Breathitt’s Eli Thomas (’28) blazing a difficult trail for others to follow. #NorthforkLumberjacks @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @Maxpreps @PrepSpin Featured photo: James Fugate/for the ‘Jackson Times-Voice’

Eli Thomas may be our first ’28 to feature on this site. Oh well, gotta start somewhere. This young phenom is a star in the backfield for one of the finer youth programs in the eastern part of Kentucky, the Northfork Lumberjacks. Enjoy this look at a kid whose name is one you will likely hear many times over in coming seasons. HB.

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In the Running…lots of performances from around Kentucky viable candidates for this week’s @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer’ award. @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

Twenty-four (24) players had their performances highlighted in this week’s edition of “In the Running” and were placed into nomination for the weekly Mingua Beef Jerky “Protein-packed Performer” Award. Who will win it? We’ll just have to wait and see. Enjoy this look at some of the remarkable performances around the KHSAA. HB.

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Remembering “C6H0” 100-years later… @minguabeefjerky @CentreFootball @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

Several places on the Centre College campus you will find what appears to be some elemental compound or formula for some substance on the periodic table, “C6H0.” What does it represent? Well, on October 29, 1921 it was the formula for disaster for the Harvard Crimson’s undefeated football team on New York’s “Polo Grounds.” We take a look back at this remarkable game. HB.

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@JadairionS (Edge Beast) from @BHSBRUINS is @1776Bank ‘Revolutionary Player of the Week.’ @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @Ballard_Sports

This week’s ‘Revolutionary Player’ may be Kentucky’s most highly decorated and recruited player in the ’22 class. If not the highest, he is certainly among them. He had a tremendous night against the Tigers of Hoptown in spite of his not playing as many snaps as opponents will like see from him in succeeding weeks. Join us again a week from today and we will do all this once more. HB.

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@jacksivori2, ’22 QB, comes back from injury stronger than ever! @StXTigersFB @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @Maxpreps

Has Jack Sivori proven he’s among the best dual-threat guys in Kentucky in out-dueling Owensboro’s Gavin Wimsatt this past Friday night at Red Devil stadium? We’re not sure. We are sure he has shown himself to be fully restored post-labrum surgery and his high ankle sprain. Enjoy this feature. HB.

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@PolstonDrew from @PulaskiCoSports is the @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer’ of the Week. @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @JohnHines66

There is a QB in Kentucky who could win this award every week. QB is one which gets tons of attention owing to the nature of the position. We try not to award this to just the glory positions but we spread it around to the less glorious ones also. Every now and then a signal-caller has a night which just can’t be ignored. The night Polston had against the strongest program in the 3A Classification was such a night to us. Congratulations to Drew Polston and join us next week as we tee this up and do it all again. HB.

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@omarion_riddick from @toddco_football is not only the little engine that can…he’s the little engine that does! Feature Photo: YourSportsEdge @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @MaxPreps

Omarion Riddick has quietly been producing big-time since transferring to 2A Todd County from 5A Christian County. Riddick tore it up this past Friday night and the casualty happened to be Trigg County’s Wildcats. Didn’t see this one coming, did you? HB.

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In the Running…lots of performances from around Kentucky viable candidates for this week’s @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer’ award. @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @PrepSpin

There were some exceptional performances around the commonwealth of Kentucky which will make the selection of a Mingua Beef Jerky “Protein-packed Performer” especially challenging this week. Any of the performances listed in this article could win it. All of these players have been nominated. Enjoy this look at what we found particularly noteworthy from the Kentucky high school gridiron this past weekend. HB.

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Season Openers from Around the Horn… Featured Photo: Matt Hughes/for the Messenger @minguabeefjerky @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @AdrianStringer6 @omarion_riddick @PaintsvilleFB @PikevilleHSFB @TriggFootball @toddco_football

Statistics haven’t been posted yet for many performances we would have loved to cover for you. That is the case every year as we fight to morph our coverage from the out of season stuff to the in-season content. Bear with us. Here are just a few of the exceptional and noteworthy performances from last night’s action. Enjoy. HB.

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