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@BrysonParm from @DCHS_Football is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @TheOwensboro @KyHighFootball @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin

Bryson Parm had an unbelievable sophomore year. How many sophomores do what he did in ’20 playing 6A football? That number would be a small one. Enjoy this look at a ’23 RB who has to be among the very best at that position across the Bluegrass. Join us next week as we recognize another special player. HB.

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@claygames7 from @EHSAthletics20 and headed to @kwc_football is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @1776Bank

There are pick-ups which are solid base-hits and then there are home runs. In our opinion, when K-Dub secured this player as it’s “QB of the future” the Panthers had hit a round tripper. Starring for the Panthers will prove nothing new for Clay Games as that is exactly what he has done in high school at Elizabethtown High. Enjoy the feature. HB.

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Looking for an emerging star next Fall? Let us introduce you to @Nate_Siegrist from the @FBall_Crusaders. @Minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @1776Bank

We are beginning to evaluate players for the upcoming Fall/2021. As we do this, like every year prior, we see kids who look poised to us to have “break-out seasons.” We like pointing that out to our readers and then rubbing it in everyone’s faces when it comes to full fruition. We think around the magazine Siegrist is one of those break-out types. Enjoy the feature and see if you don’t agree with us. HB.

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@Nokes_Landon, Class of ’22, looking to get his @eaglesfb and him on the right track in 2021. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @1776Bank

Nokes was No. 16 on the Top-30 preseason list of offensive linemen yearly published in Kentucky. We wrote about it back in April of 2020. We feature him today. He is a bone-fide, next level guy who a lucky team will get in spite of the struggles of his high school squad. Enjoy the feature. HB.

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@Bird05T (Tristan Cook, Class of ’23) from @WoodfordFBall has all the tools. @Minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @1776Bank

If you like them long, lean, with plenty of frame length and room to thicken, we believe we have your man right here. Coach Johnson’s Yellow Jackets have a young right guard who has all the physical tools and who figures to mature into a real prospect as we go along. One this is for sure, having a coach like Dennis Johnson has to be a plus for any down-lineman. Enjoy the feature. HB.

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Ben Dalton from @HCCols_Football, is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

There are some players with production so prodigious one has to wonder, “Why haven’t I heard of this guy?” Sometimes it is distance, sometimes it is poor coverage, sometimes one isn’t working hard enough to get out and learn who’s who via the immediate access to information we enjoy these days. With Ben Dalton, it is probably the hard luck he has experienced over his high school football career. He had a tremendous senior year and we are proud to recognize him today. Join us again next week as we recognize another outstanding player. HB.

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Jace Hatfield, @RedhoundsFB, another #NoDoubter. @CMSredhounds @Minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @1776Bank

If you can truly watch this kid’s film and walk up and stand toe to toe with him and think this kid is only an 8th-grader, then I just don’t know what to say. Kids coming out of middle school these days are looking like this more and more. Hate to pull an “in my day” but, in my day, we didn’t have kids in 8th grade this solid, this long, this athletic, this aggressive. We just didn’t. They have put out a ton of college talent around the Corbin program. Mark this one down as another one on the near horizon. There will be plenty of ink spilled on this kid. Among the statewide coverage, we were first. HB.

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@RedhoundsFB, Brayden Reynolds, is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @PrepSpin

Mingua Beef Jerky tagged us a video of Brayden Reynolds bench pressing 420-pounds. Man, is that powerful for a kid who weighs 226, or for any kid. We were so impressed we decided to “research” him and discover what kind of football player he is. We learned he is really something. Enjoy this look at this week’s “Protein-packed Performer” and enjoy the highlights and the video of his incredible bench and see why he was a No-doubter for this award. Join us next week as we award this to another outstanding recipient. HB.

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@IsaiahStanley03, Class of 2025 and a #NoDoubter, promises @BelfryFootball1 run of titles-far from finished. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @1776Bank

We have been featuring some ’25’s we call “No Doubters” around the magazine. A “No Doubter” is a kid sure to get plenty of PT as a frosh on Friday night and a kid we know we will be featuring plenty over the course of the kid’s high school football career. This kid here is one of those. Why? This article should tell you. Enjoy the feature. HB.

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@DeckerKaylor from @GCHSCougarFB is King of his Jungle at any size… @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @1776Bank

Every now and again a magazine like ours should feature a hardworking kid with a team first mentality. You know the type. The type who prefers to lead by example and prides himself on being one of the smartest players on the field. Today, we elected to feature a guy to whom the only numbers which mattered were “wins” and “losses.” Enjoy the feature. HB.

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@GuillaumeParker from @StXTigersFB is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @CentreFootball @KyHighFootball

Talk about starting revolutions, Centre College has begun one in the minds of many of its conference mates with the in-state singing class it assembled this offseason. Yessir, the play a little football in Danville, Kentucky both at the high school and college levels, but then again you are probably already cognizant of that. Enjoy this look at one of Kentucky’s top DBs playing for one of its most storied programs at its highest level of competition. Get on by and see our friends at Independence Bank and join us again next week when we reward another worthy recipient. HB.

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Two @LCA_Football standouts, and both ’22 prospects, stand out at the @BOTMWCombine. @AnthonyJohnsLCA and @tyler8morris take home “MVP” distinctions. @Minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @TeamCTSP

It is getting pretty difficult to argue that Kentucky, on the high school level, is a “basketball state.” We aren’t seeing evidence of this when our in-state football talent hits the combine circuit at least. Anthony Johns and Tyler Morris came up huge in Indianapolis. How huge? Answers provide within this article. Enjoy the feature. HB.

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@HStamper74 from @LC_Patriots is the @minguabeefjerky “Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @PrepSpin @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @CentreFootball

We give more attention to linemen than most publications of our sort. Mingua Beef Jerky has been supportive of these efforts recognizing the beauty is going about one’s business with little fanfare and letting the fruits of your labor speak for themselves. That is what they do with their one of a kind beef jerky. Enjoy today’s feature and join us again next week as we honor another worthy recipient. HB.

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@HStamper74 (Holden Stamper) ready to stake his claim among Kentucky’s elite ’22s. @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @LC_Patriots

Here is a kid who deserves a seat at the table of top-flight, Kentucky ’22 line talent. Good linemen are hard to find and are in demand at any level of play. This guy here will have many suitors, and because of his grades, the possibilities for him are limitless. Enjoy the feature. HB.

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Kory Combs, ’25, is a no-doubter. @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

As we say farewell to another group of ballers we have covered since they played in middle school, we get to meet and update our database with an entire new class of up-and-coming stars who will play their freshman seasons this coming Fall. Many of these guys will start on Friday Night sometime during their initial campaigns. Some of these guys will start night one, snap one and we aren’t talking about on specials either. Today, we are highlighting a kid we call around the magazine a “No-doubter.” Why? Well, you may have to just read this article and find out. HB.

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@LambPryor, Class of ’23 QB from @gomccracken, is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @Minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @McCrackenHFC @KyHighFootball

We’ve had a rash of QB’s hit the national combine circuit and come away with faculty singing their praises. Today we award this to a McCracken County Mustang who, if you are tabulating Kentucky’s best among ’23 dual threat QBs, you might get out your pen and jot down this name. Enjoy this feature and join us again next week as this gets awarded to another worthy recipient.

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@MaxGibbs160, Class of ’23, is the @minguageefjerky “Protein-packed Performer of the Week.” @KYHighFootball @FCSwampGator55 @1776Bank @PrepSpin @JamesBidgesFC

Max Gibbs is a 10th-grade, rising Junior, dual-threat QB who has hit the national circuit and has really impressed. He attended the most recent QB Hit List combine and has come away with both a national ranking at his position and a star-rating. We would call that a pretty good week at Mingua Beef Jerky and we are sure you would readily agree. Enjoy this look at this week’s “Protein-packed Performer of the Week” and join us next week as we recognize another worthy recipient. HB.

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@MaxGibbs160 surging up Kentucky’s list of top dual-threat QBs. @KYHighFootball @FCSwampGator55 @minguageefjerky @PrepSpin @JamesBidgesFC

We have written about this prospect before today. We have talked about the importance of the offseason ad nauseam. Max Gibbs is a 2023 QB in Kentucky surging up the list of players in the commonwealth at his position. That is what happens when you attend the QB Hit List national combine and come away a nationally ranked prospect. Enjoy the article. HB.

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@TravonMoore_20 from @eaglesfb pledges to the Panthers. @HanoverFTBL @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

Coach Jay has slipped undetected into the Derby City once moore (pun intended) and picked off another prospect who figures to be in the mix from day one once he hits campus. Travon Moore is a Blue-Grey All-American and someone who will greatly benefit from these new surroundings and running behind a line of scrimmage like the one Hanover boasts. Here’s the thing, he could be a LBer too. Enjoy the article. HB Lyon.

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Class of 2022, @bridger_knee, is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

This week’s “Revolutionary Player of the Week” is a top-flight, 2022 defensive end who helped lead the Purples to the 5A State Title, last season when Bowling Green defeated the always tough bunch from Owensboro Senior High. This feature is brought to you weekly by the folks over at Independence Bank. Go on by and see our friends and thank them, not just for this series, but for the outstanding services and products which have started a revolution in the banking industry.

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Local college programs mined the rich vein of in-State talent in filling out recruiting classes. Some killed it out of state too. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @1776Bank

We saw numerous programs clean up yesterday on national signing day. We saw some Kentucky programs lure some incredible out of state hauls, and we even saw some programs from neighboring states dip their fishing lures into Kentucky waters and come away with some big time talent. Enjoy the article.

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Hayes Preston (Class of ’25) from @LCAathletics is the @Mingaubeefjerky “Protein-packed Performer of the Week.” @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @1776Bank. @LCAKYEagles

Hayes Preston is an 8th-grader who will hit a high school roster next year and make an immediate impact. He is one of middle school’s definitive players on both sides of the football and one of his class’s most decorated players. Enjoy this look at this week’s “Protein-packed Performer of the Week.” HB.

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@HanoverFTBL and @Coach_Jay53 dip into Louisville, Kentucky and @TrinityHSFB to land one of the top cover-corners in @KyHighFootball. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank

There just hasn’t been a better corner in Kentucky high school football over the previous three seasons in the ’21 class than Trinity’s Chris Forehand, Jr. Now he will take his talents north to Hanover College where you would have to expect him to challenge for starter reps immediately. Think is…he may not be alone…(we love this time of year around here). HB

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@JakLindsey24 from @SrHighFootball is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @Minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

This guy last won this award in middle school. He was heading to play in a middle school All-American football game at the time. We thought he would be a high school All-American too, even then. Not even we thought it would be as quickly as it has occurred. Congratulations to this week’s Revolutionary Player of the Week and join us again next week as we award this to another worthy recipient.

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Three more top ’21s come off the board as @C_Baker2, @WilsonPendleton, and @NickBaldwin15 all pledge to top-flight programs. @CentreFootball, @gtown_football, @TMU_Football, @minguabeefjerky, @PrepSpin, @KyHighFootball, @1776Bank

I was talking to a friend of mine who is as involved in football, particularly recruiting, as much as I. We both agree this recruiting cycle has been unlike any we have before seen. Some programs generally left to forage for table scraps are getting to feast on the Crème de la Crème of the talent. Good for them. Enjoy this article. HB Lyon.

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Tanner Wright from @southwestern_FB is the @Minguabeefjerky “Protein-packed performer of the week.” @PrepSpin @1776Bank @KyHighFootball #AllWarriorsRise

Talk about a guy exploding on the scene his junior year in 2020, Tanner was the [W]right man for the job on the reservation in the offensive backfield for the Warriors. It is only fitting a company known for selling one-of-a-kind, hand-cut, solid pieces of beef in its beef jerky products should decide to award its weekly distinction to a out of nowhere and out of sight performer at the running-back position. Enjoy the article. HB.

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If you like fishing stories, @HanoverFTBL dipped into Kentucky waters to see @Coach_Jay53 hook a doozy of prize in @ajoppel5. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @1776Bank

You talk about dipping your bait in Kentucky waters and pulling out a whale of a prospect, that is exactly what Hanover College appears to have just done with Austin Oppel from Meade County. Congratulations all the way around here. Enjoy this victory lap of an article. HB.

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@JaylinBross joins @iam_vjanthony in pledging to @kwc_football. @Vincel1911 @CoachYoung41 @CraigYeast @PrepSpin @Minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball

We have been featuring the players who are jumping on in-state schools early as opposed to “waiting and seeing” whether there is room in the Inn for them at the D-1 level. Lots of tremendous opportunities and football below the D-1 level. This article features two kids who came to this realization and who happen to be two kids we have before covered many times. Enjoy the article. HB.

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@evanelder17, committed to @CentreFootball is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

Here is a guy who helped lead the best high school defensive ball club many experts believe to have ever played on a high school football field in Kentucky history. He is committed to play collegiately for the Centre Colonels. Of course, he is also our Independence Bank’s Revolutionary Player of the Week. Join us again next week as we recognize another worthy recipient.

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@_reecejr (Reece Jesse Jr., Hopkinsville High) soon to be playing for @UofLFootball is the @Minguabeefjerky “Protein-packed Performer of the Week.” @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @HoptownFootball

Another prototype here in Reece Jesse, Jr. at the WR position. Man, what a career he enjoyed and what a spectacle he provided for all of us fans to enjoy. We predict big things from this guy next level. It is only fitting a company known for selling one-of-a-kind, hand-cut, solid pieces of beef in its beef jerky products should decide to award its weekly distinction to a one-of-a-kind performer at the receiver position. Enjoy the article. HB.

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@_reecejr (Reece Jesse Jr., Hopkinsville High) reports commitment to @UofLFootball

He has consistently been ranked among Kentucky’s finest and just completed a career at Class 4A Hopkinsville absolutely supportive of his rankings. Reece Jesse, Jr., with many options to go away and play Division I, FBS football far away from home has elected to stay home and be a Louisville Cardinal. Good luck to this young man we have enjoyed getting to know and watch play over the course of his fine high school career.

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@willmcdaniel_ from @BCRebelFootball comes off the board, commits to @CentreFootball

There are some schools around Kentucky absolutely feasting on in-state football talent in filling out the programs’ football rosters. We couldn’t be happier about it. Some real ‘prime-timers’ are finding considerable value in pursuing options other than waiting around and hoping there is room left for them at the heel of some bigger school’s football program during these uncertain, unchartered times. Because of this, some D-1 skill sets are finding their way into the student bodies of some prestigious academic institutions and on the rosters of some prestigious football programs. In-state college football play will absolutely benefit. Many area schools are already nationally ranked at their levels of play. These kids stand the chance to really benefit too. Enjoy this article. HB.

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Close to a decision? Prized Kentucky ’21s finding LOTS of options (featured players @WilsonPendleton @evanelder17 @AGLOADING26) @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

Several top-flight ’21s are coming off the board quickly, unwilling to “wait and see” if there is room for them at the inn as things go along, some of these guys are using more than their athletic prowess to find the “other ways there are to skin cats.” Enjoy this article as we have linked highlights for all three players featured in this article. HB.

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@lemaster_owen from @JCAthletics, @KyHighFootball’s prototype at the OG slot, is the @minguabeefjerky “Protein-packed Performer of the Week.” @PrepSpin @1776Bank

You want to talk about your hard-charging, down-hill, multi-level road-graders; this “meat-mover” from Paintsville, Kentucky fits the bill. So that is why it is fitting a company known for selling, or “moving,” if you will, hand-cut, solid pieces of beef in its one-of-a-kind beef jerky products should decide to award its weekly distinction to this particular guy. Enjoy the article. HB.

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Robert Edwards from @AthertonFootbal is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @Minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @atherton_high

Sometimes the players we feature don’t have Hudl pages or Twitter accounts. Well, this is a player who better get both as he will be heavily recruited if he continues to progress like he has thus far. This is Robert Edwards and he is one of the more dynamic prospects playing 5A football anywhere in Kentucky’s Class of 2023. Of course, he is also Independence Bank’s Revolutionary Player of the Week. Join us again next week as we recognize another worthy recipient.

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@WilsonPendleton from @ryleraiderfball is the @Minguabeefjerky “Protein-packed Performer of the Week.” @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @1776Bank

This kid flew under the radar this year and it is pretty hard to see why. He played at Kentucky’s top level of competition, has the frame next-level guys covet, and was an absolute playmaker on Friday nights. Enjoy the article and join us next week as this gets awarded to another worthy recipient. HB.

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@WilsonPendleton from @ryleraiderfball prime example of an all-state caliber player flying under the radar. @Minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

There is a reason we never get too riled up about whether this guy or that guy made this team or that. There is no way to get them all. There are whole parts of Kentucky which always seem to get the short-shrift on postseason Kentucky-wide teams and Northern Kentucky is one of those. Mighty good football played up there and some very fine players. This guy here is no exception. Enjoy the article. HB.

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@JakLindsey24 from @SrHighFootball is the @1776Bank “Revolutionary Player of the Week.” @Minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

Here is something right amazing, almost exactly a year ago, December 29, 2019 to be exact, we featured then 8th-grade All American Jak Lindsey from Owensboro MIddle School. Well, a lot has happed since last year, like his starting in the 5A championship game for Owensboro High School as only a 9th-grader (man, we called this one) but he is still a super-star player, nonetheless. Enjoy the article. HB.

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@russosb_3 who plays QB for @SVCoachHiatt’s Wildcats is the @Minguabeefjerky “Protein-packed Performer of the Week.” @PrepSpin, @KyHighFootball @1776Bank

So you think because it is offseason the fun stops? Heck no! Football is a year round thing at KPGFootball and at the Mingua Beef Jerky Company. Every single day the Mingua family and friends put on their hard hats, fill up their thermoses, and go to work to provide you the very best in all beef jerky products and we have the same work ethic when it comes to covering football and publicizing its high school superstars. This week enjoy reading about a young man who has to be among the best freshmen QBs in Kentucky, if not THE best. HB.

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@LCAFootball2020 and @CoachDCharles would probably tell you there was nothing ‘freshman-ish’ about @ParkerChaney9, or his play in ’20. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighSchool @1776Bank

There is nothing about Parker Chaney which looks “freshman-ish.” Of course, after having started all year for a finalist in 2A, he really isn’t a freshman anymore. He’s more like a junior. Enjoy the article. HB.

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Kentucky Coaches vote @CamHergott24 from @BHSTigerFBall its “Mr. Football.” @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @1776Bank

Cameron Hergott won the Coach’s “Mr. Football.” He is also a former recipient of the Mingua Beef Jerky’s “Protein-packed Performer of the Week.” That should show you the Mingua people know their football! Here is an interesting look in this article about how a “Mr. Football” winner can only be “Honorably Mentioned” on the All-State team published by the same group which voted on “Mr. Football,” KFCA’s members. Enjoy the article. HB.

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@russosb_3 heading his class and plenty of other classes too for @SVCoachHiatt’s Wildcats. @Minguabeefjerky, @PrepSpin, @KyHighFootball

We are compiling our Freshman, Sophomore, and even our middle school teams right now. The selection committee is meeting and, when we get done, we are sure we will have teams which please a few, enrage the vast majority, and stimulates a ton of discussion good for the overall health of the game of football. There won’t be much debate should this particular
QB make the team. Read about the year this guy had!

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@ccoop2_ from @PurplesFootball is this week’s @1776Bank “Revolutionary Player of the Week.” @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

This week’s “Revolutionary Player of the Week” is a top-flight, 2021 dual threat QB prospect who led the Purples to the 5A State Title, last weekend when Bowling Green tussled with the always tough bunch from Owensboro Senior High. This feature is brought to you weekly by the folks over at Independence Bank. Go on by and see our friends and thank them, not just for this series, but for the outstanding services and products which have started a revolution in the banking industry.

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All-State team reflects bigger problem than who did or didn’t make it…

For those of you who pay this site for its unvarnished candor, here you go. The coach’s all-state football team was published yesterday. It generated furious debate and discussion, which is what it is designed to do. There were some grossly undervalued players, there were glaring (and I mean unbelievably glaring) omissions, and there were some selections right on the money. Pretty much the same can be said every time a team gets published. The Associated Press’s team will open nominations in about a month, and will be the last team published, and those wishing to criticize “get ready” because I am quite sure we will screw it up just as badly as the coaches. The debate about whom should have made it over this guy or that, is a healthy one and shows how much the sport means to all of us. That we care is good.

Not voting when you have been sent a ballot. Well, that is not so good. In this article we speak out about a topic on which our commentary was specifically requested. Be careful for what you ask, you might get it.

Enjoy the article, for those purchasing it or subscribing to the site. This is content we don ‘t publish or share for free because we are a business and this is the type content which encourages people to join. Enjoy the article. HB.

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@DeanthonyPerry from @trinitysports is the @Minguabeefjerky “Protein-packed Player of the Week.” @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @1776Bank

There are lots of ways a dominant football player can exert himself into a game, and a game’s outcome, which don’t show in the game’s statistics. This player, DeAnthony Perry, has been the dominant, “man in he middle” along the Trinity defensive front for Kentucky’s premier high school football team all season. He was dominant in the title game against Louisville Male. Perry is a big-play, playmaker. In the title game he harassed the backfield, seemingly every snap, and came up with huge plays. He is among the best at what he does in the high school game for a reason. Congratulations to DeAnthony Perry from Louisville’s Trinity High School for being the Mingua Beef Jerk Company’s “Protein-packed Performer of the Week!” HB.

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Andrew Lanz from @SrHighFootball is the @1776Bank “Revolutionary Player of the Week.” @minguabeefjecky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

This week’s “Revolutionary Player of the Week” is Andrew Lanz (2023), one of Kentucky’s top place-kickers in the high school game. We pride ourselves on performance and, to render an exceptional performance, no one knows better than Independence Bank that competitors have to fuss over both the important things, obvious to everybody, and the less obvious things most casual fans overlook. That is how competitors become champions. Saturday, two teams with strong Independence Bank branches (Bowling Green and Owensboro) will battle for the 5A crown. Go on by one of those branches in either town and see our friends at your local Independence Bank. Thank them, not just for this series, but for the outstanding service and products which have started a revolution in the banking industry. Enjoy the article. HB.

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@willmcdaniel_ from @BCRebelFootball is the @minguabeefjerky “Protein-packed Performer of the Week.” @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

If you have been reading our weekly “Outstanding Performances…” articles, the series of articles should have impressed upon you how very difficult winning this award really is. We had another spectacular week where there were numerous performances any one of which would have been a fine performance to single-out. This week, heading into the Championships, we honor a senior who exhibited an outstanding effort leading his team to a Semi-State Title and helping take the whole lot grocery shopping on Kroger Field hunting the 4A Title to bring back to “Title Town.” This guy was tough between the tackles and tore up a normally stingy defense in the fourth round, finding the end-zone three times in the offing. Enjoy the article and join us next week as we honor another worthy recipient. HB.

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The Freshman All-State Team from 4-years ago. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

Looking back a few years, here was our very first Freshman All-State Football team. It really is scary how very accurate we were. Four years later, many of these guys are still the “big dogs” around the KHSAA at their respective positions. To make this team, you had to produce on Friday nights. We didn’t evaluate freshman or JV highlights then. Still don’t now. HB.

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Here are the Outstanding Performances from the @KHSAAFootball Semi-State Championship Round. @Minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball (Featured Photo: Chris Anderson, Sports View America)

Well, it was round 4, a.k.a. the Semi-State Championships, and there were some mighty fine individual performances. Enjoy this look at some players who pushed or even “willed” their teams through to the other side and even a few who fell a little short through no fault of theirs. HB.

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@JustinMillay from @SrHighFootball is the @1776Bank, “Revolutionary Player of the Week!” @Minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

This week’s “Revolutionary Player of the Week” is Justin Millay, one of Kentucky’s top OT in the commonwealth. We love “The Bigs” around Independence Bank and KPGFootball and recognize this is where championship football teams are built. His fine play has advanced his team to a home, semifinal date with Frederick Douglass High School in the Semi-Finals with a birth in the Championship awaiting the winner. Go on by and see our friends at your local Independence Bank and thank them, not just for this series, but for the outstanding service and products which have started a revolution in the banking industry. Enjoy the article. HB.

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Who wins…who loses, tomorrow night in the Semi-finals. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KHSAAFootball (Featured Photo: Les Dixon, Times-Tribune)

Here are our picks for the Semi-finals occurring tomorrow night. West Carter should be thrilled we didn’t pick them as it seems every time we disrespect them, they come away routing the other team. We may just disrespect them right into a championship. Anyway, there are several “upsets” we have taken here as this year has been anything but normal. Fletcher Long was furious with our Hoptown prediction (his alma mater) and vows we are all “crazy.” We shall see. HB.

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@CamHergott24 from @BHSTigerFBall is the @minguabeefjerky “Protein-packed Performer of the Week.” @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @KHSAAFootball

If you have been reading our weekly “Outstanding Performances…” articles, the series of articles should have impressed upon you how very difficult winning this award really is. We had another spectacular week where there were numerous performances any one of which would have been a fine performance to single-out. This week, week four of the playoffs, we honor a senior who did a whole lot of everything in leading his team to its Regional Championship. This guy contributed to his team’s success in multiple phases of the football game. Read the article and see! Enjoy the article and join us next week as we honor another worthy recipient. HB.

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What’s wrong with college football recruiting? Delving into “prospect-speak” and getting at what is actually being said when we’re asked to “trust the measurables!”

This article contains the official prospect evaluation of a kid ranked higher than any Kentuckian in the entire commonwealth. He has been committed since February of this year to Power-5, FBS-level powerhouse program in the most prestigious league in college football. Yet, if you read the evaluation, the evaluator has been quite clear the kid isn’t good at football. You should be able to clearly see this, if you can read ‘prospect-speak.’ Well, we can, and in this article we break this down for you. A kid with this evaluation should never have been offered by any school in Division 1. This is what makes recruiting the joke it has become. HB.

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@Bradenmundy1 from @OCathFootball is the @1776Bank “Revolutionary Player of the Week” @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KHSAAFootball @KyHighFootball

This week’s “Revolutionary Player of the Week” is Braden Mundy whose fine play advanced his team to a date with Murray High School in the Regional Finals with a birth in the Semis awaiting the victor. Go on by and see our friends at your local Independence Bank and thank them, not just for this series, but for the outstanding service and products which have started a revolution in the banking industry. Enjoy the article. HB.

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Breathitt’s Lane Weddle, 2021, is the @minguabeefjerky “Protein-packed Performer of the Week.” @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @KHSAAFootball

If you have been reading our weekly “Outstanding Performances…” articles, the series of articles should have impressed upon you how very difficult winning this award really is. We had another spectacular week where there were numerous performances any one of which would have been a fine performance to single-out. This week, week two of the playoffs, we honor a senior who did a whole lot of everything in leading his team to its District Championship. This guy contributed to his team’s success in multiple phases of the football game. Read the article and see! Enjoy the article and join us next week as we honor another worthy recipient. HB.

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This Time Around…how’d we do?

We published an article entitled “This Time Around” last week. In the article we predicted five games which were won by the team we thought would lose the District Championship game in spite of being one-seeds and playing at home. We were right in all five, though one of them was a COVID-19 forfeit which we won’t count. In this article we make an accounting of just how we did and how on the money we were. We hit one of the picks dead on the number. That is why you pay us. HB.

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Outstanding performances from around @KyHighFootball from the District Championships! (Featured Photo: James Fugate, Jackson Times-Voice) @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KHSAAFootball

Well we have some more of the world’s finest beef jerky to award this coming Wednesday in the weekly “Protein-packed Performer of the Week” and there were some strong performances around the commonwealth from which to choose. These guys listed in this article are all contenders or former winners and this article will fully illuminate why. Enjoy the article. Join us Wednesday when we reveal this week’s recipient. HB Lyon.

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Our Friday Night, Round-two scorecard…went 37-9 over the 46 games which were played on the field for a smidge over 80% (.80434783) @minguabeefjerky, @KHSAAFootball, @KyHighFootball, @PrepSpin

Here were our picks from Round 2. There were a tremendous amount of “upsets” in this round together with “close calls.” In spite of this, we still managed to get slightly more than 80% of the games right. Enjoy the article. HB Lyons.

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Our only regret…we are out of opportunities to award @AndrewMunster from McLean County the @1776Bank “Revolutionary Player of the Week” more than this last time. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

This week’s “Revolutionary Player of the Week” is Andrew Munster who saw his career end in the first round but who has been a four-time recipient of this award. Munster is out of eligibility (high-school wise) which we believe to be cause for mourning around McLean County. Go on by and see our friends at your local Independence Bank and thank them, not just for this series, but for the outstanding service and products which have started a revolution in the banking industry. Enjoy the article. HB.

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Freshman Malachi Rider from @pths_football is the @minguabeefjerky “Protein-packed Performer of the Week.” @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

If you have been reading our weekly “Outstanding Performances…” articles, the series of articles should have impressed upon you how very difficult winning this award really is. We had another spectacular week where there were numerous performances any one of which would have been a fine performance to single-out. This week, the high schools were off and the middle schoolers seized center stage. No one on that level of play thrust himself into a commonwealth-wide discussion any more forcefully than this week’s Protein-packed Performer. What do we mean by this? Well, read the article and see! Enjoy the article and join us next week as we honor another worthy recipient. HB.

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This Time Around: We pick five District Championship Games which we believe will end differently this time around than their regular season counterparts…@minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball (Featured Photo Credit: Zack Klemme / The Daily Independent)

This is a new concept we are calling the “Second Time Around.” All of the teams we have chosen to feature played the other during the regular season. These are five matchups we believe may turn out differently than when the two teams first met in 2020. Here is our breakdown. Enjoy the article!

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Outstanding, round-one playoff performances from around @KHSAAfootball this past weekend. @PrepSpin @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball

Well we have some more of the world’s finest beef jerky to award this coming Wednesday in the weekly “Protein-packed Performer of the Week” and there were some strong performances around the commonwealth from which to choose. These guys listed in this article are all contenders this week and this article will fully illuminate why that is. Enjoy the article. Join us Wednesday when we reveal this week’s recipient. HB Lyon.

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@DeuceBailey1 from @BGJHSFootball is this week’s @1776Bank “Revolutionary Player of the Week.” @BGJHS @PurplesFootball @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KYMSFAOfficial @KyHighFootball

Middle Schoolers got the “bright lights” of center stage this week owing to the KHSAA being off a week. While garnering the spotlight, some of the Junior High guys really took advantage. One of those was this week’s Revolutionary Player of the Week. Enjoy this article about one of Kentucky’s hardest working 2025s dual-threat QBs, Deuce Bailey, from your friends at the fastest growing bank in Kentucky, Independence Bank. Enjoy the article. HB.

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Kalen “Jaws” Washington from @AntlerAlerts is the @minguabeefjerky “Protein-packed Performer of the week.” @PrepSpin @KYMSFAOfficial @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @Flyer_Football @frankfortsports @DennyDledford

If you have been reading our weekly “Outstanding Performances…” articles, the series of articles should have impressed upon you how very difficult winning this award really is. We had another spectacular week where there were numerous performances any one of which would have been a fine performance to single-out. This week, the high schools were off and the middle schoolers seized center stage. No one on that level of play thrust himself into a commonwealth-wide discussion any more forcefully than this week’s Protein-packed Performer. What do we mean by this? Well, read the article and see! Enjoy the article and join us next week as we honor another worthy recipient. HB.

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Hayden Canady from @PCCHSFootball is one of the Class of 2024’s brightest future stars. @Minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @1776Bank

We’ve learned a few things over the years from kids, or even grown men, named “Canady.” We have learned to expect a champion’s effort, performance, grit, and toughness. That is why it is no surprise Hayden Canady, like the Canady’s who have come along before, is a champion in multiple sports. Expect big things from this young ’24 prospect. HB.

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@CentreFootball…making its presence felt with @KyHighFootball ’21 prospects. @Minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin

There seems to be a movement among some of Kentucky’s definitive players at their respective positions to spurn offers from “larger” programs to attend schools like Centre College. Many people have expressed surprise with the in-roads Centre’s football program has made with top-notch ’21 Kentucky prospects. However, should anyone really be surprised? We don’t think so!

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@Dank_bank3 from @MurrayTigerFB is the @1776Bank ‘Revolutionary Player of the Week.’ @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MurrayTigers

Murray High may have a backfield full of the hardest names to spell in all of football. You virtually need a doctorate to even attempt to spell Rowdy Sokolowski, Brendon Dahncke, or Charvelle McCallister. This week’s recipient, Brendon Dahncke, had a particularly good game in one of his team’s more important games of the year, against cross-town, 4A, District 1 heavyweight, Calloway County. It was a battle for supremacy in the city of Murray and the county of Calloway and Dahncke led his team to the winner’s circle. Enjoy this article about one of Kentucky’s hardest working 2021 backfield “grinders,” Brendon Dahncke, from your friends at the fastest growing bank in Kentucky, Independence Bank.

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Star RB, #JoeyBond from @bryanstationfb is the @Minguabeefjerky “Protein-packed Performer of the Week.” @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @UofLFootball @coachhawkins1

If you have been reading our weekly “Outstanding Performances…” articles, the series of articles should have impressed upon you how very difficult winning this award really is. We had another spectacular week where there were numerous performances any one of which would have been a fine performance to single-out. There are weeks where picking just one seems impossible. This was one of those weeks. We have settled on one, however, and we believe you will see exactly why. Enjoy the article and join us next week as we honor another worthy recipient. HB.

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Here is the AP’s final top-ten poll of the 2020 @KyHighFootball season. @minguabeefjerky, @PrepSpin, @1776Bank

We are privileged to get to participate in this weekly poll and we take our participation very seriously. This week we decided to post the poll as it comes to us without any effort to reformat it. We don’t know what all the little “t’s” are about but what the heck, let’s throw it up and see how it comes out the other end. The message of appreciation at the top is from Catherine Hills with the AP to KPGFootball and the other members of the subscribed media who vote the poll listed at the bottom.

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Outstanding performances from the last regular season weekend and one we missed from the week prior! @Minguabeefjerky, @PrepSpin, @KyHighFootball

Well we have some more of the world’s finest beef jerky to award this coming Wednesday in the weekly “Protein-packed Performer of the Week” and there were some strong performances around the commonwealth from which to choose. These guys listed in this article are all contenders this week and this article will fully illuminate why that is. Enjoy the article. Join us Wednesday when we reveal this week’s recipient. HB Lyon.

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Last week of the regular season. Here are our picks…@KyHighFootball @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin

We have picked four games for you which we have done some checking with the respective coaches and believe are being played tonight. We are 55-12 on the year and wanted to pick 5-games to attempt to get our win-record to a cool 60 but, in this day and time, you take what you can get. Let’s see if we can run the table this last week of the regular season which has been anything but regular. HB.

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The ‘Babin Twins’ are the @1776Bank ‘Revolutionary Players of the Week.’ @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @brandtbabin @BraedenBabin @centurions_fb

This week’s “Revolutionary Players of the Week” are The Babin Twins who need no introduction to high school football fans either in the Derby City (Louisville) or really anywhere in the commonwealth. Both of these guys are Class of 2021 and both are being heavily pursued by college programs seeking one or both of their considerable services. Go on by and see our friends at your local Independence Bank and thank them, not just for this series, but for the outstanding service and products which have started a revolution in the banking industry. Enjoy the article. HB.

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@collin_darnell4 from @LakerRchs is the @Minguabeefjerky “Protein-packed Performer of the Week.” @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @UofLFootball

If you have been reading our weekly “Outstanding Performances…” articles, the series of articles should have impressed upon you how very difficult winning this award really is. We had another spectacular week where there were numerous performances any one of which would have been a fine performance to single-out. There are weeks where picking just one seems impossible. This was one of those weeks. We have settled on one, however, and we believe you will see exactly why. Enjoy the article and join us next week as we honor another worthy recipient. HB.

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Outstanding individual performances the final weekend in October from around @KyHighFootball. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin

Well we have some more of the world’s finest beef jerky to award this coming Wednesday in the weekly “Protein-packed Performer of the Week” and there were some strong performances around the commonwealth from which to choose. These guys listed in this article are all contenders this week and this article will fully illuminate why that is. Enjoy the article. Join us Wednesday when we reveal this week’s recipient. HB Lyon.

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@lukegarrison38 from @HancockCoHS_KY is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @Minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

This week’s Revolutionary Player of the Week is a senior LB/FB from Hancock County who is having a great year and leading his team to previously unknown heights. His name is Luke Garrison and he has helped lead Hancock County to a 5-0 start, a birth, this week, in the AP top-ten poll, and even a number one vote from one of the AP’s media members. This feature is brought to you weekly by the folks over at Independence Bank. Go on by and see our friends and thank them, not just for this series, but for the outstanding service and products which have started a revolution in the banking industry. Enjoy the article. HB.

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@IsraelAzariah from @GRCCards is the @Minguabeefjerky “Protein-packed Performer of the Week.” @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @UofLFootball

If you have been reading our weekly “Outstanding Performances…” articles, the series of articles should have impressed upon you how very difficult winning this award really is. We had another spectacular week where there were numerous performances any one of which would have been a fine performance to single-out. There are weeks where picking just one seems impossible. This was one of those weeks. We have settled on one, however, and we believe you will see exactly why. Enjoy the article and join us next week as we honor another worthy recipient. HB.

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Outstanding individual performances the fourth weekend in October from around @KyHighFootball. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin

Well we have some more of the world’s finest beef jerky to award this coming Wednesday in the weekly “Protein-packed Performer of the Week” and there were some strong performances around the commonwealth from which to choose. These guys listed in this article are all contenders this week and this article will fully illuminate why that is. Enjoy the article. Join us Wednesday when we reveal this week’s recipient. HB Lyon.

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Weekend scorecard sees our performance dip to an all-time low!

Okay, members! We crow when we do well, we should own our failures. We were 5-4 this week as only 9 of the 12 games we picked even got played. We are now 45-9 on the year and our performance this week was embarrassing. We will dive in harder and try to provide a better service this coming week. In our defense, we have some “Jekyll and Hydes” out there in the high school football world. Some of these teams look like they should be in the NFL one week and then look like they aren’t sure what game they are playing the next. HB.

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@SimonGhee from @WEHSfootball1 is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

This week’s “Revolutionary Player of the Week” is one of Kentucky’s better LB/TE prospects in the class of 2023. Simon Ghee is a name you might not know but we highly recommend you learn. He is 6-2 and weighs 220 pounds and he is having quite a year for Class 4A, District 2 Warren East High School. Ghee and his teammates have a huge district showdown Friday night against Franklin-Simpson, a team which has historically had its way with both Warren East and the rest of District 2. Doesn’t appear to be the case this year. This feature is brought to you weekly by the folks over at Independence Bank. Go see our friends and thank them, not just for this series, but for the outstanding services and products which have started a revolution in the banking industry.

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#MattAnderson from @PCHawksHangout and @Beastmode69AJ (Anthony Johns) from @LCAFootball2020 share this week’s @Minguabeefjerky “Protein-packed Performers of the Week.” @PrepSpin @1776Bank @KyHighFootball

Well with the performances we are regularly seeing around Kentucky these days, it was bound to happen. We have a week we had to give out two awards. We got special permission to do it this one time so don’t be thinking this will become a “regular thing.” Matt Anderson is a top-flight sophomore RB whose performance Friday night was unbelievable. Anthony Johns is a hulking OL who also plays defense for a team which took down the defending state champion and top ranked team, Somerset, on this past Friday night. The game was in Somerset. Enjoy the article and join us next week as we honor another worthy recipient.

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Outstanding individual performances the third weekend in October from around @KyHighFootball. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin

Well we have some more of the world’s finest beef jerky to award this coming Wednesday in the weekly “Protein-packed Performer of the Week” and there were some strong performances around the commonwealth from which to choose. These guys listed in this article are all contenders this week and this article will fully illuminate why that is. Enjoy the article. Join us Wednesday when we reveal this week’s recipient. HB Lyon.

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Breathitt middle school is for real and really in the title hunt!

Breathitt Middle has beaten Meece (14-8) and Johnson County (20-8) in successive game and are entering the KYMSFA playoff seeded second in its region (behind a team it has already beaten) and undefeated. They boast two of the best players in the Class of 2025 in top-dog, Kory Combs, and big man, Sawyer Hall. Look out KYMSFA-title, the ‘Cats are coming for you! Enjoy the article contributed by former writer and editorial board member, Fletcher Long. HB.

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Javeius Bunton from @PurplesFootball is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @Minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

This week’s “Revolutionary Player of the Week” is a top-flight, 2021 RB prospect who really shone, with the help of his offensive line, last Friday night when Bowling Green hosted Class 6A, first-district power McCracken County. Bunton plays for Bowling Green High School, and is the team’s leading rusher on the year with 452-yards gained in 4 games with 86-carries and 9-TDs so far. This feature is brought to you weekly by the folks over at Independence Bank. Go on by and see our friends and thank them, not just for this series, but for the outstanding services and products which have started a revolution in the banking industry.

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Here are the KPGFootball picks for October 16, 2020. @Minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

We are 22-3 over the last two weeks and 30-3 for the season. Here are fourteen games for Friday night and what we think the outcome will be. Some of these games are “toss-ups” and some will be blow-outs. There are a few in here which will be quite closer than odds-makers believe and we have seen this phenomenon all year. Enjoy the article. HB.

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@AGLOADING26 from @SrHighFootball is the @Minguabeefjerk “Protein-packed Performer of the Week.” @PrepSpin, @KyHighFootball

Talk about your protein-packed performers, this 6-1, 215-pound MLB for Owensboro (Senior) High School (5A) had one of those nights where he was called upon to contribute on multiple sides of the scrimmage line. He came away with a big-time performance and productive regardless of what he was called upon to do. In a tight contest like last Friday with Owensboro Catholic, where every score was important, his contributions were instrumental to victory. We think AG (as we call him around the magazine) is the definitive player at his defensive position in Kentucky high school football. Can’t flatter a guy much more than that! Enjoy the article and join us next week as we honor another worthy recipient. HB.

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Outstanding individual performances the second weekend in October from around @KyHighFootball. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin

Well we have some more of the world’s finest beef jerky to award this coming Wednesday in the weekly “Protein-packed Performer of the Week” and there were some strong performances around the commonwealth from which to choose. These guys listed in this article are all contenders this week and this article will fully illuminate why that is. Enjoy the article. Join us Wednesday when we reveal this week’s recipient. HB Lyon.

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Logan Willis, Class of 2023, from @HancockCoHS_KY is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week

This week’s Revolutionary Player of the Week is a super young RB from Hancock County having a wonderfully productive year. His name is Logan Willis and he has helped lead Hancock County to a 4-0 start and a birth, this week, in the AP top-ten poll. This feature is brought to you weekly by the folks over at Independence Bank. Go on by and see our friends and thank them, not just for this series, but for the outstanding service and products which have started a revolution in the banking industry. Enjoy the article. HB.

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#Isaac Dixon from @BelfryFootball1 is the @minguabeefjery “Protein-packed Performer of the Week.” @PrepSpin, @KyHighFootball, @1776Bank

Talk about your protein-packed performers, this 5-11, 190-pound RB/DB for Belfry High School (3A) had a quite a night this past Friday. Matter of fact, he’s having quite the year. We think he is a bone fide “Mr. Football” candidate. He’s been in the running every week for the “prize.” If a night like what he had Friday doesn’t get you a T-shirt and some beef jerky, it is hard to imagine what one has to accomplish to win the award. Enjoy the article and join us next week as we honor another worthy recipient. HB.

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Outstanding individual performances the first weekend in October from around @KyHighFootball. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin; featured players: @williammlong, @orryperry19, #LeetaviousCline, #DillonRoe, @SebashMullah, @AGLOADING26, @BelfryFootball1 (Isaac Dixon), @AdrianStringer6, @Harris_Phelps1, plus many more…

Well we have some more of the world’s finest beef jerky to award this coming Wednesday in the weekly “Protein-packed Performer of the Week” and there were some strong performances around the commonwealth from which to choose. These guys listed in this article are all contenders this week and this article will fully illuminate why that is. Enjoy the article. Join us Wednesday when we reveal this week’s recipient. HB Lyon.

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KPGFootball’s vote in this week’s Associated Press top-10 football poll…

We take voting in the AP poll very seriously. We are proud to be a subscribed member of the foremost press agency in the land and feel our votes should be cast thoughtfully and only after having done the work. This is how we cast our vote for the poll which will be released the 5th of October 2020. We also included some reasons for why certain teams were voted where they were. Enjoy the article and thanks for supporting our site. HB.

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@JacobyTbury79 from @PikevilleHSFB hard to see in this photograph but not on the field in 2020. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @KyHighFootball

This young man is an excellent player along an odd front as a nose. He may have a future along the interior as an offensive lineman too in college where his defensive background will be viewed as a “plus.” Historically, converted defensive linemen make for more aggressive offensive linemen who are better finishers. There are lots of examples of this. Enjoy this article which emanated from out sit down with a prospect in the Class of 2022 who is one of our very favorites, commonwealth-wide. HB.

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@lincoln_clancy from @OCathFootball is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week! @miguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

Here’s one for our friends in Owensboro, Kentucky where Independence Bank has 3-branches presently. QB, Lincoln Clancy had huge shoes to fill when he inherited the job from 2019 graduate, Drew Hartz. So far the returns are very favorable. Most importantly, he has led the “Aces” to three wins against zero defeats. Catholic (2A) still has to play Owensboro “Senior” (5A), Apollo (6A), and Daviess County (6A) before everything is “said and done.” For now, Clancy is rolling and so is the team he has been entrusted to lead. Congratulations on being the “Revolutionary Player of the Week” and join us, this time next week, as we distinguish another worthy recipient. HB.

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The first weekend in October…who wins, who loses around @KyHighFootball? We pick the winner and give a projected score in 11-Kentucky-wide games! @minguabeefjerky, @PrepSpin, @1776Bank

Lots of good games about this weekend in Kentucky high school football. In this article we go in depth about Middlesboro at Breathitt courtesy of editorial board member Fletcher Long, editor and sports reporter for the Jackson Times-Voice, and then look at some other key area matchups. In each one, we give you what we believe the final score will be. Enjoy the article and the weekend’s slate of games. HB.

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@zac10ckhart from @PikevilleHSFB is the @minguabeefjery “Protein-packed Performer of the Week.” @PrepSpin, @KyHighFootball, @1776Bank

Talk about your protein-packed performers, this 6-1, 180-pound WR for Pikeville High School (1A) had a night which broke two state records and came in 3rd in another statistical category. If a night like that doesn’t get you a T-shirt and some beef jerky, it is hard to imagine what one has to accomplish to win this award. Junior, Zack Lockhart had an incredible performance against Henry Clay(6A) and one we will likely never forget. Enjoy the article and join us next week as we honor another worthy recipient.

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Lots of folks around @KyHighFootball are wondering how good is the #WestCarter team? @CoachDBark, @orreyperry19, and several other Comets would tell you very good (featured photo: Michael Boggs, Sports View America)!

West Carter is beginning to make quite a bit of noise around 2A’s 8th District. This team played Beechwood for a regional title a year ago and looked poised to make it, at least, that far again this coming season, pandemic permitting. We look at this team and some of its “star power” in this article. Enjoy, Comet fans! HB.

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Outstanding individual performances the last weekend in September from around @KyHighFootball. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin

Well we have some more of the world’s finest beef jerky to award this coming Wednesday in the weekly “Protein-packed Performer of the Week” and there were some strong performances around the commonwealth from which to choose. These guys listed in this article are all contenders this week and this article will fully illuminate why that is. Enjoy the article. Join us Wednesday when we reveal this week’s recipient. HB Lyon.

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Here’s how @KPGFootball voted in this week’s @AP @KyHighFootball poll. @minguabeefjerky, @1776Bank, @PrepSpin

We take voting in the AP poll very seriously. We are proud to be a subscribed member of the foremost press agency in the land and feel our votes should be cast thoughtfully and only after having done the work. This is how we cast our vote for the poll which will be released the 28th (Yom Kippur) of September. We also included some reasons for why certain teams were voted where they were. Enjoy the article and thanks for your support. HB.

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@loftonhoward1 who plays for @GHSGatorFball is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week…. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

This week’s “Revolutionary Player of the Week” is a top-flight, 2023 QB/FS prospect who really showed out this week on the defensive side of the football at his free safety deployment. Howard plays for Greenwood High School. This feature is brought to you weekly by the folks over at Independence Bank. Go on by and see our friends and thank them, not just for this series, but for the outstanding services and products which have started a revolution in the banking industry.

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For those caught up on classification, @PikevilleHSFB (1A) travels to Lexington to play @HCHSDevilsFB (6A) Friday night. We pick the winner right here… @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @1776Bank

We have been telling you for years the enrollment of the high school has very little to do with how good of a football team it has in Kentucky. Well, tomorrow night, we suppose Pikeville High School (1A) will make the point for us when they travel to play Lexington’s Henry Clay High School (6A). This game won’t be close and it won’t be the team from Kentucky’s smallest classification feeling the effect of Friday night on Saturday morning. Enjoy the look brought to you like only KPGFootball can do it. HB.

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@DarionDearinger from @AndersonCoFB is the @Minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer of the Week.’ @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @1776Bank

Talk about your protein-packed performers, this 6-4, 285-pound TE/DE for Anderson County is roundly considered the best player at his defensive position in Kentucky High School Football. He had an incredible performance against Harrison County, albeit in a losing effort. Enjoy the article and join us next week as we honor another worthy recipient.

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@RooDaKid25 (Anthony “Rooster” Woodard) stuffed the stat sheet on both sides for @LC_Cougars this past Friday night.

We first wrote about this prospect in an article entitled “Russellville Rolls when the Rooster Crows.” Yeah, we were really proud of the title. We thought it enormously clever. That article was published April 15, 2017. Here it is, 2020, coming up on 2021, and we are still writing about this same player; and yes, we are still calling him “Rooster Woodard.” He has rounded into the type prospect we believed he would be all along. Right again! Enjoy this article about a prospect we have been on for quite a while. HB.

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Here’s how we voted in this week’s Associated Press weekly top-10 polls for each classification and why… @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin

We take voting in the AP poll very seriously. We are proud to be a subscribed member of the foremost press agency in the land and feel our votes should be cast thoughtfully and only after having done the work. This is how we cast our vote for the poll which will be released the 14th of September. We also included some reasons for why certain teams were voted where they were. Enjoy the article and thanks for your support.

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Outstanding individual performances this past weekend (09-18-2020) from around @KyHighFootball. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin

Well we have some more of the world’s finest beef jerky to award this coming Wednesday in the weekly “Protein-packed Performer of the Week” and there were some strong performances around the commonwealth from which to choose. These guys listed in this article are all contenders this week and this article will fully illuminate why that is. Enjoy the article. Join us Wednesday when we reveal this week’s recipient. HB Lyon.

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@harold_hogg (Harold Patterson II) from @AHSEagleNation (Owensboro Apollo) is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week

Harold Patterson’s Eagles really struggled in the opener against the Red Devils from Owensboro High School. Not many teams invade Red Devil Stadium and come away looking too good. The Eagles really need to rebound tonight when Meade County’s “Green Wave” come crashing into Apollo’s shore looking for high tide. Coach Edge’s Eagles will need another performance like Patterson turned in against Owensboro (Senior) High to have a chance to emerge victorious. Enjoy this article brought to you by your friends with the service and people who have revolutionized the banking industry in Kentucky: Independence Bank. Join us again next week as we highlight another terrific player.

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@AdrianStringer6 from @HCCHS_Football is the @Minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer of the Week’

We really can’t figure what goes better with middle or high school football than top-quality beef products, full of flavor and protein, like Mingua’s distinctive brand of jerky. It is perfectly seasoned, perfectly delicious, and perfectly satisfying. Welcome aboard Mingua Beef Jerky to the family and we look forward to working with you toward promoting and highlighting deserving young athletes. HB Lyon.

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The Associated Press weekly top-10 high school football poll…

There were only 9 of the commonwealth’s subscribed media members which voted in the ENTIRE weekly top-10 poll. We take seriously our obligation to you, our subscribers, to insure your voices are heard. We vote every week and will continue to do so. The following is the final poll. Those of you who subscribe to our service already know how we voted. HB.

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Outstanding individual performances this past weekend from around @KyHighFootball. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin

We may have to start calling this article “The Race for the World’s Finest Beef Jerky.” We had scouts all over Kentucky this weekend and they saw some impressive individual efforts. Nothing in life is guaranteed but if I were a betting man I would think this week’s Mingua Beef Jerky Power-packed Performer of the Week may well be in this article. Enjoy. HB.

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KPGFootball’s weekly AP, top-ten vote… @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @Kyhighfootball

We take voting in the AP poll very seriously. We are proud to be a subscribed member of the foremost press agency in the land and feel our votes should be cast thoughtfully and only after having done the work. This is how we cast our vote for the poll which will be released the 14th of September. We also included some reasons for why certain teams were voted where they were. Enjoy the article and thanks for your support. HB.

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@AndrewMunster from @mcleancohs1 is the @1776Bank, Revolutionary Player of the Week.

On the eve of opening the season, we decided to go back and award a former recipient of this same award. Andrew Munster was first awarded the Revolutionary Player of the Week by Independence Bank on January 26, 2019. With his recent selection to the “Herald-Leader Hundred” we thought now would be a good time to give the distinction to him a second time. Join us next week as we award this to another worthy recipient. HB.

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@williammlong, with @bchsbaby, is the @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein Packed Performer of the Week.’

We are very proud to be adding this new segment to the KPGFootball family. We really can’t figure what goes better with middle or high school football than top-quality beef products, full of flavor and protein, like Mingua’s distinctive brand of jerky. It is perfectly seasoned, perfectly delicious, and perfectly satisfying. Welcome aboard Mingua Beef Jerky to the family and we look forward to working with you toward promoting and highlighting deserving young athletes. HB Lyon.

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@MHSCardinalsFB will invade the @MustangRedZone at @gomaccracken this Friday night. We’ll dissect that matchup right here and pick a winner.

If I pick McCracken to win, the Mayfield Cardinal legion will go absolutely berserk. Those guys would be upset if the College Game Day crew picked Alabama over Mayfield. That is one of the main reasons Mayfield is Mayfield. However, McCracken went on the road and beat the Cardinals by double-digits in 2019. Will the Mustangs do it again in 2020? The answer to that question is in this article and on the field Friday night. HB.

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It’s game week and Labor Day: Let’s get this thing started the right way. Matchup Analysis of the biggest game in the Bluegrass, Sept. 11, @JCAthletics_ at @BellCoFootball

Here is a game which will be tougher than it looks on paper. Everyone gets all over the top about the loss of London Stephney at QB for Bell. His loss is huge, he was a fine player. However, what is left in Bell County, post-Stepney, is still elite talent. Johnson Central suffered some losses to graduation too. This game will be a tight one. Who’s going to win? Well, you’ll have to buy the article or subscribe to find that out! HB.

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Featured Matchup (9-11-2020): @LeslieCountyHS at @clay_co_fb. @KyHighFootball @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank

These same teams played early in 2019 in Hyden, Kentucky. Clay County won that game by 17-points. Fans can’t act like high school teams are the same year in and year out. There is something called “graduation” which plays a big part in any high school team’s fortunes. Who will win this year’s game to be played the 11th in Manchester? Glad you asked, we broke down for you in this article? Enjoy! HB.

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Chris Hill, c/o 2022, who plays for @MNHHS_Football is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week

There is no better time than the present to anoint another Independence Bank player of the week. Independence Bank is proud to sponsor a weekly article highlighting players in the areas where Independence Bank flourishes who embody the same type of revolutionary service to their respective football teams which has made Independence Bank unique and special in the banking industry. This week’s recipient is a player who appeared in 10 or so games in 2019 as a sophomore on a roster which was heavily laden with senior talent. Chris Hill has the frame, hostility, and athletic ability to really come to the fore in 2020 and we look for him to do just that. Hill’s efforts will really make the Maroons’ offense roll this coming season and he figures to be in the rotation on the defense front too. Join us next week as we award this to another worthy recipient.

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Saturday, September 12, 2020 will see @LCAKYEagles travel to Louisville to tackle @DeSalesColtsFB. Who wins? We have the answer for you right here!

This may be the top matchup in Kentucky the opening weekend of high school football. If we could get the ESPN family of networks to pick it up it would make quite a showcase for the quality of the Kentucky high school game. Enjoy this look at this tremendous early season test for both teams.

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@TannerCoyle3, Class of 2021, from @prphsfootball (Louisville)…Tough as nails! @VictorCoyle1 @KyHighFootball

Talk about your under appreciated football talents in Kentucky, we think Tanner Coyle, Pleasure Ridge Park, is one of the best MLBers and FBs in Kentucky’s graduating class of 2021. He puts the work in slinging the iron and those are numbers which can’t be faked. They just are what they are. If we were fielding a team, we don’t mind telling you he would certainly be on it. Enjoy the article. HB.

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@grindtimesayy (Selah Brown) from @MaleBulldogs is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week.

This week’s “Revolutionary Player of the Week” is a top-flight, 2022 SDE playing for Louisville’s Male High School. His name is Selah Brown. This is a kid ranked a 4-star national recruit by many of the most established recruiting services and one consistently ranked among the very best with his hand in the dirt playing along the defense’s line of scrimmage in his graduating class throughout the commonwealth. This feature is brought to you weekly by the folks over at Independence Bank. Go on by and see our friends and thank them, not just for this series, but for the outstanding services and products which have started a revolution in the banking industry.

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@LeavellDamarcus, Class of 2021, looks to ‘pave the way’ for Todd County Central’s ground forces…

Here is an outstanding two way lineman for the Todd County Central Rebels who plays tackle for his high school team but predicts to slide inside at the next level. Damarcus is a kid we have before featured and one of the very best high school players in the Big Sky Conference’s little school division. New Coach Josh Robins will need his contributions to build off the success of his predecessor. The Rebels were 6-5 a year ago and have the weapons back to challenge for the district this coming year. Enjoy the article!

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@colton_evans14, a c/o 2021 placekicker for @HCCols_Football, is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week

This week’s “Revolutionary Player of the Week” is a top-flight, placekicker who led the Colonels in 2019 in points scored. Nothing can impact a high school game more demonstrably than great special teams and having a kicker like Colton Evans is like finding money in the pocket of the pants you just got back from the dry cleaners. This feature is brought to you weekly by the folks over at Independence Bank. Go on by and see our friends and thank them, not just for this series, but for the outstanding services and products which have started a revolution in the banking industry.

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Checking in with @BrocBridges25, class of 2021, leading his @FultonCoPilots to the ‘Promised Land’

This kid is our top 2021 DE in the entire 1A classification. Here’s the rub, he’s being recruited to play on offense just as hard as on defense. Many D-1s rave about him as a TE prospect. He’s a fine player. Enjoy this look at Fulton County’s Broc Bridges. You’ll hear plenty more about him before it is all said and done, believe us. HB.

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@iamzanedeaton (Zane Deaton, C/O 2022) promises to keep @hazardfootball1 where they customarily reside, toward the top of the 1A classification

The Hazard Bulldogs, when they unload off the bus, just never look like how you would think a 1A team would look. They are always big, brutish, physical, well-coached, and in the 1A title-hunt. One problem they have is the emergence of district-foe, Pikeville, as the classification’s preeminent team. With young talent like Zane Deaton and Elijah Gayheart, coach Howard will find his way. Enjoy this look at Deaton. HB.

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The loudest voice in the #LetUsPlay movement may belong to @ifitz03_isaiah (Isaiah Fitzpatrick) from @AndersonCoFB, with good reason!

Well, simply put, this article is a flexing of our scouting muscle. There isn’t a single sports entity, outside of Anderson County, who even knows who this prospect is, much less that he is now prepared to set fire to the KHSAA’s 5th-district in Class 4A. Isaiah Fitzpatrick has grown, added muscle, dropped his 40-time from 4.6 to 4.42, and is ready to use his senior film to get some major attention. If given a chance this year, he is going to kill it. #LetHimPlay! Enjoy the article. It is why we are so different than (and superior to) any other entity covering this sport in the commonwealth of Kentucky. Know one knows even half what we do! HB.

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The @1776Bank Revolutionary Player this week is @theelimanning1 who is a 2022 ILB for @MaleBulldogs… @Aspirationsgym, @KyHighFootball

This week’s “Revolutionary Player of the Week” is a top-flight, 2022 ILB playing for Louisville’s Male High School. His name is Elijah Manning. This is a kid has played at NG/DT before being moved back to the second level at ILB where he has the athleticism, power, and explosion to flourish. This feature is brought to you weekly by the folks over at Independence Bank. Go on by and see our friends and thank them, not just for this series, but for the outstanding services and products which have started a revolution in the banking industry.

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@CalebJacob05 for @CovCathFootball is Kentucky’s top QB! Is Covington Catholic Kentucky’s best team?

Someone asked us at the magazine the other day which of Kentucky’s teams is the very best one from out of the 6-classifications. We get asked stuff like that all the time. In this article we look at Kentucky’s best QB returning in Caleb Jacob then we examine whether the best Kentucky team might be Eddie Eviston’s Colonels. Enjoy the article. HB.

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@chirico_joe would agree Class of 2021, @Jake_Hyden01, is one @PaintsvilleFB Tiger it can be hard to get off

This is one tough Tiger. He is sure to be prominently in opposing game plans this coming year too. Offensively or defensively, this kid, one of 2021’s most complete football players, comes into the fall leading his team in about four statistical categories considered a little on the important side. Enjoy the article. HB.

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Offensive Lineman, @EPhillips2024, from @HighlandsFB is a Big Man slated for a Big Year

Ethan Phillips is a gifted player we covered when he was playing for Team Kentucky Future Stars. Programs don’t get quality, up and coming, offensive line talent like this all the time. Programs like Ft. Thomas Highlands gets players like this more than most. That is why they seem to always be winning championships. Enjoy the article. HB.

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@NolanFord17, from @WEHSFootball1, is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week!

This week’s “Revolutionary Player of the Week” is a top-flight, 2021 dual-threat QB playing for Warren East High School. His name is Nolan Ford. He has been at the reigns of Coach Griffith’s offense since his freshman season. This feature is brought to you weekly by the folks over at Independence Bank. Go on by and see our friends and thank them, not just for this series, but for the outstanding services and products which have started a revolution in the banking industry.

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Montrell Rogers from @CountyLaker is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week!

This week’s “Revolutionary Player of the Week” is a top-flight, 2022 defender playing for Calloway County High School. His name is Montrell Rogers. He, very quietly and without much fanfare, had over 80-tackles in just 11-games in 2019. This feature is brought to you weekly by the folks over at Independence Bank. Go on by and see our friends and thank them, not just for this series, but for the outstanding service and products which have started a revolution in the banking industry.

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@michael64635922 (Brian Baker), from @POCOFootball is the unadulterated ‘King of the Bluegrass Kickers (and Punters)’

Punters and Kickers are too often overlooked. When you have someone like Brain Baker punting and kicking for your high school team, you get to witness that one-third of the game really impact outcomes. Powell County and its new coach, Mike Jones, will be blessed to have one of Kentucky’s only 5-star, nationally ranked, high school players handling that aspect of the game in 2020. Enjoy the article. HB.

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@TerpsFootball has offered instate player, @XavierBrown22 from @LCA_Football. How long before they offer our top rated 2022, ‘athlete,’ @MorrisD1 (Tyler Morris)?

Well the Terrapins dipped into one of the wealthier rosters of talent in Kentucky to offer Xavier Brown from LCA. One has to wonder how much longer until someone gets to another ‘true prize’ on that roster in Tyler Morris? HB

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Charvelle McCallister from @MurrayTigerFB is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week!

This week’s “Revolutionary Player of the Week” is a top-flight, 2021 RB playing for Murray High School. His name is Charvelle McAllister. He, very quietly and without much fanfare, rushed for over 1,100-yards in 2019 in only 12-games in 2019. Both Tommy Waldrup and Hunter Utley have moved on to playing on Saturdays, so he will be critically important to his team’s fortunes in 2020. This feature is brought to you weekly by the folks over at Independence Bank. Go on by and see our friends and thank them, not just for this series, but for the outstanding service and products which have started a revolution in the banking industry.

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The Inside Story on ’20 Fall Sports (Featured Photo: Brendon Miller, Bluegrass Sports Nation)

This appeared in the Jackson Times-Voice’s July 22nd edition. It’s author, the editor of that publication and on our editorial board, Mr. Fletcher Long, has permitted our republishing it to our exclusive forum of “insiders” for those of you unfortunate enough to not live in Jackson, Kentucky or subscribe to the Times-Voice (he made us say this). HB.

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@JaylinBross has been nominated for an honorary ESPN ‘Espy’ Award. @LMHSCoachWolfe and @MaleBulldogs couldn’t be any happier!

We first started calling him “The Boss” after watching him completely own the East/West Kentucky game in 2016. He was the “Offensive MVP” of the game and deservedly. Now he is one of Louisville’s leading returning rushers and nominated for an Espy. Enjoy the article. HB.

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@Kpelfrey32 from Johnson Central is ready for some heavy lifting

Somehow Johnson Central keeps producing top-flight TE talent. Yet, they seemingly never throw the football. Funny how that works. Well, just when everyone has begun noticing how Zach Russell is the best TE in KY’s 2021-class, Keygan Pelfrey has begun to round into the best TE in the Class of 2022. There is no rest for the weary with this bunch for sure. Enjoy the article. HB.

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@bridger_knee from @PurplesFootball is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week!

This week’s “Revolutionary Player of the Week” is a top-flight, 2022 DE playing for Bowling Green (Senior) High School. His name is Bridger Knee and, if his name sounds familiar it should, we have featured him several times. He will have a very big year in Class 5A, District 2, if he builds on what he did over his sophomore season. This feature is brought to you weekly by the folks over at Independence Bank. Go on by and see our friends and thank them, not just for this series, but for the outstanding service and products which have started a revolution in the banking industry.

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Every high school team needs a @brand_dearing, Class of 2022. @MasonCoFootball is darn proud they have one!

We wrote an article about this prospect before his freshman year in high school. Much like predicted, he is rounding into the high school star we thought he would be back then. High School football teams have guys like this IF THEY ARE ANY GOOD. This kid will kill it in 2020 after leading his team in rushing over his sophomore season.

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@davie_desmond from @CCSchoo1s is ready to shine in 2020

We consistently predict players who will break out in any one season. We predict it before it happens. These players break through and get ranked on a major service’s site and then everyone wants to forget the first publication which told its subscribers all of this was going to happen. Well, today we are telling you, if you can purchase stock in Desmond Davie, BUY! Enjoy the article and get ready to tell us we were right, AGAIN, in about 6-months. HB.

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Daniel Yates, Class of 2021 WR/DB, from @WebCoFootball is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week.

We thought before we left the famed “Sebree Branch” of Independence Bank, we would dip into the Trojan roster and feature maybe Webster County’s very best, all-around football player, Daniel Yates. Enjoy this article brought to you each week by your friends and neighbors at Independence Bank. Go see them today and discover whey they have started a revolution in the Kentucky banking industry with their personnel, services, and financial products.

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@schofficial86, the ‘Scholfield Leg-Rocket,’ is aiming for a banner senior year!

When I was coaching ball I used to say all the time having a potent placekicker on the roster was like finding a $20 bill in the pocket of a pair of pants you just got dry cleaned. It is really a luxury and can win you a championship, believe me. Well, Kentucky doesn’t have a better placekicker in the 2021 graduating class than McCracken County’s “The Scholfield Leg Rocket.” Enjoy the article. HB.

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‘Big Baby’ back in Pike County…@JacobyTbury79 to suit up for @PikevilleHSFB

“No sir, you ain’t moving ‘Big Baby’ nowhere!” I remember hearing Kentucky Future Stars’ Director yell this at Team Kentucky camp three years ago like it was yesterday. Three years later it is even harder to move this 6-2, 290-pound DT/NG. He’s at Pikeville High School now, like they really needed the help (denote sarcasm). Enjoy the article. HB.

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@MBORO_FOOTBALL, with players like Zach Tong, has the staying power to remain a 7th-District Threat!

Coming off the bus, this is one of the more impressive physical specimen about whom the 7th-District can boast. He is coming off a tremendous year which would see him make our Sophomore All-State team and the Jackson Times-Voice’s All 7th-District squad. Players tend to experience their most visible signs of physical development between their sophomore and junior years. With his junior year upcoming, the ought to make this kid one to watch, commonwealth-wide, in 2020. Enjoy the article. HB.

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2021 QB, Mason Wilson, from @WebCoFootball is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week.

This week’s “Revolutionary Player of the Week” is a top-flight, 2021 QB playing for Zack LaGrange’s Webster County Trojans. His name is Mason Wilson and he will have a very big year in Class 3A, District 1, if he builds from off of what he did over his sophomore and junior seasons. This feature is brought to you weekly by the folks over at Independence Bank. Go on by and see our friends and thank them, not just for this series, but for the outstanding service and products which have started a revolution in the banking industry.

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@logan_weedman from @REALAHSFOOTBALL looking to help restore the Eagles to prominence

This is an example where an early offer may have stopped other schools from offering. Logan was offered by the Wildcats in 2017 and has only added one other offer since (WKU). Of course, one doesn’t need but one, one can only accept one anyway. This is a consistently rated player who we think of more as a DE than the TE position where both major rating services forecast he will play in college. Enjoy the article. HB.

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Edmund Brooks, from @HCCols_Football is the @1776Bank’s Revolutionary Player of the Week

This week’s Revolutionary Player of the Week is an elite WR from Class 6A Henderson County. His name is Edmund Brooks and he figures to continue the fine play he showed District-1 in 2019 when 2020 arrives. This feature is brought to you weekly by the folks over at Independence Bank. Go on by and see our friends and thank them, not just for this series, but for the outstanding service and products which have started a revolution in the banking industry.

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With @orryperry19 and the gang returning in 2020, West Carter figures to be favored to repeat as Class 2A, District 8 Champions. @WCcomets, @GavinAd20116319

Most people thought Shelby Valley would emerge from the 8th-District as the champion in 2019. Well, most people couldn’t have been more in error. It was West Carter, at 9-4 in 2019, who went on to play Beechwood for the Regional Title. Well, 8th-district, bad news, the Comets return many key components in 2020. Enjoy the article. HB.

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Jake Frames from @HancockCoHS_KY is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week

This week’s Revolutionary Player of the Week is a super young lineman from Hancock County. His name is Jake Frames and he figures to really take-off in 2020. This feature is brought to you weekly by the folks over at Independence Bank. Go on by and see our friends and thank them, not just for this series, but for the outstanding service and products which have started a revolution in the banking industry.

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@WoodfordFBall picks up a timely and important enrollee in Andrew Nason

You Really don’t want to lose top-flight talent entering your ninth-grade. Not all ninth-graders are created equally. Some have the frame, polish, and skill set to help teams out quickly. Andrew Nason is one of those type ninth-graders. He has had excellent coaching, has a very polished skill-set, with an excellent frame and athleticism which would indicate early PT for one of 2024’s best football players. Enjoy the article, Yellow-Jacket Fans! HB.

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@AlexFarler, formerly @LchsLeslie has enrolled at Southwestern High School and practiced last night with @Southwestern_FB

This is a very solid pickup for Class 5A Southwestern High School in Pulaski County, Kentucky. Alex was an all-District performer a year ago and was one of the Eagles most reliable down-field receiving targets and one of its more capable coverage corners. He is a former “Team Kentuckian” so we know he possesses the ability to play the game at a very high level. He will need that ability because Southwestern has some “folks” to play in that very tough classification of competition. Enjoy the article. HB.

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@JtAdamsIV2 from @CountyColonels is a winner right from the starting gate (featured photograph: Brendan Miller, BSN)

Sometimes we forget that not every kid comes in and slides straight into the Friday night lineup as a freshman. This is especially true at the 5A level of football in Kentucky. However, by year’s end we saw more and more of JT Adams patrolling the Colonel defense’s second level. Get ready, you will certainly see way more of that this year out of a kid we have consistently ranked among the top 2-3, 2023 LBs. Enjoy the article. HB.

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@sammyjo09621855 (Samuel Davis) from @Frankfort_High is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week

This kid here was forced into action as a freshman. He performed admirably and now has his team looking to vastly improve on its finish (4-7) from the 2019 season as 2020 rolls around. Enjoy this article about Samuel Davis, who is a rising sophomore QB at Frankfort High School and go see our friends down at the fastest growing bank in the commonwealth, Independence Bank. Find out why their products and people have started a revolution in the financial services market. HB.

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Let’s check in with @rudy_blackwell from @BelfryFootball1…

We thought we would check in on a kid which Belfry (lucky them) seems to grow on trees over there. Rudy Blackwell, Jr. made our Freshman All-State Football team in 2019 and considering how he played and the numbers he put up it really wasn’t a close call. Heading into his sophomore year, if he continues to develop physically, grow a little thicker to go with his growing taller, there is really no limit to how good he can be. Could he be another Grayson Cook? Hard to say, but one has to note the physical similarities. Enjoy the article. HB.

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Class of 2022 QB, Kanyon Franklin, from @CchsTouchdown (Calloway County HS) is the @1776Bank, Revolutionary Player of the Week

When the Lakers were on in 2019, like on the road at Hoptown, November 8, 2019, for round-one, they were really competitive and looked to have the trappings of a fine ball club. Unfortunately, when thy were “off” man were they “off,” like the first game with Hopkinsville back in September. Still, the young ball club is well coached and has capable talent on which to build like this week’s Revolutionary Player of the Week. Enjoy the article and get on by and see our friends at Independence Bank today.

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Preseason Breakdown: @BellCoFootball (Featured Photo: Jay Compton GM/Editor Sun-Courier)

The Bell County Bobcats have certainly lost a marquee player in London Stephney. Stephney, headed to the Naval Academy to play football, matriculated to the school from his Knoxville, Tennessee home some 3-4 years ago. He graduated last term. However any team with Dudley Hilton at the helm will always have a chance and Bell County just may be returning more than one realizes. Enjoy this preseason breakdown of a team we expect to be heard from in 3A before a Champion is crowned this coming season. HB.

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@MasonMoore0 from @LCAFootball2020 looks poised to come into his own in 2020

Mason Moore is a player whose full potential is only just now starting to come to the fore. He is a 6-0, 180-pound safety man for Lexington Christian Academy and part of the best collection of 2022’s on any one football team, regardless of classification playing high school football in the commonwealth of Kentucky. His daddy wasn’t too bad at football either. Enjoy the article!

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Hot Tip: If you are looking for stars who scream off the defensive edge, @beechwood_tiger and @Beechwood_FB would like you to meet @iamxcc34 (Xavier Campbell, Class of 2023)

This is one of those “How do they do it moments.” If you would like to take a moment to marvel at the brilliant coverage provided by KPGFootball, feel free to do so now. This is simply the reason we are able to command money for a subscription to this service and why many colleges let us scout Kentucky for them. Xavier Campbell will be a superstar in Kentucky High School football as soon as this coming season. He had an incredible season as a freshman and played significantly at DE for one of Kentucky’s premier programs. Enjoy the article and remember who told you about this guy first…the same service who tells you about EVERY GUY FIRST.

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For @lrichardson_3 and @FSFootball, “…There’s No Shortcut Home…” on 2020’s Horizon!

When Luke Richardson led the Wildcats to a 14-1 record and 4A Kentucky State Championship in 2018 he probably thought HS football was a breeze. I mean, playing QB as a freshman and winning it all, what’s the big deal, right? Well, last year’s 7-6 proved what Robert Tepper wrote about in his hit song lyrics many years ago. “There’s no easy way out; There’s no shortcut home.” Enjoy the article. HB.

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With everything @MHSCardinalsFB has graduated, is @kylan_galbreath enough to get back to Lexington?

We heard a team in Eastern Kentucky one time referenced as “The Mayfield of the Mountains.” They were quite pleased with that reference. They should be. However, this is “The Mayfield which is the actual Mayfield” we’re talking about today. They has lost a ton of offensive production. They have lost quite a bit in the third defensive level too. Is Kylan Galbreath enough to lead them back to Lexington? We will look at that in this article. HB.

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@KobeMartin03 from @SouthWarrenFB is the @1776Bank (Independence Bank) Revolutionary Player of the Week

We featured a teammate of his weeks ago and now we have circled around to feature him. Kobe Martin is one of 2022’s top-five or so RBs commonwealth-wide and recruiters tell me, college prospect wise, he may be every higher than that. He is getting it done at one of Kentucky’s premier football programs at any classification. It will be fun to see what he does this coming Fall. Congratulations to Kobe Martin, No. 23, for the South Warren Spartans from the fastest growing bank in the commonwealth of Kentucky, Independence Bank. Come see us and discover why. HB.

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Connor Baldwin, Class of 2021, from @McLeanCoHS is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week

McLean County High School had an incredible run in 2019. First, they got past Owensboro Catholic to win the district and they got to play State Champion Somerset in the Regional Championship Game. One of the guys on whom they most had to rely will be back in 2020. This week’s Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week is McLean County’s Connor Baldwin. Join us next week as we award this to another worthy recipient. HB.

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Recruiting…How Do You Know Who’s Really Looking at You?

The late Whitney Houston recorded a song with the lyric “how do I know if he really loves me?” The same question runs through the minds of parents about college recruiters who very often toy around with their student-athlete’s affections. We believe we may have discovered something weighty about how to tell when a school is interested versus feigning interest. That information is in this article and for the exclusive use of our subscribers. That’s why you pay us “the big bucks.” Enjoy the article and try to learn something. HB.

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Brayden Cundiff from @AthertonFootbal is our @1776Bank, Revolutionary Player of the Week

Coach Anthony White, a.k.a. Nino, has his Atherton Rebels trending in the right direction. Star 2021 linebacker Brayden Cundiff will be instrumental in keeping the momentum trending in an upward trajectory. Enjoy this piece about a fine player and an even better person brought to you by the fastest growing bank in the commonwealth of Kentucky. Get on by your Independence Bank today and discovery what make them able to offer the finest in financial products.

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Hey @pths_football! It is time to get @briiann23 heavily involved on both sides of the football.

Building up toward the Fall of 2020, which Commissioner Taggart assures us will come off, though when it will start is still hanging in the air somewhat, we continue to feature players we think will step forward for their respective teams. Today, we look at a DB who may need to carry some offensive load for Paducah’s Blue Tornado to experience the type success it realized in 2019. Enjoy the article. HB.