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Sophomore RB from Louisville rendering performances practically daring us to ignore him

We just featured this sophomore running back with the Mingua Beef Jerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. Then, Stone goes out and does to Logan County, in the Regional Championship game, what he did to Logan County. How are we supposed to ignore darn near 400-yards rushing and five (5) rushing TD’s out of a sophomore RB just because he was awarded another of our weekly awards, for a completely separate, incredible, individual performance? The answer is…we can’t! Well, we suppose we could, but we won’t!

Fletcher W. Long, Head of the Scouting Division, KPGFootball

There is no better time than the present to anoint another Independence Bank, Revolutionary Player of the Week. Independence Bank is proud to sponsor a weekly article highlighting players in the areas where Independence Bank flourishes who embody the same type of revolutionary service to their respective football teams which has made Independence Bank unique and special in the banking industry.  

Today we honor maybe the best RB in the entire commonwealth of Kentucky, at least measuring sticks such as average yards per carry, yards gained from scrimmage, and rushing TD’s are concerned. Today we honor Cortez Stone from Louisville, Kentucky’s Central High. 

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We recognized Cortez Stone in last week’s awarding of the Mingua Beef Jerky, Protein-packed Performer designation. Why not? All Stone did, in round-two against North Oldham, was rush the football 21-times, gain 229-yards, and score three (3) rushing TD’s.

Wait until you hear what this prospect did in the Regional Championships. Makes the round-two performance look like “child’s play.”

We recognized Cortez Stone in last week’s awarding of the Mingua Beef Jerky, Protein-packed Performer

HB Lyon, KPGFootball Senior Sport Writer

For the record, neither the entire commonwealth nor its press corp had any idea Stone would follow up the North Oldham performance with the one against Logan County. Last Friday night, Stone compiled the following statistics: 22-carries for 363-yards and 5-rushing TD’s against a Logan County team we thought was as good as any in the 4A classification. Stone, against Logan, averaged 16.5 yards per carry on the night and scoring a TD every 4.4 carries.

Heading into tonight’s semifinal at Boyle County, Stone, who we believe to be the premier RB in the entire commonwealth playing at any level, has carried the football 243-times for 2,123-yards and 25-rushing TD’s. Stone’s also the ball club’s second leading receiver and its leading scorer. Stone is averaging 8.74-yards per rushing attempt on the year and scoring a TD every 9.72-times he touches the football.

Stone, is the premier RB in the entire commonwealth, playing at any level

Fletcher Long

We would like to make ourselves very clear. Should Stone come even close to doing to the Boyle defense what he did to North Oldham and Logan County, Central will be advancing next week to Kroger Field. The message to Boyle County seems quite literally to be, “STOP CORTEZ STONE!”


Now, how to do this is an entirely different matter. Don’t ask anyone from either the northern part of Oldham or Logan County. Exactly neither of them have the first clue!

Congratulations to Cortez Stone for his “Revolutionary Play” last week and this season (and particularly last Friday night) and that which is still to come both tonight and next week should his team be so lucky. We anticipate his performances to come, together with what he has done to date, have easily earned this magnificent sophomore RB this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, our friends at Independence Bank.   

This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron and 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.

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