Jacorian “TyTy” Meadows is the @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer’ of the Week. @Jmeadows52 @QuezUpNext @GuyBlythe1 @HoptownHFC @Daisjaunm1 @HHS_Defense @CoachStout42 @JaronMills45 @MaxPreps @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @PrepSpin @BentzelChris

August 17, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

His name is Jacorian Meadows. The folks around the Hoptown program call him TyTy. We at Mingua Beef Jerky and KPGFootball call him “JyNormous Jacorian.” College recruiters would do well just to call him quickly. Enjoy this look at a football player presently under the radar but once which shouldn’t be after today. Congratulations to JyNormous Jacorian and don’t forget to pick up a few bags of our one-of-a-kind beef jerky products to #savortheflavor! HB.

@DaultonTarter from @brackencounty braces for his freshman campaign. #Brotherhood @KYFUTURESTARS @kyhighs @HLpreps @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @PrepSpin @CoachSpringtym @Jaydenjustice25 @Pelfry_

August 16, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Daulton “Bubba” Tarter is long the very best and brightest linebackers in Kentucky’s ’26 class of prospects. At 5’8,” and 180-pounds we haven’t the foggiest how his frame is likely to finish. We know this…he’s a 215-pound bench presser, a 375-pound back squatter, and a 2X Kentucky Future Star Defensive MVP entering the frosh campaign. Will he be a star at the HS level? No doubt! HB.

@EvanMiller7603 from @BreathittFB vows the recent flooding will not keep down Bobcats. @CoachDerekDay @Drake_Jackson52 @JohnLoweWYMT @EliteZoneShow @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @HLpreps @1776Bank

August 15, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Evan Miller is one of the better framed out ’24s at the Center position along the interior OL. Here is the rub. He has to beat out his younger, hard-charging little brother Carson to hold on to the spot. This should be a spirited battle going forward and the winner will be the Bobcat program and the losers will be the Bobcat opponents. Hey, this is what makes high school football the greatest game on earth in this publication’s opinion. HB.

The @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week is Warren Central’s Devin Poston. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @MaxPreps

August 12, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

The @ConnerCougars figure its Herron’s time to shine! @andrew_herron18 @Ryan_Hinthorne @RocketFoot4 @joey_scardina2 @DavenKurtz @Kierankicker @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @HLpreps @kyhighs @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

August 11, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Finding a kicker is pivotal to a championship run. We have seen this demonstrated over and over through our years covering middle and high school football. Andrew Herron was one of the best, Kentucky-wide, in the MS game. Is he ready for the HS spotlight? We discuss it in this article. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Frankfort’s Sam Davis (@sammyjo09621855, ’23) is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @adrianspencer67 @HLpreps @ifitz03_isaiah @JamesBranscom3 @Shanesmith40601 @QuiteEmma @BradyKlink1 @joshbrooks776 @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @swimiller

August 10, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Sam Davis from Frankfort High is a twin and named for a very significant historical figure, or so we think anyway. We really don’t know why his parents named him “Sam.” We do know this…this particular Sam Davis is a whale of a football player and hs played well enough for this week’s recognition and prize package. We believe Sam has some heroic football effort in his immediate future and these efforts will make the Panthers a much improved football team in ’22. Davis is the type player we relish rewarding at both Mingua Beef Jerky and at KPGFootball. Congratulations and don’t forget to pick up a few bags of our one-of-a-kind beef jerky products to #savortheflavor! HB.

@bostinson63 for Bourbon County High is rounding into All-State shape for Coach Jones’ Colonels. @davidjones_7 @BWStinson @bigcat6394 @camboat06 @rileystinsonn @BourbonFootball @LippertScouting @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @MaxPreps @kyhighs @HLpreps @KyHighFootball

August 8, 2022 Henry Lyon 1

Bo Stinson has plenty of lines in him this season. He has also put on 40+ pounds of the kind of weight coaches want to see linemen gain. What Bo has done is inject himself onto recruiting boards and into all-state team discussions across Kentucky. Enjoy this look at the pride of Bourbon County High, Bo Stinson. HB.

Frankfort High’s Jack Davis braces for the ’22 season. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @HLpreps @kyhighs @sammyjo09621855 @MaxPreps

August 6, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

It is that time of year. Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their high school and its football fortunes. It might be called “Davis Days” for the Panther faithful in Frankfort, Kentucky. Well, Jack and Sam will answer the call, they always have before now anyway. We will get to Sam a little later. Today, we will discuss Jack Davis in earnest. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Cameron ‘Cam’ Norfleet is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @kyhighs @BHSBRUINS @Ballard_Bruins @mingabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @HLPreps

August 5, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We believe Cam Norfleet is among the best edge defenders playing football anywhere in Kentucky’s high school version of the game today, at any level of play. It would be safe to assume we aren’t alone in this assessment. Enjoy this feature about this spectacular football player and see our friends and learn why Independence Bank‘s products, people, and services have started a revolution in the Kentucky banking industry. HB.

@jefferies_reed (Reed Jefferies) from @centurions_fb is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @_Jason_Coleman @Britt_Red_4 @CoachWatson11 @teeroyhowell @PatrickMoney60 @HaydenPeck_10 @vincepossidento @ColinHd2007 @1776Bank @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLPreps

August 3, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Reed Jefferies from CAL is easy to overlook. After all, he is a diminutive 5’9″ and weighs a slightly built 150-pounds. Had to have been a surprise when he contributed as much as he did to both sides of the football for the Centurions a season ago, when he was a mere sophomore. We believe his best is still to come. Jefferies is the type player we relish rewarding at both Mingua Beef Jerky and at KPGFootball. Congratulations and don’t forget to pick up a few bags of our one-of-a-kind beef jerky products to #savortheflavor! HB.

@CarsonGreenwell has the Flyers Front’s Center of Attention. @FCFlyerFootball @DennisDledford @coach_chandler @CoachKalb1 @CoachOConnell_ @Hnrussell @CoachMMac1 @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @MaxPreps @kyhighs @HLPreps @KyHighFootball

August 2, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Carson Greenwell is one of the better centers in the entire commonwealth and certainly in the central Kentucky area. His anchoring one of Kentucky’s more formidable fronts has garnered for the ’23 OL prospect a ton of college attention at multiple levels of competition. Where will he land? Who knows. Let’s enjoy his senior year and we can worry about that a little later. HB.

@AGLOADING26 (Austin Gough, Owensboro Senior, UK) hits the mark for @CentreFootball, RIGHT DEAD-CENTRE! @d3football @MountUnionFB @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @kyhighs @HLPreps @1776Bank @SrHighFootball @OwensboroTimes #Brotherhood @KYFUTURESTARS @Jay_Fallin

July 31, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Centre College has been killing it on the recruiting trail. The small college in Danville, Kentucky is in the midst of an unparalleled facilities upgrade and the talent, particularly in-Kentucky, is flocking to the small town known for winning football titles at various levels of play. Austin Gough has now decided to take his considerable talents down the road a bit and report for duty in the Colonels’ regiment. Read this feature about Centre College’s newest Colonel. HB.

@zach_hohman from Oldham County High is a frame which is only going to get better. @_CoachGonzLWC @CoachRenoYale @hayes_preston99 @KaydenOsbourn @OCBoosters @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @kyhighs @HLPreps @PrepSpin @MaxPreps

July 30, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Here is another outstanding young footballer in Kentucky about whom you may just now be learning. He has a fine frame and is quite an athlete. He is listed as a TE/DE. Where he ultimately ends up and on which side of the football is something we discuss herein. Enjoy the feature. HB.

@jwright31504 (Jordan Wright, ’23) is this week’s @1776Bank Revolutionary Player. @HCCols_Football @jayrudy_22 @5027v7 @CSmithScout @NPAFootball @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @HLPreps @kyhighs

July 29, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Jordan Wright, ’23, sounded more and more like one of our banks the more we poured over and studied his performance in ’21. Will he perform similarly in ’22. We’re taking it to the bank! Get on by and visit one of our fine branches today and discover what makes Independence Bank’s people, products, and services revolutionary in the financial services industry. HB.

@SpencerBenn from @LexCathFootball is looking forward to a breakout season. @walkerhall04 @hunterfoster_ @HLPreps @JoeSchlarman @BeauAllen11 @CoachSimmons_CC @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @MaxPrep @1776Bank

July 28, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Spencer Bennington is a player one doesn’t see every day around Kentucky High School football. He’s a coveted TE prospect, who doubles at the 4A level very credibly at safety, and who sports a 3.6 GPA at one of Kentucky’s foremost private schools. We believe the future is so bright for this young player, he literally has to wear shades. Enjoy the feature. HB.

@Peyton_Ledford from @FCFlyerFootball is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @FredMaggard606 @KySportsRadio @FranklinCoHS @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @HLPreps @kyhighs @MaxPreps

July 27, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Peyton Ledford has to be among the more explosive, versatile, and talented players playing high school football today around the commonwealth of Kentucky. Ledford has all the tools and “measurables” with incredible on-field production to match. He is the kind of guy we relish rewarding at both Mingua Beef Jerky and at KPGFootball. Congratulations and don’t forget to pick up a few bags of our one-of-a-kind beef jerky products to #savortheflavor! HB.

Logan Willis from @WeAreHCFootball is ready to show what he can do. @Football_Hornet @KyHighFootball @minguabeefjerky @kyhighs @HLPreps @1776Bank @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @OCath_Football

July 26, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Logan Willis is not a player foreign to this publication. We have before written about him and doubt this will be our last time either. He is a pulverizing punisher of a runner who gets downhill in a hurry. We are excited about his senior season and so should you be. Enjoy the feature. HB.

@haganharrison10 an Athlete? You bet your boots he is! @MadisonCentral4 @MCentral_FB @wbontvsports @sm_holbrook @HLPreps @QBCoachFox @CoachDamGCaga @BradyHensley12 @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @KyHighs

July 25, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Hagan Harrison was rumored injured. However, he looks “full go” to us the preseason. This is why we generally don’t report on injuries. Either way, the Indians appear loaded headed into the ’22 season and good knows they are well coached (Mike Holcomb). Enjoy this look at a guy who certainly comes off the bus terrifically. HB.

@_noahmeyers is the @1776Bank ‘Revolutionary Player of the Week.’ @TrinityHSFB @Aspirationsgym @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @kyhighs @KyHighFootball @HLPreps

July 22, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We love to visit our many friends and locations in the Independence Bank family. Today we visit a branch in Louisville, Kentucky located on Shelbyville Road. Noah Meyers is among the Shamrocks brightest stars at TE and may be the best Kentucky has that critical position in the ’23 class. We are confident Noah Meyers will continue to draw plenty of ink before his high school journey is complete. Enjoy this feature on one of Kentucky’s very finest at the WR/TE position. Get on by and visit one of our fine branches today and discover what makes Independence Bank’s people, products, and services revolutionary in the financial services industry. HB.

The KPGFootball, Class 6A preseason Top-5. @duPontFootball @MCentral_FB @StXTigersFB @ryleraiderfball @GoRocks @kyhighs @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

July 21, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We are finishing this series with our preseason top 5 in the 6A classification. There are some teams missing here which will surprise some folks. We have sort of gone out on a limb here, but we are gamblers what can we say? Anyway, this is how we see it. Feel free to discuss amongst yourselves. HB.

@ColeHodge_AB_PG is the @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer’ of the week. @KYFUTURESTARS @centurions_fb @Bryan_Ault @kyhighs @SWiltfong247 @LemmingReport @CMU_Football @EKUFootball @Coach_Jake @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @1776Bank @KyHighFootball

July 20, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Cole Hodge has long been considered among the commonwealth’s top signal callers in his graduating class. Hodge has all the tools and “measurables” with the on-field production to match. He is the kind of guy we relish rewarding at both Mingua Beef Jerky and at KPGFootball. Congratulations and don’t forget to pick up a few bags of our one-of-a-kind beef jerky products to #savortheflavor! HB.

@MatthewWells116 from the South Oldham Dragons looking to stake his claim to the Right Tackle post. @UK4LIFE73 @CoachJamieReed @tobycercone_57 @minguabeefjerky @kyhighs @PrepSpin @1776Bank @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @CoachWillie

July 18, 2022 Henry Lyon 1

Young offensive linemen can be hard to evaluate. Lots of times the frame is all on which we have to go. Well, this young man has plenty of height, weight, and length. He is athletic and his athletic skills will only increase as he matures. If he gets after it in the weight room, we believe you may be looking at Kentucky’s top offensive lineman in his graduating class. He has all the attributes God can give a young man, now he needs to take care of that over which he has the control. Enjoy this feature. HB.

Tristin Dillard, ’27, and Jack Whaley Long, ’27, looking to right the Tiger ship this Fall. @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @khsaafootball @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @OfficialKYMSFA @KYFUTURESTARS

July 16, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

One of them (Tristin Dillard) is considered among the best RBs in Kentucky and is a member of the Team Kentucky FBU Elite squad and the other (Jack Whaley Long) is a relative unknown but is starting to demonstrate the skills requisite to achieve stardom at this and the next level. Together, they will take a young HMS squad as far as they are able to carry the Tigers. Enjoy this look at two ’27 stars. HB.

@ethangough26 from @SrHighFootball is this week’s @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @Jay_Fallin @JakLindsey24 @OwensboroSports @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @DigitalDevil1 @AGLOADING26

July 15, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We love to visit our many friends and locations in the Independence Bank family. Today we visit our branch in Owensboro, Kentucky known far and wide as the “West Parrish Avenue branch.” Ethan Gough is among the Red Devils brightest rising stars on defense and may be equally effective running the football at his offensive position of RB. We are confident Ethan Gough, like his brother Austin before him, will draw plenty of ink before his high school journey is through. Enjoy this feature on one of Kentucky’s very finest at the MLB/RB positions. Get on by and visit one of our fine branches today and discover what makes Independence Bank’s people, products, and services revolutionary in the financial services industry. HB.

Breakout Player: @cwheeldon56 from @OCColonelNation ready to prove his worthiness. @TheOldhamEra @sam_young_4 @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @KyHighs @HLPreps @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @khsaafootball

July 14, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

TaShawn McBroom had a really fine freshman year as the head football coach in Buckner, Kentucky at Oldham County High. The Colonels finished 8-3 and look to improve on that effort this coming season. It will start with the articulation of young talent from off the JV roster onto the varsity team. Caleb Wheeldon is one new addition to the varsity play rotation we believe will be counted on more and more as the year progresses. Enjoy this feature. HB.

@Egregory3222 from @CorbinFootball is the @minguabeefjerky the weekly ‘Protein Packed Performer.’ @MDGregory32 @sansann03 @KyHighs @HLPreps @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @ErikRichardsUSA

July 13, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

There is a lot about this young man’s game which recommends him to next level scouts. First and foremost, that 3.7 GPA he sports in Honors classes is stellar. Secondly, his work in the weight room recommends him highly. He is the kind of guy we relish rewarding at both Mingua Beef Jerky and at KPGFootball. Congratulations and don’t forget to pick up a few bags of our one-of-a-kind beef jerky products to #savortheflavor! HB.

The KPGFootball preseason, Class 5A, top five. @WoodfordFBall @minguabeefjerky @HLPreps @KyHighs @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @CovCathFootball @SrHighFootball @FDouglassFB @SouthWarrenFB

July 12, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

When you get to Kentucky 5A, that is certainly denoted as “Big Boy Football” within the commonwealth. For instance, players playing two-ways or “iron man football” at the 5A level or higher gets increasingly rare but you will still see it and usually those pulling it off are really special talents. Here is our best guess concerning how this classification shakes out this coming season. Enjoy! HB.

The clock is striking ’12’ for Corbin’s Ethan Gregory (’24). @MDGregory32 @CorbinFootball @sansann03 @minguabeefjerky @KyHighs @HLPreps @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @MaxPreps @ErikRichardsUSA @Eregory3222 @PrepSpin

July 11, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

This prospect has been likened to Wandale Robinson. We watch him and believe him to be more of a Jay Becherer clone. Regardless, he is likened to two exceptional former high school players both of whom flourished in college. We believe before it is said and done, this kid here will do likewise. He is certainly putting in the work. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Is it ‘Toren Time’ yet @MarshalsSports? @RedmondToren @Marshall_Nation @HLPreps @KyHighs @KyHighFootball @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @BradenClough @barstool_mchs @quin_smith3

July 9, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

This is a program which has been fluttering. However, it is also a 6A program which has plenty of talent on hand to compete vigorously with its District 1 opponents if combed and recruited to the roster with sufficient zeal. Toren Redmond is the type of athlete which has to find the field on Friday Nights. We think this Fall will be his coming out party. Enjoy the feature. HB.

@harlee_egbertFB is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @HopkinsCentra @_CoachManning @semoballRobert @CoachKellerGC @minguabeefjerky @MaxPreps @HLPreps @KyHighs @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

July 8, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We love to visit our many friends and locations in the Independence Bank family. Today we visit our branch in Madisonville, Kentucky known far and wide as the “East Center.” Harlee Egbert is among the Storms’ more lethal defenders returning and is also one of the best names in Kentucky High School football. He will draw plenty of ink before his high school journey is through. Enjoy this feature on one of Kentucky’s very finest at the LB/RB positions. Get on by and visit one of our fine branches today and discover what makes Independence Bank’s people, products, and services revolutionary in the financial services industry. HB.

The KPGFootball Preseason, Class 4A Top Five. @HoptownHFC @HopHighTigers @BentzelChris @BigRebelNation @FCFlyerFootball @JCAthletics @BourbonFootball @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @MaxPreps @HLPreps @KyHighs

July 7, 2022 Henry Lyon 2

When you get to Kentucky 4A, that is the first class generally denoted as “Big Boy Football” within the commonwealth. For instance, players playing two-ways or “iron man football” at the 4A level or higher gets increasingly rare. Here is our best guess concerning how this classification shakes out this coming season. Enjoy! HB.

@bhollis26 from @laruecohawks is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed weekly Performer. @LipperScouting @report_kentucky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @HLPrps @KyHighs @MaxPreps

July 6, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We are ramping up toward the start of the ’22 season. No one is more excited than KPGFootball or the Mingua Beef Jerky Company. Brandon Hollis is a kid from whom we expect a huge performance over his senior season. He certainly has all the intangibles to strike it big this upcoming season. Enjoy this look at a DB/ATH about whom you will continually hear going forward and don’t forget to pick up a few bags of our one-of-a-kind beef jerky products to #savortheflavor! HB.

KPGFootball Preseason Class 3A, Top 5. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @1776Bank @pths_football @BelfryFootball1 @BellCountyFB @BardstownFootb1 @JJFootball9 @centurions_fb @HLPreps @KyHighs

July 5, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Here is our best guess at the five best teams heading into the ’22 season in the 3A classification. We were right on the money a year ago picking Belfry to win and Paducah to make the final game. Man, did we look stupid at the mid-way point and genius at the end. Hopefully, we will once again demonstrate our superior knowledge and work ethic. Enjoy. HB.

Breakout Player: Get a load of @ZaquanQuarles from @ColonelFootball! @1776Bank @CountyColonels @Christian_Co270 @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

July 4, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We went to a recent Christian County Colonel football practice and to say ZaQuan Quarles ‘stood out’ would be understated. Quarles is listed at 6’2″ but we believe that may be a tad short and his wingspan is something about which to write an epic poem. We believe this is a kid some colleges out there should be very excited about recruiting.

Breakout Player: It may be time for @RileyHatfield8 to answer the call of his Hawks. @laruecofootball @laruecohawks @LaRueCounty @nulifejudd @high_larue @LCHeraldNews @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @HLPreps @KyHighs

July 2, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

LaRue County’s all-everything QB from ’21 has bolted to LCA. Where does that leave the Hawks? Well, it leaves them in need of someone to step it up in ’22 particularly under center. We believe the job will fall to Riley Hatfield, or perhaps it should. We believe Hatfield has the frame and skills to excel there and will lead the program back to its usual place of prominence. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Derek Adams from @WebCoFootball is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @Webcohigh @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @KyHighs @HLPreps @MaxPreps @evans02_mike

July 1, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We love to visit our many friends and locations in the Independence Bank family. Today we visit our branch in Providence, Webster County, Kentucky. Derek Adams is among the brightest stars in his graduating class of ’25. He will draw plenty of ink before his high school journey is through. Enjoy this feature on one of Kentucky’s very finest at MLB/RB positions. Get on by and visit one of our fine branches today and discover what makes Independence Bank’s people, products, and services revolutionary in the financial services industry. HB.

@ColtonJohns8 from @LCA_Football showing it may all be in the family. @KnightsofLCA @AnthonyJohnsLCA @JDMLCAFootball @CoachDCharles @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @KyHighs @HLPrep @MaxPrep @PrepSpin @1776Bank Featured Photo: Trevor White

June 30, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Colton is the little brother of one of the finer technicians the interior offensive line has known in and around the KHSAA over the previous several years. Brother (@AnthonyJohnsLCA) is off playing football (OC, projected) for the Colonels of EKU. Colton plays offensive center right now and may be among […]

@AndrewBlanton60 from @BardstownFootb1 is this week’s @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @LippertScouting @report_kentucky @_Coach_Clark @33_Mckibben @unioncollegefca @CoachJohnsonOL @DLCoach_Danford @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @HLPreps @KyHighs @MaxPreps

June 29, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Both Mingua Beef Jerky and KPGFootball prize versatility. Well you can’t find a more versatile performer than this week’s Protein-packed Performer. We counted three offensive line and three defensive line posts manned by him at some time or another over the course of the ’21 season. Enjoy this look at an OL/DL about whom you will continually hear going forward and don’t forget to pick up a few bags of our one-of-a-kind beef jerky products and #savortheflavor!

Breakout Player: Brian Crawford (@brian24557409) from @GRCHS_Football, its time for you to come to the party! @GRC_Clark_FB @CRCCards @chirico_joe @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @HLPreps @Kyhighs

June 28, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Brian Crawford is a specimen. He is also about to be a junior. Why did he only get in one varsity game a year ago? We don’t know. If the Cards would like to greatly improve on last season’s 3-9, we would suggest getting the yoked, brick, crap-houses on the field and off the sideline this coming Fall. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Austin Trent is ready to show his @FCHSPride. @FCHSPanthers @WFLE1 @fccoachspencer @flemingschools @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @KyHighs @HLPreps

June 27, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Austin Trent is a ‘football player.’ There are some of you out there who know exactly what that means. There was a time when college programs knew the importance of ‘football players’ though we are as sure of that still being true as we once were. Either way, Trent is set to have a huge year this coming Fall. He will be a Junior. The Junior year is like ‘moving day’ in a PGA Tour event. Enjoy the feature. HB.

@priceaycock18 from @CchsTouchdown is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @TheEricAycock @jedge220 @barstoolcallow1 @LSmith2026 @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

June 24, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Price Aycock sure came to the rescue in all three phases a year ago for his Calloway County Laker football program. The 6’0″ 175-pound ’24 prospect showed he has the frame and skills to make the home folks very optimistic about the overall direction of the Lakers program. Enjoy this feature about this spectacular football player and see our friends and learn why Independence Bank‘s products, people, and services have started a revolution in the Kentucky banking industry. HB.

@Devon_1224 (Devon James, ’25) from @HighlandsFB is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @FTHighlandsHS @CharlieNoon15 @fthhsathletics @FTHighandsMS @FTJFL @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @HLpreps @PrepSpin @MaxPreps

June 22, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Ft. Thomas Highlands hasn’t been of late what we have grown accustomed to seeing from the Bluebird football program. However, they have young talent which will surely get them back to the top of the pile. Devon James is certainly among the more promising players the program boasts within the ’25 graduating class. Enjoy this look at one of Kentucky’s finest from the very finest in beef jerky from all across this mighty land of ours, the Mingua family. HB.

Breakout Player: @dpavey_ from @CooperFootball is ready to find the lineup. @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

June 21, 2022 Henry Lyon 1

I remember a mother telling me when I was coaching that her son was a varsity football player. I told her, “Well Ma’am, he’s playing in a JV game in about a half-hour. If he’s a varsity guy he should stick out like a sore thumb in this JV game.” That is as fair of an indicator as I know. Well, I watched Pavey’s JV film and it appeared obvious to me Pavey is a varsity player. We believe he will show all of us this coming Fall. Enjoy the feature. HB.

@cutterBoley from @LCA_Football and @LCAFootball2021 is leading the pack among ’25 QBs. @JDMLCAFootball @laruecohawks @LaRueCounty @nulifejudd @LCHeraldNews @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @UKFootball @OleMissFB @WVUFootball

June 20, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

LaRue County has one fine QB who has reclassified as a ’25 prospect and is framed out exactly like one wants to see a pro-style QB. Cutter Boley has a couple Power 5 offers know with several others circling. One has to figure he will pledge himself to UK when the ‘Cats offer. Enjoy the feature. HB.

@myles_moseley4 from @FDouglassFB is ready to take his place on playing surface in the Frederick Douglass lineup. @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @HLPreps @coachnatemcpeak @natemcpeak

June 18, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Can’t imagine anywhere in Kentucky apart from Frederick Douglass where an athlete which is framed out like Myles Moseley (’23) would be anything apart from the team’s main target in the downfield passing game. Yet, here is a 6’3″ and 170-pound WR/FS used primarily as a down-field stalk blocker catching only 4-footballs over a 15-game season. The graduation and matriculation onto the UK roster of ’22’s Dane Key should free up some targets for Moseley. We predict the Bronco faithful will wonder what took so long. HB.

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

June 17, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We search far and wide to bring you the players who have revolutionized the performance of the team in the communities we serve. We also enjoy recognizing superior branches in the Independence Bank family. This week we recognize a rising senior at Louisville’s Male High and the famous branch located on “1900 Colonel Sanders Lane.” Get on by and discover why Independence Bank’s people, products, and services have started a revolution in the financial services market in Kentucky. HB.

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

June 15, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We have been breaking down some “up and comers” around the magazine and even feeding a few. It’s the offseason, this is the time to do that very thing. Well, not hard to forecast this prospect will explode onto the scene and we are wagering it will be this coming Fall. Enjoy this look at a “Breakout Player” we decided it was time to feed with the country’s very finest in beef jerky products. Congratulations to Tyus Mccarter. HB.

@logan_rodgers_ (’24) from @HCCHS_Football Numbers Among The Best in Kentucky. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @LetsGoStorm @evans02_mikeF

June 14, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Logan Rodgers is among the more exciting and explosive players in the 4A classification today and certainly in that classification’s first-district. He is popping up on all kinds of recruiting radars and it is for the right reasons, his production on the field. Enjoy this look at a rising Junior who still has plenty of time and ability to make his mark. HB.

Middle School Spotlight: @DylanLee36 (’26 WR/DB) wants to charge his way onto the field for his @ryleraiderfball Raiders as early as this next Fall. @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @KYFUTURESTARS

June 13, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Ryle keeps pumping quality talent onto its roster and into its program. Dylan Lee is no different. Dylan is a track star and 2X Kentucky middle school 100m sprint champion. Will he play when he hits the Raiders roster this Fall. We believe him likely to start and probably in the back-third as opposed to out wide but we do expect he will be a star WR before it is all said and done. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Eulogy for Jason Perry

June 11, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

He was our friend. He was a friend and teammate to so many. Please permit us some latitude as we publish with permission the touching eulogy Fletcher Long wrote in honor of his friend which was read at the funeral. May God bless and keep the entire Perry family and the community mourning Jason’s loss. #Brotherhood. HB.

@H_nott17 (Hudson Nottmeier, ’26) from @PurplesFootball is well positioned heading into his freshman campaign. @BGHSPurplesNews @BgPurplesAth @BgBadBoyz @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

June 11, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

As we continue to monitor our ’26s entering the Fall of their freshman seasons, today we feature a WR about whom many are raving. Hudson Nottmeier looks to have the total package, at least if you consult one of the nation’s premier recruiting and ranking services. Enjoy the feature. HB.

@Augustinnyembo8 (Augustin Nyembo) from @PurplesFootball is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @TNselect7v7 @KyHighFootball @CoachSpader @BGHSPurplesNews

June 10, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

Breakout Player: How about @JoshStanfield56 from @centurions_fb? Well, we like him! @minguabeefjerky @stotts_ben @1776Bank @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps

June 9, 2022 Henry Lyon 1

If there is a “Field Event” likely to build explosion, we are told it is the Shot Put. Well Stanfield is a football player who also throws the Shot an throws it well especially for a ’25 prospect. We believe he is poise to explode onto the defensive scene for his Centurions next Fall and this article is going to explain why we feel this way. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Joe Cool(ey) from @lloyd_football is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the week. @JCooley86908949 @coachwalk22 @LMHSAthletics @TBNKonline @1776Bank @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

June 8, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Well his name is Joe Cooley but we call him Joe Cool around the magazine’s office. He is a kid who came up big time for his team in limited opportunities. We are looking forward to his numbers with a full slate of games in which to compete. Enjoy this look at another “Breakout Player” we decided it was time to feed with the country’s very finest in beef jerky products. Congratulations to Joe Cool. Enjoy! HB.

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

June 3, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Tyler Boggs is the type of award recipient we most like recognizing at Independence Bank. He is big time productive on the field and in the classroom. Boggs is the type of player which inspired Independence Bank to sponsor this entire series of articles. Get on by and visit one of our fine branches today and discover what makes Independence Bank’s people, products, and services revolutionary in the financial services industry. HB.

@MalachiWheeler1 ready to put his best foot forward for his @BCLionsFootball. @coachEFerg12 @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

June 2, 2022 Henry Lyon 1

Sometimes we look at the team’s stats from a year ago and scratch our heads. Injury probably accounts for this prospects lack of play but we don’t know that for certain. We know this…6-footers who weigh close to a buck, ninety and run 4.5-second 40s can be extremely hard to keep off a football field especially when a team is coming off a 3-7. We believe Wheeler could provide a spark for the upcoming season. He certainly looks and moves like a ball player. Now it is time to perform. HB.

@bailey_thacker from @Tomcat_football is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer the week. @AshlandBlazer @Blazer_High_Ath @CtackettC @PittmanKeontae @LandonHimes4 @1776Bank @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

June 1, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Bailey Thacker is among the very best pro-style QBs in the Kentucky graduating class of ’24. He is on tons of radars right now and is coming off a fantastic sophomore campaign. Enjoy this look at a QB about whom you will continually hear going forward and don’t forget to pick up a few bags of our one-of-a-kind beef jerky products and #savortheflavor!

@qrusso51 (Quinton Russo) from @dave_brossart (Dixie Heights Football) is prepared to answer Brach Rice’s ‘call to arms.’ @1776Bank @blakedodds553 @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

May 31, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We wrote an article about Brach Rice a little over a month ago. Rice used the article as a “call to arms” for his brothers entering a season following the loss of 22 seniors from off the previous year’s roster. Hell, we loved it. Enjoy this look at one of the players expected to answer this call. HB.

Sam Willike from @brossart_fball preparing to set Northern Kentucky ablaze with his talents and hoping we all will notice. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @therealjedmart

May 30, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Northern Kentucky high school football fans are always complaining the area is ignored by media members from the other regions of the commonwealth. Well we can’t speak for other media members. However, we can tell you we have before taken great pains to cover players and teams from the region and will continue. Here is a kid coming on his senior year who will have to shoulder plenty of burden with the expected graduation losses the Mustangs are experiencing here in just a few days. Enjoy this look at a real weapon for Brossart coming back for one last tour around the region. HB.

Breakout Player/Special Sunday Edition: @IsaacBlue16 from @DCHS_Football exhibits rare traits. @AthleticsDC @joe_humphreys2 @KYQB3 @DCHS_Panthers @DCHawkFootball @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

May 29, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Isaac Blue has the frame and skills to play the offensive center position at many different levels of football. He already has a D-1 offer and there will be many more before he reaches next Fall, or certainly there should be. Enjoy this look at a very special and rare player. So rare, we picked a Sunday to feature him. HB.

Perhaps @LaytonDavis4 belongs to Layton Davis. @pths_football @CentreFootball @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @1776Bank @MaxPreps

May 28, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

This is Drew Davis. He is among Kentucky’s very finest interior, defensive down lineman in Kentucky’s ’23 class. We believe he will be a first-team All-State AP player next Fall and made the KPGFootball first-team a year ago. There are two programs which believe he is theirs. In the end, isn’t he his-own? Enjoy the feature. HB.

@treymann_1 (Trey Sedgwick), WR/CB ’26 prospect from @BSMSBears, is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @HCBOE @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

May 27, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We are in the throws of Future Stars season. What we mean by that is middle school stars across Kentucky are auditioning to play in the Tennessee-Kentucky Future Stars Classic this coming summer. This time of year always makes us think of Kentucky’s finest. Sedgwick is certainly among them. Enjoy this feature on one of Kentucky’s very finest at WR and CB. Get on by and visit one of our fine branches today and discover what makes Independence Bank’s people, products, and services revolutionary in the financial services industry. HB.

@camdenp_00 (Camden Phillips, ’23) from @RVKFootball sets his sites on the ultimate prize. @RKVPanthers @WRUS_RHS @med_rhs @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

May 24, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Kentucky presents real opportunity for colleges wise enough to comb its fertile recruiting fields for football talent. There is no shortage of talent and, matter of fact, lucky college programs can come up with superior talent just lying around waiting to be claimed. Camden Phillips is a kid who, if he played in Nashville, TN, he might be headed to Auburn. As it is…well, here’s your Huckleberry as Doc Holiday would say. HB.

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

May 23, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

May 22, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

May 20, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

May 19, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

May 18, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

May 16, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

May 14, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

May 13, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

May 12, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

May 11, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

May 10, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

May 9, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

May 7, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

May 6, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

May 4, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

May 3, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

May 2, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

April 30, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

April 29, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

April 28, 2022 Henry Lyon 1

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

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

April 27, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

April 26, 2022 Henry Lyon 2

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

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

April 23, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

April 22, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

April 21, 2022 Henry Lyon 1

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

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

April 20, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

April 18, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

April 15, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

April 14, 2022 Henry Lyon 2

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

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

April 13, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

April 9, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

April 8, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

April 7, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

April 6, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

April 4, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

April 1, 2022 Henry Lyon 1

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

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

March 31, 2022 Henry Lyon 3

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

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

March 30, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

March 29, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

March 26, 2022 Henry Lyon 2

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

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

March 25, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

March 23, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

March 21, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

March 19, 2022 Henry Lyon 1

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

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

March 18, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

March 17, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

March 16, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

March 15, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

March 14, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

March 12, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

March 11, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

March 10, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

March 9, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

March 7, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

March 5, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

March 4, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

March 3, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

March 2, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

March 1, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

February 28, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

February 26, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

February 25, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

February 24, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

February 23, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

February 22, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

February 21, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

February 19, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

February 18, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

February 15, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

February 14, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

February 12, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

February 11, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

February 10, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

February 9, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

February 4, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

February 2, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

January 26, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

January 24, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

January 22, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

January 21, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

January 19, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

January 14, 2022 Henry Lyon 1

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

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

January 11, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

January 10, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

January 8, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

January 7, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

January 6, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

January 6, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

January 5, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

January 4, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

December 31, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

December 30, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

December 29, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

December 28, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

December 25, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

December 24, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

December 22, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

December 18, 2021 Henry Lyon 1

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

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

December 17, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

December 16, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

December 15, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

December 14, 2021 Henry Lyon 1

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

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

December 11, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

December 10, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

December 9, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

December 8, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

December 3, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

December 2, 2021 Henry Lyon 3

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

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

December 1, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

November 26, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

November 25, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

November 24, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

November 22, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

November 20, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

November 19, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

November 17, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

November 16, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

November 14, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

November 13, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

November 12, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

November 11, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

November 10, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

November 9, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

November 7, 2021 Henry Lyon 2

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

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

November 5, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

November 3, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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

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

November 1, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

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