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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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Outstanding performances from around the middle school ranks… @KYMSFAofficial @PrepSpin @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball

Well, the high-schoolers were off this week and the middle-schoolers took center stage. There were some unbelievable performances from the KYMSFA semi-finals. Here are this week’s jerky finalists, so to speak. 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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Weekend Report Card, KPGFootball with a solid 83% on its 12-picks. @Minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

Well, the weekend was a crazy one but it is time to grade our performance on our picks. We picked 12-games and rebounded from off a horrid performance from last week to go a respectable 10-2 and an onside’s kick and “Hail Mary” from going 11-1. Enjoy the article. HB.

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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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This week’s Associated Press weekly top-ten polls for all six classifications. @Minguabeefjerky, @PrepSpin, @KyHighFootball, @1776Bank

Here is this week’s Associated Press weekly top-10 football poll for all six of Kentucky’s classifications of competition. Once again, we thank you for your patronage which permits us the privilege of participating in this weekly poll. 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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How the ranked teams fared the 22-24th of October, 2020…

Every week we have the privilege of getting to vote as media members of the Associated Press weekly top ten high school football poll. Here is how the teams ranked in the prior week’s top-10 performed this past weekend. HB.

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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

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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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October 23, 2020….Here are our picks! @Minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @KyHighFootball

We have picked you a “dirty dozen” of football games for this coming weekend. We were 10-3 this past weekend on our picks running our season recored to 40-6. Yeah, that’s right, we’re pretty awesome at this…HB.

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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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Grading last week’s performance on our picks…

10-1 a week ago and 12-2 this week. KPGFootball is the best handicappers in Kentucky high school football. There is a reason for this, we study the subject 24/7, 365 and our competitors don’t. It is why we are who we are. For out subscribers, here is a look at what we predicted and how we did. Enjoy, 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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Projected winner/losers, week 2 of October (2020), in @KyHighFootball. @PrepSpin, @minguabeefjerky

We were 10-1 in our picks a week ago. How will we do this week? Well, here is how we see Friday night’s games going. We have picked 16 from around the commonwealth and attempted to hit all regions. Good luck to all the teams. 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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Accountability…@KPGFootball predicted 11-games for the first weekend in October and finished 10-1. How did we do? In this article, we answer that question!

We published 11 projections in the first weekend of October and finished 10-1. Hey, we’re mad we missed on the one. Here is a run-down of how we fared. 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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@ajoppel5 (Austin Oppel, c/o 2021) will be looking to soar when @MeadeFB lines up Friday night against @AHSEagleNation

Austin Oppel is a former Team Kentucky Future Star who we have followed on KPGFootball for years. He is tearing up the 6A classification and has the Green Wave looking to get out to a 2-0 start. Enjoy this look at a kid whose name is one you will certainly continue to hear as the year goes along. HB.

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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.

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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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Highlighted matchup: the battle for ‘Pond Creek’ will see @JohnHines66 Pulaski Maroons invade Pike County to play @BelfryFootball1 at the CAM. Here’s our breakdown of this matchup.

Talk about you programs with committed fan bases, Belfry will host Pulaski County in Friday Night’s opener on Pond Creek. We have the game broken down for you here like only we can. Enjoy the article. 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

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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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Matchup Analysis: September 11, 2020…@CCRocketsFTBL at @CaldwellCoFB

Because we do take special requests and because someone asked us to do this on Twitter, we decided to use our amazing analysis to breakdown another huge western Kentucky, opening weekend, showdown. We give you our analysis and predicted winner of the Crittenden County at Caldwell County game.

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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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@ChazGeraghty and @Lex27Thomas promise to be the one-two punch for @HCougs_Football

Luke Davis had a fine year in 2019, just as the Cougars. Well, Davis is out of eligibility but no need to cry over spilt milk. The Cougars still have their tried and true one-two punch of Chaz Geraghty and Lex Thomas. 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

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If you want to talk ILBs in the 2023-class, @Coach_Marcum at @athletics_echs will tell you they got a dandy in Braeden Waddle

Talk about your freshman years, how do you beat a freshman linebacker with 100-tackles? Tough to do truthfully. Well Coach Jordan Marcum at Estill County is looking for even bigger things from Class of 2023, superstar ILB, Braeden Waddle in 2020. So are we. HB.

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Talk about your ‘under the radar’ stars; how about @claybodavis from @LC_Patriots?

We have been very clear in the past when we publish an All-State team and omit a player who should have been included. No “All Anything” team gets them all. Well, Clayton Davis from Lincoln County was a miss in 2019. He had a sophomore All-State caliber year on either side of the football (WR/DB). We have our eye on him now and so should you. HB.

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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

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When you have some moving to do, bring the ‘Van-over,’ as in @logan_vanover from @WoodfordFBall.

Today we feature a kid who has the frame and athleticism to really be special. The thing is his experience on the hardwood is much more pronounced than the gridiron. Doesn’t matter, he will be excellently coached and may well come out of nowhere to flourish. Enjoy this look at Logan Vanover from Woodford County. 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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For the ‘I Don’t Like the Way We’re Trending…’ Crowd, We Are Still Playing Football in KY!

For those of you nervous from the Johnson County announcement of suspending its in-county football preparation, this article looks at that decision and discusses what, if any, impact it might have on the rest of the KHSAA. 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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@Eastcarterfb says, if you’re looking for football players, @Bryson_kiser is a name to know!

Since we are in the area we thought we would check in on one of 2022’s best defensive linemen. If you have never before heard of Bryson Kiser, it might serve you well to write down that name. This article should explain why that is. HB.

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@GGibson_71 from West Carter ready for take-off! @CoachDBark

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.

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@CalebTackett03 from Tomcat_football….Football Player!

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.

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@kpoe_8, two-way stalwart for @PaintsvilleFB, ready to take another swing at that title thing!

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.

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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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Bryce Hoskins, @bryce3034, one of @bchsbaby comes smoking out of @AppalachiaPrep red hot! @BreathittCoach

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.

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Breaking News…@HerdFB has added the biggest bull @KyHighFootball has (@DarionDearinger) to its ever-burgeoning herd!

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.

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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

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Mikey Garland (@michael42920397) returns for @BJNFBALL in 2020 and, production wise, that is quite a lot. @BJNrowdies

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.

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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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@MadSouth_FB and Class of 2022 RB Adrian Jones are built on 1,000 invisible mornings

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.

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@SouthwesternSS sees @masonheath9030 head to @UnionKyFootball with his best football in front of him.

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.

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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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A tale of two Baisdens for @BelfryFootball1.

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.

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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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@IsraelAzariah from @GRC_Clark_FB ready to set @KyHighFootball on fire!

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.

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Breathitt’s Connor Deaton will be ‘good to go’ when 2020 convenes (featured photo: Brendon Miller, BSN)

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.

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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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Aaron Atkins, c/o 2021 multi-sport athlete, is ready to get the @TigersVarsity back on track in 2020 (featured photo: Bellevue Tiger Football Facebook Page)

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.

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@jaggergillis is set for his final roundup. This time it will be for @CoachHaddix11 and @BCRebelFootball!

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.

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Class of 2021 @LamontKennedy8 and his @GRC_Clark_FB teammates looking to ‘Discover’ their best warriors…

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.

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@austincombs02 from @KnottFootball is looking for a big 2020.

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.

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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

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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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@Williammlong from @bchs is seeing his recruitment become an international incident. @CoachNill, @ubctbirds, @CoachTSummers, @SFUFootball

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.

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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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@Sahvonhines2 from @SrHighFootball is a 2023er ready to shine under the bright lights!

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.

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We Hope Football Fans Haven’t Forgotten @DreMaxwell4 From @StXTigersFB. We Believe 2020 Will Provide a Big Reminder!

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.

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@coach_marksbury and @SCHSBear will emerge from @TheSCden in 2020 and run behind behemoth OT, @gavin72phillips; at least, that would be a sound plan!

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.

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Coach @JamesBridgesFC believes DiAvian Bradley can be “Just as good” as @calebkimble6 was for @FCHSPILOTSFB (Featured Photo: Charles Choate)

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.

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@BussonBlake and his @LexCathFootball team has “good news/bad news” heading into 2020

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.

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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.

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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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Sebastian Lawrence (@SebashMullah) ready to lead @MurrayTigerFB to the top of the heap

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.

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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

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@CoachJepIrwin has to be stoked about Demetrius Parker (C/O 2026), and talent like him, coming down the @WHITLEYCOLONELS pipeline for @wccolonelsfb

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.

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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

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@CamHergott24 is the hardest Tiger to tame in the @Beechwood_FB streak (featured photo: Terry Boehmker, NKyTribune)

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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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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Can @AdrianStringer6 from @HCCHS_Football be the “King of the (QB) Mountain” in the western end of @KyHighFootball?

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.

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@BourbonColonels, @BourbonFootball, and @davidjones_7 all say “Bo Knows” More than just about Turkeys

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.

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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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Ethan Gregory, an alumnus of the @FBUcamp “Top-Gun” combine, may well be “the class” at the RB position in the 2024-Class of @KyHighFootball

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.

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Is there life after @MMayer1001 for @CovCathFootball? There is if @CalebJacob05 gets a vote!

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.

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@XavierBrown22 (No. 20) flies high for his @LCAKYEagles…Photo: Matt Goins, Lexington Herald-Leader

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.

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Will @CorbinFootball go “West” in 2020?

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.

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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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Jaylen Turner wears No. 1 on his Jersey. That may well prove prophetic. (Featured Photo: Brendon Miller, BSN)

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.

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While @DeSalesColtsFB has lost plenty of talent, it still has James Johnson (2021) and that is having quite a lot!

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.

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Kentucky’s in-state college football offers…where they are perceived to rank top to bottom

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.

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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

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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.

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@RockHardFB and @ScottParkey have a Field-General in @parkey_noah to lead them to victory in 2020

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.

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@Mcook68 tells us @BradLowe164 from @BelfryFootball1 is a stud. We listen to Mark Cook, so should you!

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.

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Class of 2021’s Ethan Gibson may be coming into his own this Fall (Featured Graphic: Chandler Richards, FBU)

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.

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Sawyer Hall, Breathitt County Middle-School-How sure are we he’ll be a next-level star? Pretty-darn Sure!

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.

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Nothing can stop @LucasMcCarty5 from @BourbonFootball, as @davidjones_7 would tell you, he’s all the way up…

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.

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@nickcoates_ from @MaleBulldogs is the @1776Bank, Revolutionary Player of the Week

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.

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Slept On…@JusticeThomps from @BallardFball, His Days of Being Overlooked are Almost Over

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.

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@Jennings23Q (Q’Daryius Jennings [McHenry]) will light it up in 2020…

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.

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Even without @ReedSlone, David Odom, Jr. (Class of 2021) Vows to Keep @GHSGatorFball Trending Up

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.

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Class of 2023, Darionte Ragsdale, from @pths_footbll (Paducah Tilghman) is the Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week

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.

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@drew_johnson (Drew Johnson) from @BJNFBALL (Somerset HS) is second to none

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.

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Jason Perry (Class of 2024)…Has enrolled in Breathitt County High School. Will he Be the Next to Crash against Opposing D-Fronts as part Breathitt’s storied “Big Blue Wave?” (Featured Graphic: Chandler Richards, FBU)

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.

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Is Evan Brown (@evanbrown70) from @StXTigersFB (@StXTigerSports, @stxtigers) headed to the Ivy League?

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.

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Christopher Forehand, Jr. (@chrisforehandjr) has been rock-solid for @GoRocks (Trinity Football)…matter of fact, he has been perfectly splendid!

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,

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@JusticeThomps (Justice Thompson), Class of 2021, @BallardFball (@BHSBRUINS, @BallardHSSports) is the Independence Bank, Revolutionary Player of the Week

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.

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@trent_clavey65 (Trent Clavey), Class of 2021 is a Killer, Second to none! Just ask, @BallardFootball…

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.

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While we’re in Paris, Kentucky (@BourbonFootball) why don’t we check in with @ParkerEstes9 from @bourbon_high?

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.

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Cam’ron Boatwright from @BourbonFootball is one to watch in 2020

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.

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@johnathan76 (Johnathan Blackburn) is a “bull in a china shop” for @PaintsvilleFB

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.

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Bada-Bing(ham)! Johnson Central rising Junior selected 2nd best O-Lineman, preseason, in Kentucky (Photo: GEN Photography)!

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.

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The preseason top-20 Defensive Lineman list is out…here are our thoughts (Featured Photo of Dearinger: Chris Leach, Anderson County News)!

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.

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Who’s one of the best at the DE position among Kentucky 2021s? We think @DylanHammond_76 from @FCHSPILOTSFB fits that bill perfectly

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.

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Luke Burton (@Luke_LB55) from @SouthWarrenFB is the Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week

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.

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Travis Haskins, Henry Clay’s (@HCHSDevilsFB) Class of 2022 “Hoss” is set to shoot up the player ratings this coming Fall!

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.

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@AGLOADING26 (Austin Gough) from Owensboro (Senior) snags D-I offer…

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.

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KPGFootball’s take on the preseason Top-30 offensive linemen list

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.

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Dekel “The Flash” Crowdus (@CrowdusDekel) is back at @FDouglassFB

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.

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Can JT Acosta from @TC_CommodoresFB (Class of 2021) keep the ball rolling at Tates Creek in 2020?

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.

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