Sophomore QB a model of efficiency while tearing up Kentucky’s 5A
I remember watching this young prospect running cones when he was just a seventh grader. I remember thinking, “Man, this kid is some kind of an athlete” even then. All these years later, I still think that. Andrew Nason is a name you would do well to write down, right now. Remember from where you first heard this.Fletcher W. Long, KPGFootball Senior Scout
Woodford County is undefeated on the year (6-0). With Madison Southern, Collins, East Jessamine, and Simon Kenton still on the schedule to finish the year, the boys from WoFo will be favored to pull across the regular season finish line an unblemished 10-0 heading into the KHSAA playoffs.
Of late, this isn’t new for the “Yellow Jackets.” Coach Dennis Johnson has had this team contending for Kentucky-wide, 5A supremacy, for the last few years at the very least.
These guys are rolling. From where did this Nason kid even come?
Well that is a good question. Andrew Nason is a kid who played his middle school football in Hopkinsville, Kentucky at the Hopkinsville Middle School.
We have covered him since he was a 7th-grade phenom, playing QB in middle school. Nason’s family moved to Woodford County. They took their now 6’1,” 175-pound QB with them.
Nason has always been a superior athlete. He still is.
Andrew is on the track and field team. He is a sprinter, as the photograph attached to this article would indicate.
We don’t have to see any photograph of his running a sprint to tell this magazine Nason is fast. All we have to do is look at his seasonal numbers.
For the season, Nason is completing close to 60% of his attempted passes, has thrown for over 600-yards, and has a 9:1, TD to INT ratio. All of that makes him accurate and efficient, but not necessarily fast.
However, Nason, from the QB-slot, is the ball club’s second leading rusher (441-yards), second on the team in rushing attempts (44), and tied for first in rushing TD’s (6). Now we’re talking!
For the year, Nason is second on the team in scoring. Remember, and we can’t say this enough when evaluating statistics regarding QB’s and “scoring;” passes Nason throws for TD’s are credited to the receiver; not to Nason. Translation…Nason’s being second on the team in scoring is SIGNIFICANT.
Turning to this past Friday night, man what a model of efficiency this young man’s performance turned out to be. Nason, against West Jessamine, completed 10 of his 11-passing attempts, threw for 177-yards, and tossed a pair of aerial TD’s.
Nason ran the ball from scrimmage seven (7)-times, gained 123-yards rushing, and scored another pair of TD’s via land. He was second on the team, Friday night, in scoring, which is his customary, seasonal position.
The most important statistic for Nason, or any other young QB, is his team is 6-0 on the year. Not only that, but the boys from WoFo are ranked 3rd this week in the Associated Press’s weekly Kentucky High School, top-10, 5A poll.
Check it out! They are behind Frederick Douglass and Covington Catholic and right in front of Bowling Green (Senior) High. That is elite company.
That is fitting and poignant all at the same time. Nason is an elite player. Nason is performing in an elite way, particular taking efficiency into account.
Nason heads up an elite offense in an elite program playing at Kentucky’s second highest classification of competition. A guy performing at this level is entitled to our respect.
Maybe we should call this elite Football-player, Mister? Maybe we shall at that…
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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