Daugherty returns as an Ace in the hole for 2024 and is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the week @1776Bank @840WHAS @ECHS_Wildcats

February 28, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

We have been featuring versatility this offseason. No one is any more versatile than Edmondson County’s Ace Daugherty. This guy long snaps and plays primary positions very well too. How many long-snappers are also the fourth leading rusher, or among the club leader in tackles, TFLs, and QB-sacks? Enjoy this feature and don’t forget to #SavorTheFlavor. Friday Night Fletch.

Vazzana is a ’25 RB about to take flight @jeffrey_vazzana @centurions_fb @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @840WHAS

February 27, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Grantland Rice once extolled the virtues of four Notre Dame football players he dubbed “The Four Horsemen.” Christian Academy had its own four horsemen in ’23 and they rode them to the title. Two of the four are walking the graduation stage leaving the other two behind. One of those will be RB, Jeffrey Vazzana, and he will be very good next season. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch.

Trevy Barber is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week @purplesfootball @CoachSpader @BarberTrevy @minguabeefjerky @840WHAS

February 23, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Trevy Barber is the most productive player at his position anywhere throughout the commonwealth of Kentucky. He was a sophomore in ’23 but that didn’t stop him from registering 84-catches, 16-of which went for TDs, for over a thousand yards (1,189). Get this, the kid also housed a kick. What a jewel for this or any roster. Enjoy this look at this superior WR/ATH in the 5A classification and don’t forget to get by your local Independence Bank and discover why and how our people, financial products, and services have started a revolution in the Kentucky banking industry. Friday Night Fletch.

Dalton Matney from Johnson Central is an apple which didn’t fall far from its tree… @dalton_matney21 @JCAthletics_ @840WHAS @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @KyHighFootball

February 20, 2024 Fletcher Long 1

We have noticed kids of sports stars often star in the same sport and, many times, to an even greater degree. Dalton Matney is a rising junior coming off a fantastic sophomore year who looks poised to come into his own. However, he is the son of the late, great Jim Matney and those are hard shoes to attempt to fill. Coach would be very proud of how his son has competed and comported himself to this point. Enjoy the feature.

Next up for the Centurions, Colin Daniels @ColinHd2007 @centurions_fb @THunterCantwell @840WHAS @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank

February 19, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

How does a high school program such as 2X defending 3A champion, CAL, replace a QB with over 4,000-yards passing in ’23 and 55-TDs against only 7-picks? How about with a 6’5,” 210 pound rising junior who is a varsity athlete in both football and basketball (just like a taller version of Hodge)! Yeah, that’ll do it. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch.

New CCHS Coach, Ethan Atchley, will NOT find the cupboard barren, not while there are some [Jimmarion] Byrd[s] flying around @CoachAtchley @ColonelFootball @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @840WHAS

February 17, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

We attended the Atchley presser. He is an impressive guy and will turn that program around lickety-split. He has some material left over around whom to build. One of those “Dude” is a “Byrd.” Jimmarion Byrd is a ’26 guy who has plus size, plus athleticism, and plus hostility and feel for the game. Jimmarion plays angrily, like anyone would want from a LB/Edge guy. Enjoy the feature and get ready for the Atchley Show. Friday Night Fletch.

Steve Smith, ’25 QB from Central High, is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week @CoachDantzler @Steve2mith @840WHAS @minguabeefjerky

February 16, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Louisville’s Central High enjoys yearly consideration among the best teams in football at its level of play. QBs like Steve Smith coming off strong junior campaigns has a lot to do with that. Enjoy this feature and don’t forget to get by your local Independence Bank and discover why and how our people, financial products, and services have started a revolution in the Kentucky banking industry. Friday Night Fletch.

Storm Warning: Jeremiah Groves will springboard a fine sophomore season into a huge Junior year @HopkinsCentral @_CoachManning @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @logan_rodgers_ @840WHAS

February 15, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

We have been covering the Hopkins County Central this offseason. Frankly, it is a fun cover. For starters, they are among the more up and coming programs in the 3A classification on the western end of Kentucky. Secondly, the Storm compete in an ultra competitive district stocked with good teams and high profile coaches and players. Enjoy this look at a young player we believe will factor mightily in the Storm’s prospects this coming Fall. Friday Night Fletch.

Kadence Price is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week @All_American_Me @1776Bank @840WHAS @KyHighFootball

February 14, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Kadence Price is a big, big boy and the son of a grown man who played at WKU himself back in the day. This is Chris Price’s son and even a cursory look at the kid reveals quite a resemblance. Young Price was the runner-up in the 250-pound weight class this past weekend at the 41st Kentucky HS Powerlifting Championships. If that isn’t worth some beef jerky we dare say we don’t know what is. Enjoy this feature and don’t forget to #SavorTheFlavor. Friday Night Fletch.

Camden [James] is just another in a long line of notable people named “Burke” @CamdenBurke77 @Coach_Couch_MC @Coachwb3 @C_Chap_SC @tm_squared @MCentral_FB @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @840WHAS

February 13, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

’26 OL proving among the best in ’26 class Camden James Burke is 6’3,” and weighs 275-pounds. He got eight (8) games of run on the varsity as a sophomore playing 6A football and was derailed (by injury) from playing even more. Burke was among the club leaders in “pancake” […]

Drew Johnson from Owensboro (Senior High) is from a winning pedigree and has a proven record of success stemming generations… @EliHampton11 @SrHighFootball @TrevorDeLacey @840WHAS @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank

February 10, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Pedigree may not mean everything when it comes to football but it isn’t meaningless either. We see this with the inordinate amount of former players’ sons and coaches’ sons who go on to star at the various levels of football competition from HS to the NFL. Coming from generations of people accustomed to winning at life pay dividends too, HS coaches tell us. Enjoy this feature. Friday Night Fletch.

Trevor DeLacey from Owensboro (Senior) High is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week (again) @TrevorDeLacey @840WHAS @minguabeefjerky

February 9, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Trevor is a QB prospect that “QB-Hit List” believes has it all. The nationally circulated QB evaluator touts DeLacey’s accuracy, arm strength, release, his ability to throw on the run, his footwork, his ability to play with poise, and his pocket presence. Trevor has top-shelf decision making and throws the deep ball with tremendous touch. Enjoy this look at this superior QB in the 5A classification and don’t forget to get by your local Independence Bank and discover why and how our people, financial products, and services have started a revolution in the Kentucky banking industry. Friday Night Fletch.

Storm Warning: McDaniel Ready to Lead the Defense- @Michael60053670 @_Elite3 @Coach_Lovely @_CoachManning @evans02_mike @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @840WHAS

February 8, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Michael McDaniel is a player we have before featured. He is a ’25 prospect who had an enviable frame and good length (6’1,” 195-pounds). He is a versatile athlete who also plays varsity basketball. He fits with our practice this offseason of featuring versatile athletes who are multi-phase contributors or who play a variety of varsity sports. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch.

Austyn is laying down the Law[less] and winning the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer along the way. @austynlawless @BJNFBall @ClayClevenger @18_hatcher @drew_toennies @1776Bank @840WHAS

February 7, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Austyn Lawless is one of ’27s most prolific performers. How many freshmen linebackers can boast of registering more than 100-tackles, 16-TFLs, and 6-sacks while carrying a 4.0 GPA. We wouldn’t think the number would be very big if we are being honest. Enjoy this feature and don’t forget to #SavorTheFlavor. Friday Night Fletch.

Khalil White promises sunnier skies are on the Lincoln County horizon @khalilwhiteee @KyHighFootball @KYEXPOSURE @12thSports @LCFB_Recruiting

February 6, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Khalil White is a ’25 DE/TE with the frame colleges like to see. He is 6’3,” 200-pounds with plenty of length and the frame to add quite a bit of “good weight” this offseason. White has seen most of his action of defense but that could well change over the course of his senior season depending on what the Patriots need. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch.

The name, Spacek, often equals talent and hard work @AshbySpacek @drew_toennies @mhscoachjoe @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @840WHAS

February 5, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

We expect a champions effort out of anyone representing Mayfield High and particularly if that person is named “Spacek.” There is a lot in a name we have come to believe. Ashby Spacek, ’25 center/tackle, will enter his senior campaign one of the more reliable, gifted, and physically imposing interior OL guys in the KHSAA. Let’s see if he lives up to the name. We are sure he will. Friday Night Fletch.

Dalton Gambrel is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week @DaltonGambrel3 @1776Bank @840WHAS @EminenceFball

January 31, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Dalton Gambrel is a ’24 guy who contributed mightily to his team’s bottom line in ’23. He was rewarded by being Honorably Mentioned on the Courier-Journal’s All-State Football team. This guy was also a fine defender and contributed on special teams in addition to what he did at receiver. Enjoy this feature and and don’t forget to #SavorTheFlavor of the country’s very finest beef jerky products. Friday Night Fletch.

Breaking News Story: Christian County High Makes Statement Hire in Ethan Atchley

January 30, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Ethan Atchley is known throughout Kentucky as a program builder and a football coaching savant. Now he is known as Christian County High’s new football coach. Atchley brings a proven track record of developing college ready talent, winning and competing for championships, and building programs, which have been struggling, to commonwealth-wide prominence. This is a home-run hire for the Colonels. Friday Night Fletch.

Hold this Tiger! Gage Chapman from Murray High promises big future performance. @Chapman42071 @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @840WHAS @MurrayTigerFB

January 29, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Gage Chapman is a ’27 kid who is getting it done in the weight room. However, it needs to translate to the field and we saw glimpses of it doing just that in ’23. I will be perfectly honest here; I am a little surprised this kid didn’t play more over the course of the ’23 season. Every time his number was called, he did something great. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch.

Tanner is looking for the [W]right time to get back into football @Tanner_Gage22 @840WHAS @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank

January 27, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Tanner Wright is a guy who has been out of football, according to him, for a year. Guess what, he misses it. Football is a game one can only play when young. While Tanner is still young, he has decided to get back into a game he thinks he may have quit too early. Enjoy this feature. If you’re a college program looking to add some quality help at RB, call his number listed on his “X” page. Friday Night Fletch.

Davon Rudolph looking for programs who want this Smoke! Rudolph is the Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week… @Davon_Rudolph9 @_thomas_jenkins @Coach_RJG @CoachPalmer @Coach_Jay53 @Coach_Snuggs @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @840WHAS

January 26, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Davon Rudolph isn’t just nicknamed “Smoke,” he’s the truth. Rudolph was Ballard High’s Nickel/OLB and man; was he productive in ’23. He’s looking for a college home and that search should NOT require too much. Enjoy this feature and don’t forget to get by your local Independence Bank and discover why and how our people, financial products, and services have started a revolution in the Kentucky banking industry. Friday Night Fletch.

Storm Warning: Clayton Scott may be appearing from thin air in the middle of the offensive front for The Storm in 2024- @HopkinsCentral @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @840WHAS @PennyrileP

January 25, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Hopkins County Central is serious about publicizing the talent on its roster. That is why we have been engaged to write these articles. This young man here is an example of the young roster talent being developed in Morton’s Gap. This is a program headed in the right direction. Enjoy this feature. Friday Night Fletch.

Michael Curry from The Big A Train (Atherton) is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the week- @courierjournal @MichealCurryJr @CoachNinoDBE323 @AthertonFootbal #KnowAGuyWhenUSee1 @840WHAS

January 24, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Michael Curry Jr. only played in seven (7) games in ’23 but he really played in those seven. He gained 1,124-yards on 134-carries, for 8.4 ypc, with 17-rushing TDs. He is a 3.8 student with a very bright future. Enjoythis feature and don’t forget to #SavorTheFlavor. Friday Night Fletch

DeMarkus ‘D.J.’ Wilson a 3-sport problem for future Tilghman opponents @DJWilson_24pt @coachthomp9 @pths_football @840WHAS @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank

January 23, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Paducah Tilghman is loaded with athletes. With Kentucky’s top-rated Track & Field program, they are also loaded with speed. D.J. Wilson is one of the class of ’26’s top guys in the offensive backfield. Already a thousand yard rusher in his sophomore season, Paducah fans are excited about what this young man may develop into being. We think he is headed for a position among the more recruited athletes in his graduating class. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch.

Kelson McKinney from Green County one of the better all-around football players in Kentucky @KelsonMckinney4 @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @840WHAS @green_county @ColtPhelps1

January 22, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

It is hard to imagine any one football player meaning as much to his team’s bottom line as Kelson McKinney did over the course of his high school career. McKinney was the team’s leading rusher, leading scorer, was a scoring threat on special teams and on defense where he was tied for the lead in “pick-sixes.” We are coming close to the end of our coverage for the Kentucky class of ’24 but we couldn’t leave the topic without an article about this guy. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch.

Alexander the Great[er]! @AAlexander2025 @LemmingReport @Vol_Football @840WHAS @UKFootball @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank

January 20, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

We call him “Alexander the Great” and he may not have an empire stretching from the Balkans to the modern-day Pakistan, but the original Alexander didn’t register 19-QB sacks in a single season or wrack up over 1,000-yards receiving. Who was greater? Well, right now one of the Alexanders is still writing his life’s story. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch.

Parker Friedman (2025) from duPont Manual is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week- @minguabeefjerky @840WHAS @sports_cj @friedman_parker @ManualAthletics @duPontFootball

January 19, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

We believe in the special teams at KPGFootball and at Independence Bank. It is one-third of a football game and deserves to be highlight like the other two phases. This guy here was our all-state kicker. Enjoy the feature and get on by your local Independence Bank and enjoy the people, product, and services which have revolutionized the Kentucky banking industry! Friday Night Fletch.

Bonus Coverage: @CentreFootball sets sights on Nashville’s JT Robbins… @_NCSathletics @williammlong @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @840WHAS @_Elite3

January 18, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

We feature out of Kentucky talent when that talent is being recruited to Kentucky college programs. Hey, we are fans of the colleges and universities fielding football teams across Kentucky, as are our advertisers, so why not? This kid here is high on the Centre wish list and already holds numerous offers at prestigious schools for his services. Can the Colonels land this guy? We hope so.

Storm Warning: Opponents better look out for that ‘Crick’ in their collective necks- @HopkinsCentral @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @840WHAS @PennyrileP

January 18, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

The Storm have been dad-burn effective running the football of late. One reason is the bruising, All-State FB the team has enjoyed over the last four years. Another is having young linemen coming through the pipe line like ’25’s Hayden Crick. Enjoy this look at a kid who should anchor ’24’s offensive front. Friday Night Fletch.

Tyson Martin, a 2026 RB/LB, leading his classification in several statistical classifications @TysonMartin246 @CavernaFootball @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @840WHAS @KyHighFootball

January 15, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Tyson Martin from Horse Cave, Kentucky is an example of a growing trend across the Bluegrass of high school football stars making significant contributions in all three phases of a football game. The 6’1,” 190-pounder led his classification in rushing this past season and contributed mightily in every phase to include the 3.5 GPA he logged in the classroom. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch.

The exploits of Ulysses as heroic as ever- @BradynNiemeyer @EvanDennison1 @Linknky @minguabeefjerky @840WHAS @1776Bank

January 13, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Ulysses Porter was a freshman running back in ’23 and only saw action in eight (8) of the team’s 11-games. In spite of this, he still came perilously close to eclipsing a thousand yards. This guy looks poised to render as “heroic” a performance of the remaining three years of his high school career as the character whose name he bears. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch.

Jak Lindsey maybe the first, three-time, @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week in the Award’s history! @JakLindsey24 @SrHighFootball @minguabeefjerky @840WHAS @PrepSpin @KyHighFooball @SIU_Football

January 12, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

We have had a few, two-time Revolutionary Players of the Week. Jak may well be our first three-timer. Lindsey is a mountain of a man who made our All-State football team and is headed to Souther Illinois for a little Division 1, FCS, football. Enjoy this feature and don’t forget to celebrate with us the services, people, and financial products which have caused a revolution in Kentucky’s banking industry. Friday Night Fletch

Storm Warning: Issac Earl is Le Petit Caporal of the football program at Central @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @Yfnmcnary @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @840WHAS

January 11, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Isaac Earl is a QB who is shorter than most people seem to want. However, that doesn’t mean he isn’t the perfect field general for the Storm’s offensive attack. He has been very effective running the offense in his first two seasons and there is no reason he won’t enjoy similar success over the course of his junior year. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch.

Giaonni Hunter from Shelby County is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week @SCR_football @hunter_giaonni @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @840WHAS

January 10, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Giaonni Hunter has accomplished way more in the sport of football than just figuring a way to fashion a surname with 4 of its seven letters being vowels. Hunter is among the commonwealth’s very best RB/LB tandems. He plays for 4A Shelby County and he is on plenty of radars, particularly with a 3.83 GPA. Enjoy this feature and don’t forget to #SavorTheFlavor. Friday Night Fletch

All Sage Dawson (Boyle County/Air Force Academy) does is win, win, win no matter what @SageDawson @CoachHaddix11 @Coach_Thiessen @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @840WHAS

January 9, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Sage Dawson led his team to a 15-0 finish and a title playing among the more difficult schedules in the commonwealth. He threw four over 2,500-yards, 29-TDs through the air, and was only picked off 5-times. He was his District’s and Classification’s Player of the Year and made our Large School All-State Football team. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch

Kylan Combs from Breathitt County…the ‘Mayberry’ in the Kentucky Mountains @combs_kylan @BreathittFB @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @840WHAS

January 7, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

This player has made every All-Whatever Team available to him in his short HS career and figures to keep making these teams. He has the nose for the football one would expect from a kid whose dad (Shorty Combs) is considered a mountain football legend and former EKU linebacking star. Kylan is also among the brightest and nicest kids the Appalachias has to offer. Enjoy this feature. Friday Night Fletch!

Steve Partin will be searching for Light and Truth in New Haven, CT @StevePartin @yalefootball @coach_smcgowan @CoachRenoYale @DBucknerKC @840WHAS @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank

January 6, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Steve Partin only got nine-games of run in ’23. We don’t know why he missed the other two games. With him signing with Yale of the “Ancient 8,” Ivy League, FCS, Division 1, we can’t imagine the problems was academic. This kid has used football to achieve the ultimate in distinction. He may be President of the US or a Supreme Court Justice one day. That is what a degree from a Yale or Harvard carries along with it. Enjoy this feature.

Friday Night Fletch.

Jackson Edens, from Webster County High, is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week @minguabeefjerky @840WHAS @WebCoFootball

January 5, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

I don’t know whether or not you have noticed but the football fortunes of the Webster County program are on the decided “up.” Jackson Edens played a huge part in those reversal of fortunes this past Fall and figures to be prominent again in ’24. Enjoy this feature and don’t forget to celebrate with us the services, people, and financial products which have caused a revolution in Kentucky’s banking industry. Friday Night Fletch

Storm Warning: Gaige Brasher looking to continue arc of improvement for The Storm @jaden_brasher @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @1776Bank @840WHAS @logan_rodgers_

January 4, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Brasher is a name Strom Chasers are used to relying on for production on a football field or a baseball diamond. Both of the Brashers, Gaige and his big brother Jaden, have thrilled crowds with their athletic exploits for years around Morton’s Gap. Gaige is a guy our sources tell us to be on the look out for in ’24. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch.

Tre Jackson from Mayfield is our @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week @jujustarks24 @mhscoachjoe @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @840WHAS @KyHighFootball

January 3, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

We have before said that no All-State Football Team gets them all. We have been in the All-State Football business for years and have never published a team without some glaring omissions we thought back and mused, “Man, we should have included him.” Well, it has happened again as Tre Jackson is a guy we wish we had included. Luckily, he’s a ’25 and we get a chance to evaluate him next Fall. Till then, we offer this gift box of award winning, all-beef jerky product and a sweet T-shirt. Enjoy this feature and don’t forget to #SavorTheFlavor. Friday Night Fletch

Jutoriaus Starks was a run away train rolling straight down hill for Mayfield High in 2023 @jujustarks24 @mhscoachjoe @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @840WHAS @KyHighFootball

January 2, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

If you think we are covering the ’24s a bit longer than we usually cover the outgoing class in an off-season, you are pretty perceptive. Because we published an All-State team, we are featuring as many of those selections this offseason as the consumer base and advertisers will allow. Here is one of our All-State, Small School, RBs, JuJu Starks from Mayfield. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch

Brady Bentley from @SVHSFootball23 performed like a luxury automobile this season- @minguabeefjerky @840WHAS @KyHighFootball @1776Bank

January 1, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Bentley Motors Limited is a British luxury car manufacturer which makes vehicles normal people can merely dream of one day owning. Brady Bentley from Shelby Valley rendered a performance in ’23 normal people can merely dream of one day replicating. Here is a look at one of our Small School All-State WRs. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch

McLean’s Brodie Cline (’24) is the Revolutionary Player of the Week. @1776Bank Revolutionary @McLeanSportsNet @McLeanCoHS @mcleancohs1 @minguabeefjerky @evans02_mike @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

December 29, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

We last wrote about this particular dual-threat, multi-phase, multi-sport star in June of 2023. In fact he was our Independence Bank Revolutionary Player that week. It isn’t every day someone wins this twice. Anyway, he had the senior season we forecast. Enjoy this feature and don’t forget to celebrate with us the services, people, and financial products which have caused a revolution in Kentucky’s banking industry. Friday Night Fletch

Storm Warning: Harrison provides storm clouds for opponents looking to freely roam Central’s defensive second level @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @teeroyhowell @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @CentreFootball @CoachSimmons_CC @harlee_egbertFBStorm

December 28, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

We talked with some departing seniors about Storm players from whom they expected a lot moving on into 2024. The answers were fascinating. One player from whom much was expected was ’26’s Kamran Harrison. In this article we will discuss all he brings to the table.

Large School All-State FB, Jacob Fryman, is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @Jacob29074277 @Mints2u29 @JoshMooreHL @840WHAS @1776Bank @cards_football

December 27, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

We love fullbacks at KPGFootball. Teams which employ FBs are the teams who play football the way we like to watch it. This guy here is among the very best FBs to play in Kentucky’s graduating class of 2024. That is one of the reasons he is winning the sweet T-shirt and the protein pack from Mingua Beef Jerky this week. He played for the Cardinals of Scott Count this past year and its coach, Jim McKee. Fryman helped his Cardinals finish 9-3 and just a point away from a 10-win campaign. Enjoy this feature and don’t forget to #SavorTheFlavor.

Friday Night Fletch

Connor Hodge, ’25 WR from Christian Academy-Louisville, is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week- @minguabeefjerky @_CoachManning @KyHighFootball @sfitz_840whas @840WHAS @ColeHodge_QB_PG @ECUPiratesFB @centurions_fb @Connor_Hodge_1

December 22, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Connor Hodge and his brother, Cole, both just made our Small-School All-State Football team. We collaborated on this team with NewsRadio 840 WHAS out of Louisville. Hodge’s numbers were as sick as his brother’s and both the Hodges are headed to ECU in the AAC to play collegiately together. Maybe the Hodge brothers can replicate, in FBS, Division I, the same magic they performed together in the KHSAA’s 3A classification. Enjoy this feature and don’t forget to celebrate with us the services, people, and financial products which have caused a revolution in Kentucky’s banking industry.

Friday Night Fletch

Storm Warning: Isaac may prove to be the Man[ning] on the 2024 football roster… @HopkinsCentral @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @840WHAS @_CoachManning

December 21, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Isaac Manning had an exciting junior season which would see him make some Sports Center type receptions. He also contributed on defense in spite of limited opportunities on that side of the scrimmage line. In ’24, his senior season, it may be time to drop the reigns and just let him go. This should get plenty exciting. Enjoy the feature.

Friday Night Fletch

Large School All-State football ATH, Trenton Cutwright, is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @Tretoncutwrig2 @Mints2u29 @JoshMooreHL @840WHAS @1776Bank

December 20, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

This guy here is among the very best athletes to play sports in Kentucky’s graduating class of 2024. That is one of the reasons he is winning the sweet T-shirt and the protein pack from Mingua Beef Jerky this week. He is a three-sport guy who played QB at Lexington’s Bryan Station leading his Defenders to its first Title-game appearance in 24-years. Enjoy this feature and don’t forget to #SavorTheFlavor.

Friday Night Fletch

Hart County’s Kohnner Trent, ’25, made the All-State team this year; who knows what will follow from here… @kohnner2trent @HartCountyFball @840WHAS @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @KyHighFootball

December 19, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Kohnner Trent had a special season. Matter of fact, the entire Raider roster had an unprecedented level of success under Chad Griffin, one of Kentucky’s hottest commodities in the coaching community. Enjoy this look at a kid coming off an All-State selection. Who knows what the future will hold?

Friday Night Fletch

Is Centre College leading for Breathitt County’s Jacob Parker? @BreathittFb @_Parker_59 @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @840WHAS

December 18, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

College recruiters are always inquiring and searching for an attribute known as “growth potential.” Growth potential is (basically) the likelihood a prospect’s best football and pronounced physical development still lies ahead of him. These are the “late bloomers.” Jacob Parker may embody this attribute better than any player who made either our Small or Large School All-State Football Teams. Enjoy this feature about a kid the Colonels are spending plenty of time trying to lure to Danville.

Friday Nigh Fletch

‘Friday Night Fletch,’ IS Kentucky Middle and High School Football- @sfitz_840whas @840WHAS @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky

December 15, 2023 Greg Gough 2

He’s now know throughout Kentucky as “Friday Night Fletch.” We have known him as Fletcher Long since coming online many years ago. He has personally authored well over 1,300 articles on the topic of middle and high school football and is known throughout Kentucky as the leading expert on middle and high school football and its stars and coaches. He didn’t want us to publish this. He was outvoted. Enjoy this recognition long overdue for my friend and partner. Greg Gough.

Evan Hampton from Owensboro (Senior) High is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week- @minguabeefjerky @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @sfitz_840whas @840WHAS @SrHighFootball @Evanhampton34 @Ukbaseball

December 15, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Evan Hampton may be the top baseball prospect in Kentucky’s ’26 graduating class. How good is he? Well, he’s already committed to play for UK and that is one of the better programs in the SEC; which is, in turn, the elite conference in NCAA baseball throughout the country. Hampton isn’t just good at baseball. The sophomore RB made the 840WHAS & KPGFootball Big-School All-Sate Football team. Enjoy the feature and don’t forget to celebrate with us the services, people, and financial products which have caused a revolution in Kentucky’s banking industry.

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JT Haskins, Jr. is the Mingua Beef Jerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @1776Bank @evans02_mike @PrepSpin @sfitz_whas840 @840WHAS @minguabeefjerky @jthaskins3

December 13, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

This guy here is off to a great postseason. He made our “Big School” All-State Football Team, was named the ’23 Defensive Player of the Year,” and appears headed to play collegiately at the FBS, Division I level. First we thought we might load him up with some protein-rich, all-beef jerky and a sweet T-Shirt. Congratulations to Bryan Station’s TJ Haskins, JR. Enjoy this feature and don’t forget to #SavorTheFlavor.

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duPont Manual’s David Pellman, earning the nickname ‘Pancake’ at every given opportunity @Aspirationsgym @duPontFootball @CrimsonCrazies1 @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @sfitz_840whas @840WHAS

December 11, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

We don’t know exactly from where the term “Pancake” block originated though we will attempt to trace it in this article. We do know one when we see one and it leaves the defender flat on his back like a pancake. They don’t call this buy “Pancake” Pellman because it sounds swell. They call him that for a very valid reason. Enjoy the article.

NewsRadio 840 WHAS and KPGFootball’s Small School (Class 1A, 2A, & 3A) All-State Football Team @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral

December 9, 2023 Fletcher Long 3

In collaboration with News Radio 840 WHAS and our show, “Friday Night Kentucky” our own Friday Night Fletch and the staff at KPGFootball were tasked with creating both a small and big school All-State Football team. This is the small school team and is comprised of players from 1A, 2A, & 3A classifications. Enjoy. Friday Night Fletch.

NewsRadio 840 WHAS and KPGFootball’s Big School (Class 4A, 5A, & 6A) All-State Football Team @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @sfitz_840whas

December 9, 2023 Fletcher Long 6

In collaboration with News Radio 840 WHAS and our show, “Friday Night Kentucky” our own Friday Night Fletch and the staff at KPGFootball were tasked with creating both a small and big school All-State Football team. This is the big school team and is comprised of players from 4A, 5A, & 6A classifications. Enjoy. Friday Night Fletch.

William Carrico, ’24 WR/DB from Owensboro Catholic High, is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week- @minguabeefjerky @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @sfitz_840whas @840WHAS @CarricoTutt

November 30, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

William Carrico plays on a team with plenty of star power at Owensboro Catholic. Between his brother, Vince, and Brady Atwell, a guy who may be the best QB in the commonwealth and on his way to a “Mr. Football” award, it can get lost in shuffle, sometimes, just what kind of sensational year William Carrico has given his fans, coaches, and team. We at Independence Bank and KPGFootball have noticed. So will you as soon as you read this article. Enjoy this feature and don’t forget to celebrate with us the services, people, and financial products which have caused a revolution in Kentucky’s banking industry. Friday Night Fletch

Brady Atwell, from Owensboro Catholic, is the Mingua Beef Jerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week- @1776Bank @evans02_mike @PrepSpin @sfitz_whas840 @840WHAS @minguabeefjerky

November 29, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

We have tried to spread the jerky around the commonwealth and attempt to not double-award it too often. Some of these guys make it near impossible. Brady Atwell, who has before won the prize, puts up jerky-worthy numbers nearly every week. Perhaps that is why the team is 14-0 and on the cusp of a 2A title. Enjoy this feature and don’t forget to #SavorTheFlavor. Friday Night Fletch

Cole Hodge, ’24 dual threat QB from Christian Academy-Louisville, is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week- @minguabeefjerky @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @sfitz_840whas @840WHAS @ColeHodge_QB_PG @ECUPiratesFB @centurions_fb

November 24, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Cole Hodge has had a sensational career at Christian Academy-Louisville (CAL). He has been a star on the hardwood and the gridiron. The 6’2,” 190-pounder is going to Eastern Carolina to lead its program into college football glory. I get a feeling some in-state schools are going to regret letting this guy get out of Kentucky, mark our words. In the meantime, the Centurions look poised to win a title this year and the Hodge brothers (Cole and Conner) will play a huge part in it. Enjoy this feature and don’t forget to celebrate with us the services, people, and financial products which have caused a revolution in Kentucky’s banking industry. Friday Night Fletch

Happy Thanksgiving as ‘The Storm’ football program has plenty for which to give thanks- @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @HLpreps @840WHAS 

November 23, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

We can assure you Central is plenty thankful it picked up a versatile athlete the likes of Silas Gunn. Gunn came through for the Storm, big-time, particularly roaming the defensive back-third. Many, many good things ahead for this young athlete and this fine program. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Friday Night Fletch.

Frankfort’s John Griffin from Franklin County High is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer- @johnathangr1ff @1776Bank @evans02_mike @PrepSpin @sfitz_whas840 @840WHAS

November 22, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Franklin County has been knocking on the door of a championship for the last several years. They sit at 13-0 and get to host the semis, which is always considered a huge advantage. Of course, they are hosting the Boyle County Rebels. Uh…that’s not a very good draw. Griffin will have to be at his best, as will the rest of his compatriots. Enjoy this feature and pop some of Kentucky’s finest jerky products in your mouth and savor the flavor! #SavorTheFlavor! Friday Night Fletch.

Friday Night Fletch picks the Semi-State Champions; and then there were four- @EddieEviston @Bluecolonels @pths_football @coachthomp9 @coach_marksbury @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas @evans02_Mike @minguabeefjerky

November 20, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

The penultimate in high school football is gaining the inestimable privilege of getting to practice football on Thanksgiving. Well, there are 24 teams left who get this privilege and get to build this life-long memory. Half of the remaining will run out onto Kroger Field and play for a championship. Which 12 will it be? We attempt to answer that for you right here. Friday Night Fletch

The Tale of the Tape: Heavyweight Showdown Headed for Park Hills, KY @EddieEviston @Bluecolonels @pths_football @coachthomp9 @coach_marksbury @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas @evans02_Mike @minguabeefjerky

November 19, 2023 Fletcher Long 3

We take a deep dive into the matchup between Paducah Tilghman and Covington Catholic upcoming this Friday night in the semi-state. The game is being played in Park Hills, KY and we have broken down the relevant subparts to answer the equation (we believe anyway). Enjoy this “deep dive” into the matchup. We didn’t put in many pictures, this is a “meat and potatoes” article and not one for an unserious, high school, football fan. Enjoy, Friday Night Fletch

Anthony “Nino” White, head football coach at Louisville’s Atherton High is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Coach of the Week- @minguabeefjerky @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @sfitz_840whas @840WHAS @CoachNinoDBE323 

November 17, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Anthony White has his big A-Train playing for a 5A regional championship tonight. The Ravens will entertain an Owensboro Senior team which is accustomed to playing at this stage of the KHSAA playoffs. This is new for Atherton but that doesn’t mean we’re at the end. When your coach is the GLFCA Coach of the Year, practically anything can happen. Enjoy this feature and don’t forget to celebrate with us the services, people, and financial products which have caused a revolution in Kentucky’s banking industry. Friday Night Fletch

Isac is the Earl of the Storm football program- @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @Yfnmcnary @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @HLpreps @sfitz_whas840 @840WHAS 

November 16, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Isac Earl is a guy who got plenty of run his freshman year, especially for a freshman at QB. This year he took another step toward the player he ultimately will be. This kid is a pretty polished play-maker and is growing into quite the dual threat QB. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch

Daniel Thomas from Bell County High is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer- @DanielThomas_4 @1776Bank @evans02_mike @PrepSpin @sfitz_whas840 @840WHAS @BellCountyFB

November 15, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Daniel Thomas has had quite a career all in one single season. This year alone, the 5’9,” 180-pounder has gained 3,159-yards and scored 45-rushing TDs on 295-carries. He plays defense too as he has 68-tackles, 2-TFLs, and a QB-sack on the year. Enjoy this feature and pop some of Kentucky’s finest jerky products in your mouth and savor the flavor! #SavorTheFlavor! Friday Night Fletch.

Spencer County has been right on the Mark(sbury)- @KellenMar3 @ScBearMascot @coach_marksbury @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas @evans02_Mike @minguabeefjerky

November 14, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

It isn’t uncommon for players to play high school football for their dads. Matter of fact, 1956 Heisman, runner-up, and College Football Hall of Famer, Johnny “The Drum” Majors, played for his dad in high school (Shirley Majors) at Huntland High. Often, as was the case in the Majors’s situation, the son is the dad’s very best player. Mike Marksbury has done a wonderful job at Spencer County. One has to wonder how much his son, Kellen, has done to further dad’s coaching career. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch

Friday Night Fletch picks the Regional Championship Winners… @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas @evans02_Mike 

November 12, 2023 Fletcher Long 1

Friday Night Fletch has become a commonwealth-wide phenomenon in high school football circles. Frankly and succinctly put, Fletcher Long knows twice as much about the world of KHSAA football as any one person alive today. He is an expert; he has done the work. Enjoy this article and let’s see Friday night how right or wrong he was.

Russ Crowe from Daviess County High is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week- @DCHS_Football @minguabeefjerky @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @sfitz_840whas @840WHAS 

November 10, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Russ Crowe helped his Daviess County ball club get to tonight’s second round match-up with Central Hardin in Edgewood, Kentucky. I am not sure how many of you realize what an uphill battle Daviess County had to fight to just get to this game. That North Hardin club had to forfeit some games for the use of an ineligible player this year. Many of the games North was required to forfeit were games North had won handily. Enjoy this feature and don’t forget to celebrate with us the services, people, and financial products which have caused a revolution in Kentucky’s banking industry. Friday Night Fletch

Storm Warning: Central Seniors Hit Recruiting Trail- @HopkinsCentral @_CoachManning @logan_rodgers_ @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @HopkinsCentral @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas @evans02_Mike 

November 9, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Logan Rodgers has been getting pressed of late and by a face pretty familiar to him and to us. Adrian Stringer is a sophomore QB for Illinois College, a Midwest Conference team which looks likely to advance to the NCAA field this Fall. The “Blueboys” stand at 8-1 overall with a 7-1 conference mark and beat Monmouth, head to head, earlier in the year 20-17. Stringer has been soliciting Rodgers to come join him. Will Rodgers heed the call? Enjoy this feature. Friday Night Fletch.

For the second week this season; Brach Rice from Dixie Heights is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer- @RiceBrach @CoachPBurke @tsfootball @1776Bank @evans02_mike @PrepSpin @sfitz_whas840 @840WHAS

November 8, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

’24 LB (& Redhawk commitment) demonstrated prowess on offense and defense in round one We reported on this guy and awarded him this same distinction back in August of 2023. He had a night, in the first round, we just had to reward. It isn’t everyday a 5A player contributes […]

Williamsburg High has a ‘Goodin’ at QB and he is back next season- @WhsJacketPride @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @HopkinsCentral @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas @evans02_Mike 

November 7, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Nate Goodin is among the more productive dual-threat QBs in the mountains and plays for, historically, one of its stronger programs. Williamsburg hasn’t been as good this year as they have been in others but, they are young, and with talent like Nate Goodin around, the Yellow Jackets figure to be in the mix going forward. Of course, the young Jackets, coached by Jerry Herron, Jr. have to attempt to survive a trip to Pikeville, Kentucky in round two. That trip to Pikeville has taken down a many Yellow Jacket football team in years gone past. Friday Night Fletch

Watch out Sayre (11-0); here come the Paris Greyhounds in round two! @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @HopkinsCentral @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas @evans02_Mike 

November 5, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Paris heads to Lexington, KY to take on the 11-0, Sayre Spartans, and its splendiferous sophomore QB, Luke Pennington. Pennington had thrown 37-TD passes to zero INTs entering the first round game against Harlan. However, Paris has some fine talent of its own, including ’27 signal-caller, Julius Gregory and a young head coach everyone is talking discussing (Tyquan Rice, pictured). We will take a look at this matchup, which might go a ways toward reserving a slot on Kroger Field in early December. Friday Night Fletch

Boyle’s Geordon Brown with long strike capability as Boyle downs Whitley County 41-6- @Geordon3_ @Brown7G @BCRebelFootball @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas @evans02_Mike @MontavinQuisen1 @CoachHaddix11

November 4, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Every one talks about Montavin Quisenberry around the Boyle program and rightfully. However, Boyle has another athlete on its roster clipping off fully automated 10.8-second, 100-meter track times. That converts to a 40-yard dash time of 4.5-seconds (fully automated) which is blazing. This guy has averaged over 30-yards a reception this year and is second on the team in TDs receptions. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch.

Yzir Gray from Warren Central is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week- @godmadeyzir @minguabeefjerky @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @sfitz_840whas @840WHAS @WCAthleticDept

November 3, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

It is playoff time around Kentucky and every team enters the playoffs with the same 0-0 record shooting for 5-0. Warrant Central starts its journey tonight when it travels to Henderson County. Let’s see if Yzir Gray can help the Dragons get off on the right foot. Enjoy this feature and don’t forget to celebrate with us the services, people, and financial products which have caused a revolution in Kentucky’s banking industry. Friday Night Fletch

Manning and McNary have traveled this ‘long and winding road,’ together- @Calil McNary @_CoachManning_ @Logan_rodgers- @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @evans02_Mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas

November 2, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

In 1970, on the band’s final album, Paul McCartney wrote a song which would be the Beetles’ last number one hit entitled, “The Long and Winding Road.” It has been such a road for Central’s Calil McNary, and his head football coach Chris Manning. Enjoy this feature detailing and highlighting a remarkable talent. Friday Night Fletch.

Montavin Quisenberry (‘Q’) from Boyle County is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week- @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @HopkinsCentral @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas @evans02_Mike @MontavinQuisen1 @BCRebelFootball @CoachHaddix11

November 1, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Montavin Quisenberry, or “Q” as we call him around our offices, is the best football player in Kentucky’s ’25 graduating class. We have thought this for around three years, since back in his Garrard County days, and he has done nothing to dispel this belief. His night against Frederick Douglass, we felt, was jerky worthy. We could give him this award every week. Enjoy this feature and pop some of Kentucky’s finest jerky products in your mouth and savor the flavor! #SavorTheFlavor! Friday Night Fletch.

Anyone hoping to get past Bracken County and the Polar Bears would do well to avoid the Tarter Sauce- @TarterDaulton @brackencounty @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @evans02_Mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas

October 31, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

We love to come up with something clever in the title. Daulton Tarter’s name lends itself to “Tartar Sauce” references easily and we decided to go with that. I wanted to make a “Steak Tartare” reference but Coach Lyon pointed out the spellings were significantly different. Coach Lyon really enrages me some days. Enjoy this feature. Friday Night Fletch

Brady Hensley, it IS in him-@Oakley_Watkins @CoachDCharles @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @evans02_Mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas

October 29, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Gatorade’s slogan, or one of them at least is, “Is it in you?” That is a very appropriate question and one which bears on how this kid came to commit to EKU. Hensley’s father was a four year football letterman at EKU and both his parents graduated from EKU. Do you know what is in him other than a legacy to EKU? We think the Gatorade Kentucky High School Player of the Year. Give this man a Gatorade. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch

Middle School Spotlight: Bryson Johnson, the best MS football player in Kentucky, Period! End of dictation-@1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @minguabeefjerky @840WHAS @evans02_mike @sfitz_840whas @PerryCoCentral @WYMT

October 28, 2023 Fletcher Long 4

This is Bryson Johnson and he is the best football player in 8th-grade anywhere in Kentucky. He forecasts as a LB, most likely, in high school but could find a home in the offensive backfield. His being omitted from ANY middle school all-star, all-state team is a gross omission. Friday Night Fletch.

Coby Dant from McLean County High in Calhoun, Kentucky is the @1776Bank, Revolutionary Player of the Week- @minguabeefjerky @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @sfitz_840whas @840WHAS @McLeanSportsNet @MCHSCoach

October 27, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Coby Dant is a perfect example of the type player Independence Bank seeks to publicize. He is an under the radar guy who eschews glory or fame in order to go out, night in and night out, and just do the job. Enjoy this feature and don’t forget to celebrate with us the services, people, and financial products which have caused a revolution in Kentucky’s banking industry. Friday Night Fletch

Storm Warning/Weather Report: While officially out of the playoff race; still plenty about ’24 to remember, relish- @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @840WHAS @DylanMorris2025 @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @sfitz_840whas

October 26, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

I will always remember 2024 and the season which provided fans plenty of suspense and thrills. It will always stand out to me of the “season which could have been.” Enjoy this look back at the year and look forward to stomping the ever-loving, gob-sobbing, crap out of Fulton County tomorrow night. Friday Night Fletch

Jamari Pennebaker from Holy Cross (Louisville) is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week- @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @HopkinsCentral @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas @evans02_Mike @HCougs_Football @CoachEricDick

October 25, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

We called this Pennebaker kid going off in a preseason article written about the likely top five in ’23 in the 1A classification. Holy Cross has underperformed a little, though the only performance which counts is on the brink of commencing, but Pennebaker has been on the money. We believe in Coach Eric Dick’s Cougars and wouldn’t be surprised for them to hang around a while in the playoffs. Till then, pop some of Kentucky’s finest jerky products in your mouth and savor the flavor! #SavorTheFlavor! FL

Trigg Middle School Champions of the Mid-Sky Conference… @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @840WHAS @DylanMorris2025 @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @sfitz_840whas @CoachEzell45 

October 23, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Trigg County has a hoss middle school team led by a hoss. You may not remember Coach Taylor McGee but he was an All-State player for Trigg County High, broke the Kentucky Powerlifting Meet bench press record (at the time) competing in the sport’s Heavyweight Division (435-pound bench), played in college at KENTUCKY WESLEYAN, and is now coaching the Middle School Wildcats where he has enjoyed unparalleled success at the helm. Enjoy this feature about a team certainly one of the more talented competing at the middle school level anywhere across the commonwealth. Friday Nigh Fletch

Brady Hensley and LCA tracking that title- @Oakley_Watkins @CoachDCharles @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @HopkinsCentral @evans02_Mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas

October 22, 2023 Fletcher Long 2

Lexington Christian Academy (LCA) is tracking that title this year in 2A and the Eagles have all the flight power needed to walk off Kroger Field very, very happy. The strength of the team isn’t subsumed in its passing attack. LCA has (perhaps) the best rushing attack in Kentucky’s high school game. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch

Ballard Smokes Eastern, Hopes for Strong Finish in Versailles- @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @HopkinsCentral @evans02_Mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas @Ballard_Bruins

October 21, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Ballard certainly knows something about developing top-flight talent at DE. Remember Jadairion Smith? We sure do. Ballard is now 6-3 with Woodford County remaining and Mikel Clack is the new “Jadairion Smith.” Clack leads the commonwealth in sacks and has a long frame, albeit slight, but he can really move. Ballard is staring down the barrel of a 7-3 finish, and with the 7th-highest RPI in the class, the 6A, 5th district Bruins hope to host to host an opening game. Friday Night Fletch

Jack James from Tilghman High in Paducah is the @1776Bank, Revolutionary Player of the Week- @_jackjames9 @pths_football @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @sfitz_840whas @840WHAS

October 20, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Jack James is one of Kentucky’s very best at the QB position especially in the ’25 graduating class. He is already his schools all-time TD thrower and Hunter Cantwell played at PTHS. What James did last Friday night is the type production you’re lucky to get on a video game. Enjoy the feature and celebrate with us the services, people, and financial products which have caused a revolution in Kentucky’s banking industry. FL.

Double A (Ahmari Alexander) from Trigg passes the eye-test- @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @840WHAS @DylanMorris2025 @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @sfitz_840whas @CoachEzell45 @TriggFootball

October 19, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Ahmari Alexander is an example of the fine ’26s we have around the commonwealth of Kentucky. This kid is 6′ tall and weighs a sturdily proportioned 210-pounds. He was enjoying quite a sophomore year before falling to injury. He will be heard from again we are willing to wager. Friday Night Fletch

Storm Warning: Central to entertain Hancock County in a ‘win or its basketball season’ game- @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @840WHAS @DylanMorris2025 @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @sfitz_840whas

October 19, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

It is definitely “crunch time” around Morton’s Gap. This is win or play basketball time in District 1. What makes this district so hard is the fact there are five good football teams, with Union perhaps elite, vying for 4-seats on the bus. The music is about to stop playing. Will there be a spot for our Storm? Friday Night Fletch.

Kolter Smith from Male High (Louisville) is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week- @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @HopkinsCentral @evans02_Mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas @evans02_Mike @KolterSmithKY

October 18, 2023 Fletcher Long 1

Man oh man is that cat having himself quite the senior season. Coming into the playoffs it is hard to imagine a guy playing any better than Male High’s Kolter Smith. Enjoy this feature, sit back, and get ready for the show form now until we hit Kroger Field. We are confident Male High will make it there. Till then, pop some of Kentucky’s finest jerky products in your mouth and savor the flavor! #SavorTheFlavor! FL

Being a Mobley-Cooper Mobley in a line of fine athletes from that surname @evans02_mike @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @HopkinsCentral @_CoachManning @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @MobleyCooper3 @CaldwellCoFB @sfitz_840whas

October 17, 2023 Fletcher Long 2

’26 two-way star thriving on a young roster taking its licks Cooper Mobley is a 6’1,” 210-pound grown man playing football at the 2A level in the western end of Kentucky. Mobley is also an accomplished “thrower” on the varsity Track & Field team which says quite a lot about […]

J-Town finished three feet short of glory yet still found something else well worth the fight, Legitimacy- @football_jtown @McdanielsCamron @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @sfitz_840whas

October 13, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

’23 Chargers team showed its vastly different than prior versions Camron McDaniels may be the best kept secret in Kentucky High School football. The junior TE/DE, with the help of his teammates, has completely reversed the Chargers’ football fortunes. At 6’5,” 245-pounds, he has the perfect frame for D-1 football […]

Bryce Button from South Warren High is the @1776Bank, Revolutionary Player of the Week- @ButtonBryce @SouthWarrenFB @SouthWarrenHigh @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @sfitz_840whas

October 13, 2023 Fletcher Long 2

Bryce Button, a ’25 QB at South Warren in Bowling Green, KY, over the first seven (7) games of this ’23 season has been the very picture of Swiss-made precision. Last week he completed close to 80% of his passing attempts and threw for four (4) TD’s against 0-picks. Regardless of college potential, and he has his fair share, this kid is a dynamite high school football player. Enjoy the feature and celebrate with us the services, people, and financial products which have caused a revolution in Kentucky’s banking industry. FL.

Talking Football with KPGFootball’s & 840 WHAS’s ‘Friday Night Fletch’- @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @HopkinsCentral @evans02_Mike

October 12, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

We highlight two from each class, or more,… We are coming down to the end of the regular season and teams are jockeying for playoff position, and for some, inclusion. Our very own “Friday Night Fletch,” the resident middle and high school football expert in Kentucky breaks down the compelling […]

‘McNary on the Carry’ is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week- @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @HopkinsCentral @evans02_Mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas

October 11, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Every time Calil McNary gets a hand-off, the PA says, “McNary on the Carry.” Now, that is branding. Every time we see Central’s 6’2,” 240-pound FB we think, “McNary on the Carry.” When you see him around Hopkins County, try it! He broke several career marks in his fine career last Friday against Trigg County. His night against Trigg alone was jerky-worthy. Throw in the career marks, and it really isn’t close. Enjoy this feature and join us again next week when we recognize another outstanding athlete. Till then, pop some of Kentucky’s finest jerky products in your mouth and savor the flavor! #SavorTheFlavor! FL

Coach Yeast and Mercer County are definitely on the rise – @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas @HopkinsCentral @mercer_football

October 10, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Today we are looking at a program which has snuck up on some people after a 5-6 ’22 season. Mercer will have many pieces back next year, particularly on defense, but the McKinney, season ending injury in the game with Southwestern was heart-breaking. Still, Mercer has an opportunity to finish very strong and go into the playoffs 9-1. Enjoy the feature. “Friday Night Fletch”

Russ Osborne, Shelby Valley, leading his Wildcats toward a district determining showdown- @russosb_3 @teeroyhowell @SVCoachOsborne @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas @HopkinsCentral

October 9, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Russ Osborne leads his Shelby Valley Wildcats to victory and has the athleticism to play on either side or the football at the next level. We don’t know where that level will be but we know there will be a next level for this guy. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch

The unforgettable, Ethan Wilson, and his Jackson County Generals have tied the program all-time, season wins mark; and in only 8-games @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas @HopkinsCentral @JacksonCountyHS

October 7, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Jackson County on Thursday night, with the help of a splendid senior RB who began the year as a TE/LB, did something the program has never before done…the Generals won their sixth game of the season in only the team’s eighth attempt. The Generals are sitting at the top of the 5th District (freelance) standings with two games to play staring down the barrels of an 8-2 potential. They were 0-10 a year ago. Wow!

James Posey from Hopkins County Central High is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @sfitz_840whas@McLeanSportsNet @MCHSCoach

October 6, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

James “Pocket Full Of” Posey has been in everyone’s pocket (or backfield) over the first seven (7) games of this ’23 season. Last week, against one of the stronger ball clubs in 3A, District 1 (McLean), Posey spent the entire night chasing ball handlers around the Cougars’ backfield. He is a tad undersized but has the length to make up for it. Regardless of college potential, and he has his fair share, this kid is a dynamite high school football player. Enjoy the feature and celebrate with us the services, people, and financial products which have caused a revolution in Kentucky’s banking industry. FL.

Storm Warning: Central travels to Cadiz to take on Trigg County @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas @MaxPreps @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas @TriggFootball

October 5, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

We enjoy bringing you scouting reports on just whom The Storm is playing each Friday night. This week is a winnable game on the road over a Trigg County team which, much like The Storm, is a much better than its record would suggest. We believe The Storm will emerge victorious, but the game still has to be played. See you guys in Cadiz.

Tucker Warren from Rockcastle County High (Mt. Vernon) is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week- @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @HopkinsCentral @evans02_Mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas @evans02_Mike @TuckerWarren04 @RockHardFB

October 4, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Tucker Warren is a transfer from 5A North Laurel. He is killing it at “The Rock” and Rockcastle High is, in turn, killing it this season. Last Friday night, the team travelled to Middlesboro, Kentucky and took down a giant in the 3A classification in Bell County. Enjoy this feature and join us again next week when we recognize another outstanding athlete. Till then, pop some of Kentucky’s finest jerky products in your mouth and savor the flavor! #SavorTheFlavor! FL

Jarren Johnson leading his Braves toward a championship- @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas @UCBraves

October 3, 2023 Fletcher Long 2

Jarrren Johnson has been lighting it up for the Union County Braves. The Junior dual-threat QB has proven more dangerous with his feet than his arm but his team is 7-0 and will be favored in its remaining three games so just keep doing what you’ve been doing playa! Enjoy the feature. FL.

Make no mistake about it, Central High’s (Louisville) Cortez is a Stone-cold Killa on the football field- @8gocrazzyy @CHSJacketFB @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas

October 2, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

We have written about Cortez Stone for years. We also were among the very first to recognize him as ’25’s top running back, commonwealth-wide. His junior season hasn’t been changing anyone’s mind around our offices. Enjoy the feature. FL.

Storm Report: McLean got them a pocket full of Posey Thursday Night, escaping Morton’s Gap by the slimmest of Margins @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas

September 29, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

James Posey is one of the better linemen playing football around western Kentucky this season. Against McLean he was a one man wrecking crew both offensively and defensively. Enjoy this feature about a heart-breaking loss but a sign better days are ahead. FL.

Elijah Baldwin from McLean County High is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @sfitz_840whas@McLeanSportsNet @MCHSCoach

September 29, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

We usually dedicate these articles to branches. Today, we dedicate this article to the President of the McLean
County branch of Independence Bank. We talk about our people, products, and services being superior and they are. We thought today we would focus on a person. Congratulations Derek Miller and enjoy the feature and celebrate with us the Revolutionary service, people, and financial products which have caused a revolution in Kentucky’s banking industry. FL.

Zane Johnson from Trinity High (Louisville) is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week- @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @HopkinsCentral @evans02_Mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas @evans02_Mike @ZaneJohnson_3 @TrinityHSFB

September 27, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Louisville, KY: Migua Beef Jerky uses Enviro-Pac CHU-2000 equipment to cook its meat to USDA required levels for both moist or dry operation. Mingua Beef Jerky wants you to become one of its many satisfied customers by sampling its quality hand sliced, all natural beef jerky. We know you’ll love it and come back for more, […]

Breathitt has ‘Wheels.’ @BreathittFB @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @MaxPreps @HLpreps @NotBHSbarstool @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas

September 26, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

I coached a player at Hoptown Middle School who went on to be a star in HS and signed with Campbellsville. Jevon Leavell was that guy and a coach I had on staff looked at me, one time, and said, “Coach Long, I am going to give you some advice today which stands to really help us…find ways to get the ball in Mr. Leavell’s hands.” Leavell went on to break Hoptown’s 100-meter dash record in track. Artose Pinner and Curtis Pulley both ran track for the Tigers. Leavell and Wheels Turner have lots in common. Enjoy the feature. FL.

The Brothers Hughes hope to be The Brothers Grimm to 2A, District 6- @KammHughess_ @krishughes2026 @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas

September 25, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

They were called The Brothers Grimm (die Brüder Grimm or die Gebrüder Grimm) and they were German academics and cultural researchers of whom you have undoubtedly heard. Well, Somerset has The Brothers Hughes and they will be heard from before the title to District 6 in 2A gets ultimately decided. Enjoy the feature. FL.

Storm Report: Central drops tough one to Webster in Dixon, KY…must come home and ready for McLean-@1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas

September 23, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Central went on the road needing a win to get into the number two slot when seeding commences. Central left Dixon, KY just hoping to have a seat when this “musical chairs” experience of a ’23 football season stops its music. Central came up short but still has plenty for which to play. Enjoy the feature. FL.

Zane Johnson, ’27 QB for Trinity High (Louisville), showed out on KY’s biggest stage. @ZaneJohnson_3 @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas 

September 23, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

The Johnson kid (Zane) has defied all conventional wisdom generally espoused about playing as a freshman at Louisville’s Trinity High. Not only is he playing, but his play has resulted in Trinity winning. Before you call and tell me your son should be the Freshman All-State QB there are some performances out there you might want to see prior to your getting too far out on that limb. Enjoy the feature. FL.

Dane Parsley from Warren East High is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @DaneParsley18 @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @sfitz_840whas

September 22, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

At Independence Bank, we celebrate the young athletes in our communities who thrill us with their athletic prowess and the branches which make our family the strong and vibrant entity it is. Today we celebrate another young football player from beautiful Bowling Green, Kentucky and celebrate Bowling Green, as a whole. Enjoy the feature and celebrate with us the Revolutionary service, people, and financial products which have caused a revolution in Kentucky’s banking industry. FL.

Storm Warning: Central travels to Dixon, KY for a tough district challenge with playoff implications @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas @UCBraves

September 21, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

The Trojans are 4-1; ‘riding high’ in 3A’s first district Talk about your big games…this game in Dixon, Kentucky Friday night would have to rank up there with among the bigger games the Storm will play under the present Manning regime. Webster is red hot and they have some athletic […]

Gerian Traynor from duPont Manual High (Louisville) is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week- @solo_gerian @yeah_itsgarland @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @HopkinsCentral @evans02_Mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas @evans02_Mike

September 20, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

We thought with everything the students and players at duPont Manual have been experiencing with Coach Donnie Stoner and his being indicted, someone on that football team could use a bolt of protein. Therefore, we nominated Gerian Traynor and the folks at Mingua Beef Jerky were please to oblige. Enjoy this feature and join us again next week when we recognize another outstanding athlete. Till then, pop some of Kentucky’s finest jerky products in your mouth and savor the flavor! #SavorTheFlavor! FL

File the Daniel Thomas, 2023 performance, so far, under the heading, ‘Are you serious?’ @DanielThomas_4 @BellCountyFB @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas

September 19, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

“Mr. Football” gets annually awarded to the very best football player in the high school game from across Kentucky. It is almost always awarded to a senior. Daniel Thomas (’24), from Bell County, is eerily reminiscent of Isaac Dixon from a few years back who won “Mr. Football” himself. Thomas may be the odds-on favorite for this year’s distinction for what he does for the offense AND what he lends to the defens. Enjoy this feature. FL.

Gerian Traynor, duPont Manual, leading his team-rising above the fray. @solo_gerian @yeah_itsgarland @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas

September 18, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

This article isn’t about the controversy swarming the Crimson program. This article is about a group of kids who are rising above, sit at 5-0 entering a game with CAL and having already beaten both South Warren and Taft High (OH). This article is even more particularly about German Traynor, a sophomore RB making a huge impact for this ball club when it is most needed. Enjoy the feature. FL.

The Colonel’s marching orders: Forget about the non-conference slate; win the SAA! @CentreFootball @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @HopkinsCentral

September 17, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

The Colonels limped through the non-conference slate emerging 0-2. They drew a tough assignment in having to travel to Memphis and battle a 2-0 Rhodes team riding a 3-0 win streak to include beating Birmingham Southern 20-3 back in November of 2022. Jack Gohmann drew the assignment and proved himself to be equal to the task. Enjoy the feature!

Storm Report: Neither wins nor losses rank equally- @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas

September 16, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

After last night’s 22-point loss to Union County, the remaining five games are games the Storm is capable of winning. It will take a Herculean effort to run the table (5-0) but we have the talent and ability to do just that. A 7-3 finish would put us in the number 2 slot in district 1 and assure us a couple home playoff games. This may be shaping up to be quite the year. FL.

Middle School Spotlight: Caden Scott, (QB, ’28), from Trigg Middle, is Ca$h Money! @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @sfitz_840whas @minguabeefjerky @CoachEzell45

September 16, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

We call him “Ca$H Money” around our offices. Caden Scott, a ’28 prospect at QB for Trigg County Middle, is an exceptional athlete who can make all the throws and move around the pocket sufficiently to work himself free from the pass rush. This is a kid who would challenge for first-team reps at a lot of high schools if 8th-graders were permitted to play up on varsity by KHSAA rule. Enjoy the feature. FL.

Tel Tel Long wins the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week! @TelTel_Long @GHSGatorFball @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @sfitz_840whas

September 15, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

This week’s Revolutionary Player of the Week is Tel Tel Long (No relation, but we would be proud to claim him) from Bowling Green’s Greenwood High. The ’24 RB is fast becoming one of the more talked about offensive weapons in Kentucky’s western end. He seems to have drawn considerable interest and his teammates and he have Greenwood wondering how far this ride might last this coming playoff circuit. Enjoy the feature. FL.

Durell Turner from Simon Kenton is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week- @rell_turner1 @SKHSFootball @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @HopkinsCentral @evans02_Mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas @evans02_Mike

September 13, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Not all winner of this prestigious award come from teams who necessarily won their last contest. This guy here labored in defeat but did so brilliantly and valiantly. Enjoy this feature and join us again next week when we recognize another outstanding athlete. Till then, pop some of Kentucky’s finest jerky products in your mouth and savor the flavor! #SavorTheFlavor! FL

Are you guys seeing this? Eminence out of the gate, 4-0; Blaze Berry dropping dimes- @BlazeBerry15 @DaltonGambrel3 @1776Bank @HLpreps @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike

September 12, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

This team was 0-11 a year ago and not too many of its games were even close. How does a team which only averaged under 10-points a game a year ago and threw a whopping 18-picks rebound to averaging 48.5-points a game, over the first four, and throw for 502-yards with 7-TDs and no INT’s in a single game? We have the answer for you right here! FL

Catholic keeps drawing Aces; braced to be top-rated RPI- @1776Bank @HLpreps @OCath_Football @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike

September 11, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

The RPI will be rolled out here shortly. In fact, we almost expect the same to come out this week or next. We want you to be braced for something, Owensboro Catholic will be either No. 1 or No. 2 in 2A regarding RPI. They will likely stay there all season long. If they do, they will be home for the playoffs until packing for Kroger Field. What makes us say that? Enjoy the article! FL

Tucker Roth, ’25 LB from Louisville Pleasure Ridge Park is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week- @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @KyHighFootball @sfitz_840whas @evans02_mike @TRoth2025 @coach_prp

September 7, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

We talked a bit about this last week but it deserves reiteration. There are outstanding football players on virtually every roster across Kentucky. Sometimes, even the “big city boys” get overlooked, like this week’s recipient, Tucker Roth, from PRP. As well as this guy plays, and with how he frames out, he should be a household name. Well, let’s see if we can’t help the cause a tad. Enjoy this feature about a truly outstanding linebacker in our ’25 graduating class who is Louisville, Kentucky’s Pleasure Ridge Park High and get by and visit your friends at Independence Bank. They have revolutionized the Kentucky financial services market. FL..

Storm Warning: Marion, KY to experience inclement weather Friday night! @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas @CCRocketsFTBL

September 7, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

No time to cry over spilt milk, the Storm has a winnable game upcoming in Marion, Kentucky tomorrow night. We have to get right back on the horse, so to speak, and Marion, Kentucky has proven a tough place to mount for many teams over the years. This is a winnable game and will tell us lots about where we are as a program. FL.

Carter Parsons is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week! @Real_CP1 @BLBobcatsFB @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @HopkinsCentral @evans02_Mike

September 6, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Carter Parsons from Betsy Layne High is one of Kentucky’s top athletes in his class (2026). Betsy Layne is off to a fast start and not hankering for anything to slow their pace. We don’t believe there will be anything in HIndman, Kentucky which will give the Bobcats much pause. Enjoy this feature and join us again next week when we recognize another outstanding athlete. Till then, pop some of Kentucky’s finest jerky products in your mouth and savor the flavor! #SavorTheFlavor! FL

Jerimyah Shearer, leading! @jhadenn4 @TriggFootball @CoachEzell45 @TriggHSSports @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @1776Bank @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas

September 5, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

’24 athlete thriving in new position We use the term “athlete” in recruiting to highlight players who have a skill set which lends them to positions they may not even play in high school. Jack Lambert, former Steeler and HOF, NFL linebacker, was a QB in high school, or so […]

Weather Report: Madisonville North-Hopkins looked impressive last night; “The Storm” still has lots for which to play! @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas

September 2, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Tough night in Morton’s Gap as the matchup with North didn’t go as Central fans would have liked. However, there is still plenty of season left to go and the Storm has every reason to feel good about where it stands going forward heading toward district play. Enjoy this recap…FL.

Webster County standout, Jarvis Starks Scott is the Revolutionary Player of the Week- @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @HopkinsCentral @KyHighFootball @sfitz_840whas @evans02_mike @WebCoFootball

September 1, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

There are outstanding football players on virtually every roster across Kentucky. You just don’t always hear of the ones who happen to live in more rural, remote areas of the commonwealth. Independence Bank strives to bring your attention to outstanding players who contribute and toil in areas where they provide outstanding financial services. Enjoy this feature about a truly outstanding “Athlete” in our ’24 graduating class who is from Webster County and get by and visit your friends at Independence Bank. They have revolutionized the Kentucky financial services market. FL..

Storm Warning: Central welcomes North to Morton’s Gap_ @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas

August 31, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Big punchers in boxing always have a chance. No matter the odds, if you can land that one haymaker, you can end up Champion of the World. We say George Foreman do that very thing when he was in his 50’s. Central has that opportunity to “Shock the World.” Enjoy this article, get ready for war. FL.

Clay Hayden from Beechwood High is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week! @ClayHayden7 @QBHitList @BHSTigerFBall @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @DeuceBailey1 @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_Mike

August 30, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Clay Hayden is one of Kentucky’s top QB’s and he is only a junior (’25). This may sound like a recording, but it isn’t, it is original material. It seems we are always bragging about the quality of Beechwood’s roster and individual stars. There is a reason for that. The 17-time, Kentucky football champions are ALWAY GOOD! Enjoy this feature and join us again next week when we recognize another outstanding athlete. Till then, pop some of Kentucky’s finest jerky products in your mouth and savor the flavor! #SavorTheFlavor! FL

Spillman has his Trojans sitting 2-0- @tate_spillman @barrentrojans @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas

August 29, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Tate Spillman has the Trojans right where the 6A football team wants to be. They are 2-0 with winnable, though tough, games upcoming with Warran East at home and the Scotties at their place. If Spillman keeps playing the way he has been playing, the Trojans are going to be tough down the stretch. Enjoy this feature. FL.

Evan Pitzer believes slow and steady wins the race…and it appears to be doing just that! @pitz_evan @CovCathColonels @CovCathFBAlumni @CovCathFootball @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas

August 28, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Evan Pitzer has one of the better frames of any QB competing in the KHSAA. He also has his Colonels off to a fast start with wins, out of the gate, against Ryle and hated rival Ft. Thomas Highlands. Pitzer has been the very model of efficiency. Matter of fact, he has been borderline spectacular. Enjoy the feature. FL.

Kam Brown, from Marshall County, proving there are stars on every horizon across the Bluegrass- @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @HopkinsCentral @CentreFootball @evans02_mike @KyHighFootball @sfitz_840whas @CoachE_MCHS

August 26, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

One thing we have learned through the years, there are fantastic football players on every single roster regardless of the team’s success or lack. Kam Brown is an excellent example of this. You won’t find too many better athletes playing TE in the ’26 class around the commonwealth. You won’t find too many TE’s (in any class) framed out any better than he. This is one to watch going forward visa vie prospects from around the Bluegrass. He’s off to a fine start. Read it here! FL

Storm Warning: Who was that masked man? Zayden Parker, that is who! @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @840WHAS @sfitz_840whas

August 24, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

The Lone Ranger was one of our favorites back in the day. At the poignant point in the show, some person would ask, “Who was that masked man?” The answer was always “The Lone Ranger.” Caldwell was asking a similar question. The answer was Zayden Parker. Enjoy the feature. FL.

This week the Protein-packed Performer is Deuce Bailey from Bowling Green (Senior) High. @LippertScouting @Coach_CotterLWC @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @DeuceBailey1 @FantNaccarius @PurplesFootball @PrepRedzone @HopkinsCentral @evans02_Mike

August 23, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

This week’s recipient put together a phenomenal performance in spite of his team’s losing its opener. That happens when two of the better teams in Kentucky play each other to open a season. Both Bowling Green (Sr.) High and Lexington’s Christian Academy will win plenty before ’23 is put in the history books, let us assure you. Enjoy this feature and join us again next week when we recognize another outstanding athlete. Till then, pop some of Kentucky’s finest jerky products in your mouth and savor the flavor! #SavorTheFlavor!

Brady Hensley from LCA had himself an incredible night in Bowling Green, KY- @minguabeefjerky @Oakleyt_Watkins @ColtonJohns8 @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @PrepSpin @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @teeroyhowell @BradyHensley12

August 21, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

How does one top a 400-yards rushing night? We shall see if Hensley can do it this coming Friday night in “Title Town,” Kentucky (Danville) when they play the Rebels in the Rebel Bowl. For now, let’s all marvel in a spectacular performance from a spectacular young player. FL.

Brady Atwell is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week: @1776Bank @HLpreps @OCath_Football @BreathittFB @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike

August 18, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

The football season opens tonight for most area teams. Owensboro Catholic travels to Bowling Green to play a tough Gibson Southern team in the Rafferty’s Bowl. For the “Aces” to have much of a chance, their junior QB/LB has to play really well. Enjoy this feature brought to you by your friends at Independence Bank. They have revolutionized the Kentucky financial services market. FL.

Storm Warning: Storm braces for Tiger invasion: @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @BryanAult @PrepRedzone @HopkinsCentral @evans02_Mike

August 17, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

In this scouting report we will break down Friday night’s opponent, the Caldwell County Tigers. This is a game we believed to be among the three or so toss-ups on the year when we broke down our expectations for the ’23 Storm. Winning this game would be a huge boost on the young season. Enjoy. FL

This week’s Protein-packed Performer is Kahmani Bush from Trigg County. @LippertScouting @Coach_CotterLWC @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @BryanAult @PrepRedzone @HopkinsCentral @evans02_Mike @TriggFootball @CoachEzell45

August 16, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Kahmani Bush and his Wildcats from Trigg County open play on Saturday night in Cadiz, Kentucky against the always-tough Murray High Tigers. It will take ‘all hands on deck’ for the Wildcats to emerge from this encounter unscathed. Good thing they have Bush. Enjoy this feature and join us again next week when we recognize another outstanding athlete. Till then, pop some of Kentucky’s finest jerky products in your mouth and savor the flavor! #SavorTheFlavor!

Special Sunday Segment: Our guess…the preseason 6A, Top-five (5), how we see it…@minguabeefjeerky @kyhighs @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @PrepSpin @1776Bank @KyHighFootball

August 13, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

These articles may not run in the order they were written and turned over to the magazine. However, by the time you read this one we will have made a deep-dive into all 6-KY classifications. We hope you enjoy this series. We can’t control when the editorial board elects to run the series or in what order. Enjoy this look at 6A. FL.

Storm Warning: with the ’23 season looming, where do we see the Central team finishing? @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @BryanAult @PrepRedzone @HopkinsCentral @evans02_Mike

August 10, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

We put our experts on the season forecast and see where we likely finish First of all, let’s get this out of the way right now. We, at KPGFootball, are what you would call “Homers.” We are Storm fans. As such, it probably is a tall order to have us […]

‘Big X’ Cleary is the Mingua Beef Jerky Protein-packed Performer of the week. @LippertScouting @Coach_CotterLWC @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @BryanAult @PrepRedzone @cleary_xsavier @pths_football @HopkinsCentral @evans02_Mike

August 9, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

The season is upon us. Within ten or so days we will start talking about what players did this past Friday night and not so much what was accomplished last season. Big X Cleary is one of Kentucky’s finest. Enjoy this article and don’t forget to get by your local market and pick up the country’s finest all-beef jerky products. #SavorTheFlavor! FL

Our guess…the preseason 2A Top-five (5), how we see it…@minguabeefjerky @kyhighs @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @PrepSpin @1776Bank @KyHighFootball

August 8, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

We broke down 1A yesterday and promised to dissect 2A today. As promised, this is how we see it. This is the one classification where the team listed as No. 5 on our list could still win it all. These five (5) teams, for the reasons we state, are the best five in the classification. Enjoy the read. FL.

Trigg County has a ‘Bionic Man’ and he is rising above his competition-@Minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_ChrisManning @1776Bank @TriggFootball @MaxPreps @teeroyhowell @khsaafootball @PrepSpin

August 5, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

’27 prospect has morphed from life threatening injury to one of Kentucky’s finest athletes This is a prospect who can do the unthinkable athletically and the evidence of this exists on the internet in volumes. From climbing a peg wall or rope with ease, to doing weighted dips, to doing […]

This week’s @1776Bank Revolutionary Player, Cole Carpenter, has been building it the right way- @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @HopkinsCentral @_CoachManning @evans02_mike @PrepSpin @Cole_Carpenter6 @EKUFootball @EKUWells @Maxwe11EKU @Eirk_Losey @FDouglassFB @coachnatemcpeek

August 4, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Cole Carpenter from Frederick Douglass is one of Lexington, Kentucky’s more coveted QB prospects particularly in 5A. EKU and Coach Walt Wells’ Colonels down the road in Richmond appear well aware of this particular factoid. He is also the Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. Discover the revolutionary performance which has made Independence Bank stand out in the Kentucky financial service’s market. Enjoy the feature. FL.

Kade Johnson, from Pikeville, is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-paced Performer of the Week- @Kadeqb9 @LippertScouting @PikevilleHSFB @PikevilleSpoirts @Coach_CotterLWC @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @BryanAult @CentreFootball

August 2, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Prospects are being identified earlier and earlier these days. Kade Johnson has already been identified as one of the nation’s finest dual-threat QB’s even though he is entering the 5th-grade. Enjoy this look at a prospect who may well be among the youngest this publication has ever distinguished. Don’t forget to take the time to #savortheflavor of the country’s finest all-beef jerky products. FL.

Chris Lucas from WoFo Middle, the real deal… @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @teeroyhowell @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @WoodfordFBall

August 1, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

It is difficult to determine further stardom from a player’s middle school production. Difficult…but not impossible! We have been doing it for years. We believe this young man here will be just the latest example of our innate ability to forecast future stardom from middle school prowess. Enjoy this article about a kid we believe to be the best RB in all of Kentucky still in the middle school ranks (’28). FL.

Breathitt’s Big-E anchors its line-@BreathittCoach @Teeroyhowell @PrepRedzoneKY @CoahMikeHarris @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @HLpreps @kyhighs @HopkinsCentral @_CoachManning @EvanMiller7603

July 31, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Today we feature one of Kentucky’s finest OC’s in the KHSAA and particularly in the 2A classification. The Bobcats figure to be in the thick of the title hunt in ’23 and its “Big Blue Wave, (0-line)” will have plenty to say about why the fortunes are so rosy. Enjoy this feature about a fine young player at this critical position who has offers in hand to play at the next level. FL.

Recruiting Primer for Parents and Prospects new to the Process, let ‘your school’ know you’re in it for the long haul! @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @teeroyhowell @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

July 29, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

There are plenty of things I now know I wish I knew when my elder son was being recruited. Many of the mistakes noted in this article are ones I made myself. I will be much smarter the second time around with my younger son and you can be too if you listen to the advice in this article…FL.

Journey Wyche from Ballard High is the Independence Bank, Revolutionary, Player of the Week-@1776Bank @Coach1Tyme @_CoachManning @HopkinsCentral @kyhighs @HLpreps @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @JourneyWyche @WycheKannon @CoachBerryKYFB

July 28, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Talk about your big-time contributors, can’t imagine a single player contributing as much to the success of one of the deepest and most talent laden rosters in Kentucky HS football as Journey Wyche does at Ballard. Enjoy this feature from Kentucky’s fastest growing financial institution; setting the standard for excellence in the financial services, Kentucky market. FL.

Storm Warning: Coal Hoard ready to share in the rewards – @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @teeroyhowell @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @CentreFootball @CoachSimmons_CC @harlee_egbertFB

July 27, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Okay, this is not a picture of Coal Hoard as the featured image. You get on the Internet and try to come up with a picture of the young man. You will find locating a picture of Coal Hoard, ’26, very daunting. However, his play forecast for the coming season means there will likely be plenty of picture of Coal Hoard floating around the internet by about mid-season forward. Enjoy the feature. FL.

Cooper Mobley is this week’s @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer- @MobleyCooper3 @BluegrassRec @PennyrileP @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @1776Bank @kyhighsCooper @CaldwellCoFB @CaldwellCoAthl1

July 26, 2023 Fletcher Long 1

This kid has been on radars since moving over from North Pulaski Middle School to Caldwell County. He is among the very best linebackers in his graduating class at any level of play. Enjoy reading abut this week’s recipient and don’t forget to stop by the store, or order on line, Mingua Beef Jerky’s exceptionally delicious, hand-cut from whole pieces of beef, beef-jerky product and #savortheflavor! FL.

Kameron Wilson from Middlesboro High set to take over in 1A, District 7- @Cgrigs2 @MboroFootball @nosterman2 @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @PrepSpin

July 25, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

We have before featured No. 2, Caden Grigsby, and believe him to be among the more lethal dual-threat QB’s at his level of play. Well, QB’s need targets and Kameron Wilson is among the better WR’s in the 1A, 7th-District. He plays a little defense too. Enjoy this feature. FL.

Tucker Warren looks to get into the ‘Friday-Night’ action @NLJAGSFOOTBALL @coachlarkey11 @luker_coach @NLMiddleFootbal @TuckerWarren04 @teeroyhowell @kyhighs @HLPreps @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @evans02_mike @HopkinsCentral @_CoachManning

July 24, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

’24 dual-threat QB should be getting plenty of ‘shine’ Tucker Warren is a dual-threat QB who both ran and threw for over a thousand yards over his junior season. Tucker has the Jaguars poised for success as the team finished 6-6 a year ago in 5A which included a game […]

Roques Wrenn, (RJ) from Fort Knox High, ready for the Eagles to soar once more- @RjWrenn @cwa4905 @ExpoRecruits @nreyespid2 @ChiefSmoke10 @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @HopkinsCentral

July 22, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

So you can’t remember the last time Ft. Knox was a contender in 1A football? Remember the late Joe Jaggers? Coach Jaggers was at the helm for 14-years and won three (3) of his five (5) titles at the school between 1977-1990. Reques Wrenn and his teammates are interested in leading Coach Wes Arnold’s troops back to that Promised Land. Enjoy the feature. FL.

Xavier Biggers, Mayfield High, is the @1776Bank, Revolutionary Player of the Week (again), but this time as a rostered Mayfield Cardinal- @xavierbiggers1 @OLCoach_Smith64 @terrencebigger4 @HopkinsCentral @_CoachManning @evans02_mike @minguabeefjerky @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

July 21, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Xavier Biggers was among the top players in western-Kentucky a year ago at Murray High. This year he has moved over to Mayfield, the top program in the western end and (maybe) in the entire commonwealth. Enjoy this look at our Revolutionary Player of the Week and learn what makes our people, products, and financial services revolutionary in the Kentucky banking industry! FL.

Storm Warning: Kamran Harrison ‘Can Run’ with the Big Dogs- @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @teeroyhowell @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @CentreFootball @CoachSimmons_CC @harlee_egbertFBStorm

July 20, 2023 Fletcher Long 1

This guy had an incredible freshman season and his production was right prodigious for a frosh at the 4A level. Central will compete at 3A in ’23 and the team, and its stars, appear ready to benefit from the move down in class. Enjoy this feature about one of the first families of Central football. FL.

Colton Johns from LCA is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week- @Oakleyt_Watkins @ColtonJohns8 @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @PrepSpin @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @teeroyhowell

July 19, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

The Johns family has become one of the first families of Central Kentucky HS football. First Anthony Johns starred at LCA on his way to EKU and now little brother is pulling the trick. Will he end up at EKU? Who knows, he is a rising sophomore and we have to wait and see how his frame finishes. Enjoy this feature about one of Kentucky’s very best interior OL guys in the ’26 graduating class and don’t forget to pick up a bag of Kentucky’s finest all-beef jerky products at your area convenient store today. #savortheflavor, FL

Jack Barker from St. Xavier believes now is the time- @minguabeefjeerky @kyhighs @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @PrepSpin @1776Bank @CoachKWallace @StXTigersFB @KyHighFootball @JackBarker615

July 18, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Some kids play at programs where it is virtually impossible to see the field as a freshman. St. Xavier is one of those programs. However, Jack Barker’s not seeing the field on Friday night in ’22 doesn’t mean squat once ’23 gets here. Enjoy the feature. FL.

Harris is a ‘Big-Hit’ around Russellville, Kentucky- @Teven14rvk @kevaughn2 @teeroyhowell @Coach_MikeB @Coco_Darden15 @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @_CoachManning @1776Bank

July 17, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Russellville High is one of the premier 1A programs on its side of the commonwealth of Kentucky. Talent like Teven Harris has a lot to do with Coach Benton keeping the Panthers where they traditionally should be. Enjoy this look at one of ’27’s brightest and best.

Cameron Hollaway from St. Xavier High is looking to bloom last AND longest- @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @CHOLLAWAY2 @CoachKWallace @StXTigersFB @StXTigerSports @stxtigers @kyhighs

July 15, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

This is an excellent ’25 WR prospect who looks to have quite a bit of lengthening yet to do. He is a superior athlete who found the field in ’22 in just two (2) games but who figures to burst out onto the scene in ’23. Enjoy this feature about Cameron Hollaway who is a football and track & field guy at Louisville’s St. Xavier High. FL.

Lincoln Acree, from Graves County High, is the @1776Bank, Revolutionary Player of the Week- @Lincoln_Acree @GracieAcree @Jody_Acree @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

July 14, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Enjoy this look at a young man whose brightest days are still ahead of him. Acree is a ’25 prospect with plenty of vertical explosion and speed who will see his role in the Grave County High offense continue to expand as we move along in the ’23 Fall football season. Get by one of our branches today and learn what makes our people, products, and financial services revolutionary in the Kentucky banking industry! FL.

Hayes Preston is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week- @LCAEAGLESFB @Oakley_Watkins @hayes_preston99 @1776Bank @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @PrepSpin @teeroyhowell

July 12, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Oakley Watkins, the Associate Head Coach and OC at LCA, a perennial state title contender at its level of play, has called Hayes Preston, “the most athletic OL I have coached” and a “can’t miss next level prospect.” With as many “next level prospect(s)” as that program produces, that is high praise in deed. Enjoy this feature and get some of the country’s finest all-beef jerky today. #Savortheflavor! FL

Lincoln Acree, from Graves County High, looks poised to blast onto the scene in 2023- @Lincoln_Acree @GracieAcree @Jody_Acree @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

July 11, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Sometimes you have to dig deeply to mine the gold which is out there for the taking in Kentucky around high school football circles. Today’s feature played in only one game in 2022 and didn’t register a single statistic. However, 4..5-seconds in the 40-yard dash is a hard thing not to play. We believe this combination football and track athlete will surprise some folks in 2023. FL.

Could Bryce Holbrook, from Prestonsburg, be the new King of the Mountain? @BryceHolbrook1 @DavidandDarryl @teeroyhowell @BlackcatFB @CoachNewsome63 @Wood7Walker @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @HopkinsCentral @_CoachManning @evans02_mike @1776Bank

July 10, 2023 Fletcher Long 1

Bryce Holbrook is one of the more accomplished QB’s in all of Kentucky. This is particularly true when comparing him with the QB’s hanging around the haunts known as the Appalachias. We believe he will be a top guy and we believe he will play early. Enjoy the feature about an area of Kentucky we have done well covering. FL.

Frankie Nutt, Jr. is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week- @frankie_nutt45 @McCrackenStangs @Coach_CobyLewis @coachpayne64 @CoachSmithMCHS @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @HopkinsCentral @_CoachManning @evans02_mike @PrepSpin

July 7, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

We just wrote about this guy in a feature. However, your being featured in any week doesn’t preclude you from being honored by any of our sponsored content. This guy is a dynamite player worthy of recognition from the fastest growing bank in the commonwealth of Kentucky. Discover the revolutionary performance which has made Independence Bank stand out in the Kentucky financial service’s market. Enjoy the feature. FL.

Storm Warning: Calil McNary will be bringing the thunder to the party this coming Fall- @HopkinsCentral @CalilMcNary @PennyrileFB @HawaiiTikiBowl @Coach_Lovely

July 6, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

We love what this ’24 FB/LB brings to both sides of the scrimmage line at Hopkins County Central. We are in the midst of the dumbest 2-week period in high school football. Yes, we are derisively discussing “Dead Period.” However, in a matter of days we will come out the other side of this haze and it will be football season in near full throat! Enjoy this feature about a player who will be counted on to make a big difference for his team. FL.

Jhaden Vaughn is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week- @jhadenn4 @LintonTay @CoachEzell45 @AAppleby12 @Coach_Lea @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

July 5, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Sometimes our Protein-packed performer is someone we have before featured and, other times, not. This is a guy we just featured February 1. He is worth the hyper-promotion as he is a “Mr. Football” candidate and a holder of an SEC, Power 5 offer from Vandy. Enjoy this feature and don’t forget to get a bag of the best all-beef jerky product on the Kentucky market today, Mingua Beef Jerky. #savortheflavor

Frankie Nutt, Jr. is grappling with opponents and close to pinning any and all comers- @frankie_nutt45 @McCrackenStangs @Coach_CobyLewis @coachpayne64 @CoachSmithMCHS @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @HopkinsCentral @_CoachManning @evans02_mike @PrepSpin

July 3, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

This Frankie Nutt, Jr. cat from McCracken County is one, rough customer. He has qualified for the state wrestling meet three times; and, at 6’1,” 225-pounds, he’s a load to have to handle at the LB post where he is slotted for the Mustang defense. Enjoy the feature. FL.

Deven Leclercq will be a name you know in ’23- @DevenLeclercq @JasonFoley22 @CoachTankSw @coachpayne64 @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @PrepSpin

July 3, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Deven Leclerkcq may have been the best down lineman in all of Kentucky’s ’26 graduating class a season ago. The big man got 13-games of run playing for a 5A semi-finalist which went 13-1 a year ago. Can’t wait to see what Leclercq does this coming season. Enjoy the feature. FL.

Jhaden Vaughn from Trigg County High setting the pace at his position- @jhadenn4 @LintonTay @CoachEzell45 @AAppleby12 @Coach_Lea @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

July 1, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

If you look at his season statistics from ’22, they are very strong but we have seen and even featured players with better. So, what makes him so elite in the eyes of college recruiters? Two words…frame and growth potential. College coaches are betting on what the player, with high level development, may one-day become. We know quite a few coaches, who know quite a bit about football, who are ALL very impressed with this prospects frame and growth potential. For right now, he’s still a premier receiver in Kentucky’s 3A classification. Enjoy the feature. FL.

Brodie Cline from McLean County High is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week- @McLeanSportsNet @McLeanCoHS @mcleancohs1 @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

June 30, 2023 Fletcher Long 1

’24 dual-threat QB who doubles at DB is a real threat to McLean County opponents Brodie Cline is a superior athlete with a long, tall frame which recommends him to a variety of positions on the college level. We like him as a free safety in college, others like him […]

Storm Warning: Some Central Opponents might find themselves ‘Cruising 4 a Bruising’ this coming Fall- @CalilMcNary @park37765 @cruz_cavanaugh5 @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @teeroyhowell @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps #cruising4abruising

June 29, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Cruz Cavanaugh is put together like a ’27 who figures on getting some Friday Night run in ’23. He played his MS football at South Hopkins and he looks poised to cause a few problems for teams looking to check the promising, rising freshman. Enjoy the feature. FL.

Parker Chaney from Lexington Christian is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week- @1776Bank @HopkinsCentral @Lyons76 @IsaacCollins25 @GDsports24 @LCAEAGLESFB @cutterBoley @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @PrepSpin

June 28, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Parker Chaney has long been one of the definitive WR’s in Kentucky. He plays a mean DB and is wonderful on the diamond for the baseball version of the Eagles program. Now, he has been chosen by Mingua Beef Jerky to be both fed and clothed. Enjoy this look at one of the better football players in the entire commonwealth and don’t forget to #Savortheflavor. FL.

Is Ethan Gregory a @CentreFootball lean? @MDGregory32 @Egregory3222 @ErikRichardsUSA @EKYHSSports @Peyton_collins1 @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @PrepSpin

June 27, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Ethan Gregory has been one of the more discussed prospects in Kentucky since his matriculation from middle school. He looks to be narrowing his decision down to a few favorites and claims he would commit, on the spot, should a certain group from Danville issue the right invitation. Enjoy the feature. FL.

Wyatt Raney, from Meade County High, finds climbing hills no difficult task for a stepper- @yrs_wyatt @bmofield2, @LippertScouting @OverLookedRec @MeadeFB @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

June 24, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Wyatt Raney was an all-star football player our of middle school. No one, in spite of the type middle school star he was, could have ever forecast he would have the numbers as a freshman he enjoyed playing against Kentucky’s larges enrollments (6A). Enjoy this look at one of ’26’s very best along the defensive 2nd-level. FL.

Storm Warning: Two (more) rising seniors at Central stirring interest- @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @teeroyhowell @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @CentreFootball @CoachSimmons_CC @harlee_egbertFB

June 22, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Everyone is aware of the recruiting profiles of both Calil McNary and Logan Rogers. They are on everyone’s board, particularly in the area. Maybe some are unaware of two Storm players whose stock is ever-rising. James Posey and Harlee Egbert are bring college coaches to town now. The first recruiter to hit Morton Gap and leave impressed with them (we hear) is Centre’s Nate Simmons. Enjoy the feature. FL.

Trenten Malone has declared for Trinity High and is our Mingua Beef Jerky Protein-packed Permformer- @TrinityHSFB @ODFBall @Tmalone0 @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @1776Bank @kyhighs

June 21, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Here we go again awarding the most prestigious, weekly award in Kentucky, the Protein-packed Performer award and prize package. When you give out the finest all-beef jerky products in the world coupled with a sweet T-shirt, what could go wrong? Enjoy reading abut this week’s recipient and don’t forget to stop by the store, or order on line, Mingua Beef Jerky’s exceptionally delicious, hand-cut from whole pieces of beef, beef-jerky product and #savortheflavor! FL.

Peyton Molter ready to help his team shed past demons to make way for new growth- @peyton_molter @james44atkinson @CoachMike_W @CoahTMcCormick @JaydenScroggin3 @CoachWatson11 @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @PrepSpin

June 17, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Peyton Molter heads into the ’23 campaign with plenty of eyes fastened right on him. First of all, he has a good frame for a “drop-back” QB (6’2,” 180). Secondly, he sports a 3.6 GPA at one of Kentucky’s finest college preparatory curricula. Enjoy the feature. FL.

Jamison Brown, OLB/MLB from Apollo High, is this week’s @1776Bank, Revolutionary Player- @ApolloEaglesFo1 @CoachEdge11 @JamisonBrown_ @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin

June 16, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

This week’s Revolutionary Player of the Week is Jamison Brown from Owensboro’s Apollo High. The ’25 linebacker is fast becoming one of the more talked about, 2nd-level defenders in Kentucky’s south-central/western end. He seems to have drawn considerable D-1 interest particularly for a kid transitioning from 10th to 11th-grade. Enjoy the feature. FL.

Storm Warning: Even an airplane has wheels…Calil McNary keeps Air Raid Offense grounded- @CalilMcNary @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @CoachDeanHood @CoachjjClark

June 15, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

McNary is Kentucky’s consummate FB. He is the best player, Kentucky-wide, at a position under utilized in the modern game. He is a throw-back to a simpler, tougher time and he keeps the “Air Raid” attack grounded. Enjoy the feature. FL.

Bryce Pugh from Hyden, Kentucky is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @LeslieCountyHS @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @PrepSpin @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @teeroyhowell

June 14, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

This guy, numbers-wise, may be Kentucky’s premier MLB, particularly at his level of play (2A). His production is mind-blowing, and get this, he also contributed quite a bit to the offense. Any college program getting this guy will be getting a tank. Enjoy the feature and don’t forget to pick up a bag of Kentucky’s finest all-beef jerky products at your convenient store today. #savortheflavor

Middle School Spotlight: Maddox Bryant, a Hazard Bulldog, poised for next-level superstardom- @MaddoxBryant03 @RyanBry54078420 @str8fletchin @LarryPerrin @football_hazard @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

June 13, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Maddox Bryant will be an 8th-grader. We have to keep reminding ourselves of this fact as the physical things he can do completely obliterates his being a member of his graduating class. Folks in the mountains are well aware of this star player and his prospects for superstardom going forward and if you read this feature you can join them in their knowledge. FL.

Out of State Spotlight: Corbin Cannon, from Greeneville, Tennessee, is in play for many Kentucky college football programs-@CentreFootball @johnkclement23 @GreeneDevilsFB @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @corbincannongm1 @APSUCoachSW @JDVaughn91

June 11, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

From time to time we feature an out-of-Kentucky prospect who follows us on Twitter or who is a target of one of the 17 or so Kentucky College programs. Today we have a dual-threat QB who runs the offense for one of Tennessee’s most storied prep traditions. Today we are featuring Corbin Cannon from Greeneville, Tennessee. Enjoy the feature. FL.

Caiden Broadus, from Union County, is the back on which football traditions are carried- @cbroadus28 @teeroyhowell @KrisHughes04 @Legacy_Recruit @55CoachJohns @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin

June 10, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Everyone who even remotely follows the sport knows the Union County Braves are among Kentucky’s elite 3A programs especially on the western end of Kentucky. They used to have the dubious distinction of having to battle “The Blue Tornado” for district supremacy but realignment has remedied this. They will still have to contend with Trigg County and the Hopkins County Central Storm’s “Air Raid” offense. No easy task. Linemen like Caiden Broadus easy the climb. Enjoy the feature. FL.

Octavious McKeage from Russellville High is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week- @WRUS_RHS @Coach_MikeB @markandwillshow @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @_CoachManning @evans02_mike @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @teeroyhowell

June 9, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Russellville lost a ton off its Semi-state champion roster from ’21. Still, young players, the ilk of Octavious McKeage, give the Panther faithful reason for optimism going forward. Enjoy this feature and find out today why Independence Bank has started a revolutionary in the financial services market and is the fastest growing bank in the commonwealth of Kentucky. Enjoy the feature. FL.

Logan Rogers, Integral to the Air Raid Attack at Central- @logan_rodgers_ @CoachAmbroseLWC @HawaiiTikiBowl @CoachjjClark @CoachLeeXiong @CoachMike_W @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @KyHighFootball

June 8, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

We have covered this prospect since he was in MS. His HS performance has far from disappointed as he is one of the more coveted WR prospects in Kentucky’s ’24 class. His offense is called the “Air Raid” attack and he has played a significant part in making it so. FL.

Steve Partin from Knox Central High is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week- @PartinSteve @3hoss606 @coachelam7 @bwells34 @Egregory3222 @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @1776Bank @HopkinsCentral @PrepSpin @teeroyhowell

June 7, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

This kid here has to be mentioned in discussing ’23 Mr. Football candidates. We don’t know how far in the playoff structure Knox Central will advance. They were outed in the first round a year ago. We do know they will only go as far as Steve Partin carries them. Enjoy this feature and get some of the country’s finest all-beef jerky today and #savortheflavor! FL

Keshawn Newman Ready to prove he should be the top cat in the litter around Paul Blazer- @keshawnnewman0 @ChiefSmoke10 @AshlandRecuits @Tomcat_football @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @PrepSpin

June 6, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Keshawn Newman is among the better ’26 players from around Kentucky playing RB/LB. He also got eight (8) games of run on the varsity at one of the harder places to break into the lineup early anywhere around the mountains. We expect big things from Newman, starting immediately in ’23. Enjoy the feature. FL

Cooper Jones from Apollo High is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week- @CooperJ2312 @ApolloEaglesFo1 @jtedge02 @minguabeefjerky @HopkinCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @PrepSpin @teeroyhowell

June 2, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Cooper Jones hasn’t played a ton of football at the varsity level, YET! That doesn’t mean he won’t. Matter of fact, we think this guy challenges this coming Fall camp at both guard slots as well as at center. He’s got some ground to make up; but, if he is diligent, he can demonstrate the same type revolutionary performance which has made Independence Bank stand out in Kentucky financial service’s market. Enjoy the feature. FL.

Storm Warning: Cooper Evans from Hopkins County (Southside Elementary) out in front of his class- @dlevans @_CoachManning @AirRaidCert @CoachFields01 @stanbedwell @APSUCoachSW @AdrianStringer6 @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @HopkinsCentral

June 1, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Cooper Evans play and thinks like a much older QB. He has been setting the flag league a blaze and has even been designing his own plays. To say this kid is ahead of the curve is understated. Enjoy this feature about the youngest prospect this online magazine has EVER featured. FL.

All Hail King Tutt as William Carrico is our @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week- @1776Bank @CarricoTutt @ReeceSims7 @Barrettevansowb @OCath_Football @DynastySP @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @HopkinsCentral @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

May 31, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

The Carrico brothers from Owensboro are really something. These boys lead one of 2A’s more successful football programs and both of them look to get ‘Next Level’ rides. They call this particular Carrico, “Tutt.” All Hail the King! Enjoy this look at one of the better football players in the entire commonwealth and don’t forget to #Savortheflavor. FL.

Kayden has been giving Holmes High something to ‘Crow[ell]’ about- @kaydencrowell20 @seanwynn_1 @CoachDoughtyp @TheCastleHHS @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin

May 27, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

There are tons of football players across Kentucky who are just solid Friday night stars. We believe most of these young men would make fine additions to a college program though the level of collegiate competition may vary. Sadly many of these guys will “hang it up” after “Senior Night” of his senior season. Here is a guy we are sure will go on and play in college and he has many, many fine programs seeking his services. Looks like plenty of college coaches have found their way to Covington, KY. Today, we will go there too. FL.

Jovan Hunter, from Shelby High, is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week- @minguabeefjerky @CoachMarcusH @SCR_football @SCPS_Ativities @shelbycountyschken @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @PrepSpin @MaxPreps

May 26, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

We have a new branch, or relatively in relation to the other branches, and it is in Shelbyville, Kentucky. Shelby County is Rocket territory and is ate up with upper-level, quality football talent. We are excited to get to feature these young men on this forum. Speaking of exceptional football talent, here’s one right here! FL

Shaun Boykin’s from North Hardin is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week- @sb3jr @KyeBoyd2 @VilleUpdates @1776Bank @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

May 24, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

This former Kentucky Future Star has lived every bit up to the billing he had coming out of the middle school ranks. He is Kentucky’s top rated player and has committed to play collegiately with the Cardinals in Louisville, Kentucky, just 45 or so minutes from his hometown. HIs 4.0 GPA is something to celebrate too. Enjoy this feature and don’t forget to get by a local dispensary and buy yourself some of the country’s finest in all-beef, jerky products. Life is short…#SavorTheFlavor! #Brotherhood. FL.

Ethan Blevins, from Buillitt East High appears right on schedule- @EthanBlev62 @BECoachKendrick @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

May 23, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

This young man got a ton of run with the Varsity in a season which would crown the Chargers the Kings of 6A by year’s end. He is a ’25 and likely a guard or center going forward. His time is fast approaching, how will he answer the call to stardom? Well, he’s doing the things offseason one would like to see. Enjoy the feature. FL.

The Price is Right at Warren East in Bowling Green, KY- @Tayprice2 @WEHSfootball1 @DeuceBailey1 @LaurenFloydTV @teeroyhowell @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @HopkinsCentral @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

May 22, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Talk about versatile. This guy a run with it, catch it (on either side of the scrimmage line), and is a real threat on special teams as a returner. He’s a standout on the diamond as well as the gridiron and that 3.8 GPA is looking right stellar as well. Enjoy this feature about one of Warren East’s finest. FL.

Kayumba Jean Aime is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week- @CoachBryantUC @UnionBulldogFB @WCAthleticDept @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

May 19, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

This guy is a ’23. Yeah, I know this time of year we should be focusing on ’24’s and later. However, we badly missed on covering this guy when he was still a high schooler and he is going to play collegiately for Coach Luttrell at Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky and they are a team we cover. So anyway, here is the Revolutionary Player of the Week. FL.

James Nicholas Whaley (Jack Whaley) Long is the @Minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week- @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_ChrisManning @1776Bank @TriggFootball @MaxPreps @KYFUTURESTARS #Brotherhood

May 17, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Jack Long has had an incredible offseason. He has flourished in the weight room particularly at Power lifting meets where his incredible strength visa vie his size has astounded onlookers at every turn. We think this ’27 prospect is going to have a tremendous high school career and there is literally no telling how his frame finishes. Enjoy the feature.

Wyatt Buffington volunteered to be a Tiger- @WyattBuffington @CoachBuff54 @MurrayTigerFB @_thomas_jenkins @CentreFootball @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank

May 16, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

This guy is a subscriber to the 3-F’s…Faith, Family, and Football. With his frame and the way he plays football, we would expect this ’24 C/LS to get to play plenty more football at whatever level he should choose. He has plenty of schools on him already and, with his […]

Say Hay, Ben Fay! Connor High has a class leader among the rising seniors @Ben_Fay24 @minguabeefjerky @TPRecruitingBB @1776Bank @RedHawksRecruit @HopkinCentral @CoachMaccc @evans02_mike @HawaiiTikiBowl @_CoachManning @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

May 15, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Fay is a kid who plays football and basketball, but correctly, realizes his more definitive future in athletics is on the grid iron as opposed to the hardwood. This is a hard thing to argue to any Kentucky kid. Fay has a long, tall frame and has exhibited fine production on the field under the lights. He has some impressive courters presently with more circling. Enjoy the feature. FL.

King Tutt from OCHS @CarricoTutt @carrico_vincent @LLatham41 @CarricoTutt @OCathFootball @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @1776Bank @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @teeroyhowell @CentreFootball

May 13, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

His name is William Carrico. His nickname is Tutt. We don’t know from where Tutt came but are sure it is one whale of a story. Regardless, Tutt is the King of the Aces’ and quite the baller for a program among the very elite football programs on the western end of Kentucky at any level of competition. Enjoy the feature. FL.

It is ‘Summer-time’ in Shelby County as Cole Summers is our @1776Bank Revolutionary Player- @CoachMarcusH @SCR_football @SCPS_Ativities @shelbycountyschken @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @PrepSpin @MaxPreps

May 12, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

We are charged with finding and celebrating the same type excellence on the gridiron which has made Independence Bank a revolutionary in the financial services market and the fastest growing bank in the commonwealth of Kentucky. We feel we have done that here with a freshman phenom playing in the county where we have opened our most recent branch, Shelbyville, Kentucky. Enjoy the feature. FL.

Isaac Earl, QB for The Storm, looks as though it is his job to lose- @_CoachManning @evans02_mike @HopkinsCentral @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin

May 11, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

This week we feature a kid who was pressed into duty a year ago and, under the circumstances, performed admirably. Isaac Earl is much more of a known commodity entering the sophomore year playing for a staff which consistently develops very good QB’s. What will Earl do this coming year? This feature should explain it. FL

Tyrell Porter from W.E.B. DuBois Academy is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week @TyrellP64 @_DuboisFootball @HopkinsCentral @_CoachManning @evans02_mike @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @KYMSFA @MaxPreps

May 10, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

This award, and its prize package, has become the most prestigious and sought after distinction in Kentucky middle and high school football. Winners like this guy here are a major reason why. Enjoy this look at one of the better athletes in his area and don’t forget to #Savortheflavor. FL.

Vince Carrico, just another of those incredible 2025 linebackers, Kentucky-wide @carrico_vincent @LLatham41 @CarricoTutt @OCathFootball @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @1776Bank @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball @teeroyhowell @CentreFootball

May 9, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

This guy would have drawn this article had he just been an offensive player. When you take into account he made the Kentucky Sports Radio’s (KSR) All-State team, at LB a year ago, his sophomore production was even more incredible. Enjoy the feature. FL.

Xavier Maddox looks ready for take-off in our opinion @Xavier_maddox1 @jackball2023 @JakLindsey24 @RedDevilDen @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral @_CoachManning @1776Bank @evans02_mike @PrepSpin

May 8, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

We don’t all bloom at the same time. Some kids blossom later than others. Xavier Maddox is an example of this principle. He is 5’10,” now but has extremely long appendages, a long neck, is high waisted, and narrow at the shoulder. Translation…this is a kid very likely to be quite tall before it is said and done. Enjoy the feature. FL.

Gilee Diaw is poised to leave his mark on the Boone County football program @GleeDiaw @__Dwill @Marc_Means @5StarScouting @HopkinsCentral @1776Bank @_CoachManning @minguabeefjerky @evans02_mike @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

May 6, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

This is a ’25 WR/DB whose best football is ahead of him in the Boone County Rebel program. He has mostly contributed as a DB to date, but many believe his future at WR is equally exciting. We think this is a future “Saturday Player” who we will be crowing about discovering in very short order. Enjoy the feature. FL.