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’26 RB from Louisville leading his team to seasonal perfection

Gerian Traynor is a 5’11,” 155-pound sophomore (’26) running back performing spectacularly for a team which knows a little something about dealing with adversity. Still, the Crimsons sit 5-0, with quality wins over Central Hardin, South Warren, and Taft High School (OH) and with a pivotal, upcoming matchup with Christian Academy-Louisville (CAL). Tryanor gained 157-yards and scored three (3) rushing TD’s Friday night in its winner over one of the premier, 5A programs in Kentucky. Truth is, he’s been doing it all year.

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Gerian Traynor had a really terrific game last Friday night against a terrific opponent. The Crimsons defeated the South Warren Spartans, 38-35 and get ready to play the Christian Academy-Louisville this week.

Traynor is rising. Friday night, the diminutive (5’11,” 155-pounds) back gained 157-yards rushing and scored three (3) TD’s in duPont Manual’s 38-35 win over South Warren. Traynor led his team in scoring on a night the Crimsons would need every one of his 18-points.

Looking at the season, as a whole, with the Crimsons sitting 5-0, Traynor has been “doing his thing” all year. Traynor has gained 491-yards rushing in five (5)-games, scored eight (8) rushing TD’s, and has led his team scoring 9.6 points per outing.

Traynor carried the football for 157-yards and scored 3-rushing TD’s against the Spartans (5A)

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The Crimsons have a real challenge this coming Friday. They will travel, cross-town, to play one of Kentucky’s very top teams regardless of that team’s being classified as “3A.” 

CAL is 4-1. Its only blemish was 14-12 cliffhanger it dropped to Lexington Christian-Academy. CAL has beaten Owensboro (5A), Ryle (6A), North Hardin (6A), and a tough 6A, Indiana opponent in New Albany High.

If you think it will “shake up” CAL to have to play 6A duPont Manual, you better rethink it. If you think the Crimsons will be “shaken up” by the hostile environment awaiting them on CAL’s campus, you might rethink that too. 

Heck, for all the Crimson care, it might as well rain. They seem to perform very well dealing with that particular element.

Traynor has gained 491-yards rushing in five (5)-games, scored eight (8) rushing TD’s, and has led his team scoring

KHSAA statistical website

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 it apart from the competition. Remember, our product is superior and one of a kind; just like duPont Manual’s, Gerian Traynor. 

This is Fletcher W. Long reporting (on his birthday) for Kentucky Prep Gridiron reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE and don’t forget to SAVOR THE FLAVOR! 

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