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

This is another fine example of an undersized kid who rendered an unbelievable performance for his high school on Friday nights. Humphrey came darn close in ’21 to leading his team all the way to the 3A title. Enjoy the feature and get by your local Independence Bank and discover just why their people, products, and services have started a revolution in the financial services industry. HB.

Breakout Player: @JohnSua78 from @FDouglassFB is poised to move up the rankings. @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @AppalachiaPrep @KyHighFootball

February 10, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

John Sualla is an example of why Frederick Douglass challenges for the title in 5A yearly. He is a 6-2, 265-pound, big-body guy who has had an unfortunate injury situation which has robbed him of some PT. He will have a huge senior year we predict and end up on quite a few recruiting boards. Enjoy this feature. HB.

Trey Durbin from @EHSAthletics20 is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

February 9, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

It is hard to imagine a ’24 with more promise than RB/DE Trey Durbin. The 6-2, 200-pounder contributed to his team’s fortunes mightily on both sides of the ball in ’21 and is a star in more than the one sport. We believe he may be a “Mr. Football” candidate in a few years. Enjoy this look at one of Kentucky’s finest and don’t forget to join us a week from today when we get to do this all over. HB.

@Nokes22 from @eaglesfb is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

February 4, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We like to inform readers about young men whose academic performance and on field excellence have netted for the individual remarkable opportunities. Well, Landon Nokes embodies this as well as any young athlete in the Commonwealth. Enjoy this look at one of Kentucky’s very best and brightest and remember to get on by your local Independence Bank and learn why our people, product, and service has revolutionized the financial services market in Kentucky. HB.

@oscaravila2025 from @CchsTouchdown is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @RatpackCalloway @1776Bank @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

February 2, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We relish every opportunity to distinguish fantastic performers in all three phases of the game of football. This would include special teams where guys like today’s recipient really shine. Having an accomplished place kicker is like finding money in your dry cleaning. It can also be like “money in the bank.” Enjoy this look at a fine placekicker/punter from the class of ’25 and join us next week as we do all of this all over again. HB.

@TelTel_Long from @GHSGatorFball is the @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer of the Week.’ @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @1776Bank @KyHighFootball

January 26, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Tel Tel Long is a Long way from being done with his high school career. With what he did as a sophomore, we just can’t wait to see what he does as an upperclassman. Congratulations to Tel Tel Long on being this week’s Protein-packed Performer of the Week. Join us again a week from today when we get the pleasure of doing this all over once more. HB.

@Jbowl34 (Josh Bowling) from @SKHSFootball Pioneering a Better Brand of Football. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @1776Bank @KyHighFootball

January 24, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

The mascot for Simon Kenton’s athletic teams are “The Pioneers.” The man for whom the high school has been named was a legendary frontiersman in Ohio and the Midwest. The rising senior to be, ’23’s Josh Bowling, is getting fairly legendary in his own right. Enjoy this feature on one of Northern Kentucky’s more talked about and recruited 2nd level defenders. HB.

@frankie2knight from @LCAFootball2021 a real diamond in the rough. @CoachDCharles @Oakley_Watkins @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootbll @1776Bank @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

January 22, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We have covered Frankie Knight since he was a middle schooler setting the curve in the 40 at the Future Stars combine. He is still fast as his work on the track as a sprinter would suggest. He’s also a real diamond in the rough football prospect too who may be finding his dance card filling up really soon. Enjoy the feature. HB.

@drew_hudgin from @CchsTouchdown is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @RatpackCalloway @lakernationCCHS @CallowaySchools @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

January 21, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

This is a prospect of whom you might not have heard but when you ready what he did in ’21 you will wonder why he isn’t a household word. Drew Hudgin is just another example of the superior playing talent Kentucky has lying beneath the surface across Kentucky and why Independence Bank bring readers this weekly segment. Congratulations to Drew and get on by and see your local Independence Bank branch today and discover why its products and services have revolutionized the financial services market in the Kentucky banking industry. HB.

@yeascooby (Devon Morris) from @PinevilleFootb1 is the @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer of the Week.’ @1776Bank @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

January 19, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We search long and hard each week to bring you Protein-packed Performers from all sorts of places around Kentucky. This week we go to Pineville, Kentucky (Bell County) and award our delicious jerky products to the best running back Pineville High has had in some time. Congratulations to Devon Morris from the Mingua Beef Jerky Company and KPGFootball and join us next week as we do this all once more. HB.

@jwright31504 (Jordan Wright, ’23 RB/DB) from @HCCols_Football is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

January 14, 2022 Henry Lyon 1

There is literally no telling the type numbers Jordan Wright will accumulate over his senior season this coming Fall. He has been scintillating so far. Enjoy this look at one of Henderson County’s leading young citizens and get on by and visit one of our three (3) in-county locations and discover why our products and services have revolutionized the financial market in Kentucky. HB.

Middle School Spotlight: @CameronOHara15 from @BooneCoRebels came through this season…just as we predicted! @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @1776Bank

January 11, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Here is a kid we just knew would have a big year. Did we know he would account for 42 TDs over the course of his 8th-grade season? Well, of course not! Who could have possibly predicted that? Still, never let it be said we don’t know a player when seeing one. Enjoy this look back on a prediction we couldn’t have gotten any more correct. HB.

@HBaker63, Class of ’24, from @RedhoundsFB is ‘getting there.’ @J50_ProTraining @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

January 10, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Not everyone hits the lineup when the “experts” believe they should. In some programs it is much harder to hit the field than in others. That shouldn’t diminish the ability and skill exhibited by young interior bigs like Hayden Baker from Corbin however. Especially when he is so willing to put in the offseason work. Enjoy the feature. HB.

@gabewalker04 from @StewartsCreekFB is a champion who wouldn’t be denied… @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @CentreFootball

January 8, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Centre College hosted one of its top targets in Tennessee’s Gabe Walker (RB/ATH). Walker is just the latest example of the type talent prestigious schools like the “Yale of Kentucky” routinely sign for inclusion among its rosters. Walker is a difference maker touring and evaluating a school which would end up making a tremendous difference in his life and the life of his family. Make no mistake, the Colonels will be keenly interested in gaining his signature. Enjoy the feature. HB.

William Mitchum (’22) from @MurrayTigerFB is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

January 7, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We are transitioning away from the class of ’22 toward the classes which will continue to compete in succeeding seasons. However, we can’t help ourselves sometimes reminiscing about players we have enjoyed covering over the years. We thought it would be only fitting to begin the year 2022 remembering the fine play of a class of ’22 stalwart along the Murray High defensive line. Enjoy the feature and join us again a week from today to do this all over once more. HB.

The @KPGFootball 2021 Kentucky All-State Football Team… @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

January 6, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

With every team coming out right about now we thought we would publish one ourselves. We are still voting members of the AP team and will be voting fairly consistent with these selections you see here. We were sitting around the magazine on a slow day and decided, what the heck; let’s put out an All-State team, what the heck. We didn’t get them all, but we are certain these players are all deserving of this recognition and players we would select if we were picking a team of high school players to play a team from elsewhere. Flame away! HB.

@RyneRandall58 from @scottie_glasgow is standing out among ’24 Bigs. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @MaxPreps

January 6, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Quality bigs coming through your program determines the overall success of the team. Getting quality interior linemen like Ryne Randall is critical to a program’s winning formula. Randall is a promising young baller with things to work on, sure; but otherwise he figures to be quite the player going forward and we are happy we will have a front row seat. Enjoy the feature. HB.

@CharlieATerry20 from @echsfb is the @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer of the Week.’ @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @BelfryFootball1

January 5, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Here is a player who had an extraordinary year and led his team to unprecedented heights. Yessir, Grayson, Kentucky locals will be talking for many years about Charlie Terry we believe. Who better to send some of the country’s finest beef jerky? We agree with you. Enjoy this feature and join us again a week from today as we do this all over. HB.

Looking for some HS superstars to bring aboard your college roster? What about @braxb9 (Braxton Baptiste) from @RVKPanthers? @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

January 4, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Russellville High had a ton of talent coming into the ’21 season. It was why we predicted preseason they would challenge for the title in the 1A classification and we couldn’t have been more correct. One guy who gets overlooked but shouldn’t is the subject of today’s feature. Enjoy the article. HB.

@Jacob_Dewitt18 from @eaglesfb is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @RoseHulmanFB

December 31, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

This week we are featuring a Derby City football prize who is equally good in lacrosse or so we are told. Jacob Dewitt has already been offered by Rose Hulman which should tell you all you need to know about his ability in the classroom. Enjoy this feature and join us again a week from today for another fine example of an outstanding student-athlete. HB.

One of the hottest recruits in the ’22 class, what’s next for @HStamper74? We sit down and interview the OL from the @LC_Patriots.

December 30, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

He’s one of the hottest recruits in the ’22 class of graduates from across Kentucky. He is also among its very best along the offensive line. We were thrilled to interview him and even more thrilled that a school called and offered him while we were conducting the interview. No telling how many offers he will have by the time you finish reading this. HB.

@tyson25687360 (Tyson Huffman) from @eaglesfb is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @PierceHumpich @CoachYohn @QBCoachTaylor @yaboyD3 @Coach_Fries @Coach_Stanton1 @RoseHulmanFB

December 29, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

We travel to the “Derby City” to award our prize package this week. Louisville, Kentucky has no shortage of players dotting rosters across the city and we could award some jerky here every single week were we so disposed. Tyson Huffman is just a junior on a roster which gets overlooked. Well, Huffman, we’re looking. Enjoy this feature and join us again next week for another feature just like it! HB.

Early Favorite for ’22 ‘Mr. Football’: How about @KenyonGoodin from @MLCTitanNation? @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @MLCTitanCoach

December 28, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

A player from the eastern Kentucky area contacted the magazine through a staff member and assured KPGFootball he was coming for the ’22 “Mr. Football Award” and that we should get prepared for his run-up that ladder. We love the kid’s enthusiasm and confidence. That being said, we would think, at this point, Kenyon Goodin presently looks like he may be a hard man to beat for next year’s “Mr. Football,” assuming he puts forth the numbers on both sides of the football he did in ’21. Here is our take on it. Enjoy! HB.

Recruiting Lesson: Character and Scholarship both count, more than you realize. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @1776Bank (Featured Photo: from the New York Post, three University of New Hampshire players arrested post-brawl)

December 25, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

Too many kids these days are ignoring the fact it will take more than just the ability to play a sport to get a college to invest money in the kid’s continued play. Character and academics are measured and considered maybe more than many of your parents out there realized. Enjoy this Christmas present from our staff to you. Thanks for your continued support. HB. Merry Christmas!

@Jaylight23 from @PurplesFootball is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @EKUFootball @EKUWWells @g_mcpeek

December 24, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

We enjoy featuring premier football players around Kentucky in the areas where Independence Bank provides its tremendous array of financial products and services. Bowling Green is a market of which we never get enough. Today we feature one of Kentucky’s very best in Jeremiah Lightfoot to go along with one of Independence Bank’s very best branches named for where it sits on “Nashville Road.” Enjoy the feature. HB.

Marcus Hall (@marcus31311121) from Betsy Layne High is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week… @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @1776Bank @KyHighFootball

December 22, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

Today we further our attempts to nourish with powerful protein the finest high school players the commonwealth of Kentucky has to offer. We go to Betsy Layne High and single out the fine play in ’21 from its senior linebacker, Marcus Hall. Enjoy the feature and join us again a week from today as we find for you another fine Kentucky High School football player. HB.

Middle School Spotlight: @AceCaudill1 (’26) from @football_bms take a bow! @BelfryFootball1 @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @KyHighFootball

December 18, 2021 Henry Lyon 1

We are dealing with our grief. Each year we have to say good bye to another group of players we began covering when they were just middle schoolers. The best way to deal with the grief is to get right back up on that horse. Here is a player we are sure we will continue to cover over the course of his budding high school career beginning next season. If it is anything like what he accomplished in the KYMSFA, there will be quite a lot to cover. HB.

@kylan_galbreath from @MHSCardinalsFB is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

December 17, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

Both Independence Bank and KPGFootball send out their very best to all the families impacted by the recent tornado which ravaged Mayfield, Kentucky as hard as any area in the Bluegrass. We know the people of Graves County will meet this challenge with the tenacity and toughness they meet every other challenge. Independence Bank will be with you, hand in hand, every step of the way. Enjoy this look at a tough customer who just finished a fine career for Mayfield High School. HB.

@tyler8morris from @LCAFootball2021 shall not pass this way again…An overall statement on postseason All-State teams. @NavyFB @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

December 16, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

Every year All-State teams get published. Every year some obvious All-Stater gets omitted from every single team. There are more All-State caliber players playing the high school game among Kentucky’s 6-classifications than there are available spots. Like the game “Musical Chair,” there will be an extra-player without a place to land when the music stops. This year, the first of the All-State teams was published. It is sponsored by Kentucky Sports Radio. It was a fine team but omitted Tyler Morris. This article is why that omission was so glaringly inappropriate. Here’s to hoping the other teams don’t err in the same way. HB.

@LaytonDavis4 Class of ’23 from @CaldwellCoFB is the @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer’ of the week! @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @1776Bank @KyHighFootball

December 15, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

First of all, both the fine people at Mingua Beef Jerky and KPGFootball would like to express heartfelt care and concern for all those impacted by what has been termed the worst tornado in the history of Kentucky. We hope our efforts may bring a moment of comfort to those whose lives have been so inestimably impacted. We will continue to bring to people the coverage and products on which they have come to rely and hope our efforts in some small way may provide some comfort and the certainty which can come from “soldiering on” under truly adverse circumstances. With that being said, we are pleased to award this week’s prize package to a fantastic player who lives in one of the more impacted communities, Princeton, Kentucky. Please enjoy this feature and join us next week as we award this to another fine football player and athlete. HB.

@NickMasek from @gomccracken looking toward winning much more than the day. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @1776Bank @KyHighFootball

December 14, 2021 Henry Lyon 1

Nick Masek is the big-bodied, athletic, huge handed TE college’s covet. He is a real weapon working against any second level defender with the build and length to put defenders on his back and use his arms and “mitts” to envelope passes thrown his way. Lots of schools are beating a path to his door. Enjoy the feature. HB.

@BRaines007 (Landin Raines) from @rowancountyfb amply demonstrated he was among Kentucky’s best football prospects in a variety of ways… @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @1776Bank

December 11, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

Not many people realize how good of a football player one has to be to get offered by football teams at the top of any division of play. Let me assure you that St. Johns in Minnesota can flat out ball and could either beat or really push many of the FCS teams populating or surrounding our commonwealth. Read about this fine prospect and try to learn a little something. HB.

@JakeJackson2022 from @SouthWarrenFB is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @WKUFootball

December 10, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

Never met an offensive lineman who much relished the obligation of having to block a player like Jake Jackson. Low center of gravity, incredible leg kick, power, explosion, off the charts strength, and Jack Jackson’s being ill-humored upon arriving to the football all make him a handful. Yessir, blocking Jake Jackson was such a pain in the rear no one elected to do it all season. Enjoy this feature on a guy who is definitely an All-State caliber defensive lineman. HB.

@tommy_ziesmer from @BCRebelFootball is set to impress. @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

December 9, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

This guy is among Kentucky’s most athletically gifted and freakishly apportioned (in a good way) football stars from across Kentucky. He plays at one of the more storied and accomplished programs too. We haven’t written enough about this talent who we believe will leave the HS ranks among the very best to have ever played football in the Bluegrass. Enjoy the feature. HB.

@CamMarshall_10 from @pths_football is this week’s Protein-packed Performer from @minguabeefjerky. @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

December 8, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

There were a plethora of candidates for this week’s award and many of them had just won championships. This award is going to a player who just missed out on winning a championship though not because of anything he either did or didn’t do. This guy performed brilliantly in multiple phases of the game and stood out for a team which came one possession away from perhaps pulling it out. Enjoy the feature and join us again next week as our coverage converts into the offseason. What a year it was! HB.

@DanielSwinney8 from @MaleBulldogs is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @WeAreMaleHigh @LMHSCoachWolfe @MalePrincipal @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

December 3, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

Daniel Swinney and his Bulldogs from Male High School are playing this weekend for the coveted title of Kentucky 6A State Champion. It is a title the program has won numerous prior times. Having a RB as hard to contain as Swinney may just win the program another Trophy for the case and a set of rings for Swinney and his teammates. It won’t hurt the Bulldogs to have the reigning Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week in the offensive backfield when the game commences. Enjoy this feature and join us again a week from today and we will repeat this exercise which makes our week and which we hope brightens yours. HB.

Chris Manning from @HopkinsCentral has proven himself the ‘Man for the Job!’ Featured Photo: DB Media Company @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @1776Bank

December 2, 2021 Henry Lyon 3

We have written about coaches before now but only in rare and special cases. We would submit to you that Chris Manning at Hopkins County Central is both rare and special and worthy of this feature in every imaginable way. Enjoy this look at a guy who is turning the apple cart upside down in a very positive way around the Hopkins County Central program. HB.

@DBoner61 from @FootballJCHS is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @MaxPreps

December 1, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

We have before said time and again that both KPGFootball and Mingua Beef Jerky place an emphasis on the boys up front who do a lion’s share of the work for very little recognition. That is why, when a chance presents itself, we jump at the chance to award this to an offensive lineman. Well, if you look at what Johnson Central did in the Semis, the time was ripe to award it to a big and we picked a good ‘un for you. Enjoy this look at an outstanding offensive center and join us again next week when we get to do this another time. HB.

@zanecartwright9 from @MHSCardinalsFB is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

November 26, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

Zane Cartwright and his Mayfield Cardinals travel to Fort Mitchell tonight to take on the defending champion in 2A football in Beechwood Independent High School. The reigning “Mr. Football” will be under center for the Tigers. The Cardinals will have the reigning Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week under center for them. One thing is certain, not a single fan from either team will file into the stadium thinking the other has any chance at victory at all and that is what makes programs like these two so great. Enjoy this feature and join us again a week from today and we will repeat this exercise which makes our week. HB.

@TaylorBen2004 (Ben Taylor) and Cole Conlon from @racelandramsfb finding plenty these days for which to be thankful! Featured Photo: Matt Jones/The Daily Independent @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @MaxPreps

November 25, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

Raceland has had a terrific season. It is Thanksgiving Day and the season is still ongoing so football fans know that means the season has gone alone swimmingly. Much of the defensive success for the Rams is partly attributable to a pair of splendid 2nd-level defenders. Happy Thanksgiving everyone and enjoy this look at these two top-flight ’23s. HB.

@stocktonkeiran from @scottie_glasgow is this week’s @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer! @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @MaxPreps

November 24, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

This week’s Protein-packed Performer player a position you don’t find many teams manning these days. Yessir, we have found us a full-back and this guy is a throw back to the Jim Brown/John Riggins/Bronco Nagurski types. This fellow looked a lot like Jim Brown against Bardstown in the Regional Championship. We thought we better get this big old Hoss some protein stat! Enjoy this feature and join us again a week from today when we award this prestigious award to another worthy recipient. HB.

@pths_football may have served official notice this past Friday night there is a storm brewing in the @KYHighFootball 3A classification. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @1776Bank @briiiann23

November 22, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

There are clouds gathering and the winds are beginning to howl. Yessir, there is a storm brewing on the 3A title horizon and it is one we could see forming as early as preseason. The Blue Tornado has gotten its game “together” at just the right time and the result of this “jelling” may be a football championship. Enjoy this article. HB.

Middle School Spotlight: @CamThomas2026_3 (Cam Thomas), c/o ’26, from @FootMiddle, step forward and take a bow. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @1776Bank…Happy Memorial Day!

November 20, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

We have before featured this middle school football phenom. He was on the Future Stars team this past summer and looks (to us) poised to return to the roster this coming summer. He is easily among the best 8th-graders playing the game today. Enjoy the spotlight on Cam Thomas. HB.

@BlazeBerry15, Class of ’25 from @EminenceFball is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

November 19, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

It is getting that time of year where we start making our list of players for whom we intend to vote onto the Associated Press All-State Football Team. We get some help from coaches across the commonwealth which we welcome. This kid here has had one of the finest freshman seasons at QB we have ever witnessed. Will we vote for him for All-State? We just might, we are sure to nominate him and insure his being on the ballot. You know, there is nothing saying an All-State QB can’t be a freshman. Enjoy this feature and congratulations to Berry gaining selection to the Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. HB.

Wyatt Blake, ’22 ATH from @LC_Cougars, is the @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-Packed Performer’ of the week! @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @PrepSpin @MaxPreps

November 17, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

We love versatility at Mingua Beef Jerky and at Kentucky Prep Gridiron. Players who find many ways to make their teams succeed have already taken one tremendous “life lesson” from the sport of football which will keep that young person in good stead as he travels down life’s road. This guy here is as versatile and outstanding as any player in his graduating class. No telling where Logan County would be without him. With him, they are breathing some fairly rarified air. Enjoy the feature and join us again next week for another installment. HB.

@DavontayeSaund1 (@EminenceFball) being selected to this year’s All-State football team is looking altogether imminent, at least to us! @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @1776Bank

November 16, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

We start getting solicitations from people this time of year seeking our casting our All-State ballot (AP) for either this player or that. We appreciate receipt of the information and promise we will scrutinize any and all data provided. We got such a solicitation about this particular RB who was on our “Hot Board” for All-State anyway. The provision of the data did nothing but solidify for us we are on the right track. Enjoy this look at a RB who has rendered just an extraordinary performance over his senior season. HB.

Looking backward then forward: A retrospective look at right now! @CentreFootball @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps

November 14, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

Wow is all we can say about the Centre College performance on Mount Berry, Georgia yesterday to finish the ’21 season. The Colonels had a fine 8-2 season and were in the conference title hunt for much of the year and an at-large threat for an NCAA bid too. Enjoy this last installment of this series for 2021 and we will look forward to getting things back up and rolling in 2022. HB.

@dylantheyates from @CCRocketsFTBL looking every bit the first team All-Stater to KPGFootball. Featured graphic Jeff Tidwell, WPSD, @mingabeefjerky, @PrepSpin, @KyHighFootball, @1776Bank

November 13, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

We have been high on Dylan Yates all year long. He is a prime example of a kid at the 1A level who is among the very best Kentucky has to offer in the high school ranks at the DE position. There are a plethora of suitors for his services. Where will he end up in our opinion? Well, on our All-State ballot we will submit several weeks from now for starters. Enjoy the article. HB.

@JackDunc2 from @HancockCoHS_KY is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @Football_Hornet

November 12, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

The Hornets’ performance has really shocked some people around the Western Kentucky football world. Independence Bank has been quick to notice the outstanding play from Hancock County High School and the Hawesville, Kentucky brand of Independence Bank located at 225 US 60E has been wearing us out around the magazine about when we were going to feature some of the area outstanding football talent. Okay guys, we hear you! Jack Duncan maybe one of the best defensive players at his level in his area of the commonwealth. He, for darn sure, may be among the more underrated. This kid has played very well for his Hornet’s team all year. Enjoy this feature and congratulations to Mr. Duncan on winning this very prestigious distinction. HB.

Middle School Spotlight: Webster County’s Ty Phillips, Class of ’27… @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @WebCoFootball @WchsA

November 11, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

We are sliding into the offseason slowly but surely and it is time to start individually featuring some players. We begin our offseason series “Middle School Spotlight” looking at a 7th-grader who had a devastating impact on his 8th-grade team to which he returns in ’22. Teams scheduling the Trojans beware! Enjoy the feature. HB.

@TrellG04 (Montrell Garnett) from @UCBraves is this week’s @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer.’ @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

November 10, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

It is very hard to gauge accurately the accomplishments of the guys who play along the scrimmage line, on offense or defense. We are committed to the effort because Mingua Beef Jerky and KPGFootball recognize that winning football begins right there, on the scrimmage lines. We want to make sure we are giving those guys their fair due. Mingua Beef Jerky prizes players who work hard to make the team succeed whether the player himself gets appropriately credited or not. Such was the case Thursday night in Union. County’s opening win over Webster County in the first round of the playoffs. Union County’s Montrell Garnett had an extraordinary performance, though in an out of the ordinary sort of way. Nevertheless, we believe you will find his contributions more than deserving. We did. Enjoy the feature and join us again next week as we do all of this again. HB.

Round Two…District Championship! One of these underdogs will win… @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @1776Bank

November 9, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

We used to run this as a weekly series. It never did well enough getting views for the editorial board to recommend its continuation. Still, I just couldn’t help myself this week. I had to do it. Here are four games where the underdogs seem virtually sure of covering what Calpreps has determined to be the spread. Enjoy the analysis. HB.

Looking both backward and forward: A retrospective look at right now! Featured Photo: Micki McDaniel @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @CentreFootball @1776Bank @MaxPreps

November 7, 2021 Henry Lyon 2

Enjoy this news series we are sort of test running at the end of the football season entitled “Looking both backward and forward…” In this series we review Centre’s past performance while looking ahead to what is upcoming. This coming Saturday, a trip to Mount Berry, Georgia. That’s no pleasure cruise. HB.

Chase Brasher from @HCCHS_Football is the @1776Bank ‘Revolutionary Player of the Week.’ @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @LetsGoStorm

November 5, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

Chase Brasher from Hopkins County Central came up huge for the Storm when his team most needed it. Fighting for their collective playoff lives, the Class 4A, first-district team insured its inclusion with a win over McLean County which bolstered its RPI and secured the 3rd-seed in the playoffs which begin for the Storm tonight in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The opponent is the always tough, athletic, and well coached Hoptown Tigers. Enjoy the feature and get by and see our friends at Independence Bank. Independence Bank has revolutionized the banking industry with its superior service and products. HB.

@jaggergillis from @BCRebelFootball is the @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer’ of the week. @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @MaxPreps

November 3, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

Sometimes the winner of this award doesn’t have the “stand alone numbers” one generally sees from his position group. However, Mingua Beef Jerky also prizes players who invent ways to make things happen even when the opposing defense is trying desperately to take away from that player what he generally contributes. Such was the case Friday night in the Mingua Beef Jerky Bowl. Boyle County’s Jagger Gillis had an extraordinary performance, though in an out of the ordinary sort of way. Nevertheless, we believe you will find his contributions more than deserving. We did. Enjoy the feature and join us again next week as we do all of this again. HB.

@JohnCarterMyer1 from @scottie_glasgow is a ‘Football Player,’ from a football background. He has the ‘Scotties’ looking strong heading into the playoffs. @GlasgowDogPound @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @1776Bank

November 1, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

We have been seeing this prospect around many college sidelines on visits here this Fall. When you look at his “body of work” it is easy to see why he is so pursued and sought after as a next level guy. He is the son of a revered and famous former head football coach too which only adds to his luster from our vantage point. This guy here has a ton of tremendous football still in his future, wherever that future “plays out.” Enjoy the feature. HB.

Zack Clayton from @McLeanCoHS is this week’s @1776Bank ‘Revolutionary Player.’ @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @mcleancohs1 @MCHSCoach

October 29, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

This week’s recipient, Zach Clayton, and his cohorts at McLean County High School had a bad night against Owensboro Catholic. Lots of Western Kentucky, Class 2A football teams can make the same claim. However, this Clayton guy has been playing really well all season as have a few of his teammates. Enjoy this look at another player who provides excellent value to the team’s bottom line. Sort of sounds like Independence Bank now doesn’t it? HB.

@Trentoncutwrig2 from @bryanstationfb is this week’s @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer.’ @PrepSpin @1776Bank @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

October 27, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

This week’s award recipient came up big in the biggest game of the year for his team to date. Trenton Cutwright had a great night in Bryan Station’s win in Richmond Friday night against highly regarded Madison Central High School. Matter of fact, the sophomore signal caller is having quite a season. Enjoy this feature. HB.

In the Running…Lots of performances around Kentucky-candidates for @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer’ award. @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

October 25, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

We had another big week and so did these guys we have featured in this weekly series. This week we feature 21-current stars among the performances “singled out.” We believe one of these guys is very likely to win the Mingua Beef Jerky Award this Wednesday. We know this…there isn’t a bad choice in this entire article. Enjoy this look at some of the very fine performances we saw this past Friday night. HB.

Lujuan McAdoo is this week’s @1776Bank ‘Revolutionary Player.’ @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @MNHHS_Football @wfmwsports 

October 22, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

There is a reason the games get played on the field. Many of us around Kentucky were penciling in a victory for Hopkins County Central over Madisonville North-Hopkins last week. This week’s recipient reminded all of us there is a reason these things have to get played out on the gridiron and not on different scribes computer publishing programs. Enjoy this feature and join us next week as we do all of this once more. HB.

@BradyHensley12 from @MCentral_FB is this week’s @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer.’ @PrepSpin @1776Bank @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

October 20, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

We have a real treat for the readers today as we highlight a player we covered extensively when he was a KYMSFA superstar. Brady Hensley was part of a backfield we christened “Thunder and Lightening” when he teamed up with Kenyatta Hardge back at Caudill Middle. Well, today we give you “Lightening” who struck this past Friday night and demonstrated what about his game was so celebrated in years past and figures to be celebrated many more times in the future. Enjoy this look at Brady “Lightening” Hensley and join us next week as we award this to another worthy recipient. HB.

In the Running…Lots of performances around Kentucky-candidates for @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer’ award. Featured Photo of @HoptownFootball’s #DavidBoswell by Wyatt Blake (YourSportsEdge.com). @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

October 18, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

We had another big week and so did these guys we have featured in this weekly series. This week we feature 31-current stars among the performances “singled out.” We believe one of these guys is very likely to win the Mingua Beef Jerky Award this Wednesday. We know this…there isn’t a bad choice in this entire article. Enjoy this look at some of the very fine performances we saw this past Friday night. HB.

@CamHergott24 from @BHSTigerFBall is this week’s @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer.’ @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @PrepSpin @MaxPreps

October 13, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

We aren’t going to lie to you. We prefer not to give this award to QBs all the time and we are really hesitant to award it to “past winners.” We strive to spread it around as there are so many weekly worthy players. However, sometimes a former winner, and even a QB, render a performance impossible to ignore. This week, Cameron Hergott, who has put up ridiculous numbers all season, had another performance we just couldn’t ignore. So, the EKU commit wins it again. At the end of this year the Mr. Football award is very likely to follow our lead. Enjoy the article. HB.

Who’s the best freshman skill in the commonwealth? What about @MonticeQuisenb2 from @GarrardGCHS! @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @1776Bank

October 12, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

His name is Montavin Quisenberry and around KPGFootball he is just called “Q.” We believe he may be the best freshman football player in all of Kentucky particularly among the skills. This is a fine freshman class too as many are making incredible contributions to the ball club right now. Enjoy this look at the pride of Garrard County. HB.

In the Running…Lots of performances around Kentucky-candidates for @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer’ award. @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

October 11, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

We had another big week and so did these guys we have featured in this weekly series. This week we feature 27-current stars, one coach, and two teams among the performances “singled out.” We believe one of these guys is very likely to win the Mingua Beef Jerky Award this Wednesday. We know this…there isn’t a bad choice in this entire article. Enjoy this look at some of the very fine performances we saw this past Friday night. HB.

@lincoln_clancy from @OCathFootball is the @1776Bank ‘Revolutionary Player of the Week.’ @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

October 8, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

Clancy is a guy tailor-made for this particular award. He is gritty, tough, and a winner. Sounds like a bank we know. Anyway, Owensboro Catholic played a gauntlet of an opening five (5) games but they seem to have righted the ship just in time for the games which really matter. We believe they will slide into the playoffs hotter than blue-blazes. Players like Clancy number among the reasons why. HB.

@ifitz03_isaiah (Isaiah Fitzpatrick) from @ACbearcatFB flying high while still traveling under the radar @MaxPreps @AppalachiaPrep @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @PrepSpin

October 5, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

Isaiah Fitzpatrick is among the best RBs in Kentucky ’22 class. There are high school programs in Kentucky where he would be a D-1 guy. We still think he is a D-1 guy and some team below D-1 is going to wind up with a All-conference/All-American type at its level of play. Lucky them. Enjoy the feature. HB.

In the Running…Lots of performances around Kentucky-candidates for @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer’ award. @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

October 4, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

We had another big week and so did these guys we have featured in this weekly series. This week we feature 24-current stars, one former star now in college, and a coach among the performances “singled out.” We believe one of these guys is very likely to win the Mingua Beef Jerky Award this Wednesday. We know this…there isn’t a bad choice in this entire article. Enjoy this look at some of the very fine performances we saw this past Friday night. HB.

@RowdySokolowski and Gage Sokolowski, a.k.a. “The Brothers Sokolowski” from @MurrayTigerFB’s are the Independence Bank Revolutionary Players of the Week. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

October 1, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

We don’t always award this to two players at once and we know the brothers Sokolowski are probably tired of being lumped together all the time but, c’mon, did you see the performance the two of them put up against 5A Christian County? Just ridiculous and both of the performances were so outstanding it would have been impossible to award this to one over the other. So, we awarded it to both. Join us again next week as we tee this up and award this prestigious honor to another player or players as the case may be. HB.

Carter Guillaume from @StXTigersFB is the @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer’ of the Week. @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @PrepSpin @MaxPreps

September 29, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

Two weeks in a row we have awarded this award to an offensive lineman as we award it to Kentucky’s very best offensive center. We won’t apologize. These guys have been doing the dirty work for little to no fanfare for far too long. We believe this guy is Kentucky’s best offensive center in the game today. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Halfway in…how are the ‘hold-backs’ doing? @Minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @1776Bank

September 28, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

It looks like Ky Galbreath is bucking to add his name to that of “Cameron Hergott” on the list of former 21’s, reclassified as 22’s, who have made the reclassification work for (as opposed to against) them. Many others haven’t faired nearly so well. We won’t know for a couple years for sure, but questions are already being asked. Was reclassifying good for players or not? This article may not answer the question but it does take a look at it. HB.

In the Running…Lots of performances around Kentucky-candidates for @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer’ award. @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

September 27, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

We had another big week and so did these guys we have featured in this weekly series. We believe one of these guys is very likely to win the Mingua Beef Jerky Award this Wednesday. We know this…there isn’t a bad choice in this entire article. Enjoy this look at some of the very fine performances we saw this past Friday night. HB.

Payton Cope from Allen County-Scottsville is this week’s @1776Bank ‘Revolutionary Player of the Week.’ @Acope01 @ACSFBCoach @acspatriotradio @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin, @MaxPreps

September 24, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

We have another good one for this week’s Revolutionary Player in Scottsville’s Payton Cope. Okay, technically Independence Bank doesn’t have a Scottsville branch but it has a Bowling Green branch on Scottsville Road. Looks like the commonwealth’s fast growing bank appears headed that direction anyway. Enjoy this feature and join us next week as we will do this all over and gladly. HB.

Lucas Hughes from @HoptownFootball is the @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Player of the Week.’ @PrepSpin @1776Bank @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

September 22, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

This week’s Mingua Beef Jerky’s Protein-packed performer is OT Lucas Hughes (’22) from Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Sometimes a company which prides itself on selling only the finest cuts of beef needs to recognize the guys up-front who make a living moving meat around a football field. This offensive lineman’s best football is still ahead of him. Enjoy the feature and join us again a week from today where we will do this for the next worthy recipient. HB.

’22’s Lucas Hughes from @HoptownFootball exploded on the @CCHSColonelsFB Friday night and demonstrated why his ‘upside’ has recruiters talking… @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

September 21, 2021 Henry Lyon 1

We believe in rewarding and reporting on outstanding line play at KPGFootball. We have been sent clips from the performance of Lucas Hughes from Friday night’s game with cross-town, hated rival Christian County and we must confess we were impressed. This 6-4, 270-pound class of ’22 “late bloomer” is showing that the flower which blooms last often blooms longest. Enjoy the feature. HB.

@AdrianStringer6 from @HopkinsCentral is this week’s Revolutionary Player selected by @1776Bank, the fastest growing financial institution supporting @KyHighFootball anywhere in the commonwealth. @jaden_brasher @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin, @MaxPreps @RAugsdorfer

September 17, 2021 Henry Lyon 1

This week’s recipient is someone who, if he hasn’t won this award yet, we have to wonder what has taken us so long to distinguish his play? He is a reclassified senior and is putting up the type production for which he is known. He is considered among the very best at his position on the western end of the commonwealth and we are very pleased to honor him today. Enjoy the feature and get on by to see your friends at Kentucky’s fastest growing financial institution, Independence Bank. Independence Bank boasts the service and products which are causing a revolution in the banking industry. Join us next week as we get the privilege of honoring another worthy recipient. HB.

@KrisHughes04 from @UCBraves is the @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Player of the Week.’ @PrepSpin @1776Bank @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @UCHSathletics @UnionCoSchools

September 15, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

Guys who find multiple ways to mightily contribute to the team’s victory in more than one phase of the game always seem to impress our voters. This week we picked a guy who could have won this award based off of what he did offensively, standing alone, or what he did on special teams, standing alone. Taken together, it was just too much not to notice. Union County is absolutely red hot and looking over the remaining schedule it looks difficult to forecast a slip up down the stretch. We could be looking at a 10-0 ball club entering the playoffs. If that occurs, today’s recipient will have played a major part in that happening. HB.

@MCentral_FB hacking its way back up the ladder. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @1776Bank @KenyattaHardge #RollTribe @BradyHensley12 @coopermmullins

September 14, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

Many of you have read “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll. That novel introduced many of us to the character, the Cheshire Cat, who is most known for his mischievous grin. There is another mischievous grin around the Richmond, Kentucky area and he has plenty of reason to be grinning. His team is playing very well and may finish strong enough to come away with some 8th-District, Class 6A hardware. Enjoy the feature. HB.

In the Running…Lots of performances around Kentucky-candidates for @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer’ award. @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

September 13, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

The featured photograph is of Corithian Seales-Portee of Union County. He had a really great night last Friday and he certainly wasn’t alone. By the way, this photograph was taken by Allison Evans for “The Crittenden Press.” Enjoy this regularly appearing series, “In the Running,” to learn more about “who is doing what” around the commonwealth. HB.

Is @LCA_Football the ‘best that has ever been’ in Kentucky’s Class 2A? @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @CoachDCharles

September 12, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

Is this team or that the best ever in Kentucky in its classification is heady and speculative talk. That aside, after the first four or so weeks of the season we have to wonder if LCA may not be the best 2A football team in Kentucky history? We believe the question is legitimate and fair. Here is our argumentative proof. HB.

@hawkins_tristen from @BHSBRUINS is the @1776Bank ‘Revolutionary Player of the Week.’ @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @Ballard_Sports @JadairionS

September 10, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

For this week’s award we head back to the Derby City where some mighty fine football is played and exceptional banking is daily rendered. This week we honor the QB/ATH who finds countless ways to contribute to the success of his squad, C/O ’23’s Tristen Hawkins. Enjoy this feature and join us again next week! HB.

Chase Mims from @BLESbobcats is the @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Player of the Week.’ @PrepSpin @1776Bank @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @BLESbobcats @jammin_jamey @WMDJFM100Sports @DavidandDarryl

September 8, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

We went a little off-script this week. For the first time since the award was incepted, we awarded the prize to a player whose information wasn’t included within the Monday article, “In the Running…” Hey, we have to keep people honest and mix-it-up occasionally. Anyway, enjoy this look at one of Kentucky’s undiscovered diamonds in the rough, Betsy Layne’s Chase Mims, 6-5, 215-pound QB and class of ’22 standout! HB.

@c_pennington10, c/o ’22 QB committed to @HerdFB is filling the Friday night air with footballs. @sayrespartans @lexsayrefb @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

September 7, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

Being a Pennington isn’t easy. Being a Pennington headed to Marshall to play QB will prove to be even more challenging. So far Cole Pennington has performed excellently and led a new program to unprecedented heights in 1A’s toughest district. Enjoy this feature about an acorn which didn’t fall too far from its tree. HB.

In the Running…Lots of performances around Kentucky-candidates for @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer’ award. @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

September 6, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

For the third consecutive week we canvass the commonwealth digging for exceptional performances to highlight and perhaps reward. This week we featured some 21 or so performances, and 26 if you want to count the offensive line from Madisonville who will be tough to beat for any award with their performance from this past weekend. Anyway, here is this week’s “In the Running…” Enjoy the feature. HB.

@coachthomp9 star RB, Malachi Rider, from @pths_football is @1776Bank ‘Revolutionary Player of the Week.’ @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @MaxPreps

September 3, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

This week’s ‘Revolutionary Player’ may among Kentucky’s most highly decorated and recruited player in the ’24 class at the RB slot. If not the highest, he is certainly among them. He had a tremendous night against the Eagles of Graves County though, regrettably for his teammates and him, in a losing cause. Join us again a week from today and we will do all this once more. HB.

Ethan Gough from @SrHighFootball; in @KyHighFootball are ‘Goughs’ ever really freshmen? @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @1776Bank @AGLOADING26

September 2, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

What do you do when you are joining a roster your big brother just left as the school’s all-time, career tackler. Ethan Gough would say just take his number and show everyone you can play a little football too. That is exactly what Ethan “Big E” Gough is doing. Better watch out Red Devil opponents, there’s more to come from a No. 26 named Gough on that Senior High team going forward. KPGFootball is glad to be well position to enjoy the ride! Enjoy the feature. HB.

Breathitt’s Eli Thomas (’28) blazing a difficult trail for others to follow. #NorthforkLumberjacks @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @Maxpreps @PrepSpin Featured photo: James Fugate/for the ‘Jackson Times-Voice’

August 31, 2021 Henry Lyon 2

Eli Thomas may be our first ’28 to feature on this site. Oh well, gotta start somewhere. This young phenom is a star in the backfield for one of the finer youth programs in the eastern part of Kentucky, the Northfork Lumberjacks. Enjoy this look at a kid whose name is one you will likely hear many times over in coming seasons. HB.

In the Running…lots of performances from around Kentucky viable candidates for this week’s @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer’ award. @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

August 30, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

Twenty-four (24) players had their performances highlighted in this week’s edition of “In the Running” and were placed into nomination for the weekly Mingua Beef Jerky “Protein-packed Performer” Award. Who will win it? We’ll just have to wait and see. Enjoy this look at some of the remarkable performances around the KHSAA. HB.

Remembering “C6H0” 100-years later… @minguabeefjerky @CentreFootball @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

August 28, 2021 Henry Lyon 2

Several places on the Centre College campus you will find what appears to be some elemental compound or formula for some substance on the periodic table, “C6H0.” What does it represent? Well, on October 29, 1921 it was the formula for disaster for the Harvard Crimson’s undefeated football team on New York’s “Polo Grounds.” We take a look back at this remarkable game. HB.

@JadairionS (Edge Beast) from @BHSBRUINS is @1776Bank ‘Revolutionary Player of the Week.’ @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @Ballard_Sports

August 27, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

This week’s ‘Revolutionary Player’ may be Kentucky’s most highly decorated and recruited player in the ’22 class. If not the highest, he is certainly among them. He had a tremendous night against the Tigers of Hoptown in spite of his not playing as many snaps as opponents will like see from him in succeeding weeks. Join us again a week from today and we will do all this once more. HB.

@PolstonDrew from @PulaskiCoSports is the @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer’ of the Week. @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @JohnHines66

August 25, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

There is a QB in Kentucky who could win this award every week. QB is one which gets tons of attention owing to the nature of the position. We try not to award this to just the glory positions but we spread it around to the less glorious ones also. Every now and then a signal-caller has a night which just can’t be ignored. The night Polston had against the strongest program in the 3A Classification was such a night to us. Congratulations to Drew Polston and join us next week as we tee this up and do it all again. HB.

In the Running…lots of performances from around Kentucky viable candidates for this week’s @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer’ award. @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

August 23, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

There were some exceptional performances around the commonwealth of Kentucky which will make the selection of a Mingua Beef Jerky “Protein-packed Performer” especially challenging this week. Any of the performances listed in this article could win it. All of these players have been nominated. Enjoy this look at what we found particularly noteworthy from the Kentucky high school gridiron this past weekend. HB.

Season Openers from Around the Horn… Featured Photo: Matt Hughes/for the Messenger @minguabeefjerky @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @AdrianStringer6 @omarion_riddick @PaintsvilleFB @PikevilleHSFB @TriggFootball @toddco_football

August 21, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

Statistics haven’t been posted yet for many performances we would have loved to cover for you. That is the case every year as we fight to morph our coverage from the out of season stuff to the in-season content. Bear with us. Here are just a few of the exceptional and noteworthy performances from last night’s action. Enjoy. HB.

Coach Lucas McLemore from @HopkinsCentral is this week’s Revolutionary Coach/Player selected by @1776Bank, the fastest growing financial institution supporting @KyHighFootball anywhere in the commonwealth. @jaden_brasher @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin, @MaxPreps

August 20, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

There is some precedence for this award being given to a coach and not a player. We have a distinct recollection of having done it one time prior to this, but even should our memory be faulty, it is high-time it happened. Quality coaching makes such a difference at the High School level of competition and The Storm has hired a great coach to help “coach-up” the QB-position, which is loaded this year (by the way) on The Storm’s ’21 roster. Enjoy this feature and join us again next week when we reward another fine player or coach. HB.

@JaycobDavis77 from @FCHSPILOTSFB maybe the biggest ’25 in Kentucky! Can @JamesBridgesFC make him the baddest? @minugabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @1776Bank

August 19, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

You won’t find a bigger player in the ’25 class if you scour the entire commonwealth. Jaycob Davis, at 6-4, 405-pounds, will be called upon to play early and often at a 1A program on the western end of Kentucky which produces quite a lot of talent. Enjoy this look at a monster OL prospect who seems to “get it.” HB.

@Daisjaunm1 (Daisjaun Mercer) from @HoptownFootball is the @Minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the week! @1776Bank @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @EKUFootball @EKUWWells @g_mcpeek

August 18, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

The Hoptown Tigers are LOADED! We had an agent at the Tigers scrimmage with Class 6A McCracken and they came away impressed. Their words reporting back to the office at the first of the week were, “These guys look all the way back to me…like mid-90s back!” That is saying quite a bit. It also means we likely had a serious omission from our preseason Top-5 in the 4A classification. However far the Tigers go this coming season, they will lean heavily on Daisjaun Mercer, this week’s award recipient for the reasons we have detailed herein. Friday night we have season openers so this is our last offseason award. It is all over but the crying now. Join us next week as we give this award to another worthy recipient. HB.

Better climb aboard Bulldogs, ’21 is your last opportunity to ride the “Night Train.” @TrellNighttrain (Martrell Horton) is pulling out of the @Dawgs_Athletics station for its final run! @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @CoachWatson11

August 17, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

His is one of Kentucky High School football’s better nicknames. Enjoy this feature about Martrell “Night Train” Horton. Horton is one of the more dynamic and explosive players in Kentucky 5A football particularly in Louisville. Horton plays for Fairdale High School and the Bulldogs figure to be quite good again in ’21. HB.

Is this the face of Kentucky’s best two-way, ’26 lineman? For our money it is… @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @1776Bank @bchsbaby @BreathittCoach @SawyerHall19

August 16, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

The words, “the best…” can get thrown around and excessively used. No outfit is anymore aware of this than we. In the end, it amounts to a bunch of hyperbole and little more most times. However, every now and then the term is used and appears accurate. This may well be one of those times. Enjoy the feature. HB.

@PrestonBC00 from Boone County a young ‘up and comer’ with plenty of potential. @BCHS_Rebels1955 @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @1776Bank

August 14, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

Right off the bat you have to love the personality of any lineman who choses to wear “00” as a number. This is a young ’26 prospect who has the type of frame which indicates there is literally no telling how big he gets in the end. He seems to have plenty of length and good feet and athleticism right now, which is something you don’t always find in “bigs” his age. Enjoy the feature. HB.

@H_Bradley16 from @McCrackenCounty is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @McCrackenHFC

August 13, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

The Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week Award is among the commonwealth’s oldest and most respected weekly awards. Of course, Mr. Football is the ultimate award for any high school player in Kentucky to win. It is a huge honor just to be in the running. This week’s Revolutionary Player has been named to the preseason “Watch List” for Mr. Football. That is quite an honor. So is winning this. The details about why he has been so honored by us today is within this feature. Enjoy and join us next week as we award another distinction to another worthy middle or high school player. HB.

Twenty-five’s “Fantastic-Five;” Five (5)-Frosh Hitting the Field for their teams this Fall! @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @KyHighFootball

August 12, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

Here are five (5) freshmen we believe will play this coming year. Some of these guys play for lower level teams which routinely challenge for titles at the respective classifications and others play for teams playing in large classifications where freshmen rarely see Friday Night action. All five of these guys here are just too good not to play, and therefore, we are saying they definitely will. Enjoy the feature. Get ready for the coming season! HB.

Isaac “Wheels” Turner from @bchsbaby is the @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer of the Week.’ @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @BreathittCoach

August 11, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

An agent of the magazine was at this scrimmage which was “Meet the Cougars” night at Letcher Central. The Cougars got to meet one of Breathitt’s more potent offensive weapons for the ’21 season in Isaac “Wheels” Turner. Turner was scintillating in this scrimmage and gave a foreshadowing of what kind of threat he poses opposing defenses on the schedule in ’21. Enjoy this feature and join us next week as this gets awarded to another fine recipient. HB.

@KnoxStory from @MHSCardinalsFB looking to #Riseup in ’21. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @mhscoachjoe

August 10, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

We believe Knox Story from Mayfield will offer the Cardinals some steady and consistent play along the offensive front in ’21. We also believe his ending up a NASA scientist isn’t out of the question either. This is a kid we think will play quality snaps this coming year as we look for Mayfield to #Riseup! Enjoy the feature. HB.

@ShyhiemDrew from @DunbarBulldogs1 maybe the ‘best kept secret’ in Lexington, KY. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @MaxPreps

August 9, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

It would be hard to imagine a prospect at either WR or OLB in Kentucky’s ’22 class who more “looked the part” than Shyhiem Drew. At 6-5, 210-pounds with tons of athleticism and length, he certainly looks the part of a “big-time” football star and prospect. His performance, thus far, hasn’t been what one would expect but we believe his best football is ahead of him. A college will give him the opportunity to hone his skills, either on the hardwood or the gridiron, and if properly developed some lucky school will be getting quite a catch. Enjoy the feature. HB.

@ashton_adams14 from @MasonCoFootball is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @PrepSpin @CentreFootball @MaxPreps @1776Bank

August 4, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

Mingua Beef Jerky appears to really appreciate versatility. Maybe that is the reason its superior product comes in a variety of forms and in many different delicious flavors. Ashton Adams reminds us of a guy who won this prestigious award for his play in ’20, Breathitt’s Lane Weddle. Adams adds so much production and value to his roster and lineup. Colleges are taking notice. Enjoy this feature. HB.

Lucas Hughes from @HoptownFootball is our last break-out player of this offseason… @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @1776Bank

August 3, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

This is a kid who has developed late and is young for his age. He didn’t elect to stay-back under SB-128 so he will graduate as a young senior in the ’22 class. He gets better and better every year and he also keeps getting bigger, badder, and thicker every time we look his direction. We have no problem believing he will have a tremendous, break-out year for the Tigers in ’21. Season’s around the corner, ain’t nothing left but the getting! Enjoy this feature. HB.

Some guys just look the part. Guys like @browncaleb29 from @WoodfordFBall for instance. @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

August 2, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

This guy didn’t get a ton of varsity action over his sophomore year but he did get some. By the end of the shortened season, he was looking more and more like a player the team would, one-day, rely on heavily. We think the time is now. He has put in the work and his frame and dimensions are perfect for where he projects capable of playing. Ladies and Gentlemen, we give you Caleb Brown! Enjoy the feature. HB.

@jakobebiggerst1 from @DunbarBulldogs1 set to have a tremendous, break-out year! @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @1776Bank

July 31, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

Here is a guy who we believe will become close to a household word around his part of Kentucky this coming Fall. He showed glimpses of what he could do in ’20 but ’21, his junior year, promises to showcase his full capabilities particularly over the course of a full season. Expect this guy to “blow-up big-time!” Remember from where you heard this first. HB.

@BigMicgetbusy from @StXTigersFB is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @minguabeefjerky @g_mcpeek @EKUWWells @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

July 30, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

This week’s “Revolutionary Player of the Week” is St. Xavier’s Micah Carter. The 6-5, 250-pounder is one of Kentucky’s very best at his position in either the ’23 class or any other. He already has an impressive list of offers and won the Defensive MVP of the EKU Big Man Challenge this past Saturday. Congratulations to Carter and join us again a week from today when we award this to another fine recipient. HB.

@Tommyrosenbarg1 (Tommy Rosenbarger) from @StXTigersFB is this week’s @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer. @g_mcpeek @EKUWWells @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

July 28, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

We were pleased to attend the Eastern Kentucky University Seven on Seven and Big Man Challenge this past Saturday in Richmond, Kentucky. We were so thrilled to get to attend we sent two guys as Fletcher Long and I rode together. We are awarding the OL MVP this award today and this Friday the Defensive MVP will be the “Revolutionary Player of the Week” for Independence Bank. The event was worthy of sweeping the weekly awards. It was just that good. Enjoy this feature and get yourself some of the world’s finest beef jerky today! HB.

@LucasWyatt8 from @FootballJCHS is set on taking advantage of second chances. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @JCAthletics_

July 26, 2021 Henry Lyon 2

Lucas Wyatt plays for the preeminent offensive line in Kentucky High School football. They are called the “Pancake Platoon” and nobody gets down hill in the run game like the Johnson Central Eagles. Everyone in the stadium knows it’s coming; yet, no one can stop it. Enjoy this feature about a leader along that front stationed at LT but destined to move to guard next level. Enjoy the feature. HB.