’23, two-way star makes another selection to Kentucky’s All-State team appear certain
You have heard people remark, “What’s in a name?” Well, sometimes our names just perfectly encapsulate the essence of us. When I saw what Coach showed me about the meaning of the surname, “Hobbs;” my first thought was, “How fitting.”Fletcher W. Long, KPGFootball Senior Scout
The name “Hobbs” comes from the “son of Robert” and is linked to ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. What is so significant about being a son of “Robert?” Glad you asked.
“Robert” is an old German name meaning “bright fame.” It is taken from Hrodebert and is made up of “Hrod” meaning fame and “Beraht” meaning bright.
What does that have to do with Adam Hobbs from Central Hardin High and its football team? Don’t worry, I am a professional writer, it will tie in I promise you.
You see, Adam Hobbs, is achieving his “bright fame” right on the football fields of Kentucky under the bright lights. Don’t know his father’s name, but he has no daddies out on the gridiron.
Hobbs is killing it in this, his senior season. He was on the All-State team as a junior so his killing it is nothing new to Bruins fans.
So far this year, which is at its regular season conclusion, Hobbs has 56-tackles, 20-TFL’s, five (5)-QB sacks, 2 forced fumbles (FF’s), and a fumble recovery. Hobbs is 6’3,” weighs 245, is the starting center on the varsity basketball team (great feet), and has played end and linebacker on defense and TE on the offensive side.
The 3.97 student, with a 24 on his ACT as a registered score, is first on the team in TFL’s, QB-sacks, FF’s, and TD’s caught, is second on the team in receptions and tackles, and third on the team in yards receiving. He is being courted by college programs at various levels seeking his services. Translation, his playing days look far from finished.
Central Hardin stands at 8-1 with a final regular season game, at home, this Friday night with South Oldham (5A, 6-3). The Bruins know the first round opponent as they will host Apollo (2-7) in the KHSAA’s first round of the upcoming playoffs.
For right now, the Bruins look forward to a “bright future” regardless of whose son they run out onto the field. Speaking of “bright futures,” how about that Hobbs kid?
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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