Checking in with one of our ‘Mr. Football’ Candidates, Kenyon Goodin from Collins High. @KenyonGoodin @EKUFootball @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @HLpreps @kyhighs @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

Kenyon Goodin may be one of the more accurately surnamed football players across whom we have ever run.

If you will recall, we were among the first to adorn Kenyon Goodin an early “Mr. Football” candidate for ’22 and before the ink was dry on Isaac Dixon’s trophies. That article ran in December of 2021. Many months later Goodin has performed (in every way) like the Mr. Football candidate we believed he would be.

Fletcher W. Long, Senior Scout, KPGFootball

We dubbed him an “favorite” to win Kentucky’s Mr. Football as early as December of ’21. If you will recall, we were among the first to forecast that Goodin was poised to have a tremendous year in ’22.

We told readers about what Goodin did at QB/safety in ’21, a year which would see him play both-ways at a level of competition one usually doesn’t see that done, particularly among QBs. Heck we even told you about Kenyon’s making the Coaches All-State football team as a safety even though he was among the more prolific QBs in 5A football that year.

Goodin, at 6-3 and 190-pounds, has already been offered by EKU and has some large predators stalking him, like UofL. He projects to play WR, next level.

Goodin sports a 4.1 GPA. Kenyon has a registered 24 on his ACT. He’s what we call in the business a full qualifier, a NCAA Clearinghouse cinch.

Goodin is the reigning 5A, District 7, Player of the Year. As we begin district play across Kentucky, one has to like his chances to repeat.

Goodin was tremendous as a sophomore (53-receptions, 854-receiving yards, 13-TD receptions) deployed primarily at WR

HB Lyon, KPGFootball Senior Sport Writer

Goodin was tremendous as a sophomore (53-receptions, 854-receiving yards, 13-TD receptions) deployed primarily at WR. This wasn’t even close to what he would do as a junior playing on both sides of the football.

As a junior (’21) while at QB, Goodin completed 164 of his 271 passing attempts (completion percentage of 60.5%) for 2,486 yards passing with 28-TD tosses against only 7-thrown picks. Goodin carried the football 166-times for 990-yards with 24-rushing TDs to lead the team in scoring with 154-points or 14-points scored per game.

Defensively, the All-State safety had 54-tackles with 2-TFLs, 2 FFs, and 3 FRs he scooped up and returned 87-yards between the three. Goodin also picked a pass he returned 45-yards. 

So heading into his senior year, Kenyon Goodin had demonstrated his being a bone fide, All-State candidate at QB where he isn’t being presently recruited to play in college. Goodin had demonstrated being an All-stater at safety. Goodin had shown, over his sophomore year, he might have been the best WR in Kentucky’s ’23 class of prospects.  

We adorned him, eight (8) months prior to the ’22 season’s opening, an early Mr. Football candidate. He has done nothing to temper our enthusiasm.

Goodin had another big game this past Friday night…219-yards rushing and 2-rushing TDs in 32-carries.

HB Lyon

Goodin had another big game this past Friday night. He was 10 for 20 through the air for 126-yards and a TD. Goodin led all rushers with 219-yards rushing and 2-rushing TDs in 32-carries.

The Titans from Martha Layne Collins High played Madison Southern this past Friday night. Yes, the same Collins team who very nearly upset Madison Central earlier this year (lost to the 6A, undefeated power 20-17 in overtime on September 2, 2022),

In addition to the passing and rushing numbers set forth a couple of paragraphs prior, Goodin was the team’s leading offensive scorer. Not only did he contribute all that offense, but Goodin was among the more effective defenders on the night. On defense, Goodin registered six (6) tackles, a FF, and a FR in leading his Titans to the 27-18 victory.

Collins is 4-1 on the year and off to the type start which has Titans faithful excited a deep run toward the 5A title may be looming.

HB Lyon

Collins is 4-1 on the year and off to the type start which has Titans faithful excited a deep run toward the 5A title may be looming. Collins has a home date with Whitley County forthcoming.

The Titans’ Mr. Football candidate will be suited up and ready for action.

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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