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Union County Braves, among the best programs in Kentucky's 3A

’25 star labors along the OL now; but awaits his shot at ‘double-duty’

Caiden Broadus is a 6’1,” 220-pound OL/DL combo who saw a ton of duty, up front offensively, over his sophomore season. He played in all 13-games for a 3A team which finished 12-1 and lost to finalist Bardstown in the Regional Final. This guy is a warrior and the type of high school star for whom the high school games exists.

HB Lyon, Scouting Division, KPGFootball

We have said many times the high school game isn’t really for the college prospect as much as it is for the 6’1,” 220-pound offensive lineman who can run like the dickens, is explosive and powerful, and able to devour defenders, in open space, at all three levels of an opposing defense. Many of these guys aren’t “framed out” for big-time, college ball but can find a great demand for them at lower levels of college competition.

We have seen many examples of this. It shouldn’t take away from the fact these guys are still amongst the very best at the game they are playing on Friday night.

We used to have an All-State vote with the AP and did up until ’22, when the AP appears to have decided to get out of the All-State football team business. We commonly voted for the “Caiden Broadus-types,” much to the derisive commentary from others in the press corp.

We used to remind these “other” voters that a college prospect is measured on potential and, not necessarily, on how good they are right now. Some of these prospects are really good. Some of them leave writers scratching their head wondering “why all the fuss.”

Broadus is a ’25 OL/DL combo guy who has played more OL than DL presently. He was a part of a unit which paved the way for close to 3,000-yards rushing (2,841) on 354-carries with 45-rushing TD’s. This same line protected QB’s throwing for another 2,266-yards with 24-aerial strikes hitting pay-dirt.

Broadus helped pave the way for close to 3,000-yards rushing on 354-carries with 45-rushing TD’s

KHSAA statistical website

Broadus carries a 3.5 GPA. That is a number college recruiters will especially notice on this prospect.

Photo: Audrey Brewer

Union County was 12-1 in ’22 and lost to finalist Bardstown in the Regional Finals. The Braves expect to challenge for the title in 3A in ’23.

The maturation and development of ’25’s like Caiden Broadus will be counted on to continue the program’s remarkable success. His is the back on which the program will be carried to its future and imminent glory, starting in just a couple months.

This is Fletcher W. Long, reporting for KPGFootball, reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!

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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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