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’24 MLB had one of the more productive ’22 seasons imaginable

Bryce Pugh is flying under the radar but for “Friday night stars” there just is none better. He is 6’0,” and weighs 220-pounds and he fly around a football field and makes explosive plays. He was a two-way producer for the Eagles in ’22 but you should get a gander at his production from MLB.

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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 PerformerBryce Pugh from Hyden, Kentucky’s Leslie County High wouldn’t it? 

It is hard to imagine anyone having a more productive year playing MLB at any level of competition. Pugh defensively, in ’22, was just unreal.

The 6’0,” 220-pounder was among the state leaders with 143-stops in only 11-games. Pugh registered 31-TFL’s and 5.5-Qb sacks to go along with 2-FF’s and a FR in only 11-games. He was the team leader in tackles, solos, TFL’s, QB-sacks, and FF’s.

Pugh had 143-stops, 31-TFL’s, and 5.5-QB sacks to go along with 2-FF’s and a FR in only 11-games

KHSAA statistical website

Pugh also played some offense. We will be the first to admit he only got 14-carries from scrimmage. However, Pugh averaged 6.79-yards per carry and scored a pair of TD’s in the offing. Pugh was among the club leaders in scoring for a team which finished 5-6 and looks poised to do even better in ’23.

As for college prospects, we would think there are a number of programs vying for his services. Pugh’s frame is right where one would want for a MLB. With him it will come down to speed, spacial quickness, grades, and registered, standardized test scores.

If he is solid in all four (4) areas, schools will be free to package solid offers to hope to gain his services. Pugh figures to be a big star on Saturdays too, should he stick to it and go where he feels the most comfortable and wanted.

We have awarded this to Bryce Pugh because numbers like what he put on the board in ’22 is (absolutely) jerky-worthy. On this basis, Mingua Beef Jerky and we decided this talented and accomplished ’24 MLB could use a bolt of protein and a sweet T-shirt. The company volunteered to send that to him, straight away.   

Join us next week as we return to honor another weekly prize winner. 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 Leslie County High’s Bryce Pugh

This is Fletcher W. Long reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE and don’t forget to SAVOR THE FLAVOR! 


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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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