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'26 Kris Hughes, No. 17, may be the baddest bunny in the briar patch these days

’26 RB/WR/S can do it all

Kris Hughes is 6’1,” weighs close to 190-pounds and can bench and power clean 245 pounds. He just completed his sophomore season at Somerset High, one of the commonwealth’s more storied programs at its level of competition. Hughes helped lead the Briar Jumpers to a 10-4 mark following a season which would see the untimely passing of its head coach (Robbie Lucas). Coach Clevenger came on board for ’23 and took the talented ball club to the semis. The Briar Jumpers hope to go even farther in ’24 and players like Hughes insure noting is off the table in that regard.

HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball

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Former article on Landon Fields

It is a well known fact that while I may write a mean article, titling pieces is not a skill among my finest. Matter of fact, in the glory days of journalism, periodicals would hire people just to fashion titles.

In my last newspaper job, I worked with a guy who was quite good at titling pieces. He was the Sports Editor, but he helped me title some news pieces and always came up with something cleverer than what I was imagining.

I did fashion a pretty good title once. It was a feature about a player at Somerset High named Landon Fields. I referred to him in the title as among “…the baddest bunnies in the briar patch.” That article is linked for you, should you wish to read it.

Clay Clevenger’s bunnies have found a bad customer for its briar patch reminiscent of the Coach Robbie Lucas days. His name is Kris Hughes. If this is our first article about this guy, it certainly won’t be the last.

Clay Clevenger’s bunnies have found a bad customer for its briar patch

Friday Night Fletch

Hughes is a stud. Hughes is 6’1,” weighs pretty close to 190-pounds, bench presses 245, power cleans 245. The ’26 prospect gained 732-yards rushing, 515-yards receiving, and scored 19-total TDs on a 10-4, state Semis ball club AS A SOPHOMORE!

Hughes played defense too. Hughes registered 85-tackles, 2-FFs, 2-INTs, and a FR.

He carries a 3.2 GPA. Did we mention he was a sophomore?

Hughes is among the more versatile athletes in all of Kentucky, particularly among the ’26s. He plays RB, he plays WR, he plays safety on defense.

We don’t see him leaving the field in ’24. We can’t imagine why he would.

We believe the guy will make major statistical strides in ’24. We believe he will emerge as a consensus All-State pick and a likely fall of ’25 Mr. Football candidate. For now he will have to console himself with being the baddest bunny in the briar patch.

It was good enough for Landon Fields.

This is Friday Night Fletch, 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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