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Brady Atwell, ’25, leads 2A Catholic over 6A Apollo

This Atwell kid appears to have played middle school football in Hancock County. Hancock County and Owensboro Catholic regularly compete for district supremacy in the second district of Class 2A. Catholic appears to be serving notice they will be formidable and that the path out of the region may just may come through the BBQ capital of the world.

Fletcher W. Long, Senior Scout, KPGFootball

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Our recipes and our quality ingredients, hand-cut from solid pieces of beef, are never chopped or formed like other brands, making our products superior and one of a kind. That would make our products similar to this week’s Protein Packed Performer, Class of ’25, QB/ATH, Brady Atwell from Owensboro, Kentucky’s Catholic High School, wouldn’t it?

Brady Atwell served notice on western Kentucky, 2A football this past Friday night that the path to the Semis may run through the Barbecue City and Mayfield. Atwell and his cohorts took on Class 6A, first district Owensboro Apollo and the affair was very unpleasant….for Apollo.

Atwell may…be a better prospect at LBer.

Lincoln Latham, Assistant Coach, Owensboro Catholic High
Atwell

We reached out to one of Catholic’s assistant coaches about his young phenom. Coach Lincoln Latham told KPGFootball the following about the sophomore QB, “Atwell may well have the highest ceiling of any QB we have before deployed in a very long time. Thing is, he may be a better prospect at LBer.”

Catholic beat Apollo, 42-14, at Apollo. Now both teams are residents of Owensboro, so having to drive across town to Apollo’s stadium wasn’t too onerous. However, it is rare a 2A team has the personnel and depth to hang and bang with the big boys for four quarters, much less come away with a rout.

Atwell was brilliant. The 6’4,” 230-pound (not a misprint) QB was 10 for 14 through the air, for 235-passing yards, three TDs with no INTs.

Carson Lewis, class of ’24, got in the scoring column with a 50-yard pick-six. Coach John Edge (Apollo) would attest it just wasn’t the Eagles night.

Atwell being the team’s leading passer is story enough. What is the “jerky worthy difference” is his being Catholics leading rusher as well as its leading passer. Atwell carried the football seven times for 84-yards rushing.

None of the above should be too surprising. Atwell runs a 4.75-second, 40-yard dash and the 230-pounder only figures to get both quicker and faster as he matures.

6’4,” 230

The sledding doesn’t get any easier for the 2A Aces after its opening game. Catholic braces to host another 6A ball club when Daviess County comes calling this coming Friday night.

Daviess County better buckle the chin straps however. The “plucky” Aces have amply demonstrated it’s not being afraid to play anyone, at any classification.

Mingua Beef Jerky and we decided this talented and accomplished ’25 football player could use a bolt of protein, especially for a QB who regularly gets involved in both the passing and running parts of the team’s offensive attack. The company volunteered to send him some straight away. 

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 Owensboro’s Brady Atwell.

This is HB Lyon reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron reminding you that WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT and don’t forget to SAVOR THE FLAVOR! 

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About Henry Lyon 1086 Articles
Have coached at the high school and middle school level. Have worked in athletic administration. Conceal my identity to enable my candor on articles published by this magazine. Only members of the editorial board are aware of my true identity.

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