We believe it will be quite the debutant ball for Brian Crawford, ’24, from George Rogers Clark High this coming season. Guys with his power find the field and certainly entering the junior season.Fletcher W. Long, KPGFootball Senior Scout and Editorial Board Member
Have you guys ever heard of Brian Crawford? Crawford is from Clark County and attends the 6A power, George Rogers Clark High in Winchester, Kentucky.
We would like to throw out a few numbers.
Crawford has a reported bench press of 330-pounds. Crawford has repped the high school, bench press, rep weight (185-pounds), 25-times.
Crawford’s reported one-rep max bench (330-pounds) and his repping 185, 25-times, aligns well. By our calculator, 25-reps at 185-pounds is approximately a one-rep, max lift of 324-pounds. Not exactly 330-pound but close enough for government work.
Crawford back squats 515-pounds. Crawford is 6’2″ and weighs 280-pounds. At 280, Crawford looks like the picture to the upper-right. In other words, he’s the kind of 280 which could pass for 245.
Why are we telling you all of this? Probably because we are about to blow your mind. Crawford, a season ago, played in one (1) varsity game.
He could have been injured. We can tell you this however, going 3-9 a year ago; Coach Chico’s crew could well have used him.
Let me put this bluntly. Joe Chirico, fresh off a state title at Paintsville High (1A), didn’t meander on over to GRC to post 3-9 records. Chirico has been brought in to challenge for 6A crowns.
We are big fans of Coach Chirico around the magazine. We know he can “coach them up” and very well. We believe GRC has plenty of talent in its hallways to challenge for eighth (8th)-district supremacy, at the very least.
For the Cards to get what they want from its football program the Cards have to get 280-pound, powerful, and explosive brick crap-houses off the sideline and onto the artificial turf. It’s an easy, straight forward formula.
We look for Crawford to really emerge this coming season. He’s got everything one would want in a tackle/end type but the experience. As for experience, Friday night is where that may be found.
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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