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No. 7 will be front and center for the Tigers in '24

’25 ATH constitutes Bardstown, Kentucky’s own version of the “Marshall Plan”

Amonti Marshall plays for one of the better programs in the KHSAA. Bardstown High has been wildly successful and has developed some fine talent through the years. Tyleeq Williams gained 1,834-yards from scrimmage in ’23 and scores 20-rushing TDs. Williams (’24) has exhausted his eligibility but his backfield running-mate, Amonti Marshall is back this Fall for a final tour. We believe his last go around may even rival Tyleeq’s.

HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball

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Bardstown, KY: On April 3, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed into law the “Economic Recovery Act.” The “Act” became known as the “Marshall Plan.”

The “Marshall Plan” was named for the then Secretary of State, George Marshall. Marshall proposed the US provide economic assistance to restore the infrastructure of postwar Europe.

Bardstown has its own Marshall Plan. Bardstown’s Marshall Plan is not to rebuild war-torn Europe but to demolish its ’24, Friday-night, opponents via the use of dual-threat, two-way wrecking ball, Amonti Marshall.

Broad jumping at Kentucky Wesleyan’s football combine

Bardstown has produced some really fine football teams. Matter of fact, we have seen “way too early” ’24 prognostications ranking the Tigers among the preseason top 4A teams in Kentucky.

That isn’t far fetched at all. The Tigers were 8-5 in ’23 and lost to always tough Franklin County by single digits in the regional title game.

The Tigers are four-time state football champions (1967, ’70, ’81, and 2001). The Tigers finished runners-up in 2022.

Bardstown going 8-5 is a long-way from a banner season for the Tigers!

Friday Night Fletch

We told you that to accentuate the fact 8-5 is far from a “banner-season” for the Tigers. Bardstown High is a long way from being Johnny-come-latelies.

Amonti Marshall is a porto-type for the type backfield star the Tigers are accustomed to developing. Only a year or so ago we were telling you about the play of Tyleeq Williams.

Williams gained 1,834-yards from scrimmage in ’23. Williams scored 20-rushing TDs, led the team in scoring, and (sadly) exhausted his eligibility.

Hometown Hero, popular with the school-aged kids

Let’s not pretend Amonti Marshall has been loafing. Marshall gained 862-yards rushing a year ago, scoring 13-TDs from scrimmage, completed 51-passes for 953-yards and nine-TD, and was second on the team in scoring.

Marshall also played defense. Marshall registered 34-tackles, nine (9)-TFLs, and a pair of QB-sacks.

That is a ton of production. That is the sine qua non of versatility.

Bardstown opponents better come up with its own “Marshall Plan”

Friday Night Fletch

If you peer at Marshall’s measurables, the picture clears considerably. We will concede he could be a bit taller (5’8,” 170-pounds); but the 4.5-second, 40-yard dash; 315-pound bench press; and 410-pound back squat are right on the mark.

With Marshall’s low center of gravity, leverage, strength, and explosion there is little wonder how he became one of the more lethal and versatile weapons in the KHSAA at any level of competition. We will promise you this much…should Bardstown be on the ’24 schedule; your team better have its own Marshall Plan. If you don’t, you may end the night looking eerily similar to war-torn, post WWII, Europe; at least figuratively!

This is Friday Night Fletch, once again reporting for KPGFootball, reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE! 

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