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

Football games aren’t won simply by having a powerful offense. It takes special teams and defense to seal the deal.

Scott Parkey, Former Head Football Coach, Rockcastle High

Rockcastle County has a coach with a surname which should strike fear in the hearts of opponents. Chris Larkey took over for former head coach Scott Parkey who did a nice job for “The Rock,” as the school is called, before stepping aside.

Now, I have no idea if Chris Larkey is related to Tom Larkey though I would assume so. Regardless, hiring someone named “Larkey” is a wise move particularly for that Class 3A high school.

Tom Larkey, on his way to over 300 career wins, perhaps was best known for building Rockcastle County into a powerhouse. The elder Larkey rolled up 212 victories in 23 seasons for The Rock.

Larkey’s Rockets won six regional titles. They were Class 3A state runners-up to Boyle County in 2001 and 2002.

Chris Larkey’s charges were 6-6 a year ago. They will continue the rise to prominence this coming season in earnest.

There is a budding star for The Rock who will be entering his junior campaign. His name is Caleb Moore.

Moore doesn’t have a Twitter account. Moore appears to not have a Hudl account either. We couldn’t even find a picture of him on the internet to include with our article.

We have no idea if Moore will ever even see this feature. We sure hope he does.

We can tell you this…Moore showed flashes of brilliance a season ago. The Rock will need more than just “flashes” this coming Fall if they are to contend.

Moore was the second leading passer a year ago but perhaps the more efficient of the two QBs who regularly took snaps. Moore was 24 for 38 through the air for 253-yards and a TD.

Moore, listed on the roster as a WR/DB, caught a pair of passes and registered a handful of tackles. Big deal, right?

Well, Moore was a real weapon on special teams. Not only was he a threat to break a return most of the time Moore drifted back to field kicks, Moore broke one against Estill County.

We have generally found great wisdom in anything Scott Parkey has before said or published. We agree with what the former head coach related at the beginning of this article.

It does take special teams and defense to seal the deal in any football game. This is particularly true when a team is attempting to win either a regional or state championship.

Moore says he’s ready to break out in the Fall of ’22. He just needs for someone to give him The Rock.

This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and 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.

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