@AmodeusTaylor from @bryanstationfb is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @1776Bank

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, and never chopped or formed like other brands, make our products superior and one of a kind. That would make our products similar to this week’s Protein Packed Performer of the Week, Class of ’22, Athlete, Amodeus Taylor from Lexington Bryan Station High School, wouldn’t it? 

There are players called upon to perform in high school at positions they are not well framed to play but which the team needs from them anyway. That is what makes guys like this week’s recipient, Amodeus Taylor, so remarkable.

Taylor is 5-6 and weighs 165-pounds. He plays football in Kentucky’s largest classification (6A) and helped lead his team to a 10-2 finish in 2020 in spite of his playing in only 10 of the 12 games.

Bryan Station played Taylor at linebacker in ’20, somewhere he will never play, owing to his size, in college. Frame aside, the diminutive linebacker with the 4.57-second, forty speed, performed exceptionally. His being able to perform at linebacker at the 6A classification shouldn’t have been a surprise to anyone really.

When you look at Taylor’s athleticism, his 34-inch vertical, 225-pound bench press, 405-pound back squat, and 11.85 laser-timed 100-meter, it is easy to see why the undersized player was easily up to the task. His “dynamite” play comes across much larger, and packs way more of a wallop, than most “packages” his size.

Taylor was among the commonwealth leaders in tackles in ’20 with 74 (43 solos), recorded 11-TFLs, and 7.4 QB-sacks. He also caught 3-passes on offense for 43-yards receiving in spite of players rarely getting run on both sides of the line of scrimmage at that level of competition.

Taylor is everything that is right about the high school game. He is too small to play where he is playing but his performance ends up making him much larger on the field than off of it. Kind of reminds one of a certain family owned Kentucky jerky company out performing all national brands both in Kentucky and everywhere else the product is sold.

We thought with the performance Taylor turned in during the ’20 season, and that which he is poised to perform in ’21, he might well be in need of a bolt of protein. We decided to ask our friends at Mingua Beef Jerky to send him some.

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 Bryan Station’s Amodeus Taylor.

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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