Cortez Stone, ’25 RB, is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @DLCoach_Danford @LippertScouting @austin_rayno @coachadler @Coach_CotterLWC @BryanAult @RyanRayno3 @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @8gocrazzyy @teeroyhowell @CHSJacketFB @loucentralsport @CHSJACKETS

November 25, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Sophomore RB from Louisville rendering performances practically daring us to ignore him We just featured this sophomore running back with the Mingua Beef Jerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. Then, Stone goes out and does to Logan County, in the Regional Championship game, what he did to Logan County. How […]

Special @thanksgiving Day Article; Because we are so Thankful for all of you: If the ‘Mighty Mayfield’ game with LCA should come down to a PAT or FG, we know a Lincoln that would Suit[er] just fine. @MHSCardinalsFB @mhscoachjoe @LCAathletics @LCAFootball2022 @kjacoMessenger @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLPreps @MaxPrepsSpecial @kjacoMessenger

November 24, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We are approaching round four (4) in the KHSAA playoffs. All of these teams left standing are very good. There are exactly no bad apples left in the barrel. It will be the “little things” which differentiate between winning and losing at this point. “Mighty Mayfield” has themselves the home field and a kicker in Lincoln Suiter who has before come through for the Cardinals in a “big game,” with the game on the line. If called upon, Friday night, will he come through once more? We shall see, but the Cardinals are confident. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Blake Birchfield, ’23 RB, From Pikeville High is the @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer’ of the Week. @LippertScouting @Coach_CotterLWC @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @BryanAult

November 23, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Has there been a better RB in the KHSAA over the past several years than Senior, Blake Birchfield. Not for our money! Birchfield has his Panthers knocking on the door of yet another title. We thought it would be a good idea to award him a box of protein goodness to fortify him for the journey. Enjoy this article and don’t forget to make the time to #savortheflavor of the country’s finest all-beef jerky products. HB.

Sophomores have Tigers Barreling toward another Title. @ClayHayden7 @FlahertyChase @iamxcc34 @tigersontheair @rash_julie @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLPreps @MaxPreps

November 22, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

The Tigers chances of repeating as Champions seemed to take a hit when Mitchell Berger went down with season ending surgery. Programs like Beechwood reload, not rebuild. So the Tigers loaded a couple of sophomores in the backfield behind maybe the commonwealth’s elite offensive line and they are right back in the Semis challenging for the program’s third straight 2A title. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Guts, we know it when we see it! @combs_kory @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @BreathittCoach @Teeroyhowell @PrepRedzoneKY @CoahMikeHarris @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @HLpreps @kyhighsGuts! @combs_kory @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank #Brotherhood

November 21, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Kory Combs is the very picture of guts. That is why this article has the title it does. That is why Combs is so highly regarded among his football playing brethren across the commonwealth. Enjoy this article. HB.

Ty Phillips, the type ‘can’t miss’ middle schooler we’ve been discussing… @KyHighFootball @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @evans02_mike @Yfnmcnary @KYFUTURESTARS @1776Bank @kyhighs @WebCoFootball @HLpreps

November 19, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We talk about ‘no doubters’ in football. Those are prospects who come from the middle school ranks likely or even destined to play, and play early, under the Friday Night Lights sometime over the course of their freshman seasons. We are very good at identifying those types. Our track record of correctly calling it before it happens is well documented. Well, Ty Phillips, from Webster County, looks like a ‘no doubter’ to us. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Braxton Alexander, ’24, MLB, from Webster County High is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @evans02_mike @Yfnmcnary @KYFUTURESTARS @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @WebCoFootball @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @HLpreps

November 18, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

The playoffs enter round three tonight. While that is certainly exciting, we thought it would be nice to take a look at the exceptional play of a MLB who will return for his senior season and his Webster County Trojans who performed mighty well this year. 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.

Unsung Hero, Will Nichols (’23, QB/SS) Shines Amongst a Pantheon of Stars. @Kbaprime @LCAathletics @lcabaseball23 @WillNic24 @minugabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLPreps @MaxPreps

November 17, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

There are numerous stars ladening the LCA football roster and some “up and comers” of whom you may not even know presently destined to be stars. Still the straw which appears to stir the drink of the ’22 version of the Eagles football team appears to be this Will Nichols kid. There is very little about him online and we had to work hard to bring you this report. We promise you, we dug harder to get this article published than any college coach is going to work to find him or any other “under the radar” player out in the commonwealth. Enjoy the feature and try to learn something. HB.

Cortez Stone, ’25 RB, has his Yellow Jackets ‘sting-crazy’ and headed to Russellville. Stone is also the @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer’ of the Week. @DLCoach_Danford @LippertScouting @austin_rayno @coachadler @Coach_CotterLWC @BryanAult @RyanRayno3 @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @8gocrazzyy @teeroyhowell @CHSJacketFB @loucentralsport @CHSJACKETS

November 16, 2022 Henry Lyon 1

Cortez Stone was the best RB in Kentucky as a freshman among ’25’s in our opinion. He hasn’t slumped any this sophomore season either. In round two he carried his team to a convincing victory. How much farther can he carry the Yellow Jackets? Don’t know, that road through Russellville and Logan County High is a killer. Enjoy this article and don’t forget to make the time to #savortheflavor of the country finest all-beef jerky products. HB.

Jacob Fryman, ’24 FB, and Scott County are back in the 5A title hunt, where the program belongs. @ScottCoSports @cards_football @LukeColvin5 @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @frymanterri

November 15, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

You don’t see a ton of fullbacks anymore. Here is a fullback who runs and hits a ton. He has low pad level and runs with excellent body-lean and purpose. We love his game. We love this position. More teams should get one (in our humble opinion). Enjoy the feature. HB.

Harris Phelps from Paintsville High pledges to the Centre Colonels. @PaintsvilleFB @CentreFootball @teeroyhowell @kyhighs @HLPreps @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @Harris_Phelps1 @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @DavidandDarryl

November 14, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Well, the Danville, KY, near-IVY league college with the ancient and prestigious football program has done what it does seemingly every offseason. The Colonels have gained a commitment from arguably the best high school football player in the entire commonwealth. This guy has been wowing fans across the commonwealth since taking home the Championship Game MVP two-years ago. Now he takes his game to a larger stage and to the brighter lights of Andy Frye Stadium.

Tre Carney, from Madisonville North-Hopkins is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @All_American_Me @minguabeefjerky @KyHighSchool @MNHHS_Football @kyhighs @HLPreps @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @WEHSfootball1

November 11, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

This week’s Revolutionary Player is a real “Dog.” Now, understand, “Dog” is a real compliment in the football world to football players. That and why this player has won this award is fully explained herein. In the meantime, 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.

Talk about your huge Round Two Match-ups: Hazard at Williamsburg! @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KHSAA @1776Bank @racelandramsfb @PikevilleHSFB @BethlehemHSFB @kcdathletics @football_hazard @WhsJacketPride

November 10, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Every now and again, we pick games. We have had tremendous success doing it. We thought we would break down one of the better Round 2 matchups to take place tomorrow night and let you see all the analysis which goes in to our picking a football game. We aren’t exactly throwing crap against a wall and seeing what sticks. We have a method here. HB.

Bourbon County ‘Jonesing’ for talent; David Jones, Jr., ’28, showing the apple didn’t fall far from its tree. @davidjones_7 @BWStinson @bigcat6394 @camboat06 @rileystinsonn @BourbonFootball @LippertScouting @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @MaxPreps @kyhighs @HLpreps @KyHighFootball

November 8, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

The acorn didn’t fall far from this tree. Little Jones impressed us with his performance at the Team Kentucky FBU Elite Combine November 6, in Berea, Kentucky. We were so smitten we thought we might as well tell you about it. Enjoy the feature about this top ’28 prospect. HB.

Cole Rose Had a Beautiful Freshman Campaign…Not to Say There Weren’t Any Thorns! @colerose40 #Brotherhood @KYFUTURESTARS @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @kyhighs @HLPreps @MaxPreps @1776Bank @PrepRedZoneKY @502SportsReview

November 7, 2022 Henry Lyon 3

Mt. Sterling’s fantastic freshman already pointing toward ‘next year’ We knew Cole Rose was among the very best ’26s in all of Kentucky when he was strutting his stuff on the Kentucky Future Stars, “Team Kentucky.” No one could have foreseen Rose would have the year Rose ended up having. […]

Todd County’s Most Valuable Player in ’22, had to have been Nate Redding. @nate98898492 @TCCHS_Football @Coach_Robbins @Coach_CotterLWC @JT_FTF @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLPreps @PrepSpin

November 5, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We are at the win or go home point in the career of these seniors across the commonwealth. There will be a point in the not too distant future where we will stop featuring ’23’s to highlight the classes who will compete again next season in this seemingly endless merry-go-round. For now, let us bask in the glory of some of these ’23s, and specifically the ones who have battled so valiantly and performed so brilliantly. HB.

Among his many other duties, Elijah Davis handles place-kicking for the Storm. He is the @1776Bank ‘Revolutionary Player of the Week.’ @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @Yfnmcnary @KYFUTURESTARS @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @HLpreps

November 4, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

At Independence Bank we celebrate the uncelebrated sometimes and, curiously, no other position in football is more overlooked that the guy who gets assigned the placekicking duties. Much like a closer in baseball, the place kicker has it all on the line before his number is called oftentimes. Today we celebrate a player who has added placekicking to his regular duties on the Central football team. 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.

Andrew Nason is running toward his destiny, and WoFo’s, with record performance… @AndrewNason21 @JonesCoachFBall @Woodfordqbclub @WofoNews @SFord_7 @4adenN @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @kyhighs

November 3, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

This guy here has to be an early favorite for the ’25 “Mr. Football” race. He’s good at races as a member of the Woodford County Track & Field team. We seem to cover him a ton; but then again, we do cover the studs and he is certainly that.

Ryland Nichols is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @DLCoach_Danford @LippertScouting @austin_rayno @MaximilianKard1 @coachadler @Coach_CotterLWC @BryanAult @RyanRayno3 @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps

November 2, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Logan County’s Senior LB is Leading his Cougars into Unchartered Territory Ryland Nichols is a freaking playmaker is what he is. Every time one turns around, the guy is making another play and usually in the offensive backfield. He had a fine night against, perhaps, the best team the Cougars […]

Isaac Earl, ’26 QB for Hopkins Central, gives The Storm hope for sunnier days ahead! @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @Yfnmcnary @KYFUTURESTARS @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @HLpreps

November 1, 2022 Henry Lyon 1

Okay, Central wanted to win Friday night and wanted to knot its regular season record at 5-5 instead of the 4-6 finish it has experienced. All of that is true. However, there is a component of “next year” in every football program and a constant forward progression which must occur. There are lots of things to which to look forward if you are a Storm-watcher. One of those is the brilliant and composed play of its very young, freshman QB and heir-apparent to the keys to a potent offensive attack. Enjoy the feature. HB.

@BreathittFB Rolls into the @KHSAA Playoffs…How Far Will This Ride Last? Senior QB, Tyler Bryant plans on being around a while! @BreathittCoach @Teeroyhowell @PrepRedzoneKY @CoahMikeHarris @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @HLpreps @kyhighs

October 31, 2022 Henry Lyon 2

This is a fun time of year. Every team is 0-0 going into round one and it is ‘loser go home.’ How long of a ride will Breathitt get? How long will any of us last? It will take hard work, good fortune, and a lucky bounce or two. Enjoy this look at a young man running a team performing optimally at the right time of year. HB.

Centre hung around with nationally ranked Trinity University before giving way to miscues, BSU is next. @d3football @CentreFootball @BSCFootball @TUFootballTX

October 30, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Well, yesterday against Tinity began promisingly but we were sort of in like a lion and out like a lamb. Still, one could see that there is a very thin line from where Centre is as a program and where it is going. We need to eliminate mistakes and take better car of the football, but should we, one can easily see conference championships and NCAA runs in the program’s future.

Gunnar McKinley, ’23 DE, is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @GLFCA1 @centurions_fb @CenturionAD @minguabeefjerky @kyhighs @HLpreps @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

October 28, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We believe Gunner McKinley is among the best edge defenders, down linemen, and even Tight-Ends 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.

Adam Hobbs, ’23, leads his Bruins into its own ‘bright future.’ @Adam_Hobbs41 @CHBruinFootball @Coach Shanefelt @NDC_CoachMack @CoachGraham_LWC @CoachBDoc @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLPreps @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

October 27, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Talk about coming out of nowhere; nobody had Central Hardin playing the way the Bruins have played this year in any preseason prediction we read. Still, Hobbs was coming off an All-State performance his junior year, so he is a known commodity. How has he performed this year? Well enough to have many of the area’s finest college programs, at various levels of play, frothing at the mouth to sign him. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Austin Sperry from Breathitt County is the @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer’ of the Week. @AutinSperry @CaseyAl62171239 @bryce3034 @BreathittCoach @NextUpRecruits @PrepHoopsKY @kyhighs @HLPreps @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @1776Bank @Bluegrasspreps

October 26, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Breathitt’s WR/DB superstar an equally accomplished basketball prospect This guy’s athleticism and vertical explosion are both off the charts. He has crazy speed over the top, super good length at 6’3,” and soft, supple hands which reel in lots of deep passes and scores plenty of TD’s. He is presently […]

Dre Young, ’24 RB/LB, says don’t sleep on his Belfry Pirates just yet! @Dre_young5 @CoachWaltRaines @BelfryFootball1 @Dre_young5 @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @BluegrassPreps @kyhighs @HLPreps

October 25, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Dre Young is a kid who inherited the unenviable task of having to fill the shoes of Isaac Dixon, the departed, consensus, “Mr. Football” who led the Pirates to their 8th-title a year ago. Big shoes for anyone to have to fill. How is he doing? This article will tell you. HB.

Tanner Wright, ’23 RB/SS, Southwestern High, reports ‘feeling it’ as playoffs approach. @Southwestern_FB @GHSScottieSport @Tanner_Gage22 @12thSports @JasonFoley22 @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @kyhighs @HLPreps @Bluegrasspreps

October 24, 2022 Henry Lyon 1

Tanner Wright is someone we have covered for quite a while. He has never disappointed us either. His teammates and he are “feeling this” upcoming playoff run. Why not? After all, they are now 9-0. Enjoy the article. HB.

Centre College wins a wild one, The No. 6 ranked Tigers from Trinity University on the way to Town. @d3football @CentreFootball @TrinityUTigers

October 23, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We are 5-2 on the season and 3-1 in SAA competition, still holding our destinies in our own hands. A win over highly regarded Trinity Texas, and one over BSU in Birmingham a week later, will crown us “Kings of the SAA Conference” and guarantee a bid to the NCAA’s. It doesn’t matter what we have done before now, now is the only thing which counts. Go Colonels!

Amari Riley proving a Juggernaut for the Lloyd Memorial Defense. @LMHSAthletics @TBNKonline @lloyd_football @502SportsReview @Bluegrasspreps @HLPreps @kyhighs @KyHighFootball @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @MaxPreps

October 22, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Every now and then we feature a star player and discover there are plenty of other stars on the roster with our feature. Oh well, we aren’t running out of ink around here. Enjoy this look at a player wowing onlookers in the Northern Kentucky region of the KHSAA. You may know them as Erlanger-Lloyd, or Lloyd-Memorial, but the “Juggernauts” will do just fine. HB.

Brysen Dugger a ’23 QB from Pulaski County is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @BrysenDugger @PulaskiBarstool @teeroyhowell @LippertScouting @JohnHines66 @mingaubeefjerky @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLPreps @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

October 21, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We did something a little different today. We featured a player in a market we don’t have a location…at least not yet. You see, the point is the fastest growing financial institution in Kentucky is Independence Bank. We the way we are revolutionizing the banking industry, you really never know when we will hit your town! Get on by one of our fine branches today and discover why Independence Bank’s people, products, and services have started a revolution in the Kentucky financial services industry. HB.

Parsley proving more than a mere garnish; Dane is proving to be the main course. @DaneParsley18 @Bryan_Ault @wparsley1953 @LippertScouting @FootballWems @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @HLPreps @KyHighs @MaxPreps @WEHSRaiders @WEHSfootball1

October 20, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Never thought much about parsley as a garnishment on a plate of food. I think the world of this particular brand of “Parsley,” which is kicking tail around Warren County’s 4A football scene. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Tate Rice, from Clay County High, is the Mingua Beef Jerky Company’s Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @TateRice5 @KyHighFootball

October 19, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

This week’s Protein-packed Performer came through for his team when it was (perhaps) most needed. Tate Rice has been performing at a high level all season but his performance against Perry County Central was the very model of efficiency and production. Enjoy the article and don’t forget to get by any of your local outlets and pick yourself up a bag of tasty Mingua beef jerky. We have loads of products for your jerky needs. #SavorTheFlavor! HB.

Jerimyah Shearer Showing He’s More than just the Player ‘on the other side’ of Jhaden Vaughn. @jhadenn4 @TriggFootball! @CoachEzell45 @TriggHSSports @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @1776Bank

October 18, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Trigg County is flying high at 7-1. We think the team is for real but the game upcoming with an undefeated Union County team will be the final exam. What will be the verdict (if you will)? We will have to wait and see. Until the jury returns here is a wonderful article about another of the Wildcats primetime performers.

Who is Jayden Gibson? Why does this Freshman have the Bobcats thinking Championship Run? @BreathittCoach @Teeroyhowell @PrepRedzoneKY @CoahMikeHarris @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @HLpreps @kyhighs

October 17, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Heading into the playoffs, Breathitt is undefeated in 2A Jayden Gibson is far from an unknown commodity to KPGFootball. We covered him in middle school. No one, not even we, could have projected Gibson would have the impact he’s having on Breathitt High’s ground attack this season. The freshman FB/RB […]

Centre drops heart breaker in new home; Colonels still ‘Alive and Well’ in SAA-Title Hunt! @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @CentreFootball 

October 16, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We lost a heartbreaker yesterday to a team to which we hate to lose. We probably don’t have a sterner rival in the conference than Berry College. Still, Centre doesn’t have time to mourn a tough loss. The trip to Conway, Arkansas is on the immediate horizon and we still hold our own destiny in our hands as we will explain in this article. Enjoy. HB.

Bardstown Tigers draw closer to regular season perfection. Sophomore Amonti Marshall leads the defense. @AndrewBlanton60  @BardstownFootb1 @minguabeefjerky @LippertScouting @report_kentucky @_Coach_Clark @33_Mckibben @unioncollegefca @CoachJohnsonOL @DLCoach_Danford @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @HLPreps @KyHighs @MaxPreps

October 15, 2022 Henry Lyon 2

Bardstown is sitting at 9-0 on the year with East Jessamine the only thing standing between the Tigers and a perfect regular season. Bardstown has the highest RPI in the commonwealth at its level of play. These guys look the part to us, as does their splendid young defender Amonti Marshall (No. 7, ’25). Enjoy the feature. HB.

Giaonni Hunter from Shelby County High is the @1776Bank, Revolutionary Player of the Week. @minguabeefjerky @SCR_football @scrocketsquad @hunter_giaonni @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @HLpreps @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

October 14, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We haven’t done this in a while but the opening of a new branch in Shelbyville, Kentucky is reason aplenty for such celebration. We just wrote about this kid’s dynamite performance this past Friday night but now we have decided to award it this prestigious weekly award on top of everything else. Learn to spell Giaonni Hunter, we get the feeling we will be spilling plenty of ink on this kid over the next few years. Get on by one of our fine branches today and discover why Independence Bank’s people, products, and services have started a revolution in the Kentucky financial services industry. HB.

Oscar ‘JT’ Adams from Paducah Tilghman, ’23 MLB, should generate plenty of interest. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @OCathFootball @MaxPreps @HLpreps @kyhighs @1776Bank @PTBlueTornado @PTHS_fan @coachthomp9 @CentreFootball 

October 13, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Football is a tall man’s game, huh? Well we know some players throughout and around Kentucky who may beg to differ. JT Adams is as tough as they come at the MLB position for Paducah’s Blue Tornado. The senior will leave his mark on most of Kentucky before this ride is finished. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Jaden Brasher from Hopkins County Central is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @jaden_brasher @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @kyhighs @HLpreps @_CoachManning @HopkinsCentral

October 12, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Jaden Brasher put himself in the KHSAA records books right before our very eyes. We had an agent in the press box who watched the ’23 QB throw five (5) TD passes in the first half of the game with Calloway County. Five (5) TD passes in one half of play isn’t the record, but it is among the best performances in one half of play in KHSAA history. If that isn’t prize package worthy, than what in the heck is? HB.

Giaonni Hunter Tells Rocket Fans Later May Be Right Now! @SCR_football @scrocketsquad @hunter_giaonni @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @HLpreps @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

October 11, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Giaonni Hunter has his team set for launch. The team is winning at the clip it would prefer but Hunter’s play has been a rallying point for the program and the community. Simply put, we can’t fathom a RB/LB in the ’25 class of Kentucky much more productive on both sides of the football than Hunter. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Centre College Cages Tigers, Viking Horde to Invade Danville Next! @d3football @CentreFootball @BerryFootball @SewaneeFootball @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank

October 9, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Centre and Sewanee renewed what has to be the oldest rivalry in the SAA if not the entire NCAA, Division III. This newest entry in the series was an exciting one and a game where Centre’s execution began to look like it has to look for Centre to be ready for the challenges which lie ahead. Enjoy this recap of the Sewanee game and a look ahead to the challenges presented by Berry College. HB.

Butler County may not be quite there yet; but the roster talent has them firmly in the Hunt! @brodyhunt_ @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @OCathFootball @MaxPreps @HLpreps @kyhighs @1776Bank @Coach_Owens12

October 8, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Brody Hunt has his Bears right in the thick of things these days in the always tough 2nd District. Hancock, McLean, and Todd County Central are all playing lights out and Owensboro Catholic has settled into its accustomed role of 2nd District “Bully.” The team which has commonly been the “odd man out” is now playing lights out. Do the Bears have to beat the Rebels from. Todd County to get in the playoffs this year? Is the win over a 7-1 McLean team destined to turn one of McLean’s best teams in recent memories into playoff spectators? Enjoy this feature. HB.

Jordauyn White, ’23 RB, from @pths_football is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @PTBlueTornado @PTHS_fan @coachthomp9

October 7, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We have always said it is our people who make Independence Bank who and what we are. Janice Cleary is a person we are proud to claim at Independence Bank and so we thought we would honor her today in our feature of another person of whom we are enormously proud, Jordauyn White from Tilghman High. Enjoy this feature. HB.

The @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week is Kris Hughes from Union County. @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KrisHughes04 @Coach_JSimpson @PrepSpin @kyhighs @HLpreps @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

October 5, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Union County has really been a force with which to reckon over the past few seasons. It seems the Braves are in the title hunt in 3A, and in one of 3A’s toughest districts (District 1), annually. Having players like Kris Hughes certainly doesn’t hurt matters. You wait until you see what the young man did this past Friday night. Enjoy the feature and don’t forget to pick up a bag of your favorite Mingua Beef Jerky and #SavortheFlavor! HB.

Andrew Nason from Wofo staking his early claim as being a ’25 ‘Mr. Football Candidate.’ @AndrewNason21 @WoodfordFBall @WofoNews @SFord_7 @4adenN @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps

October 4, 2022 Henry Lyon 1

He is a transfer from 4A Hopkinsville High School. With the struggles Hoptown has experienced with QB play, and with the efficiency this young ’25 QB has displayed, don’t you imagine the transfer of this particular player to Woodford County is all the more painful? Enjoy this look at a player whose candidacy for the ’25 graduating class’s “Mr. Football” award is looking all the more legitimate, week after week. HB.

Cade Sullivan, ‘The Berea Blast,’ may be the best athlete in the ’23 class… @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @mshsfb_eagles @Mshs_Eagles_

October 3, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We have followed Cade Sullivan since his being one of Kentucky’s finest coming out of its middle school ranks. He has been a superstar in HS too, just on a team which has struggled which impacts many players who find themselves so situated. This kid is drawing D-1 looks and has D-1 speed. We would call him an athlete. Read this article and let us know what you would call him. HB.

Centre’s Defense Saves the Day, Colonels push record to 3-1 with road win over Rhodes, Sewanee has ‘Next.’ @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @CentreFootball

October 2, 2022 Henry Lyon 3

The Centre Colonels raised its record to 3-1 with a road loss to a very good Trine team its only blemish. Still, proponents of offensive football have to be concerned with how Centre is performing as the team just keeps imploding offensively. Can the defense continue to carry the ball club into the winner’s circle? Well, that is the $64 question, no isn’t it? HB.

What the heck is a Greenwood Gator and why the heck are they tearing up 5A, District-Two? @GHSGatorSports @gwgatornation @GHSGatorFball @GWoodFootball @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

October 1, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Just who do these Greenwood Gators think they are? Well, Class 5A title contenders if the Gators’ performance to date means anything at all. The Gators have played a meaty and tough schedule with a brutal closing stretch upcoming but many around Warren County believe they have the recipe for upsetting some folks around the 2nd district. For now, the Gators are ranked in the AP, top 10, and sitting at 6-1 on the year. Enjoy this look at a hot, up and coming, football team. HB.

Markezz Hightower is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @MNHHS_Football @ArnettKohl @All_American_Me @MaroonAthls @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @kyhighs @HLpreps @PrepSpin #Brotherhood

September 30, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Markezz Hightower is probably the best RB in Kentucky in the ’26 class. He comes from a line of RB’s we have featured and who have also won MVP in the Kentucky-Tennessee Future Stars Classic. Markezz is the little brother of Jeriah Hightower, who we covered ad nauseam when he was a prep RB for the Maroons before his moving on to play for EKU. Get on by one of our fine branches today and discover why Independence Bank’s people, products, and services have started a revolution in the Kentucky financial services industry. HB.

Zack McCoart from @FootballJCHS says look in your other hand and see what you got! @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @zklemmeADI @KyHighFootball @HLpreps @kyhighs @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

September 29, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We got online to write an altogether different feature than we ended up publishing. It is similar to catching a well hit line drive at a fielder’s head the fielder had little choice but to catch. Enjoy this feature about a player different from the one on whom we first intended to report. HB.

Ethan Jarvis from Prestonsburg is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the week. @BlackcatFB @nsporter13 @BarstoolBlackc1 @ejarvis_18 @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @kyhighs @HLpreps

September 28, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Prestonsburg was really struggling just a few seasons back. They are struggling no more. The Blackcats are rolling with some of the best talent Floyd County has seen in some time. This week’s Protein-packed Performer is proving he may well be the very best RB in the Kentucky Appalachia mountains. Don’t forget to pick up a few bags of our one-of-a-kind beef jerky products whenever you can and wherever you happen to find yourself. Also don’t forget to #savortheflavor! Enjoy this feature. HB.

RB, Ethan Gregory (’24), from North Laurel is blazing a difficult trail for future backs to follow. @NLJAGSFOOTBALL @Egregory3222 @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @1776Bank @BoysGirls13th @CoachDerekDay

September 27, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

It is the midway point of the ’22 season. This is a junior RB we forecast would have a big year back before the season commenced. It is time for us to take stock of this prediction. Well, Gregory hasn’t let us down in the least. He is having a wonderful season and, should he keep it up, looks poised to take the Jaguars to unprecedented heights as a football program. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Checking in with one of our ‘Mr. Football’ Candidates, Kenyon Goodin from Collins High. @KenyonGoodin @EKUFootball @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @HLpreps @kyhighs @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

September 26, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We adorned this cat a “Mr. Football” candidate way back over nine (9) months ago. Since that crowning, Goodin hasn’t done anything but make us look rather prophetic. We decided we would check in on him half way through his senior year just to see what he was doing. What he is doing is wowing his end of Kentucky. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Centre College goes down in Angola, IN and now must ‘turn things around’ for a trip to the Bluff City. @CentreFootball @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank

September 25, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Well, the Colonels put together 4-Quarters on Saturday, just not the brand of 4-Quarter play Centre fans were hoping to see. Saturday we saw four entire quarters of offensive ineptitude. Trine was a tough out a year ago at home in Danville, Kentucky. This year, in Angola, Indiana, there were perfectly insurmountable. We have no time for idle sympathy as in-conference opponent Rhodes College is salivating waiting for our arrival in Memphis, Tennessee October 1. We better come loaded and ready for Lynx or it could turn into a second consecutive ‘long afternoon.’ HB.

Gunnar McKinley, ’23 TE/DE, has the Centurions right in the title hunt. @GLFCA1 @centurions_fb @CenturionAD @minguabeefjerky @kyhighs @HLpreps @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

September 24, 2022 Henry Lyon 1

It is dad-burn frustrating from time to time to even find pictures of prospects online. So many Kentucky High School stars fly “under the radar.” This particular ’23 prospect who is framed out exactly like the colleges like doesn’t even appear to have a Twitter page or a Hudl account. We were able to pull some highlights for him from off of MaxPreps. Enjoy learning about a play for the Centurions who may be among the very best playing in the greater Louisville area this year. HB.

Josh Johnson from duPont Manual High is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @_Sw1ch @Maual_Football @BlakeyAiden @LippertScouting @WKURecruiting @minguabeefjerky @kyhighs @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @HLpreps

September 23, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Josh Johnson has long been among our favorite players in Kentucky’s ’23 class. He is a bull in a china shop type interior wrecking ball athletic enough to play from tackle out to end for the Crimsons who are being widely discovered as among Kentucky’s very finest football teams at any classification of play. Enjoy this look at a guy every defense in Kentucky would relish having deployed along the down defensive front. Get on by one of our fine branches today and discover why Independence Bank’s people, products, and services have started a revolution in the Kentucky financial services industry. HB.

Isaac Turner from Breathitt County…nothing wrong with his ‘Wheels.’ @BreathittFB @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @MaxPreps @HLpreps @kyhighs @NotBHSbarstool

September 22, 2022 Henry Lyon 2

At “KPGFootball,” we think high school fans tend to get too consumed with who is or isn’t a college recruit or prospect. Sometimes fans fail to fully appreciate the stars of the high school game, the game we have built a business on covering. Isaac “Wheels” Turner is a bright light among a pantheon of high school football stars who wow us weekly with incredible feats of physical skill often amounting to either victory or defeat for our beloved alma maters across the commonwealth of Kentucky. Let’s not forget these guys. Well, we won’t. Enjoy this feature written about a true “Friday night hero.” HB.

Jamarion Hocker from @BooneRebels_FB is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week! @BCHS_Rebels1955 @BooneCoRebels @football_boone @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @HLPreps @kyhighs

September 21, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Not every book can be judged by its cover. Jamarion Hocker, who looks more like an offensive guard than a QB, has demonstrated just how deceiving looks can often be. Hocker has darn-sure been playing like a QB and his stats are bearing out that particular point. Enjoy this feature about a junior QB who appears capable of doing it all and who also seems assured of being on a ton of recruiting boards going forward. Don’t forget to pick up a few bags of our one-of-a-kind beef jerky products whenever you can and wherever you happen to find yourself. Also don’t forget to #savortheflavor! HB.

Which team, in 3A, is at the top, Kentucky-wide? Here is our ‘case for the ‘Cats…’ @minguabeefjerky @LintonTay @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @CoachEzell45 @APSUCoachJones @1776Bank @MaxPreps

September 20, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

They are quite possibly the ‘feel good’ story thus far in the ’22 football season in the Kentucky High School game. They are also (in our magazine’s opinion) the best darn football team playing 3A right now in the commonwealth. Before you dismiss this opinion, let us make our case…HB

Daniel Thomas from @BellCountyFB may be the most versatile Bobcat in the Bell County lair. @DanielThomas_4 @BoyGirls13th @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @HLpreps @kyhighs

September 19, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Hard to imagine a more versatile athlete on any high school football roster than Daniel Thomas from Bell County, Kentucky. Coach Hilton knows talent when he sees it and he knows how to deploy said talent. That is why he has won over 400-games as a high school football coach. Enjoy this look at a football and wrestling star in the Middlesboro, Kentucky area. HB.

Hopkins County Central players, James Posey, ’24, and Jacob Osborne, ’23, co-recipients of the @1776Bank ‘Revolutionary Player(s) of the Week.’ @HopkinsCentral @_CoachManning #SoundTheSiren @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

September 16, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

There are some skills at Hopkins Central compiling some auspicious numbers through four games. We shouldn’t forget there are some guys around the skills who have the job of thanklessly making this all happen. Two such guys, James Posey and Jacob Osbourne, are the focus of today’s feature and the co-recipients of this week’s Revolutionary Player(s) of the Week. Enjoy the feature. HB.

A familiar refrain around the Tiger program for decades, ‘Better call Doc Long,’…well, now it may be the Hall of Fame doing the ‘calling.’ @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @kyhighs

September 14, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

A lot goes into a high school football program’s being successful. You have to have coaching, administrators who care about the quality of the product, and medical personnel committed to keeping the athletic talent healthy and able to compete. Hoptown had that guy in its program somewhere around 20-years and for part of five separate coaching regimes. His name was Doctor Long. He was an institution unto itself on that sideline to coaches, players, and even referees. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Gavin Copenhaver is one tough hombre for CAL’s centurions. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @centurions_fb

September 14, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Gavin Copenhaver has committed himself to leading his centurions back to the very top of the 3A classification. Copenhaver is certainly doing his part to help the centurions scale that competitive mountain clear to the tip-top. Enjoy this feature about a senior RB/LB who appears capable of doing it all and who also seems assured of being on a ton of recruiting boards going forward. Don’t forget to pick up a few bags of our one-of-a-kind beef jerky products whenever you can and wherever you happen to find yourself. Also don’t forget to #savortheflavor! HB.

‘The Deuce is Loose’ and making all the right decisions… @Deucebailey1 @QBHitList @minguabeefjerky @kyhighs @HLpreps @PrepSpin @1776Bank @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

September 13, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Deuce Bailey is among the very best dual threat QB’s in all of the land, and we aren’t just talking about Kentucky. He has good size, tremendous athleticism, a fine, deft, and accurate arm, and even a 3.0 GPA. Yessir, that is called having all the tools. What will Deuce do against Boyle County this coming Friday? If the Purples want to stay in the ball game, the team better find a way to turn the Deuce loose out on that field and under the home field lights. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Markezz Hightower breathing rarified air for the Maroons. @MNHHS_Football @markezz_25 @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

September 12, 2022 Henry Lyon 1

Marquezz Hightower is following in some mighty large footsteps. He had a relative who was an all-state football player for Madisonville North-Hopkins, led Kentucky in rushing yards his senior year, was a Kentucky Future Star MVP (like Marquezz), and went on to play for EKU. What will Marquezz do? Well, we don’t exactly know for sure but, for right now, he is running the heck out of that pill for the Maroons. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Demetrick Welch, Jr. is a ’24 prospect hoping his Thoroughbreds might hitch a ride to Lexington later this year. @NewCathAthletic @TBredsFB @LippertScouting @ai_metrick @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @HLpreps @kyhighs @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

September 10, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Newport Central Catholic are annually in the hunt for the 1A crown, or so it seems. Having talent on hand the likes of Demetrick Welch Jr. is a good place to begin any title trek. Enjoy this look at a player who played very well Thursday night for his team. HB.

Luke Parker, a ’25 QB, showing there is much about which to look forward in the Caldwell County football program. @oliver_parker20 @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @HLpreps @kyighs @RadioTrevorRicde

September 9, 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 sophomore QB at Caldwelll County High School in Princeton, Kentucky and our famous branch located at 211 Alt US-41 in Providence, Kentucky just down the road from Caldwell County High’s campus. 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.

Mountain Musical Chairs…mountain football prospects move from school to school. @kizer_slone @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @MaxPreps @EliteZoneShow @BGSportsNation @HLpreps

September 8, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

It is called Mountain Musical Chairs. Each year some of the mountain’s finest football talent moves from school to school. It is accepted, rarely bad-mouthed, and frankly just a way of life around the Appalachia region. Ask Belfry how many of its former superstar players were from over the West Virginia state line for instance. Well the three prospects pictured above, Kizer Alone, Landon Smith, and Ethan Combs, all played for Knott County a year ago. This year, zero for three…c’est la vie!

This week, our Protein-packed Performer is a head football coach, Middlesboro High’s Larry French! @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MBORO_FOOTBALL @barstoolmboro

September 7, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We believe this is the first time we have awarded the Jerky Prize package to a head football coach. Well, it isn’t exactly everyday some head football coach celebrates his 350th win. There have only been two others in HS history in Kentucky to have had such a celebration, Phillip Haywood and Dudley Hilton. Enjoy this feature about a tremendous football coach who appears headed straight to the HOF. Don’t forget to pick up a few bags of our one-of-a-kind beef jerky products whenever you can and wherever you happen to find yourself. Also, don’t forget to #savortheflavor! HB.

The Storm have hit the ‘Mother Load’ with McNary and he’s running through defenses like ‘a bull in a china shop.’ @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @Yfnmcnary @KYFUTURESTARS @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @HLpreps

September 5, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We have been covering Calil McNary for years. He was a 3X Kentucky Future Star. You will find those guys almost always end up HS stars too. That is certainly the case with McNary, as he has his team sitting pretty through its first three games (2-1) with Todd County calling this coming Friday night. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Centre Football escapes Indiana 1-0, beats Hanover 31-29. Maryville College calls, ‘Next!’ @CentreFootball @HanoverFTBL @MCScotsFootball @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank

September 4, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Centre escaped Hanover, Indiana with a win. That was about as positive as we can be about a performance which gives us plenty of mistakes to study and correct. Coaches say teams experience the most growth between the first and second games, particularly in college football. Colonel fans must “pray” that rings true or we may not be as lucky outcome wise as we were with the Panthers in Indiana. Enjoy the scout. HB.

Murray High’s Collin Wilson VEERing his way to pay dirt! @_CollinWilson_ @XnOSports @RJWilson55 @Mekhi33397990 @RowdySokolowski @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

September 3, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Coach Herman Boone, in the hit movie, “Remember the Titans,” once called the split veer offense like novocaine. He went on to say he only ran six plays but that the offense always worked. We can’t vouch for the six play thing, as we believe Coach Bowling’s version of the veer is more advanced than what Coach Boone ran in the early 70s at T.C. Williams High. We can vouch for it always working especially with Collin Wilson pulling the trigger for the Tigers. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Tremaine Lovan, ’23, is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @All_American_Me @MaroonAthls @ArnettKohl @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @kyhighs @HLpreps @KyHighFootball

September 2, 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 senior WR at North-Hopkins High School in Madisonville, Kentucky and our famous branch located at “East Center” just down the road from North-Hopkins High’s campus. 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.

Kenyata Carbon from Owensboro (Senior) coming into his own at the RB position. @CarbonKenyata @coachgeentry @LippertScouting @OHSFBInsider @report_kentucky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @minguabeefjerky @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps

September 1, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We have been on this young man for quite a while. We first wrote about him when he traveled to Dallas, TX for a middle school All-American game. He has not disappointed since. Enjoy this look at a senior RB from Owensboro Senior. HB.

Jasanté Harmon from Scott County is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the week. @ScottCoSports @cards_football @LukeColvin5 @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @PrepSpin @MaxPreps

August 31, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Jasanté Harmon has committed himself to not permitting his program to have another season like ’21. So far, he is certainly doing his part to put the past where it belongs…in the past! Enjoy this feature about a Junior DE who appears capable of doing it all and who also seems assured of being on a ton of recruiting boards going forward. Don’t forget to pick up a few bags of our one-of-a-kind beef jerky products whenever you can and wherever you happen to find yourself. Also don’t forget to #savortheflavor! HB.

Boyle County’s “Sage” decision paying dividends entering the Whitaker Bank Rebel Bowl. @coacharichman @EKUFootball @BCRebelFootball @ScPodcast12th @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @kyhighs @KyHighFootball @HLpreps

August 27, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

It appears high school football is moving into a ‘Saturday Night’ phase. Tonight, Bryan Station will travel to Danville, Kentucky to face Boyle County’s Rebels in the Rebel Bowl sponsored by Whitaker Bank. While Bryan Station is 6A and Boyle is 4A, tonight’s outcome may just go a long way to proving how unimportant classification is in Kentucky High School football these days. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Carson Lewis from @OCath_Football is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player f the Week. @LLatham41 @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

August 26, 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 junior at Catholic High School in Owensboro, the city with the finest Barbecue in the world, and our famous branch on Frederica Street just down the road from Catholic High’s campus. 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.

Jacob Jones, ’23, from West Jessamine, goes off last Friday Night! @WJHSFootball @WJ_Athletics @wjfootballcolts @minguabeefjeerky @1776Bank @kyhighs @UKFootball @HLpreps @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @MaxPreps

August 25, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

The apple does not like to fall far from the tree. Unknown German Proverb attributed to a ‘Turkish’ source, circa 1500s All we ever hear about Jacob Jones around the magazine is skepticism about whether he is as great as reported. All the Jones kid Friday night was go out […]

Brady Atwell from Owensboro’s Catholic High School is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @1776Bank @HLpreps @OCath_Football @BreathittFB @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @PrepSpin @MaxPreps

August 24, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Brady Atwell has been called the QB prospect with the highest ceiling starting under center for the Aces in a long, long time. Scary thing is, he may be a better prospect at LBer according to one of his coaches. Enjoy this feature about a sophomore QB who appears capable of doing it all and who also seems assured of being on a ton of recruiting boards going forward. Don’t forget to pick up a few bags of our one-of-a-kind beef jerky products whenever you can and wherever you happen to find yourself. Also don’t forget to #savortheflavor! HB.

Chandler Godby helps lead Pulaski over Belfry in opener. @ChandlerGodby @BrysenDugger @JohnHines66 @PulaskiCoSports @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @lxyton

August 23, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Good God(by), this kid can flat-out ball! Chandler Godby is not an unknown commodity in Kentucky High School football circles. He caught 75-balls as a junior, for 1,61-yards receiving, with 16-TDs receiving in route to an All-State selection as a junior in ’21. What will he do for an encore? […]

Warren Central Wins! Dragons 1-0 after winning its first football game in nearly 7-years! @WCAthleticDept @BCCougarPride @BullittFootball @DeangloPatters1 @omariglover13 @kayunbajeanaime @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps

August 22, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

The Warren Central High Dragons have won a football game. The last time, before Friday night, this had occurred this publication was still a year and a half from coming online (March 30, 2017). Here’s the rub, the Dragons have enough talent to get on track and win several more games this season. From there, who knows?… HB.

Gavin Walker from @WebCoFootball is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @aydenyoung1141 @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @PrepSpin 

August 19, 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 High and the famous “Sebree Branch” just down the road a little bit from Dixon, Kentucky in what is called “Railroad country.” 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.

@MichaelBraunm from @GCwarhawksfball has a message for you; and its a good one. @CoachBowling_GC @BGO_KY @wkytsports @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

August 18, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Prospects in all competitive classes brace for action tomorrow night. One of those is Michael Braunm from Great Crossing High. HIs Warhawks draw Western Hills tomorrow night at home. Will Braunm see the field? Who knows, but he does understand the path to success, and that is over half the battle. Enjoy the feature. HB.

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 1

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.