’25 dual threat QB may be the commonwealth’s very best and a future ‘Mr. Football’ candidate
Dane Parsley at Warren East is so darn good it is embarrassing we haven’t featured him more over the course of his career. This guy has completely rewritten the trajectory of the WEHS football program and fortunes. Parsley and the gang turned in a 12-1 in ’22 and look poised to keep it going. Hard to predict much of a drop-off for the Raiders as long as No. 18 is under center.HB Lyon, Scouting Division, KPGFootball
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Independence Bank has a goal of achieving everyday excellence, and this week we are focusing on a player who will go into his junior season coming off a sensational sophomore campaign. Today, we are featuring Dane Parsley, a ’25 QB/LB from Warren East High School who may be the very best dual-threat QB at his level of play anywhere across Kentucky and a likely ’25 “Mr. Football” candidate.
Parsley’s performances, especially that sophomore season, have exceeded reasonable expectations for the Raiders from Bowling Green, Kentucky. Parsley and his teammates are coming off a 12-1 season which gives the program hope it may be poised to enter high school football’s “Promised Land” in its classification of play.
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Warren East was 12-1 in ’22. There were those around the commonwealth who sort of expected the Raiders might well challenge the supremacy of Boyle County from “Title Town” in the race for the 4A football crown.
The Raiders assent has been attributed to several factors. Coach Griffith is a superb football coach and that element can’t be discounted. Coach Griffith has done a tremendous job bringing along and developing perhaps Kentucky’s premier dual-threat QB now that Travis Egan, from Bullitt East, has taken his game to the ACC (RofL).
Parsley was under center a year ago for all thirteen (13) of the Raiders games. His production, particularly for a sophomore, was staggering and awe-inspiring.
Parsley completed 61% of his passes (124 of 203), for 1,880-yards and 30-TD’s against five (5) measly INT’s. That is a 6:1 TD/INT ratio. When we get to the spring column, remember passing TD’s are credited to the receivers; not the QB’s.
Parsley rushed the ball from the scrimmage line 148-times, gaining 1,562-yards (10.6 per carry), and scoring 27 TD’s over land. That is a TD every 5.48-carries. How’s that for efficiency.
Did we forget to mention Parsley scored seven two-pointer conversions? All told, this dual-threat QB tallied 176-points, or 13.5-points per ball game, without factoring in his passing production. Add in those 180-points apportioned among his receiving corp, and this guy scored or had a hand in 356 of the team’s 582-points scored. That is a little over 61% of every point scored being attributable (in one way or another) to this one player.
Parsley is 6’1,” and weighs in the 190-200 pound range. His most impressive numbers may be his 3.96 GPA and registered 22 on the ACT. Looking at the teams recruiting him, we see the Yales and the other IVY’s circling and the “near-IVY’s” also vying to get involved.
Parsley is a player who could play at literally any level of college football and thrive; from Division 1, FBS, on down to the prestigious and academic programs the likes of Centre College, MIT, University of Chicago, etc. It will be interesting to see how this bright, talented, young man approaches the situation. It’s a “win-win.”
Congratulations to Dane Parsley both for his Revolutionary Play thus far in his HS career and that which is to come in ’23 and beyond, all of which has earned him this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, your friends at Independence Bank.
This is Fletcher Long, reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron, reminding all of you reading this to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!