Dalton Matney from Johnson Central is an apple which didn’t fall far from its tree… @dalton_matney21 @JCAthletics_ @840WHAS @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @KyHighFootball

February 20, 2024 Fletcher Long 1

We have noticed kids of sports stars often star in the same sport and, many times, to an even greater degree. Dalton Matney is a rising junior coming off a fantastic sophomore year who looks poised to come into his own. However, he is the son of the late, great Jim Matney and those are hard shoes to attempt to fill. Coach would be very proud of how his son has competed and comported himself to this point. Enjoy the feature.

Next up for the Centurions, Colin Daniels @ColinHd2007 @centurions_fb @THunterCantwell @840WHAS @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank

February 19, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

How does a high school program such as 2X defending 3A champion, CAL, replace a QB with over 4,000-yards passing in ’23 and 55-TDs against only 7-picks? How about with a 6’5,” 210 pound rising junior who is a varsity athlete in both football and basketball (just like a taller version of Hodge)! Yeah, that’ll do it. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch.

Steve Smith, ’25 QB from Central High, is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week @CoachDantzler @Steve2mith @840WHAS @minguabeefjerky

February 16, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Louisville’s Central High enjoys yearly consideration among the best teams in football at its level of play. QBs like Steve Smith coming off strong junior campaigns has a lot to do with that. Enjoy this feature and don’t forget to get by your local Independence Bank and discover why and how our people, financial products, and services have started a revolution in the Kentucky banking industry. Friday Night Fletch.

Khalil White promises sunnier skies are on the Lincoln County horizon @khalilwhiteee @KyHighFootball @KYEXPOSURE @12thSports @LCFB_Recruiting

February 6, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Khalil White is a ’25 DE/TE with the frame colleges like to see. He is 6’3,” 200-pounds with plenty of length and the frame to add quite a bit of “good weight” this offseason. White has seen most of his action of defense but that could well change over the course of his senior season depending on what the Patriots need. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch.

Tanner is looking for the [W]right time to get back into football @Tanner_Gage22 @840WHAS @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank

January 27, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Tanner Wright is a guy who has been out of football, according to him, for a year. Guess what, he misses it. Football is a game one can only play when young. While Tanner is still young, he has decided to get back into a game he thinks he may have quit too early. Enjoy this feature. If you’re a college program looking to add some quality help at RB, call his number listed on his “X” page. Friday Night Fletch.

DeMarkus ‘D.J.’ Wilson a 3-sport problem for future Tilghman opponents @DJWilson_24pt @coachthomp9 @pths_football @840WHAS @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank

January 23, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Paducah Tilghman is loaded with athletes. With Kentucky’s top-rated Track & Field program, they are also loaded with speed. D.J. Wilson is one of the class of ’26’s top guys in the offensive backfield. Already a thousand yard rusher in his sophomore season, Paducah fans are excited about what this young man may develop into being. We think he is headed for a position among the more recruited athletes in his graduating class. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch.

Kelson McKinney from Green County one of the better all-around football players in Kentucky @KelsonMckinney4 @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @840WHAS @green_county @ColtPhelps1

January 22, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

It is hard to imagine any one football player meaning as much to his team’s bottom line as Kelson McKinney did over the course of his high school career. McKinney was the team’s leading rusher, leading scorer, was a scoring threat on special teams and on defense where he was tied for the lead in “pick-sixes.” We are coming close to the end of our coverage for the Kentucky class of ’24 but we couldn’t leave the topic without an article about this guy. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch.