2024 “dual threat QB” leading the commonwealth in vital statistical categories
Brady Atwell is a guy we have before covered and who has won awards on this online publication previously. His numbers are absolutely sick and his being 6’4,” 235 pounds of grown man doesn’t hurt his production any. Brady is the son of a very accomplished football player, and former Kentucky “Mr. Football,” Travis Atwell, who was a big star at a small school and a standout in both basketball and football in the day. Travis Atwell took his Hornets, from Hancock County, to the Class A title game in 1999. Now it is Brady’s turn. Will he lead the Aces from Owensboro Catholic to immortality this Friday? We shall see.HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball
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Brady Atwell is a guy we have before covered. Matter of fact, Atwell has won the Protein-packed Performer previously. When one posts the numbers Atwell posted in the semis against Somerset, what are we supposed to do? Ignore it?
Atwell is 6’4,” and weighs 235-pounds. He has already committed to play college baseball for the EKU Colonels. We don’t recommend his giving up on the oblong ball.
This past Friday night, Atwell looked more like an avatar on Madden ’23 than anything approaching human. Atwell was 32 for 49 through the air with five (5) TDs and no picks. His completion rate was 65%. By the way, he threw for 476-yards on the evening.
On the ground, Atwell gained 92-yards on eight (8) carries and a TD. Thing is, he’s been doing this sort of stuff all year.
On the season, through 14-games, over which time his team is 14-0 entering Friday’s title game with Mayfield, Atwell has completed 277 of his 386-passing attempts. That is a completion rate of 72% meaning his 65% against Somerset was actually an “off night.”
Atwell has thrown for 4,227-yards and 65-TDs with only six (6) picks. Atwell has rushed for 657-yards on 58-carries with 13-rushing TDs.
On the year, this dual threat QB has thrown 65-TDs to just six (6) picks for a TD:INT ratio of nearly 11:1 Friday Night Fletch
When Atwell drops back to pass, hopefully he will throw it. After all, should he take off down the field he is averaging 11.33 (or so)-yards per carry and scoring a TD every 4.46 rushing attempts.
Atwell would be the first to relate he has had quite a bit of help this season. For starters, the OL has to be balling out for him to put up the numbers he’s posted; particularly the TD:INT ratio which is approaching 11:1.
William Carrico is among the top receivers in Kentucky (84-receptions for 1,587-yards and 27-TDs) and doubles on defense (98-tackles, 12-TFLs, four (4)-FFs, two (2)-FRs, and six (6)-picks). Brother, Vince Carrico, is the one of the better, and more prolific defenders in the Bluegrass (185-tackles, 13.5 TFLs, four (4) QB-sacks, and an INT).
If you take all of this and stir it up you (generally) come out with a championship. That is the plan in any event.
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 Owensboro Catholic’s, Brady Atwell.
This is Friday Night Fletch reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron and reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE. Don’t forget to SAVOR THE FLAVOR!
Owensboro Catholic plays Mayfield for the Class 2A Championship this coming Friday on Kroger Field. KPGFootball has picked Catholic to win by 10-points, 38-28