A member of our editorial board reports having the chance to visit with Mike Evans recently. This member told us the name of “Carlos Mason” came up and Coach Evans had quite a bit to say. We thought much of it would be worthy listening. We were correct.
Mike Evans is the Associate Head Football Coach, Co-OC, and QB coach at Hopkins County Central High School. That is wearing quite a few hats.
Evans would be the right person to turn when looking for quality coaches. He was a star QB himself at HCCHS before playing the same position at Kentucky Wesleyan.
Point is, when Evans starts talking about someone being a good player it is an informed opinion. It is worth hearing.
Evans told KPGFootball about Mason, “He is a good-sized kid; especially for his age. He moves very well and is strong. We expect big minutes of playing time from him as early as this coming season.”
When we asked Evans where he might fit-in; he told us he could play anywhere across the front from DE to DT and perhaps FB on offense. That seems to speak to his athleticism, speed, and quickness all of which appear ample.
Now Hopkins County Central plays in Class 4A, District One. With teams the likes of Hopkinsville High School and traditional power, Madisonville North-Hopkins, patrolling the waters; the first district can be right frightful.
Still, Hopkins County Central, which didn’t enjoy the best of years in the pandemic shortened ’20, was able to beat cross-town bully, North-Hopkins, 40-35 a season ago. Most fans of The Storm will tell you beating the Maroons is something on which to build.
Players the likes of Carlos Mason are also building blocks to a brighter tomorrow. We caught up with cross-town middle school coach, Tyrone Gregory. Gregory is the head coach at Browning Spring Middle and Mason played at chief rival, South Hopkins Middle.
Gregory told us, “I have never gotten the opportunity to coach Mason and would have loved too. I can tell you the kid is reputed as being a super individual with a really upbeat attitude. Mason will absolutely be a solid player for Central as soon as this coming Fall.”
We know this…Mason sure looks solidly built physically. When no less than an Associate Head Coach tells us a rising freshman will play “big minutes” of 4A varsity football in ’21, we know that is noteworthy.
That type ability and forecast is something to memorialize. That is information worthy of our attention. No one knows better than we what a mouthful that really is.
This is HB Lyon reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron reminding you that WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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