@AndrewH77762733 (Andrew Hardwick) from @BCRebelFootball is the @minguabeefjerky “Protein-packed Performer” of the Week. @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @BoyleRebelsTF

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 Performer of the Week, Class of ’23 OL-DL, Andrew Hardwick, for Boyle County High School in Danville, Kentucky, wouldn’t it? 

Hardwick is 6-3 and weighs 260-pounds. He primarily has played along the offensive front, but the very athletic big-guy, already sporting an offer to play in college at EKU, has the athleticism to play along a defensive front in college or the frame to stay right where he is.

Hardwick helped anchor a line up front for Boyle which gained, in only eleven games, 2,120-yards from scrimmage in 333-carries. For the mathematically inclined, that is 6.4 (or so) yards per carry. The Rebels’ 38-rushing TDs translate to a TD every 8.76-carries.

They didn’t just run the ball either as the Rebels offense was among the most balanced in Kentucky a year ago competing at any classification. Behind the big guys in the trenches, the Rebels threw for 2,092-yards on 121-completions with 25-TDs through the air.

All told, in 11-games and winning the 4A-Title, the Rebels gained 4,212-yards in 454-plays and scored 63-TDs. That is 9.3-yards every snap, and a TD every 7.2 plays.

Yessir, we like to refer to that as offensive efficiency. That can only be achieved with the hogs upfront doing what they are there to do and, as the kids say nowadays, eating!

In addition to football, this week’s performer is a star in the field events on the Track & Field team at Boyle County. Hardwick throws both the discus and the shot-put.

We thought a guy like Andrew Hardwick could use a bolt of protein. After all, his Track & Field season is in full throw (pun intended). Mingua Beef Jerky has elected to send him some via the prize package of product which comes with this award.

Congratulations to Andrew Hardwick, Class of ’23, from Boyle County High School on his selection. Join us next week as we honor another worthy player.

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 Boyle County’s Andrew Hardwick.

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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Have coached at the high school and middle school level. Have worked in athletic administration. Conceal my identity to enable my candor on articles published by this magazine. Only members of the editorial board are aware of my true identity.

1 Comment

  1. Thank you guys. I am just seeing this. We were out of any cell phone or intern range most of the week. His mother and I were shocked. He told us he loved the jerky.

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