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Year in and year out we hear about the prowess of the Shamrock football program. Many times, it is a study of how the whole is greater than any individual part. Well, Stephen Mack figures to distance himself, this coming season, from the pack proving he belongs in discussions about the best there is across Kentucky in the ’23 class of prospects.

Fletcher W. Long, KPGFootball Senior Scout and Editorial Board Member

Ronnie Mingua began experimenting with making beef jerky back in the 1990s. He shared his efforts with neighbors and friends, soon realizing he had come up with something different and superior to all other beef jerkies on the market. From these humble beginnings, Mingua Beef Jerky got its start.           

Today, the Mingua Beef Jerky Company still prides itself on using its old-fashioned, all-natural recipes which offer outstanding products to customers across the nation. The recipes are a family tradition, passed down from generation to generation.   

Migua Beef Jerky uses Enviro-Pac CHU-2000 equipment to cook its meat to USDA required levels for both moist or dry operation. Mingua Beef Jerky wants you to become one of its many satisfied customers by sampling its quality hand sliced, all natural beef jerky. We know you’ll love it and come back for more, again and again.   

Our recipes and our quality ingredients, hand-cut from solid pieces of beef, are never chopped or formed like other brands, making our products superior and one of a kind. That would make our products similar to this week’s Protein Packed Performer, Class of ’23, WR/RB, Stephen Mack from Louisville, Kentucky ’s Trinity High School, wouldn’t it?   

Mack is a guy who practically embodies how hard it is to get on the field for Kentucky’s most prestigious and nationally prominent Class 6A football program. You don’t win 27-Kentucky State Football Championships by accident.

Mack played in nine games in ’21. His is a team which played 14-games in spite of its starting off the season losing its first six (6) consecutive games before winning six of its final eight. Trinity finished the year 6-8.

Remember we told you this; Trinity High School is always in the 6A championship hunt regardless of how it begins any season. When you play a regionally and nationally significant schedules, year after year, you run the risk of a slow start. That doesn’t mean the team will finish slowly once it hits district play.

Mack is like so many others on the Trinity roster. Had he gone almost anywhere else in Kentucky to play his high school football he probably would have started as a freshman in high school and been among the league statistical leaders a year ago while playing both ways (offensively and defensively). Instead, he caught 13-passes, rushed the football 27-times, and didn’t play any significant snaps on defense.  

That doesn’t mean he isn’t a very fine player. Mack wouldn’t be on Trinity’s roster if he couldn’t play football, and play it well.

Mack is 5’10” tall and weighs 175-pounds. He trap bar deadlifts 500-pounds, front squats 365, and bench presses 285.

These figures mean something to us. It makes him among the more explosive and powerful players his size in the commonwealth.

Numbers like these explain why he is being recruited by D-1 programs like Dartmouth, which championed the Ivy League in ’21. It also says a lot about his academic ability and prowess.

We believe it entirely appropriate to feature Mack this week in this article. We also found his efforts deserving of nourishment. 

Mingua Beef Jerky agreed this young man could use a bolt of protein. They volunteered to send him some straight away.

Join us next week as we honor another worthy player. Until then, pop some Mingua Beef Jerky in your mouth and savor the quality and flavor which sets it apart from all the competition. Remember, our product is superior and one of a kind; just like Trinity High School’s Stephen Mack. 

This is HB Lyon reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron reminding you that WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT! 

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