Braxton Blackburn promises the Betsy Layne Bobcats will challenge for 2A supremacy, particularly in the Appalachias @BraxtonBlakbu3 @BLBobcatsFB @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @840WHAS

April 23, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

There was a Blackburn kid who played at Paintsville High a few years back who was a fine player and a monster of a man. We have no idea of this particular Blackburn and he are related. However, we can confidently say the two of them share certain physical characteristics. This Blackburn (Braxton) is 6’3,” 275-pounds and sufficiently mobile to be a second level defender and the top returning tackler to the Bobcat defense. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch.

Baron Hardesty, Leading the Charge(rs) Among 2026 Defenders @BECoachKendrick @BE_Chargers @hardesty_baron @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @840WHAS @KyHighFootball

April 22, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Byron Hardesty is entering the Fall the 2nd ranked DE/LB prospect in Kentucky’s 2026 KHSAA class. He plays at a program which has emerged as a top outfit in Kentucky 6A not too far removed from a KHSAA title (2022). Talent like Hardesty ensures the Chargers are finished chasing additional championships. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch.

Brady Steward from Union County Middle brought his A-game to the Battle of the Regions @UCBraves @ucms_indians @UCHSathletics @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @840WHAS

April 20, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Battle of the Regions was last month and the Future Stars will be coming up this summer. This is the time of year we learn there are some middle school ballers across Kentucky doing some incredible things. Brady Steward is a ’29 QB about whom plenty will be written before his high school years have been exhausted. Enjoy this feature about one of Kentucky’s best at this grade level. Friday Night Fletch.

Storm Warning: Kamran Harrison will be a junior in 2024 and there is a level of excellence expected from ‘Harrisons’ @HopkinsCentral @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @1776Bank @_CoachManning

April 18, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Kamran Harrison is the little brother of a Storm player who fully demonstrated his wares as a varsity football player. Kamran is outstanding and versatile like big brother. He runs track, power lifts, and contributed greatly to the finished product on the field in ’23 while just a sophomore. What will he do as a junior? It just may be mind boggling. Friday Night Fletch.

Nick Osborne from Bethlehem High is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week @N1ck_Osborne5 @HC_TimMattingly @BethlehemAthle1 @1776Bank @840WHAS @KyHighFootball

April 17, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Nick Osborne has taken versatility to new heights around our offices. This guy was among the leading receivers, rushers, and defenders for his football team in ’23. Osborne was the school’s leading scorer and among the leaders in FT % and rebounds in basketball. Heck, this guy is on the golf team. Is there anything he can’t do? Enjoy this feature and don’t forget to #SavorTheFlavor. Friday Night Fletch.

Timmy Emongo is a three phase contributor on a 5A roster and a ’27 superstar @TimmyEmongo9 @ScottCoSports @cards_football @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @840WHAS

April 16, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Timmy Emongo may have been the best freshman in Kentucky in ’23. How many freshmen on nine-win, 5A ball clubs are among the team’s leading rushers, leading scorers, and housing both kick-returns and pick-sixes. Not too many. Enjoy this feature about a sprint champion who is stockpiling offers to play collegiate football as you read this article. Friday Night Fletch.

Devin Clayton, you heard the name first, right here! @CountyColonels @PureGradeA @CoachAtchley @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @840WHAS

April 15, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

We pride ourselves on the ability to locate Kentucky-wide talent prior to anyone else. We are able to do this because we don’t wait on these prospects to attend our combine. We are out in Kentucky, with boots on the ground, where these guys live. Well here is a ’28 guy who has an FBS frae right now and he is still in 8th-grade. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch.

Aiden Jesse ready to grasp his role among the former Jesse greats to have come along before him @CoachAtchley @ColonelFootball @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @840WHAS @KyHighFootball

April 13, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Aiden Jesse come from a pipeline of receiver prospects. His dad was a star WR for the Hoptown Tigers in the 90s, his brother left Hoptown its all-time leading WR, and Aiden has been doing his thing, though sparingly, as he is just a ’26 player. There is a new Sheriff in town coaching the Colonels in head man, Ethan Athchley, and his brand of offense will produce more passing production which will result in more targets for young Jesse. If we peer into the crystal ball, and consider what the Jesses have done before him, predicting he is about to “go off” really isn’t much of a stretch. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch.

Jeremiah Jones is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week and may be the highest regarded recruit in the KHSAA for 2025 @MurrayTigers @MurrayTigerFB @murrayhigh @MLT_Sports @minguabeefjerky @840WHAS @KyHighFootball

April 12, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Jeremiah Jones is among the finest athletes competing in the KHSAA in his or any class. He already holds several Power 5 offers and is rated as high as 3rd, overall, among Kentucky ’25s and 580th across the country in his graduating class. 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.

Travis Moten from Fern Creek (Louisville) is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-performer of the Week @travismoten2025 @CoachJoshAbell @1776Bank @840WHAS @KyHighFootball

April 10, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Travis Moten may be the premier DL in Kentucky’s ’25 class. He had 83-tackles, 17.5-TFLs, 10.5-QB sacks, a FF, 2-FRs over his junior year and the 6’5,” DL has already been offered by EKU. Enjoy this feature and and don’t forget to #SavorTheFlavor of the country’s very finest beef jerky products. Friday Night Fletch.