KY’s top dual threat QB had an efficient night against Central
Cole Hodge is considered the top dual threat QB in Kentucky at any classification and in any graduating year. We would go along with that. At the very least, the 6’2,” 190-QB committed to East Carolina, is the best dual threat in Kentucky’s 2024 graduating class. This guy was through the roof efficient against Marvin Dantzler’s “Yellow Jackets” from Central High (Lou.) in the Regional Championships and the Centurions brace for another tough matchup, tonight, against Lexington Catholic.HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball
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Today we honor a ’24 QB many, around the commonwealth, believe to be the very best dual threat in KY. This week’s recipient had an incredibly efficient and effective outing in the Regional Championships against Central High. In fact, this guy has been doing it all year long. Today we honor Cole Hodge, ’24 QB, from Louisville, Kentucky’s Christian Academy.
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Cole Hodge has been on the scene for many years around Kentucky middle and high school football. This publication has featured him many previous times dating back to his middle school playing days. He has never disappointed.
Christian Academy-Louisville is coming off a 3A title and the Centurions are looking to make it two in a row. Can they do it? Well, I wouldn’t want to bet against any team which gets the type play from the QB post as CAL does.
Hodge went off in the Regional Championship game with Central High in a game which ended a blowout. The margin, between the two teams, was expansive beyond what anyone predicted entering the contest.
The two teams played to a 13-6 final in the regular season. Round three of the playoffs, the Centurions embarrassed the Yellow Jackets, 52-13. If you saw that rout coming; you’re better at this than we.
Hodge was close to perfect on the night. Hodge completed 11 of his 14 passing attempts (79% completion rate), for 225-yards, and 4-TDs against no thrown INTs. Hodge was also the leading rusher for the Centurions, gaining 75-yards on 14-carries with 2-rushing TDs.
This is right in line with what Hodge has done all season. Hodge has completed 239 of his 329 passing attempts (73% completion rate) for 3,542-yards and 52-TDs against seven (7) thrown INTs. Hodge has gained 505-yards rushing this season on 86-carries with five (5) ground scores.
No wonder this kid is a 3-star, nationally rated recruit. No wonder this guy has committed to an American Athletic Conference powerhouse in ECU.
Hodge has Lexington Catholic visiting tonight. Catholic has upset teams all season long and has yet to lose to a 3A school.
We don’t think Catholic wins this game. We picked the score to be a ten (10) point margin in CAL’s favor earlier in the week.
Make no mistake; the Centurions will need a Cole Hodge-like performance from its senior QB to get to Lexington as nothing will be handed them. We believe Hodge’s efforts, both last week and this entire season are well deserving of this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, our friends at Independence Bank.
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