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’25 Carter Edwards already plays WR and CB but has added LS to his repertoire

Programs have left the “Dead Period” and broken camp with the intent to down hill slide into the late August openers. One team which opened its preseason camp the morning of July 10th was our Storm and head man, Chris Manning, told us “KPGFootball” he was mega-impressed with what he saw from Carter Edwards.

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Not much happens between spring practice and Dead Period. There is powerlifting, track & field, the practice period pre-Dead Period; but, the season just seems so far in the future.

After Dead Period, it’s on like Donkey Kong. Post Dead Period can feel like a down-hill roller coaster barreling toward the season. It gets real in a real hurry.

One team which broke out of Dead Period with a spirited and brisk effort was our Hopkins County Central High Storm. We were able to catch up with Coach Manning and was curious about what were his impressions of the opening of camp. We’re sure you’re just as curious.

“I liked what I saw,” Manning told KPGFootball. “Folks were flying around the field, ready to work, giving very good energy and effort.”

We asked him if there was anyone in particular? “Yep, Carter Edwards appears to have turned a corner, particularly in the provision of leadership.”

Carter Edwards appears to have turned a corner…

Chris Manning, HFC, Hopkins County Central High

Carter Edwards is a ’25 guy who had six (6) receptions in ’23 and made three (3) assisted tackles. Edwards also picked a pass and returned it 19-yards. Meager production but production all the same.

That was then. Edwards is a senior now.

“Look,” Manning stated, “Edwards was all over the field and showed the type leadership this team will desperately need going forward.” Manning also told us Edwards attended the Kohl’s Professional Long Snapper Training Camp in St. Louis, Missouri from June 8th through June 9th. After performance performance there, Edwards was invited Kohl’s Scholarship Showcase

The showcase is an invite-only event few get to attend. Word has gotten back to Manning, Edwards has a real, next-level, future at that all-important speciality and is likely to gain a national ranking at The Showcase.

“I was told we should expect Edwards to be nationally ranked when the ratings get released. Won’t that be something,” Manning mused?

Until then, Edwards might want to keep his pass-catching/defensive skills warm. From every indication exhibited during practice number one, it looks as if those particular skills will be called upon a-plenty.

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

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