’24 RB had huge night against Washington County in 2.5 Q’s
Brady Hensley was the “Lightening” portion of the backfield, with Kenyatta Hardge, we dubbed, “Thunder and Lightening,” when the pair matriculated through Caudill Middle School in Richmond, Kentucky. Here is the article we wrote then. Just like we were with so many stars across the commonwealth, we were on them before anyone else. What else is new? Hensley is still killing it. Hensley is 6’0,” and goes 200-pounds or so. Hensley has good speed, plays SS on defense, and his 4.0 GPA makes him easy to sign and admit into any University or College. Hensley has verbally committed to EKU. He is a key cog to the Colonels, in-Kentucky recruiting efforts.HB Lyon, Scouting Division, KPGFootball
Friday Night Score: LCA (8-1, 3-0) 55, Washington County (7-3, 2-1) 12
High School coaches are notorious for not getting the Friday night statistics entered online with the KHSAA’s statistical website timely, or as timely as we would like. If we were to just wait on them, it would be difficult to publish anything before Wednesday of the following week.
Better late than never coaches muse. Some coaches don’t enter statistics at all, or just enter the easily tabulated offensive numbers, and leave one to guess about defenders’ production.
Luckily, KPGFootball has “agents” all over the commonwealth watching games and reporting back to us on Friday night. You really should monitor our cell traffic on a Friday night. It’s like one long buzz.
The network we have assembled is amazing. While you don’t realize it, you so richly benefit from our network if you regularly read us or listen to our podcast (Friday Night Kentucky) produced by Kentucky News Network‘s and News Radio 840WHAS‘s Scott Fitzgerald (Friday Night Fitz).
LCA is tracking a title this season. The stars have never been in more perfect of an alignment.
LCA has Kentucky’s top QB, and UK commitment, Cutter Boley (’24), running the offense. LCA has one of the commonwealth’s more reliable WR’s in Parker Chaney (’24).
LCA has a solid line of scrimmage with a top-shelf tackle in Hayes Preston (’25). Hayes is so athletic he can also play TE.
LCA has a fine TE in Will Rich (’24). Rich is one of Kentucky’s best.
LCA has defenders like Major Brown (’24), Hunter Adams (’25), Mac Darland (’26), and Kenyatta Hardge (’24, who does the lion’s share of his “Thundering” these days on defense). These four (4) have accounted for a whopping 32-plays behind the line of scrimmage in ’23. The Eagles have done all of this while playing one of Kentucky’s most challenging, out-of-district schedules.
This brings us to Friday night. At the very onset, we would relate that, at the time of writing this piece, there were no statistics from this game yet entered online.
Therefore, the statistics we report here are “unofficial.” These statistics may be ultimately proven inaccurate, once the “official statistics” are posted.
That being said, we had an agent at the LCA/Washington County game. Our agent had Hensley, in only 14-carries, gaining 255-yards from scrimmage and scoring 5-rushing TDs. Should those numbers hold firm, Hensley, through 9-games, will have rushed for 1,675-yards on 191 carries with 31-TDs. That is averaging 8.77-yards per carry and a TD every six or so (6.2) attempts.
These numbers have been compiled playing many of Kentucky’s best teams at various classifications. Consider this: LCA has beaten a 5A finalist from ’22 (Bowling Green), the defending champion in 3A favored to repeat (Christian Academy-Louisville), the defending champion in 1A picked to repeat (Pikeville), and a top 3A challenger, down from 4A, where it was an annual title contender (Lexington Catholic).
LCA’s lone loss? It was by nine (9) points to a team most consider the best football team in Kentucky (Boyle County) at any level of play. The game was in Danville.
LCA will finish up with Raceland in Raceland, Kentucky. The “Rams” are tough customers, as many highly thought of teams have discovered (7-2 in ’23 with a win over Pikeville and losses to 4A Paul Blazer High and 5A Highlands).
LCA will invade Raceland with one of Kentucky’s more lethal and potent air-attacks. That isn’t all the Eagles will have. Lexington Christian will arrive with one heck of a ground game; and yes, it strikes very much like “Lightening.”
Calpreps.com predicts (neutral field): LCA 38 (87%), Raceland 21 (13%)
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