Enjoy this article about a kid a tad undersized who lets his play do his talking. He’s not only remarkable on both sides of the football between the chalk lines but is also unbelievable in the class room. Thanks for supporting our efforts to get stories like this one out to the public. HB.
Some guys have the frame and just can’t play. Other guys lack the frame but have the guts and the heart to be really good. The latter we call “Football Players.” It is an honor to be called a “Football Player” by people who know what one is. We are among those who do and Caleb Tackett from Ashland, Kentucky certainly is. Enjoy the article. HB.
When we say Karsten Poe ‘wants another swing at this thing’ we are talking about an athlete who knows something about taking ‘swings.’ Poe is also a prospect on the diamond in addition to the gridiron. Enjoy this article about one of the mountain’s finest two-way players. HB.
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.Read more
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.
Yesterday, the KHSAA Board of Control announced its plan for the resumption of sports this Fall. We are listening intently at least as it involved football. Here is what we heard. HB.
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
Want to know who’s going to rule the 6-classes of Kentucky High School football? Well, this is who CalPreps.com thinks will reign supreme. In italics, you will see what we think of it. Enjoy the article. HB.
Recruiting has become quite the animal, if we are being honest, particularly in football. It seems, more and more, like[…]
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.Read more
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.
Here is a guy who has to be the top-rated guy in his class at his position. He may end up being the top rated 2023-player at any position before the matter is all said and done. Bryce Hoskins ladies and gentlemen, avoid the rush and right down the name now! HB.
We are very pleased to get to break this news. Darion Dearinger, who is our top rated DE in Kentucky, has decided to play for Marshall’s Thundering Herd. There will be a day the instate schools will loathe they let this kid out of the commonwealth. Mark my words. HB.
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.
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.
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.Read more
You don’t get any better in the 2022 graduating class at the WR position than Vincel Anthony, Jr. from Male High School. We call him Vinny ‘The Jet’ around the magazine. This article should explain that to you. HB.
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.
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
We asked a member of our editorial board, Fletcher Long, to give us his take on the action yesterday in New Albany, IN at the Future Stars’ Alumni combine. This article is from the notes he provided us. Enjoy the article. HB.
Mikey Garland is one of those players you tend to overlook with all the other star power on the Somerset roster. His 2019 production proved pivotal and looking over him is A BIG MISTAKE! Enjoy the article. HB.
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.Read more
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.
“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.
If you are looking at the featured photograph, it is getting time to hit the white arrow on Adrian Jones’ junior year. His sophomore year was remarkable. He won’t have Tobias Storm or Duane Jackson around in 2020 to shoulder the burden. Is he ready to “be the man!” We think so. Give this article a read and see what you think. HB.
This kid is still growing as he leaves to play college football for John Luttrell at Union College. Don’t be surprised if his “best football” isn’t actually played in college and don’t be surprised if he scores an NFL combine invite in a few years. Enjoy the article. HB.
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.
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.Read more
Everybody has to start somewhere. Josh Baisden isn’t as large as his brother, Jacob, and he hasn’t been as productive for the Belfry…yet! Jacob Baisden is moving on to college and many believe Josh is headed for the Belfry D-Line rotation in spite of his only seeing action in 3-games in 2019. Enjoy the article. HB.
This appeared in the Jackson Times-Voice and was written by a member of our editorial board who is the newspaper’s editor. It is fine work so we published here for the benefit of our subscribers. HB.
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.
What a junior year Azariah Israel had in 2019. His level of production visa vie the rest of the team cannot be understated nor can his importance to the team’s fortunes in the coming season. He’s Kentucky’s very best RB in our opinion and is holding numerous FBS-level offers presently. Enjoy the article! HB.
Here is a guy who has it all physically. Gifted athlete with really fine feet, moves well, devastating punch, runs his feet well, and is 6-8 and weighs in the 340-pound range. He’s a 2022-kid, which means he has time to improve the considerable gifts he already possesses. This is a Power-5 guy. Enjoy the article. HB.
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.Read more
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.
There are wonderful athletes playing high school football all over the commonwealth of Kentucky. Many of them are multi-sport stars. There are no athletes in Kentucky, particularly at the 1A classification, much better of an athlete than Bellevue’s Aaron Atkins. Enjoy the article. HB.
Jagger Gillis has left Anderson County and will play both football and basketball at Boyle County this coming season. This is a fine pick-up for new head man, Justin Haddix. It is a move which will likely garner much more recruiting attention for this 6-3, 2021 QB/DB prospect too. Enjoy the article. HB.
Everybody is always fixated on the RBs. With a RB returning like Azariah Israel you can see the reason for the fixation. However, those guys still have to have someone block for them. Israel returns Lamont Kennedy in front of him to clear the way in 2020. We are willing to bet this thrills him to no end. Enjoy the article! HB.
We built HS football on players like this. Austin Combs is the type of high school football star we have enjoyed watching thrive on Friday nights for as long as the game has been played. Players like him aren’t going anywhere. Enjoy the article. HB.
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.Read more
With an ever-changing landscape in the first-district of the 4A classification brought about by graduation, it seems hard to pick[…]
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.
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
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.
He’s the definitive player at his position in the commonwealth of Kentucky but now the two-time first-team All-Stater (AP) is drawing attention from outside the United States. Enjoy this article about Breathitt County’s William Long.
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.Read more
We saw this kid at the Bret Cooper game a couple of years ago. The East Coaching staff couldn’t stop talking about him. How good is this kid? Well, he played in 8-games as a freshman at 5A Owensboro Senior! That should tell you something. HB.
We haven’t heard from Dre Maxwell in a while. Reason? Well, it is that hard to work up the St. Xavier depth-chart for any young player in the 6A classification. Still, this is the year. He will kill it this year and all of you will know exactly who he is by playoff time. Enjoy the article. HB.
This guy has the frame colleges covet. Has the length too and is mighty effective along the first level in the down-hill run game. Enjoy this look at 6-6, 330-pound, Spencer County’s biggest Bear, Gavin Phillips. HB.
Coaches can be prone to hyperbole. Still, who are we to quibble, the coach should know better than we. That is why when James Bridges, the HFC at Fulton County, said DiAvian Bradley was “just as good” as Caleb Kimble, we paid attention. Enjoy the article. HB.
Well, there isn’t a combination in the KHSAA at the receiver position which can boast two returners like Jackson Corbett and this feature’s subject, Blake Busson. Now, who’s going to throw them the football now that Beau Allen is opening practice as a Kentucky Wildcat? That is the 64-dollar question isn’t it? Enjoy this article. HB.
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.
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.Read more
Sebastian Lawrence is one of 2021’s premier defensive tackles. HIs offer list certainly supports that belief. Is he ready to lead his Tigers past Mayfield and onto a birth in the Regional Championship Game? Hard to tell, but he will certainly be up to that challenge. Enjoy the article. HB.
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
Man are we already featuring 26’s? This young man here, entering the 7th grade at Whitley County is on the coming MS All-State watchlist and may well be the first 2026-prospect we have featured. If he isn’t THE first, he is among the first. Enjoy the article. HB.
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!
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
The Beechwood Tigers have won 12 Class A Kentucky State Football Titles. The name alone evokes dread and anxiety from programs much larger than the one in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. They have a splendid, rising senior QB who is the straw which stirs the drink for the Tigers. Enjoy the article about Cameron Hergott.
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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.Read more
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.
One of our favorite players in Kentucky, Hunter Scott, a.k.a. “The Gooch” is what we call a down-hiller in the offensive line play industry. This article should explain that. HB
Heading into the 2020-season, the toughest district in 2A, and one of the toughest in all of Kentucky football regardless[…]
This kid here may be the best returning QB this side of Louisville, Kentucky. He has been doing wonderful things with not a tremendous amount of talent around him. The Storm is on a 16-game skid but Chris Manning looks poised to turn those fortunes completely around. Enjoy the article. HB.
Often times the late bloomers are the ones whose bloom lasts the longest. We have been told to expect the emergence of Bo Stinson by the “folks who know” around Paris, Kentucky. We listen to these folks. Enjoy the article. HB.
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.Read more
Not a better running-back in Kentucky’s class of 2024 in our humble opinion. No less than FBU and Team Kentucky Elite seem to share in that view point. Enjoy this article about Ethan Gregory from Corbin, Kentucky.
We dubbed him “the Rifleman” in an article about him we published April 1, 2020. He has done nothing but prove us right. Enjoy the article! HB.
Man oh man did Covington Catholic lose a lot on defense. Of course, losing Michael Mayer from off of any offense (or defense) will leave a mark. Caleb Jordan, All-State QB in 2019, is back and that is quite a lot. Enjoy this look at a team which has gone 44-1 the last three years. HB.
You talk about a football player, you wait until you read about Xavier Brown from Lexington Christian Academy. Lots of people believe LCA will win it all in 2020. Brown is just one of the reasons people have this expectation. Enjoy the article. HB.
Franklin West is one of the very outstanding players at both positions he plays, OT/DT. He will get early PT for the Redhounds this coming Fall entering the starting lineup in the first half of the year if he doesn’t start there. He’ll have Logan Smith to guide him. Enjoy the article. HB.
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.Read more
This kid literally came from nowhere to make our Sophomore All-State Football team in 2019. Now he has people wondering aloud if he isn’t Kentucky’s top QB-prospect in the 2022-class to go along with that class’s top Safety. Enjoy this look at an athletic anomaly. HB.
James Johnson is one of 2021’s top running-backs at his or any other classification. If you haven’t heard of him, then add that to the reasons you pay us $10/month to be better informed about topics you love and follow. Enjoy the article. HB.
If you weren’t working to get better, you may soon discover (to your chagrin) the guy across from you was…[…]
In this article, we asked 10 football enthusiasts who identities we agreed not to reveal how they perceived an offer from each of Kentucky’s in-state college football programs from top to bottom. The contents of this article is ranked how they ranked them.
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
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.Read more
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.
It can be hard to get noticed in places as remote as Mt. Vernon, Kentucky. However, Rockcastle High School has a steeped and storied tradition, is being headed up by one of Kentucky’s best high school coaches, and earns its nickname, “The Rock” every time it enters a playing field. Enjoy this feature about its Napoleonic and dynamic QB, Noah Parkey. HB.
Man these mountains are loaded with talent. We tend to find every last one of them too. Why? Because we have Mark Cook on our team and other publications don’t. So when Coach Cook says Brad Lowe can play, and he raised and trained Grayson Cook, we figured he would be in a fine position to know. Enjoy the article, see if you don’t agree with him! HB.
Every season someone comes out of virtually nowhere to have a killer year. We saw this when Breathitt’s Caden Hogg came out his senior year with an All-State caliber year after having spent most of his time, before then, warming the bench. Will Ethan Gipson pull a Caden Hogg? Well…he just might! Enjoy the article. HB.
Sawyer Hall, Class of 2025 has all the markings of a future football elite player. In fact, we’re going to go ahead and call it now. What makes us so sure? Well, you will just have to read the article to discover the basis for our belief. You may learn our prognosis is far from just guess-work. Enjoy the article. HB.
There can’t be a kid entering football with a better attitude or work ethic than Bourbon County’s Lucas McCarty, Class of 2024. He is part of the “come-up” on the football field under Dave Jones and staff in Paris, Kentucky. We feel privileged to get to cover kids like him.
It is gratifying to see the kids we have covered for so long flourishing like we predicted many of them would. “One day” has turned into “right now” for so many of them. Here is a guy we awarded this same award back on March 4, 2018. Independence Bank is proud to name Nick Coates from Louisville’s Male High School this week’s Revolutionary Player of the Week. Keep grinding Nick, the fastest growing bank in Kentucky is noticing. Join us next week as we give this award to yet another deserving middle or high school football player.Read more
At 6-0, 230-pounds, this cat makes plays all over the field. Austin Gough (Owensboro Senior) and he are the consummate 2nd-level players in Kentucky. Both of them are FBS-level performers and even FBS frames at where they project. So, why is Thompson being slept on, or Gough for that matter? Well, we don’t know but it won’t happen for ever. Sooner or later, the cream will rise to the top. Enjoy the article! HB.
Whether you want to call him Q’Daryius McHenry or Q’Daryius Jennings, it doesn’t matter, just call him “Q.” Everybody in Kentucky football circles knows who “Q” is. There are very fine reasons for why that is so. Enjoy the article! HB.
David Odom, Jr., Class of 2021, has a wonderful opportunity in front of him to lead his Gators on a continued upward-trajectory. Is he up to the challenge? We believe and expect he is. Read this article and discover why. HB.
Here is a kid who can literally play at any level of college competition all the way up to FBS, Power-5. He has some teams hunting him, but not as many as he should. Logan Smith is the Truth! Enjoy the article!
Here’s a young player who’s athleticism makes him a thrill a minute. Will it be rising senior Camdon Marshall or sophomore Darionte Ragsdale up under center when Fall practice breaks? We’ll see. Meanwhile, congratulations to Darionte for being the Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week and join us next week as we recognize another deserving player.Read more
Drew Johnson is tough. Drew Johnson is accomplished. Drew Johnson has an enviable frame for his position. Drew Johnson has the attention of some big-boys in the football world. This article explains all of that. Enjoy the article. HB.
Jason Perry, who will be a 9th-grader in the Fall of 2020, has enrolled to play at Breathitt County HS. So what, he just a freshman? Man, if you think that, you don’t know much about Team Kentuckians and what adding some of those does for any high school roster. You, primarily, need to read this article and try to learn something. HB.
Evan Brown from St.Xavier High School in Louisville, Kentucky has an opportunity to use his football playing talents to go to, perhaps, America’s most prestigious University. Will he spurn the hometown Cardinals for the Ivy League’s Harvard Crimson? Enjoy the article. HB.
With the first name of someone you would expect to perform with “The Tenors,” Giovanni Watson is one of the more intriguing two-way players in Kentucky headed into 2020. Enjoy the article. HB.
This is an article we are leaving out from behind the paywall as an appreciation for the unbelievable support we have been getting. As of this morning, KPGFootball has 442-subscribers. We were under 320 when the National Epidemic hit. We might be the only outlet in the commonwealth still reporting on sports. Anyway, the support has been phenomenal. As a thank you, we are leaving this article open for people to read for free. If you like what we do,
He is Kentucky’s premier player at MLB especially if Owensboro’s Austin Gough is deployed at OLB like many schools project him to play. His also a former Kentucky Future Star and FBU standout who has made one AA-team and 3 All-State teams in his illustrious career. Enjoy the article about Louisville Ballard’s Justice Thompson. HB.Read more
If you are looking to fight a war, like the ones staged each Fall on football fields across the 6A classification, we suggest you show up with a warrior. Here’s one, his name is Trent Clavey. Enjoy the article. HB.
He may be among the hottest recruits on the trail in Kentucky presently with schools at various levels checking him very closely. Meet Estes Parker, TE, Class of 2021 from Bourbon County High School.
We love projecting the next batch of stars. Well, it certainly doesn’t take Edgar Cayce to predict Cam’ron Boatwright will take off in 2020. You literally won’t believe what we expect him to do as a sophomore. Read this article and find out why.
We have been high on this kid since he was a freshman. He was a KPGFootball, underclassman All-Stater and he comes in at No. 12 on the preseason top-30 list over on BGR. We love him around the magazine. Read this and you will too.
One of our favorite players in the commonwealth and the 20th ranked defensive lineman in the commonwealth, preseason, according to BGR is DeAnthony James Perry from Louisville Trinity. Enjoy the article! HB.Read more
He’s preseason ranked the 8th best Offensive Lineman in Kentucky. He possesses a big-time frame and plays with a big-time mean streak. Enjoy the article about McCracken County’s No. 72, Blakley Miller. HB.
From the first family of Mountain OL play, we are proud to feature a player who has just been selected the 2nd best offensive lineman, preseason in the entire commonwealth of Kentucky. What makes him so? Enjoy the article. HB.
Kentucky’s preseason top-20 defensive linemen was released today and like so many things around the high school football world we have something to say about it. Enjoy the article. HB.
Head man, Jason Simpson, traveled a short distance over the Kentucky line and offered Broc Bridges from Fulton County, KY. We don’t think Martin is done plowing that particular field. Look for Martin to dip back in and offer 2021’s Dylan Hammond next. When it happens remember where you heard it first. Enjoy the article. HB.
What if…it is a phrase terrifying parents of rising football seniors. In this article we go through some scenarios and offer some suggestions. Enjoy the article. HB.
Who’s the new coach at Anderson County? We think it is the guy we have herein featured. We also think you are a Bearcat fan, you should be ecstatic. Enjoy the article. HB.
There isn’t a better linebacker in the 2022 class than Luke Burton and being perfectly honest, we should have had him on our Sophomore All-State team for 2019. Why didn’t we? We missed. We have been telling you that it is impossible to get them all and every team has glaring omissions and this is one we missed. That’s okay Luke, we’re Associated Press voters and we have our eye on you now! Enjoy the article about this week’s Independence Bank Revolutionary Player brought to you by the fastest growing bank in the commonwealth.Read more
We first started covering “Hoss” when he was in middle school playing for Team Kentucky. As low to the ground and powerfully as he plays, he is a problems for framed-out O-Linemen to try to block. Enjoy this article about one of 2022’s best on either side of the football along the interior. HB.
There is no a surprise here. Austin Gough, the 2021 LBer who has been at the top of KPGFootball’s board at his position, Kentucky-wide, since we first watched him in 7th grade play for Team Kentucky, has snagged a D-I offer from Southeast Missouri. This is the first of many. Enjoy the article. HB.
Every list ever published extolling the ability of any body of people have had people undervalued on the list, people overvalued on the list, and people glaringly omitted. No list is perfect. BoyleCo has done yeoman’s work here, and while we may not agree with the order, we can’t argue with any of the thirty he listed. We can and will give our opinion…and here it is. Enjoy the article. HB.
Here is an unfiltered look at a big splash hire and the implications it raises for the classification, district, and region. No “sharing” outside the pool of subscribers please as information this frank is why people pay us. HB.
He had a splendid sophomore campaign at Frederick Douglass before bolting for the prestigious IMG Academy for his Junior campaign. Well, he must have missed us (we sure missed him) because the player they call “The Flash” is back in Lexington and ready to saddle up for one more rodeo with Frederick Douglass. Enjoy the article. HB.
We aren’t sunshine pumpers around KPGFootball. People sign-up to discover what we think and we believe candor is part of what we are selling. While the Commodores shouldn’t be as offensively potent in 2020 as they were in 2019, particularly through the air, they have a star left in JT Acosta. If his offensive play should mirror what he has been doing on defense; well, then all bets are off on this prediction. Enjoy the article. HB.
Part of what we do is preserve on our database the history of Kentucky High School football both for the purposes of posterity and because the present recorders of history suck at this. In this article we will go back and look at one of Northern Kentucky’s greatest teams ever, the Juggernauts of Lloyd Memorial.
Okay, we are unabashed Zach Yates fans around KPGFootball. He made two of our previous All-State teams. Read this article and perhaps you will see why. HB.
Here’s a Louisville kid playing football for a small but mighty 1A private school program in the Derby City. This guy just absolutely crushes the eye-test. Thing is, he looks the part of QB, TE, or LB. Keep an eye on this one this coming Fall. He’ll be fun to monitor. HB.
Who are the guys vying for the head football coaching job at Trigg County High School? Well, here are the names we are hearing most linked to the opening. Any of these would be solid hires. Call this an educated guess…HB.
He’s one of the most coveted prospects in the Class of 2021 across Kentucky. Know what else he is? He’s now the Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. Enjoy the article from our friends at the fastest growing banking institution in Kentucky, Independence Bank. Go by and see them today. HB.Read more
If your looking for a team to make incredible strides in 2020, look no further than the Marshals. Why? Well, Quinn Smith putting in the work he is will ALWAYS net benefits. That is what makes HS football so fun. Enjoy the article. HB.
Here’s a 6-4, 275-pound grown man playing DE in Kentucky’s second largest city and largest classification of football competition virtually unknown to everyone outside of KPGFootball and Western Michigan University. Well, it is Kentucky. Try to learn something today as we feature a guy who has to be in the discussion of the best football prospects in Kentucky’s 2021 graduating class. HB.
These four guys lead the pack in Kentucky’s 2021 graduating class in regard to playing experience and success on Friday nights. They may be the saltiest veterans in the KHSAA entering the 2020 season. Enjoy the article…HB.
We were talking about this stud around the magazine just this morning. It was a teleconference so don’t get your Coronavirus briefs in a twist. We agree this kid here is one of the best Kentucky has to offer at his two positions and in his graduating class. This won’t be the last time you hear this name we promise. HB.
Coaches prize athletes who demonstrate the ability to compete and thrive in more than just one sport. This is a phenomenon we have before covered ad nauseam. Enjoy this article about some of the best multi-sport athletes the commonwealth has. HB.
The KHSAA, in an attempt to ward off any unnecessary spread of the Coronavirus also know as Covid-19, is imposing a mandatory “Dead Period” which is set to run through April 12, 2020. It could go longer, it could end sooner. KPGFootball is providing this article as a public service to football fans across Kentucky. HB.Read more
Mike Tyson once said about prize fighting “Everyone has a plan until they get hit in the mouth.” Here is a prospect who will be a sophomore this coming season who will hit you in the mouth either in or out of the boxing ring. Those attributes will prove quite handy when football season opens for this Class of 2023 prospect.
We used to call him “Big Baby” around the magazine when he was killing it down in the MS ranks as a valuable member of Team Kentucky. We hear he has grown up and we know he is back on the Kentucky side of the line dividing West Virginia and the Bluegrass. It will be fun to see him now that he is all grown up. We know Pikeville is also excited. HB Lyon.
We don’t like the present RPI formula used by the KHSAA. Why? We believe the our of classification enhancement for playing up ridiculously assists the teams who play terrible programs who happen to have larger enrollments. There is a system already being utilized which we believe to be way more accurate. Read this article and let us know what you think. HB.
My friends in Hopkinsville are mighty confident the Tigers will resume their historical place as the elite team in its district. Well they well may as there is plenty of talent on the Tiger roster, yearly. However, don’t overlook a Cougar team which has been depleted by graduation but is returning more talent than some of you realize. Enjoy this early look at our friends at Logan County High School.
This has been one of 2021’s very best football players since his staring for Team Kentucky back in Middle-School. Well, guess what? He still is among 2021’s very best football players who would have numerous offers right now were there any Junior film to be evaluated on this guy. He lost almost his entire Junior year to a freak injury. He’s back now and running at 110%. Wait until you see what he does in 2020! We can’t wait to see it! Enjoy the article. HB.Read more
Quinton Carlton has worked tirelessly and has performed sufficiently well enough to get to do something, going forward, that only 6.9 % of high school players will ever get to do. He has signed to play in college. We suspect you haven’t heard the last of this outstanding player as his talents will really shine once he hits the field on Saturdays. Enjoy the article. HB.
This week’s Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week is South Warren’s Kobe Martin who just put the wraps on an incredible sophomore season playing at Kentucky’s second highest classification and at one of Kentucky’s premier football programs. Join us next week as we award this honor to another worthy and deserving recipient. HB.Read more
Talk about dropping the ball when it came to picking the Freshman All-State team in 2019, we darn sure missed on this cat. He is now our top-rated linebacker in his class. We have our eyes on him now. Better late than never we suppose. Enjoy the article…HB.
Five of our KPGFootball All-Staters were awarded certificates last night (with Jaylen Turner not pictured) by the Breathitt County Board of Education. Congratulations boys and thanks to the BOE for recognizing their considerable achievement. HB.
This bit of news will shock the high school coaching fraternity in Kentucky as Coach Peach had garnered a level of success over his stint at Anderson County which would make one think him immune from a decision like this. Peach had a wonderful tenure for the Bearcats and took the program to unprecedented heights over the course of his career there. He was 114-63 at Anderson County with a trip to the Championship game (2011) and a trip to
We talk all the time about Ricco Hughes having the eye and his ability to spot a next-level football star as soon as middle school. His isn’t wrong often. He sure wasn’t wrong about North Hardin’s Lavell Wright. Enjoy the article. HB.
Congratulations to this week’s Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week, Webster County High School’s Mason Wilson. Join us next week as we award this honor to another worthy recipient.Read more
We used to call him “Big Bear” when covering him for Team Kentucky while he was in Middle School. He asked us not to so reference him that way so we quit. Now that he has grown into a literal grizzly, he has given us the go ahead to call him that once more. We are thrilled. He is one of the digital magazine’s very favorite players. Read why. HB.
This was a guy who really stood out to us especially for a sophomore. Jacob Gaines didn’t quite have an all-State year, but he wasn’t too far off either. Going forward we wouldn’t be at all surprised to see him blossom into one of Kentucky’s most recruited gridiron talents. HB.
We believe Wolfe County High School is close to announcing a new head football coach for its new program. We believe we know who it is. We won’t disclose the coach’s identity until the school has had the chance to make its own announcement. Maybe some of you can read between the lines…HB
The secret’s out on one of Kentucky’s very best athletes and football players. With what he has been doing on the combine circuit, 2020 should really be a big year for him. Enjoy the article. HB.
Here is a young man who really showed of what he was made in 2019 after having been sparingly used the year prior. Javeius Bunton is poised to have a break-out, senior season for one of Kentucky’s most storied programs. HB.Read more
Sure, Tyler Morris and Jaylin “The Boss” Bross are among the best football players in Kentucky in their respective classes. Neither of them got there by themselves. Enjoy this article about “The Man who is behind The Men” who are tearing it up at combines this offseason and will further kill it on gridirons across Kentucky this coming Fall. HB.
Tyler Morris is one of the most explosive athletes in the Kentucky Class of 2022. He may be its best football player too. With the size and physicality of a LB and the speed, agility, quickness, and explosion of a “skill,” Morris is the KHSAA’s version of the one-man band. His skill-set and determination make him a likely “Mr. Football candidate” in two years if not even next year. Enjoy the article about one of our favorite players. HB.
Deanglo Patterson is one of the most promising freshman RB’s in Kentucky playing high school football. This kid may be the fastest player in his class in the commonwealth. Enjoy this article about one of Kentucky’s very best 2023’s from your friends at the fastest growing bank in Kentucky, Independence Bank.Read more
Just to give you an idea the role Kentucky Prep Gridiron plays in the promotion of the kids we cover, we thought it would be neat to look at this year’s AP All-State Football Team and see just how many of them have, either formerly or presently, make one of our All-State Teams. The results were illuminating. HB.
Well, it is National Signing Day and some kids we kicked off covering when we first came on line are leaving us for the college ranks. We don’t feel as sad as the parents, but it is pretty close. Going to always remember the class of 2020. We are going to miss the class of 2020.Read more
Junior Day invites are going out and many of the players we have before featured are getting them. Parents called us all day asking what a Junior Day invite really means. Well the answer is different depending on the school and the school’s recruiting philosophy. Is it worth going? We think so and the contents of this article is why we say that. HB.
Uriah Virzi is a championship wrestler, a Regional Player of the Year in the KYMSFA, a Team Kentucky player, and a MS All-Stater. What he isn’t is a normal middle school football player or even a normal middle schooler. Most players at his level of development, and who have worked as hard as he, have left normalcy long ago. Enjoy the feature. HB.