@Cgrigs2 (Cayden Grigsby) from @MBORO_FOOTBALL, is he a ‘Mr. Football’ candidate in ’22? @1776Bank @barstoolmboro @zacht_18 @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

Cayden Grigsby is among the more lethal two-way weapons playing high school football in Kentucky today. As long as he is at the controls of the Yellow Jacket attack, this team will be a factor in the 2A classification.

Fletcher W. Long, KPGFootball Senior Scout and member of its Editorial Board

There was a guy I knew once in the newspaper business who claimed one should never punctuate an article’s title with a question mark. He reasoned any title formed into a question should be answered in the affirmative.

Obviously we thought this guy was a complete idiot. Look at how we have punctuated the above article. However, that theory (as flawed as it may be) would seem appropriate in our present circumstances.

The Yellow Jackets, in 2018 (the year before the arrival of Larry French), were 1-10. Since hiring its legendary football coach (who is a first-ballot Hall of Fame candidate as soon as he achieves eligibility on the KHSAA’s ballot), the Yellow Jackets have gone 27-6 (8-4 in ’19, 6-1 in ’20, and 13-1 in ’21).

That’s why hiring Larry French was a capital idea. That’s why he is a coaching legend. Guys like Larry French don’t go 1-10, EVER!

Of course, developing dual threat QBs the likes of Cayden Grigsby will insure the success of many of high school program. Grigsby is one of Kentucky’s more potent two-way players playing the high school game today.

Grigsby, a ’24 prospect, is 5-11 and weighs 160-pounds. He plays QB on offense and FS on defense so you can kind of say he is a QB on both sides of the football.

Grigsby has a 3.7 GPA. We can think of numerous programs just around Kentucky which relish a QB prospect with his considerable skill set.

Last season, Grigsby threw for 1,745-yards and 21-TDs. He completed nearly 64% of his passing attempts and had a TD to INT ration of 3:1.

Grigsby is the leading returning rusher from a year ago. Last season, he gained nearly 1,000 yards on the ground (858) in 106-carries with 11-ground scores finishing 2nd on the team in offensive scoring in spite of not getting credited for points on any of his TD tosses.

Defensively, the diminutive free safety was tied for the club lead in picks (3). Grigsby also either led outright to tied for the lead in both INT-return yards (140) and pick-sixes. Grigsby housed one of the ball club’s two INTs on the year (the other housed by Tyler Kelly, Class of ’22).

Perhaps the most important statistic is his team’s winning the 7th-district, the 4th-Region, and finishing 13-1 on the year. Now the Jackets lost to graduation its leading rusher and scorer (Caleb Bogonko), leading receiver (Jay West), a guy tied for the lead in pick-sixes (Tyler Kelly), its PK (Jordyn Ferguson), and its top four tacklers (Kelly, Spencer Wheeler, Will Smith, and Eric Helton). But as long as the team retains the services of its offensive and defensive QB and “Mr. Football” candidate, well,…you know!

This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!

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Have coached at the high school and middle school level. Have worked in athletic administration. Conceal my identity to enable my candor on articles published by this magazine. Only members of the editorial board are aware of my true identity.

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