Both Kavarius Moody and Justin Bair grew up playing football for me when I was on the coaching staff in the Packers organization in Clarksville, Tennessee. It is gratifying to see both of them starring for Kenwood High School and both appear poised to factor largely into the game with Hopkinsville tonight. This kid, like Moody, is a winner and a player who makes teams for which he plays better. Can’t complement any young player anymore than that. Enjoy the article.Read more
This Stewart Williams Company Robertson County Player of the Week is Ian McKinzie, a 2022 player at East Robertson High School who helps along the offensive line at guard which is, really, the very backbone of any high school football team. Enjoy this look at a guy ready to “come into his own” along the Indian’s offensive front in 2019 blocking for Cameron Swift and the boys as they open with Forrest High School tonight on the road in Chapel Hill, Tennessee. Join us again next week as we look to recognize another of Robertson County’s worthy players.Read more
Congratulations to Blasin and Cooper Moore who both play football (and basketball) for Hopkins County Central for their revolutionary play on the field and court. Oh yeah, before we forget, congratulations for being this week’s Independence Bank Revolutionary Players of the Week. Join us next week for another selection.Read more
There are predictions of which you are so sure you want to remind everyone of what you before said just so they won’t forget where they first heard it. In January of 2019, we predicted Bridger Knee would be a day one, snap one defensive, down-lineman starter for the Purples in 2019. On the brink of kickoff, we thought we would remind everyone what we said in January. That’s how confident we are in our being right (and first). Enjoy
They call minor league teams supplying the majors with talent a “Farm system.” You will see writers who cover MLB talk about news “Down on the Farm.” We have borrowed from that principal for this weekly segment on outstanding performances from middle school stars who will shortly be starring on Friday night. Believe me, their time will be here before you can possibly. believe. Enjoy this regular, in-season, look at what is going on down on the farm. HB.
We picked our Friday night “Winners” two days ago. We promised we would come back as the weekend drew nigher and pick the Saturday “Winners” too. Now we have done just that. Let the debate rage.
We thought we start out game week with a little pep-talk based, principally, from the lyrics from one of our favorite songs. For the Seniors out there know that “…for once in your life, here’s your miracle…[So], stand up and fight…” Have a great season! HB
Throughout the season we pick weekly winners. It was one of our more popular segments a year ago. This year we will decide which games we cover based on our “hits.” Read us, you get covered. Ignore us, we ignore you. These are some Friday night match-ups in areas where we get a lot of views. We will come back in and pick some interesting Saturday night games later in the week.
With the season right upon us, we like looking at the freshman from around the commonwealth of Kentucky we think will see the field early. We think Colton Feese is someone sure to hit the field early and probably at QB with the departure of senior Grant Wilburn from Russell last season, and possibly immediately. They really are going to need help at QB for Russell to experience the same type season it enjoyed in 2018 this coming year. When
This Stewart Williams Company Robertson County Player of the Week is Austyn Day, a 2021 player at Springfield High School who gets to be the most popular player on this or any team. However, he is one step away from being on the field full-time and the junior has gotten plenty of prep-time in SHS’s scrimmages. Enjoy this look at Springfield’s second string QB and join us next week as we look to recognize another Robertson County worthy player.Read more
Red Barnes has been a favorite of ours since he transferred to HHS from Wonder Junior High in West Memphis, Arkansas to play his sophomore season. He is one of the best defensive linemen in the Class of 2020 and one of its leading citizens too. This is a kid who we believe is a college football player (no doubt) but isn’t likely to be positioned in college where the Tigers have deployed him. The fact he has thrived along an even defensive front, though undersized, buttresses everything good about his ability we have consistently maintained. This kid is a winner and a player who makes teams for which he plays better teams. Can’t complement any young player anymore than that. Enjoy the article.Read more
Congratulations to Cody Wilson for being this week’s Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. This is a OL/DL player who only played in two games a year ago, but hey, give him a break, he was only a freshman. We believe he will see the field much more frequently in 2019. Enjoy this article about a kid we believe will be taking flight in 2019 and we track and report on such things with some frequency. Join us next week for another selection.Read more
Scrimmage results are flying across chat rooms, newspaper headlines, and blogs all over the commonwealth of Kentucky. The winners believe it is a credible forecast of success, the losers either believe the team was trying to “not show too much” or it is a forecast of a forthcoming “long year.” Well, truthfully, neither is true. Enjoy this article about scrimmages and why the outcome shouldn’t either dampen or intensify your seasonal expectations.
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Well, this young prospect is obviously a Snoop Dogg fan. So are we. He’s also Kadin Smith’s little brother and we remember how much of a stud Kadin was in high school before being recruited to play football in the Big-10 for Purdue. Well, Jamarion appears set to launch on a similar flight trajectory. It is coming up on his sophomore year and he has already clocked 40’s in the 4.5’s. It appears it is his time, and with Spencer
Andrew Long’s play has Longs all over the commonwealth of Kentucky claiming relation to him, whether they believe themselves to really be kin or not. Someone making themselves a star will do that. Andrew Long is a star football player and high school linebacker with an incredibly high ceiling and incredible production from his junior campaign (2018). Check out this article about one of the very best LBs in the 2A classification and in Kentucky’s Class of 2020.
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Looks as if Kenwood’s Kameron Williams will be returning one shaped quite differently in 2019 than he was a year ago. He should become one of of Montgomery County’s best interior D-Linemen in the upcoming season. Enjoy this article brought to you by your friends and neighbors at Meeks and Meeks, Attorney’s in Clarksville, Tennessee. Remember if you have a problem, they have the solution.Read more
Congratulations to Austin Gough, who plays LB (primarily) for Owensboro Sr. High School, for his revolutionary play on the football field and being forecast preseason to be Class 5A, District 2’s Player of the Year. Oh yeah, before we forget, congratulations for being this week’s Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. Join us next week for another selection.Read more
We make no bones about it, Joshuah Keith is the best QB in the class of 2024 anywhere in Kentucky in our opinion. He may be 2024’s very best football player too. A lot of what makes him different is his poise and football IQ. Than there is an 8th grader who runs in the high 4.6’s, low 4.7’s, in the 40 and shuttles in a blistering 4.0-flat. Of course his throwing a HS ball 59-yards this summer in Knoxville
When Phillip Fulmer, now the AD at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, but once a National Championship winning football coach at the same school, met Kiyaunta Goodwin he exclaimed it was like being in the movie “The Blind Side” a second time. That movie featured the coming of age of Michael Oher who went on to become one of the NFL’s marquee tackles. Of course Michael Oher was only 6-4, 315-pounds. Kiyaunta Goodwin is 6-8, 350. Regardless, Kiyaunta has been
This is a phenomenon we discussed with Darion’s father just yesterday. Why was EKU the first to evaluate Dearinger and then only offer after two bigger, more prestigious schools pulled the trigger. Do they believe FBS schools are better at evaluating prospects than the coaches they have hired? Don’t know, but FCS schools slow-walking obvious Division I, FBS-Level talent is a strategy which some coach at that level might want to explain to us sometime. We don’t see the benefit
This Woodford County product is rare among high school athletes, smooth, and comes in small batches. All of this sounds eerily like the Brown-Foreman Corporation’s whiskey known, world-wide, as “Woodford Reserve.” Enjoy this article about a young QB entering his sophomore year who we think, around the magazine, will be pretty special too.
This guy has represented Kentucky in the Future Stars game and, coming out of middle school, is widely regarded one of the best football players in Kentucky’s 2023 class of prospects. What will he do under the shine of the lights on Friday Night? Well, that is anyone’s guess. We believe he will be an early contributor for the Panthers coming off a 10-4 season in 2018 and a birth in the Class 4A semi-finals. Enjoy this article.
We thought it would be fun to look in on one of the Kings of Kentucky Football, the Beechwood High School Tigers. The boys from Fort Mitchell have put up both an enviable and unmatched record of sustained excellence which includes 3 State 1A football titles in a row (2016, 17, 18), one runner-up (2015), 5 Regional Titles and appearances in the Semis (2009, 10, 11, 12, and 14) and a regional runner-up in 2013. Over that decade the Tigers
Some pretty significant players from across Kentucky are nursing some injuries which could possibly impact their teams’ performances in 2019. Here are just a few of the more notable players reported as having sustained injury to KPGFootball. We are sure there are more. We can’t report on what we aren’t told. HB.
Looks as if Montgomery Central will be returning one of Montgomery County’s best football teams in 2019. Ashton Hembree will be among the reasons why we are willing to wager. Hembree has the tools to have a huge season in 2019 probably as a two-way player (DE,C). Enjoy this article brought to you by your friends and neighbors at Meeks and Meeks, Attorney’s in Clarksville, Tennessee. Remember if you have a problem, they have the solution.Read more
This Stewart Williams Company Robertson County Player of the Week is D’angelo Petties, a 2023 player at Springfield High School who performs well at both MLG and FB and who also enjoys working with the youth of the county on football fundamentals. Enjoy this article brought to you by the fine folks at your locally owned, hometown Stewart Williams Furniture Company. Don’t forget to stop by again next week as we crown another deserving recipient.Read more
Congratulations to Cade Crume, who plays football for Owensboro Apollo, for his revolutionary play on the football field and revolutionary performance on the wrestling mat. Oh yeah, before we forget, congratulations for being this week’s Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. Join us next week for another selection.Read more
How was Ray Graham able to step in and turn around a Thoroughbred football program in Cynthiana, Kentucky (Harrison County) which had won a total of 9 games from 2014-2017? Well, it certainly didn’t hurt to have a Marshall on hand. Coach Graham had previously coached two other Marshalls, one named Bubba, the other named Cliff. Now he’s coaching Connor. It would appear Connor is on the cusp of a big, big year.
Call us sentimental but we decided to put up a little article hoping to describe for you, the reader, just a little about what the game of football means to us here at KPGFootball. It’s August 1 and it is time to buckle the chin-strap and get down to business. This is the time where men are made and heroes are found. Good luck to every kid from every town across Kentucky who gets to wear that game-day jersey down
At KPGFootball, we just can’t think of Rockcastle County’s high school football team without thinking of Deputy Barney Fife, from the Andy Griffith Show, launching into his speech to inmates in the Mayberry County Jail which seemingly always began with, “Here at the Rock…” The boys from Mt. Vernon, Kentucky will hit you like an inmate pounding a rock with a sledge-hammer. Here’s a look at the Rockcastle Rockets and where they figure to be, personnel-wise, heading into 2019’s season.
A lot of people questioned the legitimacy of our Class 5A poll because we didn’t have Montgomery County’s Indians among the top-ten teams. The mild uproar was understandable as Egli’s Indians have scalped 19 of the previous 25 opponents over the 2017 & 2018 seasons. Players like Adam McCune, and his brother Luke before him, are just two among many reasons for the run. No one should be surprised when a player with the surname “McCune” turns out to be
We are always looking for undiscovered talent. We search far and wide to deliver to our readers news of players who are often undiscovered and under-covered until we come along. Well we believe we have done it again with Chanse McKenzie. We believe McKenzie will have a monster year for the Commodores and solidify his hold over the QB position offensively as well as contribute more meaningfully to the defense at LB. Enjoy this article.Read more
Someone contacted old Coach Lyon and asked when we were going to put out our preseason top-10 football polls for each classification. Well, the day we were called seemed like as good a day as any to continue that tradition. Since KPGFootball started with the top classification when picking district winners, this time we started with Class 1A, then 2A, then 3A, then 4A, and yesterday we projected Class 5A. Today we give you our projections for the largest Kentucky
Someone contacted old Coach Lyon and asked when we were going to put out our preseason top-10 football polls for each classification. Well, today seemed like as good a day as any to continue the tradition. Since KPGFootball started with the top classification when picking district winners, this time we started with Class 1A and yesterday we projected Class 4A. Today we give you our projections for the next classification up from the lowest one, here is Class 5A and
Someone contacted old Coach Lyon and asked when we were going to put out our preseason top-10 football polls for each classification. Well, today seemed like as good a day as any to continue the tradition. Since KPGFootball started with the top classification when picking district winners, this time we started with Class 1A and yesterday we projected Class 3A. Today we give you our projections for the next classification up from the lowest one, here is Class 4A!
Remember, CHS’s Brevon Johnson? Well here’s a player we believe to be eerily similar. Jaquise Young is poised to have a huge season in 2019 running behind an offensive line Coach Shelby told us was the best unit of its kind he has ever assembled. Enjoy this article. This is brought to you by your friends and neighbors, Meeks and Meeks Attorney’s in Clarksville, Tennessee where, if you have a problem, they have the solution.Read more
This Stewart Williams Company Robertson County Player of the Week is Jordan Flynn a 2021 player at White House Heritage High School who performs well at both Slot/RB and DB in spite of being what some people would say is undersized. Sometimes the most important players on any team are the ones who don’t look exactly as you would expect them to look. That certainly sums up Jordan well. Enjoy this article brought to you by the fine folks at your locally owned, hometown Stewart Williams Furniture Company. Don’t forget to stop by again next week as we crown another deserving recipient.Read more
Congratulations to Jared Gobin who plays football for Madisonville North-Hopkins for his revolutionary play on the field and revolutionary performance in the class room. Oh yeah, before we forget, congratulations for being this week’s Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. Join us next week for another selection.Read more
Someone contacted old Coach Lyon and asked when we were going to put out our preseason top-10 football polls for each classification. Well, today seemed like as good a day as any to continue the tradition. Since KPGFootball started with the top classification when picking district winners, this time we started with Class 1A and yesterday we projected Class 2A. Today we give you our projections for the next classification up from the lowest one, here is Class 3A!
Someone contacted old Coach Lyon and asked when we were going to put out our preseason top-10 football polls for each classification. Well, today seemed like as good a day as any to continue the tradition. Since KPGFootball started with the top classification when picking district winners, this time we started with Class 1A. Today we give you our projections for the next classification up from the lowest one, here is Class 2A!
I cried three times writing this article. Enjoy this feature about a young football player who is among the best Kentucky players at his position, in his or any graduating class with remaining eligibility, and whose play has reminded me of a coaching legend I greatly admired. HB.
Someone contacted old Coach Lyons and asked when we were going to put out our preseason top-10 football polls for each classification. Well, today seemed like as good a day as any to start. Since KPGFootball started with the top classification when picking district winners, this time we started with Class 1A.
We have the most extensive contacts who relate the most current and accurate data to us daily about the high school football world across Kentucky. Sometimes even we are amazed how right we turn out to be, seemingly all the time, and how much sooner we know who the football players are in Kentucky before any of our rivals. All they really have to do is read us…wait a minute, that is what they do. Here is a player whose
Clay County has backed out of playing Breathitt County in the Honey Bowl this year. Don’t blame them, the Breathitt Bobcats are loaded and will have its strongest team in a number of years (we believe). South Laurel is close to finalizing the paperwork to come to “The Riverbank” and take on the Bobcats. The Cardinals, from Class 5A, District 8, would be a stern test for the Class 2A, District 7 home team. Here is a look at Coach
Today, all over Kentucky, is the first day teams have been able to wear what the KHSAA calls “shells.” What gear constitutes “shells” is set out in Bylaw 23 and its subparts. “Shells” are defined as shorts, helmet, and shoulder pads. Judging from some social media postings we have viewed in advance of today, some of you were confused as to exactly when you could add shoulder pads to your practice equipment. We watched one middle school video of a
Sam Huff, Middlesboro’s top freshman footballer, and one of the very best in the 2A classification a year ago, appears to have relocated to Barboursville, Kentucky and enrolled at Knox Central. Enjoy this story thumb-nailing Huff as a 2022 prospect.
The season creeps up on us more and more daily. Monday, teams will be permitted to don what we call “shells” in football. Starting Monday, we will be putting on shoulder-pads to go along with the helmets we have been wearing since “Dead Period” ended. As the openers approach, one team we believe will be a favorite to win District 8 in Class 2A is Shelby Valley. Players returning like Dalton Meade is the reason why the prospects for the
Congratulations to the 7s team for Madisonville North-Hopkins for its play in this week’s Best of the West 7 on 7 tournament in Hopkinsville, Kentucky and for being this week’s Independence Bank Revolutionary Players of the Week. Join us next week for another selection.Read more
This Stewart Williams Company Robertson County Player of the Week is Tyrekus Garrett a 2021 player at Springfield High School who performs well at both FB and MLB in spite of being what some people would say is undersized. Sometimes the most important players on any team are the ones who don’t look exactly as you would expect them to look. That certainly sums up Tyrekus well. Enjoy this article brought to you by the fine folks at your locally owned, hometown Stewart Williams Furniture Company. Don’t forget to stop by again next week as we crown another deserving recipient.Read more
We know, we know, Hopkinsville is in Christian County, Kentucky and not Montgomery County, Tennessee. However the two towns, just a few miles apart, have been growing toward each other for years and the way the two are developing as cities they are bound to merge before too long. Regardless, Hopkinsville and Clarksville residents have always considered the two cities the same metropolitan area and countless numbers of the one city’s residents live in the one and work in the other. Enjoy this feature on the hottest WR prospect currently in Kentucky anywhere outside of the mountains and Louisville, Reece Jesse, Jr. This is brought to you by your friends and neighbors, Meeks and Meeks Attorney’s in Clarksville, Tennessee where, if you have a problem, they have the solution.Read more
How good will Belfry be in 2019? While they may have lost some players from off the roster who transferred to Mingo Central, we don’t think you should be crying for the Pirates…HB
Breathitt County went to one of the more prestigious 7 on 7 tournaments in Kentucky and we decided it would be fun to tag along, so we did. This article contains some of the outstanding performances we witnessed both from teams and players. We hope you enjoy the article.
Here’s a submission of a popular in-season series we like doing weekly called “News and Notes.” People seem to enjoy this series and it is among our most viewed series so we have brought it back for year two.
At KPGFootball, we do more than just report on the football players about whom everyone under the son is giddy. We go out and find the players BEFORE our competitors have even heard of them. Today’s article is a perfect example of our network of informants. Everyone thinks of Boudreaux as either a RT or RG on offense. How many of you knew no one of the offensive roster has been able to block him in practice for the past
We traveled with Breathitt County to EKU’s Passing League Tournament and were pleased with what we saw. First of all, this isn’t the type of event at which any Bobcat football team is going to be too proficient. It really doesn’t fit with what generally constitutes the strength of the Breathitt attack. That aside, there were some really good things we saw and we thought you would want to know. We have also included some commentary on a Pikeville squad
Anderson County has made the move from 5 to 4A. In Kentucky, the classification in which a team plays is meaningless as we have argued many times previously. Kentucky has good high school teams and bad high school teams and they are all over all 6 of its classifications. Still, Ryan Stratton is one of our top 2021 offensive centers. If you like them big, strong, and imposing, he’ll also be on your board of top players at the position.
Grayson Cook, quietly and while many of us had diverted our attentions, pushed his commitment announcement from the 12th of July to the 18th. Should this be of concern to the team located in Colorado Springs, Colorado? Check out this article as we check in with 2020’s top OLB/DE prospect and what, if anything, his pushing his announcement to the 18th means for the Air Force Academy, or any other school pressing for a commitment from this prospect.
Congratulations to Peyton Caraway for being this week’s Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. This is a RB/MLB who appears to us to really enjoy playing football and whose role will expand in the absence of Cline, Baldwin, and Miller all being lost to graduation. When you gain 1,038 yards in only 95 carries, which works out to only 7.916 carries a game, you need to be getting the football more anyway. Join us next week for another selection.Read more
This Stewart Williams Company Robertson County Player of the Week is Drake Alsup a player we have before featured but not at the QB position. He is a big-time prospect at WR already sporting offers having to play QB this year to help the team as regular starter, Cameron Swift has been lost for the season. Sometimes the most important players on any team are the ones sufficiently versatile to play more than one place. That certainly sums up Drake well. Enjoy this article brought to you by the fine folks at your locally owned, hometown Stewart Williams Furniture Company. Don’t forget to stop by again next week as we crown another deserving recipient.Read more
Here is a Clarksville area prep player who has opted to play for a Nashville private school football power though he still resides in Clarksville, Tennessee. We have been extolling his virtues as a big-time QB prospect for years and everybody has been trying to make him a LB instead. Well going into his sophomore year it appears we knew about what we were talking this whole time. Enjoy this look at a player whose best football is ahead of him and we mean immediately ahead. Check back in with us next week as we recognize another, worthy, Montgomery County area player brought to you by your friends at the hometown, home-owned, Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys.Read more
This is part three of our three-part series “Wandering through the wasteland…” Today we predict the district winners in Classes 2 and 1A. This concludes our series. I would mention Fletcher Long, formerly a writer here at KPGFootball and now working for Bluegrass Sports Nation called and said some coaches have taken strenuous exception to this analysis. To those offended, I am saddened you take offense. Still, we strive to be true to our craft and our opinion is just
This is part two of our three-part series “Wandering through the wasteland…” Today we predict the district winners in Classes 4 and 3A. Tomorrow, we will conclude the series with the 2A and 1A classifications.
We have wandered through the abyss that is the KHSAA “Dead Period” and into the first day of real preparation[…]
No matter what some key board assassin or self-described football “expert” may write (us included), real football players know each other when they see each other. That is why peer recognition will always mean more to a player than what some pundit may either write or think. As the old joke goes, “One can’t fool a nit-nat.” Everyone is on the Crowdus train and, truthfully, if he played in a locale more known for producing football talent, he would likely
We love to scour the statistics and then glorify the skill players who compile them. Many of these skill players become our heroes, our kids’ heroes. We forget that Johnny QB or Johnny RB didn’t just run out on the field and run over the defensive 11, single-handily. Someone or 5 particular “someones” have to bust their butts for recognition from only the most knowledgeable few. We love offensive linemen at KPGFootball and Logan Smith is one of our favorites
This Grundy guy may be the marquee athlete Kentucky has anywhere in it’s graduating class of 2021. Why? Well, because he is an All-State football player and on the list of sports in which he participates, football may be his third best. For the Briar Jumpers to threaten the Class 2A football championship in 2019, Kaiya Sheron will need this guy working the field for him as a target. He is also one of 2021’s marquee kick returners. Basically, on
We got some correspondence from a recent graduate of Leslie County High School who informed us she had read our article on Preston Spurlock. She told us further that Spencer Napier was the perfect compliment to Spurlock and that the tandem constituted a nearly unmatched pair of second level defenders. We looked at Napier ourselves and, what do you know, we agreed. Enjoy the article. HB.
Congratulations to Armondo Rodriguez for being this week’s Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. This is a PK who appears to us to really enjoy playing football. The kicking game, often overlooked by everyone except for us, is commonly the difference between winning and losing a football game. Armondo, like his brother before him, gives the Cougars a considerable advantage in this all-important part of the game. Join us next week for another selection.Read more
This Stewart Williams Company Robertson County Player of the Week is Tristan Petit, who may be one of the finest guard prospects on any roster in Tennessee Class 4A. He certainly plays at one of the classification’s highest regarded programs. Tristan is a kid who really needs to show he can play football with enough motor to continue to drive his feet and pound the ground through the referee’s whistle. Once he does that, his stock will shoot through the roof because his is a frame you don’t see everyday. Enjoy this article brought to you by the fine folks at your locally owned, hometown Stewart Williams Furniture Company. Don’t forget to stop by again next week as we crown another deserving recipient.Read more
Here is another guy who doesn’t really appear anywhere on line or in the stat books. Yet, with his frame and other athletic attributes, it is an easy prognostication he will have a break out junior season for the Hawks in the upcoming Fall. Enjoy this look at a player whose best football is ahead of him and we mean immediately ahead. Check back in with us next week as we recognize another, worthy, Montgomery County area player brought to you by your friends at the hometown, home-owned, Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys.Read more
We have heard thunder only happens when it is raining. We have also heard where there is thunder there is also lightening. Well, opponents of Caudill Middle School have been experiencing some terrible weather over the past three seasons. The two backs we have featured today, Kenyatta “Thunder” Hodge and Brady “Lightening” Hensley, are the most dynamic and productive backfield in Kentucky’s Class of 2024. Enjoy the article. HB.
You know what we encounter at KPGFootball too many times? Parents inordinately anxious about whether their son will be offered a football scholarship. We have talked to many a father on the brink of despair. For some of these fathers, their level of anxiety is both unwarranted and, frankly, ridiculous, if we are being completely honest. Let this article be a lesson to every Kentucky prospect our there with the dream of playing on Saturdays. You keep handling the parts
Preston Spurlock is one of our favorite players commonwealth-wide and someone we have selected to our All-State team two straight years. He is someone for whom opposing coaches have to plan to contain. Failure to game-plan him is costly. We call him around the Magazine either the Mountain Hit-Machine, or the Leslie County Hit-Man. Yeah, we’re pretty clever. Enjoy this article which will fully explain the high regard in which we hold this guy who will play on Saturdays should
There is a player listed on the Caldwell roster as wearing No. 63 and slotted at both offensive center and defensive end. This guy doesn’t exist within the public record outside of being awarded the Farmers Bank “Player of the Week” on YourSportsEdge.com. We hope we aren’t being “Cat-fished” here; but, if we aren’t, and if there is such a person who played as well as the 2018 stats indicate, he has to be considered one of the best DEs
KPGFootball was able to catch up and interview our friend, Anthony White, about his plans for the Atherton football program. This upcoming football season will be his first at the Rebel helm. Of course, we know White by his nickname “Nino” like virtually all of the Louisville area and the Team Kentucky fraternity. We also know him to be a winner. There are bright days ahead for this program. Enjoy this article.
At KPGFootball we admire the players who kind of have to work for stardom and then do. Anthony Johns has a good frame which appears likely to still be lengthening but his is not the best OL frame we have seen. However, his attention and dedication to strengthening, conditioning, and doing even the little things the right way is among the best we have seen. There aren’t any players in the Class of 2022 which work any harder than this
Folks, the Bobcats are rounding back into the most fearsome team on most people’s schedule and have the chance to be really special in 2019. Braxton O’Hara is just one of the reasons. This is a team which we believe will run the regular season table in 2019. Should they be able to get by Leslie County twice, and handle Beechwood High School and CAL, this may be Mayfield’s opponent at Kroger Field with a title on the line. Remember
Hayes Preston didn’t make the Team Kentucky Future Stars-6th grade team but was an alternate. We know what Hayes can do and we still believe him to be among the very best football players in Kentucky in his graduating class. We can say this because look at everything else he has done. Not everyone in football thrives in shorts and shirts running around cones. Some people need to pad-up and thud-up for the evaluator to get a complete and accurate
Congratulations to Jordan Vaughn for being this week’s Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. This is an OL at the next level, we believe, who has incredible upside between his height, length, athleticism, and nasty disposition on the field. We believe this to be Western Kentucky’s premier RT and maybe the best RT in all of Kentucky in the Class of 2020. Join us next week for another selection.Read more
This Stewart Williams Company Robertson County Player of the Week is Bobby Ogg, who may be one of the finest all-around athletes at Jo Byrns between baseball, basketball, and football. Ogg, who is primarily a PK but can play OLB will be entering his senior year in the Fall of 2019 and figures to give Red Devil fans something to cheer. You know a sure three inside the Red Zone, avoiding an empty trip, will win a HS team quite a few games. We don’t feature the specialists enough in my opinion. Games are either won or lost on special teams. Enjoy this article brought to you by the fine folks at your locally owned, hometown Stewart Williams Furniture Company. Don’t forget to stop by again next week as we crown another deserving recipient.Read more
We are sure Christian County was none too pleased about Tyquez Douglas moving to Clarksville, Tennessee. After all, not a lot of back-end protection the quality of Tyquez Douglas just hanging around Western Kentucky rosters even in the 5A Classification. Oh well, the Eagles of NorthEast High School seem intent on taking full advantage of what amounts to quite a boon for its program. Enjoy this looks at this submission of the Montgomery County Player of the Week and join us next week as we crown a new recipient.Read more
We got a note from someone advocating our doing a feature on this particular player. With his having played on two successful and victorious Team Kentucky Future Stars it was easily time to be featuring him. The person sending us the information said “He may not be feature material, but I think he’s a name worth remembering.” Well, we couldn’t disagree with you more about the first part. We absolutely think he’s “feature material.” In fact, here’s his feature right
This is part two of a two part series we are calling the “Freshman Fifteen.” These aren’t necessarily the best fifteen football players or prospects in Kentucky but they are fifteen players we believe most likely to play before the 2019 season is over in the varsity lineup. Some will play because the team has specific need where they are slotted and some will play because they are just that good. We published the first 8 players in this series
This is part one of a two part series we are calling the “Freshman Fifteen.” These aren’t necessarily the best fifteen football players or prospects in Kentucky but they are fifteen players we believe most likely to play before the 2019 season is over in the varsity lineup. Some will play because the team has specific need where they are slotted and some will play because they are just that good. Join us tomorrow as we finish with the final
We aren’t sure at which position Tyler Morris is the best player in Kentucky’s 2022 graduating class. We are sure he is probably Kentucky’s best player at several of them. We know this, if we were picking an All-Kentucky team of 2022’s to tour around and play other states or commonwealths we would pick him with our first selection. Enjoy this article about an unparalleled football talent from Lexington, Kentucky. He will start getting offers this next offseason. Book it!
First we appreciate our friend, Brendon Miller with the Bluegrass Sports Nation for providing some of the photographs we have been using in our features of the Kentucky Future Stars players. Secondly we would like to tell you any person who claims to be an aficionado of Kentucky middle or high school football and are unfamiliar with the surname “Monroe” may well be selling you a bill of goods. The Monroes can flat out ball, son. Enjoy this article about
Daymian Dixon last year decided to come out for football for the first time since he was enrolled at Henderson North Middle School. The results? Well, in his first game he caught 5 passes for 136 yards receiving and a pair of TD tosses. How’s that? He finished off 2018 with 32 receptions for 589 yards receiving and now, on the eve of his senior Fall campaign, appears poised to be one of the Colonels’ most pronounced offensive weapons. Congratulations to Dixon on being named the Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week and join us next week as the fastest growing bank in the commonwealth of Kentucky anoints another recipient.Read more
This Stewart Williams Company Robertson County Player of the Week is Jalen Bravo. Bravo attends East Robertson High School in Cross Plains, Tennessee. He will be entering his junior year in the Fall of 2019 and figures to give Indian fans much more opportunity to exclaim “Bravo!” after his every tackle or exceedingly fine block. Enjoy this article brought to you by the fine folks at your locally owned, hometown Stewart Williams Furniture Company. Don’t forget to stop by again next week as we crown another deserving recipient.Read more
Most of the players who get the publicity for the Clarksville Wildcats are offensive linemen. Who can blame the media for that? CHS may have the finest group of 2020 OL assembled on one team in Tennessee. Still, for CHS to have the success it wants and maybe should, the DL has to “show up” too. Today’s Player of the Week will be instrumental this Fall. If Clarksville can get consistent play out of Thornton commensurate with what they have seen from him in flashes…look out! Enjoy this look at our Meeks & Meeks Montgomery County Player of the Week and join us next week as we crown a new recipient.Read more
It is getting time for many of us to start picking how we think the teams both in our area and in our classifications will do in 2019. Dead Period starts Monday and expires Midnight, July 7th. From then on, it is the down-hill journey to the opener. If you are going to speak with any kind of authority on how the season will shake out in 2019, this is information you have to have. This information changes the landscape
This may be the most important article we have published. There is a trend taking over the commonwealth of Kentucky and we love it. The trend, committing to elite academic institutions over waiting on D-1s to come-off with an offer, appears to be spreading and thank the good Lord for that. Look people, it is STUDENT-athlete and not student-ATHLETE. Let’s be smart out there and use our athletic talents to set us up with academic opportunities which set us up for rewarding, fulfilling, and comfortable lives.Read more
We have this strange feeling we will write lots of articles featuring Adam “PacMan” Taylor, Jr. from Louisville before everything is said and done for him in his football career. He was a thrill a minute in Kentucky’s win over Tennessee in the Future Stars Classic and has made himself the early favorite for top player in his graduating class, commonwealth-wide. Enjoy the article free today, or buy it tomorrow.
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There wasn’t much about Kentucky’s offensive performance versus Tennessee in the Future Stars Classic which we didn’t find…offensive, frankly. If there was a bright spot it was the play of Braden Myers from Pulaski County, Kentucky. Myers snap arrived on a pulse beat all afternoon, every single time, exactly where you would want it. He manned the A-gap, a hot bed of activity along any front so well you forgot he was out there and he showed great mobility moving
Here are two linebacker prospects in the Class of 2020 on whom KPGFootball has been very high for years. Well it looks as though a certain service academy which thrives on being excellent in all they do agrees with our evaluation concerning these two players. Enjoy this article about two Kentucky players who are flying-high!
There are times where the words escape even us. We saw a legendary, star performance worthy of mythology out of Kentucky’s 7th grade QB in the Kentucky-Tennessee Future Stars Classic. It left us speechless and that isn’t good because it is our responsibility to tell all of you about it. This is the best we could do, hope it is enough. Enjoy the article as we do the best we are capable to describe the indescribable.
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in [Kentucky] now a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us [today against Tennessee]. William Shakespeare, Henry V, Act IV.
In keeping with our Future Stars theme, we decided to feature a member of the Tennessee Future Stars staff. Coach Glen Campbell is considered a QB guru and his charges will be on full display this weekend at Fortera Stadium battling Kentucky. Coach Campbell is fresh off a battle of his own with bone-marrow cancer which he appears to have licked. Yeah, that’s the Glen Campbell we know. Congratulations to Glen for being this week’s Stewart Williams Furniture Company’s Robertson County Coach of the Week. Join us next week as we reward another worthy recipient brought to you by your locally owned, hometown Stewart Williams Company.Read more
This week, in honor of our native Tennesseans fighting for the honor and football reputation of the great state of Tennessee, we have elected to select the entire 6th, 7th, & 8th grade Team Tennessee Future Stars as our Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys, Montgomery County Area Players of the Week. Good luck against Kentucky and show the boys in blue the full measure of your skill and resolve. Welcome to Clarksville, and since no Clarksville natives were selected this year, accept this award as a conference of temporary Clarksville local status on each and every one of you. This is your town, and we stand behind you all the way! Join us next week as we select another area player from your locally owned, hometown, Meeks & Meeks Attorneys.Read more
In all of the excitement over the Kentucky-Tennessee Future Stars classic this weekend, we almost forgot we have a Kentuckian on the US National Select team playing in Canton, Ohio for Team USA. His name is Sahvon Hines and he is from Owensboro, Kentucky. Sahvon will be a 9th grader this coming Fall at Owensboro Senior High School. Congratulations to Hines for representing his country well and for being selected our player of the week for the fastest growing bank in the commonwealth of Kentucky, Independence Bank. Join us next week as we recognize another outstanding and deserving player.Read more
Here are our impressions from the notes and information related to us by our on the ground correspondents at Team Kentucky camp. Yesterday’s three practices were “moving day” both up and down the depth chart. We have the information you’ll want in that regard and it is protected and only to our customers. Enjoy the article. #ThisIsWhatYouPay4!
We call him the Hazard Hell-Cat. Our people on the ground at Team Kentucky Camp say he is both living up to his nickname and showing out on both sides of the ball. Enjoy the article and our unparalleled coverage of Team Kentucky camp.
Woke up this morning from a late-night transmission from one of our assets. Pretty good information here which we will continue to update as the day progresses. We are in Day Two of Team Kentucky camp.
This is why you subscribe to this site, for insider information like this. We have some in depth information straight from Team Kentucky camp particularly about the 7th and 8th grade teams. We will continue to develop sources for 6th grade information but it isn’t coming in like the older age groups. Enjoy the information and thanks for supporting the site.
Okay, guys this is our first report from Team Kentucky Camp and it involves Team Kentucky 7th grade. Some interesting stuff in here. Will get more as we move along.
At KPGFootball, we can’t be higher on any young interior offensive lineman than we are on Owen LeMaster. This kid is a bull in the tradition of an Ethan Wolford or even an Andrew Clifton. Heck, he even kind of favors Clifton. We feel LeMaster is the best OG in Kentucky in the graduating class of 2022. If we were selecting a football team from that class, he would be our first choice at the guard slot from out of
Nathan Stotts has been unofficially ranked the 11th best offensive lineman in Kentucky, preseason 2019. He will be a senior this coming Fall and has impressed out on the camp/combine circuit. His dance card is filling up. Read this article and discover why this is one of Kentucky’s most highly regarded players along the offensive line. Enjoy this article.
He’s the top rated linebacker in Kentucky’s class of 2021 and the class’s overall top rated football player at any position. He has been setting records with his play at Owensboro Senior High School a program which has produced a few players in its day. Now, Austin Gough is killing it on the camp/combine circuit and some big-timers are clamoring for his services. Enjoy this article about a kid who will start getting offers in short order. From head to
Remember last year we had an “asset” placed at Team Kentucky camp prior to the Kentucky-Tennessee Future Stars Classic. Well, we have done it again and, like last year, the inside information will be for the benefit of only our subscribers. Better subscribe today!Read more
Here is a name which has been buried on the freshman and JV rosters at Trinity High School and has slipped from many’s memories. He has always been among the best football players in the Class of 2021, since that class was in middle school, and the same is still true today. We have rediscovered Christopher Forehand Jr. during this camp/combine season and we predict he will be a household name this coming high school, varsity season. Enjoy this article
You’ve heard the saying someone is a long, tall drink of water. Well that saying seems appropriate for Daviess County’s Jon Nalley. Nalley plays left tackle for the Class 6A Panthers and is 6-6, weighing 280-pounds. He is a Class of 2021 prospect for whom we expect the recruiting trail to heat up considerably in very short order. Read about this prospect ranked by Bluegrass Rivals the 17th most highly regarded OL in all of the commonwealth. You know the
We believe this is an important public service announcement. You may wish to read and consider this advice. In the end, you do whatever you want, but there is a right-way and wrong-way to promote your son as a football player. “Football parents” have an exceedingly bad reputation. In large part, the reputation is earned and well-deserved. It doesn’t have to be. Please read and consider this article. HB Lyon.Read more
You always hear of “Wedding Bells.” Of course who can forget the late Jim-Ed Brown singing about “…all the wedding bells are ringing…” McLean County opponents hear an all-together, different type of Wedding-Bell. These are the type of bells heard after being “rung-up” by Jabin Wedding. Jabin is back for his senior year and McLean has it rolling in Class 2A, District 2. Enjoy this article about this week’s Revolutionary Player of the Week brought to you by our friends at the fastest growing bank in all of the Commonwealth, Independence Bank.Read more
Kameron Williams is a fire-plug of an interior offensive lineman who can additionally play along the defensive front from NG to DT. Know what else he is? He is also our Meeks & Meeks Attorneys, Montgomery County Player of the Week. Coach Greer’s Knights will depend on linemen like Williams if he is to have the type success at Kenwood he was accustomed to celebrating when coordinating the Knoxville Catholic defense. Enjoy this article and join us next week when we anoint another Montgomery County Player of the Week brought to you by your friends at Meeks & Meeks Attorneys.Read more
Before we left Greenbrier for another one of the Robertson County Schools (we’ll be back, don’t worry), we thought we would feature the big left tackle for the Bobcats. You call him “Big No. 75” and we call him Noah Batey. Batey is a next-level player whose deficiencies are fixable. What he does have in spades is a motor, large frame with plenty of length, and athleticism. He plays with his hips sunk, lowering his pad level to where an OL coach would want it. Congratulations to this week’s Stewart Williams Company’s Robertson County Player of the Week and join us next week as we crown a new recipient.Read more
People around the Derby City felt slighted this prospect wasn’t in the top spot on the Kentucky 20 best DL, preseason list, published to Bluegrass Rivals yesterday. Whether he should have been can be argued either way. He certainly should have been on the list and he certainly was, coming in at No. 5. Regardless, Knifeley, who’s last name reminds us of one of our favorite lyrics from a song from one of our favorite all-time Rockers, is one whale
You know the toast, “Here’s mud in your eye” takes on a different connotation completely when you add a “d” to the end of “mud” and capitalize the “M.” Big John Mudd, ranked the 20th best OL in all of Kentucky and 9th best in the Class of 2021, gets in a lot of eyes and it is none too pleasant we hear. This is a guy whose move to the interior OL could net him tremendous benefit owing to
KPGFootball are big fans of Coach Darell Keith. We have been out watching the Todd County Rebels practice the past few days and we are becoming big fans of their prospects going forward. Keith is particularly good at coming up with nicknames and his nickname for Justin Waldrop, The Big Show, is a dandy. Enjoy the article about an up and coming team in the area.
BoyleCo has published a list on Bluegrass Rivals detailing whom he believes to be the 30 best OL in Kentucky High School football. He has taken some heat for it. People, or outlets, who compose lists always take heat. However, this guy has logged 100s of hours on this list, compiling it over the last year. He did a fabulous job. Our list would look very similar. Some may have been in different slots, like Jager Burton (who we would
If you are a parent, and your son is attending either prospect camps or even instructional camps, you can’t afford to not go over this with him. His very future may well depend on it. These are the KPGFootball “Do’s and Don’t’s” of prospect football camp. Read this, it is critically important.Read more
We were thrilled to hear yesterday from the Adkins family Jonah has been added to the Team Kentucky Future Stars-7th active roster for the June 15 show-down with Tennessee. Jonah, in an effort to keep himself physically ready, had been working all along in the event this opportunity should present. Yep, that is the Jonah Adkins we know. That is why he will thrive both in the game, June 15th, and thereafter. Enjoy this article about one of the hardest
Isaac Dixon has made both our freshman and sophomore All-State football teams. Today, KPGFootball predicts the football staff at WKU is about to find out exactly why. The former Chapmanville, West Virginian turned Pike County, Kentuckian not only has a ton of class but he is the class of Kentucky’s 2021 class of football prospects. Enjoy the article about one of KPGFootball’s favorites Kentucky-wide.
Nothing is more excruciating than someone telling you, “I told you so.” That being said, “we told you so.” We wrote an article about Cam Jordan in September of 2017 which appears to have rung eerily true. Was Fletcher Long an Edgar Cayce worthy clairvoyant? Perhaps. Perhaps, he just knows a ton about football. Anyway, you be the judge and enjoy the article about one of KPGFootball’s favorite Kentucky HS players. HB.
We don’t know how the Henderson County Colonels will replace players like this week’s recipient, Meric-Dean Stinson. It is not everyday a team is fortunate enough to have a guy with Stinson’s heart and fight in the line-up. Make no mistake, Stinson was as responsible for the Colonels’s turn-around in 2018 as any other player on the team. No one works harder than Meric-Dean Stinson and efforts like his are worthy of recognition and celebration. That is exactly why he is being recognized this week by Kentucky’s fastest growing (and hardest working) financial institution, Independence Bank. Join us next week as we award this to another worthy football player.Read more
For NorthWest High School in Clarksville, Tennessee to reach its full potential it will need all hands on deck in 2019. One of the most important hands will be those of Kazmir Hansford who will be entering his senior season. Hansford has played RB/WR/ and even a little QB. One never knows exactly where he will show up in a Viking lineup, just that he better show up and show out. Join us next week as we crown a new recipient.Read more
Both Andy’s brother and he were Bret Cooper Junior All-Americans in middle school. Now, Andy is anchoring both sides of the interior fronts for the Greenbrier Bobcats. Even more astounding is how long it took KPGFootball and Stewart Williams Company to make him the Robertson County Player of the Week. High School football teams rise and fall on the efforts of guys like Andy Li. Enjoy this article brought to you by your hometown furniture and appliance store, Stewart Williams Company in Springfield.Read more
The “Stonewall Brigade” was an immovable object against an enemy onslaught. It resulted in brigadier general Barnard Bee making a remark regarding another brigadier general named Thomas Jackson which would forever define Jackson’s military legacy. What does that have to do with Shelby Valley’s Peyton Blackburn? Why don’t you read this article and find out?
This is a prospect KPGFootball has featured plenty of times. This is also a prospect the instate schools can ill-afford to allow to slip down the interstate to Knoxville, Tennessee. Some Power-5 school is going to lock this guy down here pretty soon. If you are either a U of L, UK, or WKU fan, let’s hope it is one of those.
If they belong to #Brotherhood, they can play the sport of football. Myriad are the examples of this. Yesterday, KWC extended offers which included offers to these three members of #Brotherhood. None of these three have seen their last offer. We got to watch all three perform at KWC’s prospect camp and we came away as impressed as Coach Yeast. Enjoy the article.Read more
His older brother is bracketed as the No. 1 overall prospect, particularly QB prospect, in Kentucky’s Class of 2024 with Joshuah Keith. This version of Hodge QB looks definitively, at least to KPGFootball, to be the Class of 2025’s very best signal caller and, maybe, its best football player. We know he is one of Kentucky’s best basketball players in his graduating class, ask anyone knowledgable on the subject. Don’t know what they are drinking around the Hodge home, we
One of the big advantages the commonwealth of Kentucky has in the Kentucky-Tennessee Future Stars Classic over its Tennessee counterparts is our ability to mine the coalfields up in Eastern Kentucky for rugged, tough, and often huge linemen. Evan Miller is such a specimen. This kid is 6-2, 305-pounds now and judging by what he did to the size 17 cleats he brought to the Somerset combine, he’s only just begun to grow. Enjoy this article about “the next big thing” at the tackle position in Kentucky HS football, circa Class of 2023.Read more
Kentucky Wesleyan hit it out of the park in getting talent to its prospect camp today. KPGFootball was pleased to send someone there to cover it. Our guy sent back pictures for our use and had pretty thorough notes on what he saw and what stood out to him. Enjoy this article about what transpired in Owensboro today as one of Kentucky’s hottest college football programs strutted its stuff for the finest collection of Kentucky HS gridiron talent we have
Banks partner up with businesses in an effort to make the business, or its interest-holders, successful. Many times the public doesn’t even know which bank’s capital made the venture possible. In that way, Independence Bank is much like an offensive lineman. They labor in relative obscurity so YOU can flourish and get the accolades and glory. Not only does Independence Bank appreciate players who do the same thing on the gridiron, so do we at KPGFootball. That is why we write so much about offensive linemen. Well, if you love the bigs as much as we, Noah Edelen is your guy. Enjoy this article about one of the better interior OL in the 3A Classification and join us next week as we recognize another worthy player.Read more
Nothing makes a program appear it has things rolling any better than an endless succession of quality front-line guys. Springfield High School certainly has its program rocketing. Coach Dustin Wilson will have the Jackets ready for action again in 2019 and we believe Tres Haley will be an integral part. Check out this week’s Stewart Williams Company Robertson County Player of the Week and join us next week when we award a new recipient.Read more
Both KPGFootball and Meeks & Meeks Attorneys in Clarksville are proud to award to Michael Grillo of Kenwood High School the Montgomery County Player of the Week. Grillo readily displays the very toughness and hard charging play comprising the trademark of the Meeks & Meek law firm. Join us again next week as we award a new recipient.Read more
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Tennessee will have to do something this year we don’t believe they have ever before had to accomplish in series history. The 7th-grade Team Tennessee Future Stars will again face the same QB who came back and beat them in the game a year ago when that guy was in the 6th grade. Can Cole Hodge win Offensive MVP in the 7th grade game two years in a row? We don’t know, but it sure will be fun to see
Here is where you might think us crazy. How does a team which goes 0-11 in 2018, losses 35 straight football games in a row, turn it around in only one year? Well, ask Logan County. Point is, it can be done. It is about to happen at Warren Central. They will be very good in 2019 and in this article we give you three main reasons why that is. HB
When guys like this win, it feels like we all win. This is a kid we have been praising and featuring through the years since coming on line. He has earned a scholarship offer to a Division I program which is also one of the country’s most elite institutions of high learning, and its second oldest. Congratulations to Ethan Bednarczyk from all of your friends at KPGFootball. #GoTribe.
Who here was shocked when the Rocks opened 1-6 in 2018? Yeah, we didn’t see that coming. Do you know what else we don’t see coming? We don’t see Trinity again finishing .500 anytime soon. Join us as we break down why it is we believe Trinity is back on top in 2019.
This is a team which was 5-6 in 2018 but not more than a couple breaks and a play or two from 7 wins. The Fulton County Pilots will be tough in the western end of Kentucky in 2019 in the 1A Classification. Enjoy the next submission in the ongoing series regarding Kentucky teams who figure to be greatly improved this coming Fall. HB
We have seen Kentucky High School football teams reverse fortune before and rather dramatically. We are starting a series where we are asking Coach Lyons to discuss what teams he sees having huge turn arounds in Kentucky in 2019. Some of these may surprise you. Check back with us as we feature a couple more teams tomorrow. Sorry guys but this is membership only content unless you just buy the article. #MembershipHasItsPriviledges
In this article we break down the impressive performance of Owensboro’s Austin Gough at the Nike “The Opening” combine in Nashville, Tennessee. We also explain the SPARQ rating and what it intends to indicate. You can read it today for free or buy it tomorrow, your choice.
The two young men whose pictures are attached to this article and published on the front page of the magazine will be in next month’s Future Stars Classic QBing Tennessee and Kentucky. Joshuah Keith is an athlete and QB with physical skills which would make him exceptional were he a senior in HS. He’s presently a 7th grader. Read and enjoy this article about a special player and athlete whose equal you may not see again for many years in
In honor of Dylan Goff’s attempt to break 50-seconds today in the 400 meter and win a regional championship in that event, KPGFootball thought we would publish this article about a kid who plays a disciplined defensive end for his team. Good luck today Dylan from all of your friends at KPGFootball. HB.
Old Coach Lyon didn’t know anything about this kid and couldn’t learn anything either through conventional techniques so I asked Coach Long if he wouldn’t lend a hand. Lucky for KPGFootball, Long was able to get Director Hughes who couldn’t be quiet about the kid and his abilities. It would appear this kid is the total package at the TE position. Enjoy the article about Louisville’s Cole Wickliffe.
Not a lot about this prospect as we couldn’t even find his height and weight anywhere on line. Just another example of why what we do at KPGFootball is so vital for these kids. We were able to watch his film and believe he will be back at Kenwood for the Fall of 2019 as he was listed on Kenwood’s 2019 roster and there were several other references to him on line coming back for the Fall season. This is the type of player a new coach can definitely impact and if Les Greer brings to the table the attributes which got him the job, this player may be one of the heaviest beneficiaries. Congratulations to Javion Rivers for being this week’s Meeks & Meeks Attorneys Montgomery County Player of the Week. Join us next week as we crown a new recipient.Read more
Losing a 6-1, 280 pounder from the middle of your lines of scrimmage is never an easy hole to fill. The Storm will miss big Kaison Osbourne who will playing on Saturdays in the Fall at the University of the Cumberlands. Thought we better hurry up and award him the Independence Bank’s Revolutionary Player of the week before he got away to college. Join us next week when we award the distinction to another deserving player from the fastest growing bank in the commonwealth of Kentucky.Read more
We have before awarded this to Trenton Tuttle but after having the opportunity to get to see him at combines over the previous two weekends we were compelled to give it to him another time. This kid is tough, competitive, explosive, and a blue collar type hard worker. We love Trenton Tuttle-types both at Stewart Williams Furniture and at KPGFootball. Join us next week as we select another recipient.Read more
There is an ongoing debate in Kentucky as to whether Carson Wright or Oscar “JT” Adams is the very best LB in Kentucky in the Class of 2023. Well, old Coach Lyon isn’t sure he can resolve that debate for you other than to say both teams set to add either to its roster this coming Fall is mighty fortunate. Today we will spill some more ink over Carson Wright and are equally sure we will come back and spill
Not every player who would have made the Future Stars team tried out this year. There were some fairly glaring omissions from the rosters. One of the more glaring omissions was a player we call around the magazine C-Squared, Christian Conyers from Bowling Green, Kentucky. Read this article to learn why C-Squared is considered one of 2023’s top prospects by many across the commonwealth of Kentucky.
Here’s a kid we would call a “bigun.” Zach Ballard is only recently turned 12 and with his frame his growth has only just begun. He is at Bondurant Middle and trains in Frankfurt, Kentucky with “Hawglife.” Better watch this kid as he matures, he has the frame and the desire to really be special.
It must be TE day around KPGFootball. Read this article about an extraordinary TE,MLB prospect headed to play his HS football for the Ballard Bruins. His name is Grant Berkley and he will figure into the Friday night plans for the Class 6A Bruins as early as this Fall. Team Kentucky Future Stars aren’t your normal rising 9th graders. Read this article to discover exactly why that is so.
This is HB Lyons and I am proud to make this article about Team Kentucky’s 6th grade Future Stars TE, Memphis Blankenship my inaugural article on KPGFootball. This is an exciting chapter in my life and I hope you enjoy my articles for years to come.
All of you who have subscribed, bought articles, and/or have supported or advertised with KPGFootball have meant the world to me. It is time for a new writer, with a new by-line, to step in and continue the unparalleled coverage you have come to expect from KPGFootball. I’ll still be around watching Kentucky football intently and being involved with the magazine and its continued coverage and media-related obligations.
We were invited down to cover the Elite 3 Foundation’s Tennessee Mega-Camp. Needless to say we took full advantage of such a golden opportunity. There were four Kentuckians there and we thought we would break-down how they performed. Like is generally the case, the Kentuckians showed (once again) why the perception Kentucky is a “basketball state” is just grossly in error. Enjoy this article about the four Kentuckians who performed yesterday against some of the best and most highly recruited
Damari Ussery is this week’s Meeks & Meeks Attorneys, Montgomery County Player of the Week. Join us next week as we award a new recipient. Enjoy this article about Damari Ussery and what about him makes him so worthy of this distinction.Read more
Ryan Lanius is small in stature but not down field production. We expect him to have a monster year in 2019, his senior year. He is this week’s Robertson County Player of the Week from your locally owned, hometown, Stewart Williams Furniture Company. Join us next week as we select another recepient.Read more
In honor of the upcoming Kentucky-Tennessee Future Stars Classic, we thought we would honor a Madisonville area middle schooler. We have already awarded this award to Jordan Miles who made Team Kentucky as a DB. We thought why not award it to Anias MItchell, who is an Alternate and isn’t quite on the team yet but has certainly shown he belongs in unique company when it comes to playing the game of football.Read more
Isaac Sowells, Jr. is another example of an acorn which didn’t fall far from its tree. Isaac Sowell, Sr., played 27 ball games for the Hoosiers at IU, was selected in the 4th round of the NFL draft and played in the League for several years. Little Sowells, who won’t be little for very long, will certainly spike various aspects of Team Kentucky Future Stars (6th) fortunes this coming Summer. Read about Isaac Sowells, Jr. from Louisville, KY.
Michael Jackson once wrote that he was going to start with the “Man in the Mirror.” When selecting a line of scrimmage, KPGFootball starts with the “Man in the Middle.” That “Man” for us is Matt Alex Ladd from Trigg County who is back to provide a cornerstone for this year’s version of Team Kentucky Future Stars (8th).
Ever heard of dynamite coming in small packages? Here’s a guy not quite 5-feet tall who has been selected to both Team Kentucky Future Stars and to the FBU National Elite Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has shone both places from what we hear. Kid will line up at receiver and if you blink, Tennessee, he’ll be gone. He will come up big for HMS next Fall too. Meet Treston Kay. You know the drill; better get it around today
This is Bowling Green’s Treyvian Bunton who is Cheryl Hodges-Buntin’s grand-baby. She calls him “Chip” but we can assure you encountering the block from off of which his “Chip” was knocked would be quite the scary conundrum. Tennessee better hope ole Chip doesn’t show up in Clarksville looking for some blocks with whom to knock heads. This kid is no kid, at least not anatomically. Enjoy this article about one of Bowling Green, Kentucky’s finest.
We have covered this class of 2023 DE from Louisville for over a year. He continues to blossom, grow, and develop and Tennessee will encounter a much bigger, more developed, Kaden Briggs than what terrorized them a year ago at this time. We ranked him No. 3, KY-wide, on our list of top 2023 prospects. Enjoy this article about Kaden Briggs from Louisville, KY, headed to Butler Traditional to play his high school football.
Ever heard the song “The Freaks Come Out at Night?” Well, the nighttime isn’t the only time you’ll see anatomical freaks during Future Stars season. They will be everywhere up and down the field wearing both orange and blue. There will be none any more impressive than Morgan County’s Jason Perry, or at least that is our wager. Check out this feature about Kentucky’s very own freak of a 7th grade football player.
Two QBs who have had tremendous success under center but neither of whom are the framed out type of pro-style guys generally playing in a game like this will square off on June 15 in Clarksville, Tennessee at Fortera Stadium. Both of these guys have “it.” By “it” we mean all the intangibles which make one a difference maker at the QB position. Meet Keegan Hill (KY) and Jordyn Potts (TN) and get ready for what should be quite the
There’s not but one way to get to Carnegie Hall and it is the same way one gets on the Team Kentucky roster. Hard work. No one on the 8th grade edition of Team Kentucky’s Future Stars roster has worked any harder to get there than Joshua Harris we are willing to wager. Better read this today for free, it will be pay-walled tomorrow.
Teams are always looking for help at RB. Having entering 9th graders who can tote the mail like this kid is of invaluable importance to any program. Rising 9th graders like Deangelo Patterson are not your garden variety of rising 9th graders. Players like him find themselves immediately in the discussion for PT. The same will be true of Patterson when he hits the 9th grade hallways at WCHS.Read more
It is the biggest honor which can be bestowed on a middle school football player. It is the best indicator of both future high school and college success on the football field anywhere in the commonwealth of Kentucky. Each year the books are opened and more names are inscribed into the most prestigious and unique brotherhood in Kentucky Football. Ladies and Gentlemen, all over the commonwealth of Kentucky, KPGFootball is proud to publish your 6th, 7th, & 8th grade Teams Kentucky Future Stars.Read more
Enjoy this article containing our impressions of what we saw at this year’s Blue-Grey All American Combine, Tennessee Regional.
Many people associate this week’s Revolutionary Player of the Week with the sport of baseball. He is one of the most coveted prospects on the diamond across the commonwealth of Kentucky. However, Ian Pitt from Henderson County has the ability to play either or both sports collegiately and would be time well spent for any college program looking to shore up two, instead of just one, of its varsity sports. Read about Henderson County’s Ian Pitt brought to you by the fastest growing bank in the commonwealth of Kentucky, your friends at Independence Bank. Join the revolution in banking.Read more
We probably don’t recognize kickers and punters as much as the positions deserve. We have heard it said special team’s is a third of the game of football, but people like Robert R. Neyland attached even more significance to it than that. One thing is certain, nothing gets a team beat any faster than bad special teams’ play. Michael Lobdell is one of the best around and a real weapon for the Indians which is why he is this week’s Meeks & Meeks Montgomery County Player of the Week. Join us next week when we award this to another deserving player from your friends when you really need one, Meeks & Meeks.Read more
As Robertson County Players of the Week go, this is one of our largest recipients. Don’t let the size fool you as his deployment and production lend themselves to the proposition big Brennan Judkins moves just fine. Join us next week as we crown another Robertson County Player of the Week brought to you by your locally owned hometown Stewart Williams Furniture Company.Read more
We forecast what Devin Johnson does in the backfield in 2019 to go along with his forecasted defensive output and make several other “cod-lock” 2019 predictions in this article today. There is one thing on which we may all agree and that is Devin Johnson is a football player. There are none better anywhere in Kentucky High School football as far as we can tell. Enjoy the article.
Dre Boyd is playing for the Dragons Football team in 2019. Where were you when you learned of this.? Where were you on April 28, 2019 at 8:14 p.m. when his mother published it on Facebook? If you’re a Dragon fan, you just might try to recall. It may have been the moment Cary Fowler first turned around the program’s fortunes.Read more
For those who have revelled in WCHS’s 35 game skid, we hope you have enjoyed yourselves. From what KPGFootball could tell, the opportunity to pile on the Dragons is becoming a thing of the past. The Dragons appear poised to return to one of the premier programs in Class 4A. They won’t be the 2018 Dragons when they hit the field in 2019. That’s a guarantee.Read more
Talk about your freakishly-long frames. Talk about your freakishly athletic and fast, quick-twitch monsters. Talk about on-field production. Good luck finding a LB who possesses any of these attributes in superior quantities than Antonio Abren.
This would be a name to watch going forward for any outfit with a Mr. Football vote in the commonwealth of Kentucky. Wait a minute, that’s we! Definitely Kentucky’s finest athlete, read this article and see whether you agree.
This is what we call super-inside information on who did what at yesterday’s Future Stars combine at DeSales yesterday. #MembershipHasItsPrivileges.
For parents of prospects the endless game of chasing stars from recruiting services can embitter you about the entire process. Let your son find his level, the level at which he is suited to play, and don’t work about the rest. As we learned with players like Daniels and Cominsky, the NFL will find you if you belong no matter where they have to go.
We couldn’t get to every Kentucky performance and there were more outstanding performances from Kentucky athletes than we could possibly record. However, these performances were extraordinary and were worthy of mention on what was a find day for Kentucky prospects demonstrating they should be recruited as hard as any other state represented.
This is a special Appalachia Prep Combine edition of the Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. This week’s recipient was a LB from Owensboro Senior who displayed (once again) for anyone interested his extraordinary physical abilities and prowess. Join us next week as we award this distinction to another worthy recipient.Read more
Here’s another young guy we forecast will continue to develop into quite a formidable offensive lineman. Deonta Wilson is 6-0, 245-pounds now but not likely to be finished developing and there is no limit to how large, long, and thick he’s likely to become. Congratulations to Deonta Wilson from his friends at Meeks & Meeks Attorneys in Clarksville and join us next week as we spotlight another fantastic, young, Clarksville-area player.Read more
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This one is a straight we-told-you-so article. We should probably be bigger people than this but the record is pretty clear we aren’t. We were the first to extoll the prowess of this prospect by a country-mile. Share this one around with everyone you know. This is why no one covers Kentucky High School football as accurately and in-depth as we.