Bullitt Central High getting a kick (or punt) out of Peyton Hester @BullittFootball @thepeytonhester @Phase3Kicking @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @840WHAS @KohlsHighlights @KohlsKicking

Punter/TE for Bullitt Central

’27 punter looking to add different deployments to his résumé

Peyton Hester is a kid coming off his freshman season with a solid year of contributing to the bottom line as a first year player on a 5A roster. For the most part, Hester may be the best punter in the ’27 graduating class. That doesn’t mean it is all he can do. The 6’2,” 220-pounder, with the 3.8 GPA, is a first rate young Tight End who can also play along the defensive front. We would expect his repertoire to expand quite a bit in the coming Fall season.

HB Lyon, Director of Scouting, KPGFootball
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Bottom line, we have a variety of experiences in this field. It can be hard to find a punter.

For one thing, it isn’t often the KHSAA logs stats to assist our evaluating punters. Some punters, like today’s feature for instance, make it a little easier on us.

Peyton Hester played in 10-games over his freshman season for the 5A Bullitt Central High Cougars. The Cougars were 1-9 in ’23, so the program outside of Louisville has seen better years.

Still, there is much to recommend Peyton Hester as both a punter or otherwise. Hester has a booming leg and kicks balls with plenty of hang time permitting the down field coverage to track and cover the ball. Hester uses his ample frame (6’2,” 220-pounds) to embolden himself in the face of block attempts.

Hester uses his ample frame (6’2,” 220-pounds) to embolden himself in the face of block attempts

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Hester is a superior athlete. He lists TE among his positions. He doesn’t list it, but we happen to know he has played a bit of defense too.

We believe you will see Coach Marvin Clark, Jr. deploy the rising sophomore more liberally in ’24 than he did in ’23. Peyton is not only well-put together, but I smart too, as his 3.8 GPA certainly attests.

Hester, in addition to punting, registered a pair of tackles in ’23. This is a number which should exponentially increase over his sophomore year.

We like this prospect going forward. We believe he has a varied skill set which recommends him to a variety of posts on a football field. We understand he placekicks too; which, should that be the case, may make him among the more valuable chess pieces on any “grass board” throughout the Bluegrass.

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

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