’24 QB from Harrison County is making his last stand, at least in HS
Hard to fully encapsulate the performance we saw out of Kaydon Custard on the football field at the Lake Area Bowl in Cadiz, Kentucky Saturday night. The 6’0,” 180-pounder who is quite the basketball prospect too, accumulated 640-yards of total offense and had a hand in six (6)-TD’s being scored. This kid is all football player. Calloway’s defense just couldn’t do anything with him.HB Lyon, Scouting Division, KPGFootball
You may have heard about the “Battle of the Little Bighorn.” It was known to the Lakota, and other Plains Natives, as the “Battle of the Greasy Grass.” History commonly refers to it as “Custer’s Last Stand.”
Someone at our office asked me what I thought of Kaydon Custard’s performance against Calloway County in Cadiz, Kentucky this past Saturday night. For some strange reason, the question made me think of General George Custer.
I also thought about his 7th Calvary Regiment, more particularly about its disastrous armed engagement against the combined forces of the Lakota Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, and the Arapaho tribes. The Natives called the engagement “The Great Sioux War of 1876.”
KPGFootball was watching the game in the friendly company of one of the more famous Sports Writers (and now, Sports Editors) this area has ever known. If you haven’t ever gotten to experience John Wright at a HS football game, or even watching the Murray State Racers on Saturdays, you don’t know what you’re missing.
Anyway, both John and I couldn’t help but notice, on this occasion, it wasn’t Custard’s regiment being annihilated. Kaydon Custard, as opposed to history’s George Custer, put on a “Plains Indians”-type performance in routing Calloway’s defense.
I am sure the Laker defense left the field feeling similarly to the 7th Calvary Regiment of the US Army back so many years ago. Well, at least the Lakers got to actually arrive home.
Suffice it to say, Kaydon Custard had himself a night. The senior QB tallied 640-total yards on the night, going 18 for 28 (a little over 64% completion rate) through the air. Custard threw for 324-yards and 2-passing TD’s while rushing 34-times, from scrimmage, and gaining 316-yards with 4-ground scores.
How’s that for a massacre?
Now, anyone who follows HS basketball isn’t the least bit surprised. Custard, a junior last season, led the Thoroughbred varsity basketball team, which finished 27-7 on the year, in scoring with 16.7 points per game.
Custard was second on his team in rebounds per contest. We did mention he’s 6’0″ tall, didn’t we?
Harrison County won Saturday’s ball game against Calloway County 40-33 in a game which was back and forth all evening. Harrison County (1-0) is home for Estill (1-0) this coming Friday night. Calloway County (0-1) plays Murray High (1-0) at Roy Stewart Stadium on the campus of Murray State University.
You know, history doesn’t always repeat.
This is Fletcher W. Long, reporting for KPGFootball, reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!
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