’25 QB has been the model of efficiency
Beechwood just keeps rolling out the fantastic football players. They also keep rolling out Kentucky Football Championships. They have won three consecutive 2A titles, and 17-titles overall and it doesn’t appear to be ending anytime soon. Clay Haden is a 6’1,” 180-pound guy who is easily among the best QB’s in the KHSAA right now. He hardly ever throws an incomplete pass, much less an INT. His performance against 6A Campbell County was just “sick,” particularly if you were cheering for the Camels.HB Lyon, Chief Scout, KPGFootball
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What must a 2A team do to ease the strangle-hold Beechwood has on the classification these days? Beechwood has won three consecutive titles and they don’t appear to be slowing, at least not appreciably.
Clay Hayden is the ’25 QB at the reigns of this version of the Beechwood juggernaut. This past weekend, Beechwood put a 50-7 beat down on a 6A team. This same 6A “victim” had won its opener, 56-6, over 5A, Scott High.
Hayden completed 20 of his 25-passing attempts on the evening against the Camels. That is a completion percentage of 80%.
Hayden threw for 285-yards and 4-TD’s. Hayden didn’t throw a single pick.
In week one, against an always tough Archbishop McNicholas team from Cincinnati (“McNick”), Hayden was equally efficient. Against McNick, Hayden completed 20 of his 26-attempts for 264-yards passing with 2-TD’s against a lone INT.
On the year, through two games, Hayden has completed 40 of his 51-passing attempts with a TD:INT ratio of six to one (6:1). No wonder the Tigers rarely lose.
Beechwood travels to play Dixie Heights this coming Friday night before returning home to take on Simon Kenton. As Heights is 5A and SK is 6A, it would appear there will be no rest for the weary. Somehow we believe “poor little old 2A Beechwood” will find a way to flourish in both games.
Join us next week as we return to honor another weekly prize winner. Until then, pop some Mingua Beef Jerky in your mouth and savor the quality and flavor which sets it apart from the competition. Remember, our product is superior and one of a kind; just like Beechwood High’s, Clay Hayden.
This is Fletcher W. Long reporting (on his birthday) for Kentucky Prep Gridiron reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE and don’t forget to SAVOR THE FLAVOR!