Brady Bentley from @SVHSFootball23 performed like a luxury automobile this season- @minguabeefjerky @840WHAS @KyHighFootball @1776Bank

Photo Credit: Cory Vance, Eastern Kentucky Express

’24 WR among the elite in his graduating class at his position

Brady Bentley made our 840WHAS & KPGFootball, Small School (1A, 2A, & 3A) All-State Football Team. He has a small frame (5’7,” 180-pounds) but, much like the automobile with which he shares a name, his performance was luxurious and market value was off the charts. This guy was quite a performer for a Shelby Valley team which beat a few folks around Kentucky’s 2A (9-4) while losing the Regional Championship game to a Somerset squad which seemed to get better as the year rolled along.

HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball

Reveal Show


We are going to tell you something about Bentleys and then relate it to our Brady Bentley. There are some similarities worthy of note.

Bentley Motors Limited is a British designer, manufacturer and marketer of luxury cars and SUVs. Headquartered in Crewe, England, the company was founded by W. O. Bentley in 1919 in Cricklewood, North London. It became widely known for winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1924, 1927, 1928, 1929 and 1930.

Bentley is also known for producing motor cars and SUVs equipped with all the creature comforts and bells and whistles. That would explain (somewhat) its coming with such a hefty price.

Bentley has produced some staggeringly expensive rides. The 2023 Bentley Continental GT Coupe had an estimated cost of $210,000.00 MSRP (Manufacturing Suggested Retail Price). The 2023 Bentley Continental GT S Coupe had an estimated cost of $225,000 MSRP. The 2023 Bentley Continental GT Convertible had an estimated cost of $230,000 MSRP. Finally, the 2023 Bentley Continental GT S Convertible had an estimated cost of $245,000 MSRP.

The 2023 Bentley Continental GT Coupe had an estimated cost of $210,000.00 MSRP (Manufacturing Suggested Retail Price)

Who knows what any of these models would fetch fully loaded. The prices we have above set forth are the “starting” MSRPs.

Link to ’22 Numbers

These vehicles fetch the prices they do because they are high performance, luxury, state of the art automobiles. We aren’t selling Brady Bentley, and neither would Shelby Valley High, but he, like his automotive counterparts, is a high performance, state of the art, performer with the statistics to match.

This past season, Brady Bentley, who graduates this Spring, caught 76-passes for 1,455-yards. Bentley housed 16-TDs. Bentley led his team in scoring with 128-points.

If you want to get an idea about his movement and ability to both create and score the football, get a load of this video.

Those are eye-popping numbers. These figures caught the attention of our Small School All-State selection committee both at KPGFootball and our collaborators at News Radio 840 WHAS out of Louisville.

Bentley is 5’7,” and weighs 180 pounds. This isn’t your classic D-1, WR frame. However, Bentley adds experience in the return game and the ability to work out of the backfield together with slipping into space with the ball in his hands as additional tools to consider.

Brady Bentley, … is a high performance, state of the art, performer with the statistics to match.

Friday Night Fletch

Bentley is no Johnny Come Lately either. Bentley caught 45-balls in ’22 for 997-yards and 9-TDs. Like he did this year, in ’22 he logged carries out of the backfield from scrimmage, did work in special teams, played defense, recording both a QB-sack and an FR (Fumble Recovery) along the way.

Yessir, some lucky school is going to offer this guy and bring him to campus for Saturday competition. When they do, they will discover this particular Bentley comes with all the bells and whistles like the other models.

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

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Two-time winner of Kentucky Press Association awards for excellence in writing and reporting news stories while Managing Editor of the Jackson (KY) Times-Voice

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