In Middlesboro, the path to winning football involves some French @SportsOT @berea_football @Frenchie564 @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MBORO_FOOTBALL @barstoolmboro

July 14, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Larry French has built a contender in Middlesboro, Kentucky in the five years he’s been at the helm, going 54-14. The Yellow Jackets were 10-44 the five seasons before his arrival. Graduation riddled the roster somewhat; but, in the end, French is back and that has proven to offset plenty of roster defections over the years. Enjoy the article. Friday Night Fletch.

Easton Jessie, 3-Star QB, is our @minguabeefjerky, Protein-packed Performer of the Week @1776Bank @EastonJessie1 @adairfbcoach @840WHAS

July 10, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

This kid here was easily among the better dual-threats in all of Kentucky’s ’25 graduating class at any level of play in ’23. He accounted for 27-TDs throwing and running. He will head to Toledo to play in college but will first stop off in Columbia, Kentucky to help out Coach Steve Stonebraker’s boys. Enjoy this feature and and don’t forget to #SavorTheFlavor of the country’s very finest beef jerky products. Friday Night Fletch.

The Big Boys playing for the Big Boys. The Large School (4A, 5A, & 6A), Preseason, All-State OL @minguabeefjerky @kyhighs @KyHighFootball @840WHAS @bigassfans

July 8, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

We are going through and featuring a preseason all-state football team position by position. We are featuring players in the small classifications and players in the larger classifications. Today we are featuring the “Big Boys” playing for the Big Boys. This is the preseason, large school, All-State offensive linemen. Enjoy. Friday Night Fletch.

Small School, Preseason, All-State Football offensive line @bigassfans @minguabeefjerky @840WHAS @kyhighs @AlPopsFootball @_Jakeryan63 @OakleyWatkins @TreforThomas54

July 6, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

The season is upon us quicker than you would believe. Dead Period is over in two days and there is nothing on the other side of Dead Period apart from Seven’s tournaments, scrimmages, and openers. We are going to put together some preseason all-state groupings. We hope to get to all the position groups, but can’t promise it. Here are the Small School, Preseason, All-State offensive linemen. Enjoy, and let the arguing begin…Friday Night Fletch!

NewsRadio 840 WHAS and KPGFootball’s Small School (Class 1A, 2A, & 3A) All-State Football Team from 2023! @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @HopkinsCentral

July 1, 2024 Fletcher Long 3

In collaboration with News Radio 840 WHAS and our show, “Friday Night Kentucky” our own Friday Night Fletch and the staff at KPGFootball were tasked with creating both a small and big school All-State Football team. This is the small school team and is comprised of players from 1A, 2A, & 3A classifications. Enjoy. Friday Night Fletch.

Elijah Hankins will be carrying much of the load for the Red Devils this next season @reddevilsfball @elijah_hankins @russellfball @tjmaynard54 @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @840WHAS

June 29, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

The Red Devils from Russell High lost a ton of production from off its 7-5 football team in ’23. They lost their leading passer, leading rusher, leading tackler, 2nd leading scorer, and 2nd leading back-end defender all in losing the one player, District POY, Ethan Pack. They lost way more than that off a team which was a couple scores from 9-3. However, let’s focus on what they return. One very valuable and versatile weapon returning is ’25’s Elijah Hankins. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch.

Dylan Branson is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week @DylanBranson91 @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @WoodfordFBall @AlPopsFootball @PrepRedzoneKY

June 19, 2024 Fletcher Long 2

Not all middle school players are equally constituted. Some arrive with high school, varsity ready frames to compete immediately. We would put Dylan Branson from Woodford County in that class. Enjoy this feature and and don’t forget to #SavorTheFlavor of the country’s very finest beef jerky products. Friday Night Fletch.

Amonti Marshall from Bardstown is ready to make the senior year count! @Amonti07 @BardstownFootb1 @TTaylor_55 @minguabeefjerky @840WHAS @1776Bank @KyHighFootball

June 18, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Bardstown High can sure develop some talent. Remember Tyleeq Williams from a year ago. He gained 1,834-yards and scored 20-rushing TDs. HIs backfield mate, Amonti Marshall had quite a year too. Marshall is back in ’24 for a final tour and early indications are he may have a Tyleeq-like impact. Enjoy the feature. Friday Night Fletch.

Storm Warning: Jeremiah Groves ready to take the reins of the football program @HopkinsCentral @_CoachManning @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

June 13, 2024 Fletcher Long 0

Jeremiah Groves is a guy who couldn’t be framed out much better. He is 6’3,” north of 200-pounds, and has a versatile skill set which has lent itself well to his contributing to the team in a variety of ways. Groves scored a TD receiving, logged a “scoop and score,” was among the team leaders in tackles and sacks. Enjoy this feature about a player in Morton’s Gap who will figure prominently in the program’s success in 2024. Friday Night Fletch.