#MattAnderson from @PCHawksHangout and @Beastmode69AJ (Anthony Johns) from @LCAFootball2020 share this week’s @Minguabeefjerky “Protein-packed Performers of the Week.” @PrepSpin @1776Bank @KyHighFootball

Ronnie Mingua began experimenting with making beef jerky back in the 1990s. He shared his efforts with neighbors and friends, soon realizing he had come up with something different and superior to all other beef jerkies on the market. From these humble beginnings, Mingua Beef Jerky got its start.

Today, the Mingua Beef Jerky Company still prides itself on using its old-fashioned, all-natural recipes which offer outstanding products to customers across the nation. The recipes are a family tradition, passed down from generation to generation. 

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, again and again. 

Our recipes and our quality ingredients, hand-cut from solid pieces of beef and never chopped or formed like other brands, make our products superior and one of a kind. That would make our products similar to this week’s Protein Packed Performers of the Week, Matt Anderson, from Pike County Central High School and Anthony Johns, from Lexington Christian Academy, wouldn’t it? 

It isn’t everyday the Protein-packed Performers of the Week will be a running back who rushes for over 400-yards on the night and breaks the Kentucky record for rushing TDs in one game (9), like Anderson, or helps lead his team to 450-yards of total offense and contributes to the defensive effort in a road game where his team takes down the classification’s defending champion and top-ranked team, like Johns. Friday night was just another couple of remarkable performances for two guys who many consider among the best at their respective positions and in their respective graduating classes.

Want to know why we awarded two this week? Well, the below should fully explain why we are doing this for this one week!

News-Express photo by Cory Vance

Matt Anderson had an incredible performance for Pike County Central against Magoffin County. The 2023 RB prospect gained 409-yards from scrimmage on 30 carries, nine (9) of which he carried across the goal line.

The nine TDs are a new KHSAA record, breaking a mark which had been shared by three players (for TDs in one game). The old mark was eight (8). Anderson now sits alone, atop the all-time TDs in one game statistical category.

Anderson, a member of the KPGFootball Freshman All-State team a year ago, has gained 1,075 yards over his 6-games and has scored 16-rushing TDs on the year. Pike County Central won the game 82-52 and are 3-3 heading into a date with Belfry this coming Friday night.

There has to be something in the water in Pike County. This is the second Kentucky record which has fallen this season for single-game performance.

Johns, LCA

Anthony Johns (2022) for LCA, also a former KPGFootball freshman and sophomore All-State player, is the best interior offensive lineman in the ’22 class. On the biggest night of the year (regular season) in the 2A classification, it should be no surprise he helped anchor a line which punished the Somerset front-seven for 450-all purpose yards (111-rushing, 339 passing) with 4-TDs (2 rushing, 2 passing).

Behind this offensive line, QB Drew Nieves (2022) completed 18 of 27 attempts and threw for 338-yards and 2 TDs. Mason Moore (2022) caught 9 of the passes for 195-receiving yards and 2 TD receptions.

All of that is impressive for Johns and his line-mates standing alone. However, Drew plays defense too, along the interior front, where players are consistently doubled and even tripled teamed.

That notwithstanding, Johns still recored 4-tackles and a critical TFL on a crucial late-down play around the goal line which took Somerset out of FG range in a tight ball game. Johns also recovered a big momentum swinging fumble. 

Mattie Lebryk (2021) had a huge game defensively, for LCA, with 16-tackles, 2.5 TFLs, and 2-sacks. Freshman DB, Parker Chaney (2024) picked off the football twice on the evening. LCA beat Somerset at Somerset 28-21. 

Congratulations to Matt Anderson, Class of 2023, from Pike County Central High School in Pike County, Kentucky and to Anthony Johns, from Lexington Christian Academy in Lexington, Kentucky for both being selected the Mingua Beef Jerky Company’Protein-packed Performers of the Week. Join us next week as the Mingua Beef Jerky Company recognizes another one of a kind performer and performance similar in grandeur to the two recognized today.

Until then, pop some Mingua Beef Jerky in your mouth and savor the quality and flavor which sets it apart from all the competition. Remember, our product is superior and one of a kind, just like both Matt Anderson and Anthony Johns.

This is HB Lyon reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron reminding you that WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT! 

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