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Harlee Egbert (’24) will “man the middle” defensively for “The Storm” in ’23

We love what this kid brings to the table for the Storm program. In the mold of KPGFootball All-State FB, Calil McNary (166-carries, 1,245-yards, 15-TD’s in ’22), Egbert is built similarly and can get down hill in a hurry from the offensive backfield. Still, we love him at MLB and believe him to be a next-level guy at that position. His 3.5 GPA won’t hurt.

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

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…[S]omething different and superior to all other beef jerkies…

KPGFootball on the quality of Mingua’s product

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.     

Our recipes and our quality ingredients, hand-cut from solid pieces of beef, are never chopped or formed like other brands, making our products superior and one of a kind. That would make our products similar to this week’s Protein-packed PerformerHarlee Egbert from Madisonville, Kentucky’s Hopkins County Central High School, wouldn’t it? 

Harlee started as a freshman at OLB; he looks at home at MLB. He has elite strength, power, and explosion…

Chris Manning, HFC, Hopkins County Central

The Storm may have gone 4-7 in ’22 but it was a deceptive worksheet. The team could have gone 7-4 with just a few plays breaking differently.

Harlee Egbert was a real star in ’22 on a roster which is laden with some well-respected and recruited talent. For our money, Calil McNary was the best FB we saw all year which is why we put him on our All-State first team.

Now FB is a position you hardly see anymore. There may not be more than 10 of them in Kentucky. However, over 1,200-yards rushing and 15-TD’s carried across the goal-line to go along with over 20-receptions swinging out of the backfield are hard numbers to ignore.

Logan Rodgers is also a bone fide superstar. He plays WR and is an ATH who is the most explosive and fastest player on the Storm’s roster and maybe on the western end of the commonwealth.

Egbert is a 5’10,” 220-pounder who has used this offseason to get leaner while adding power and strength.

HB Lyon, Senior Sports Writer, KPGFootball

Egbert is a 5’10,” 220-pounder (down from 240) who has used this offseason to get leaner while adding power and strength. He is a 300+ pound presser, deadlifts over a quarter ton (525-pounds), and squats 430.

Egbert in ’22 built an impressive résumé. He was among the team’s leading rushers (60-rushes, 358-yards, 3-TD’s), was effective in the passing game (caught 10-passes for 135-yards). Defensively, Egbert was the team’s leading tackler (77-stops), among the leaders in both TFL’s (4) and QB-sacks (1.5).

Egbert getting some
offseason opportunities

Not many players can make such a claim.

We have awarded this to Egbert as we can’t fathom how any one student athlete could have possibly lent any more value to any one team’s efforts, and on both sides of the scrimmage line, as the talented junior did last season. On this basis, Mingua Beef Jerky and we decided this talented and accomplished ’24 MLB/FB could use a bolt of protein and a sweet T-shirt. The company volunteered to send that to him, straight away.  

Join us next week as we return to honor another weekly prize winner. Until then, pop some Mingua Beef Jerky in your mouth and savor the quality and flavor which sets our product apart from all the competition. Remember, our all-beef jerky is superior and one of a kind; just like Hopkins County Central High’s, Harlee Egbert.

This is HB Lyon reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron reminding you that WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT and don’t forget to SAVOR THE FLAVOR! 

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Two-time winner of Kentucky Press Association awards for excellence in writing and reporting news stories while Managing Editor of the Jackson (KY) Times-Voice

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