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When the Yellow Jackets need plays, “Dantzler’s Dandies” still look to Cortez Stone, ’25 RB

Cortez Stone was the best freshman RB in Kentucky a year ago. What did he do his sophomore season? Well, he certainly didn’t slump if that was your insinuation. He still has a playoff run with which to contend, but this offseason and particularly next, the recruiting heat will be turned up on this Cat to a white-hot level. That’s what we think.

Fletcher W. Long, KPGFootball Head of the Scouting Division

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Ronnie Mingua began experimenting with making beef jerky back in the 1990s. He shared his efforts with neighbors and friends, soon realizing he had come up with something different and superior to all other beef jerkies on the market. From these humble beginnings, Mingua Beef Jerky got its start.            

Today, the Mingua Beef Jerky Company still prides itself on using its old-fashioned, all-natural recipes which offer outstanding products to customers across the nation. The recipes are a family tradition, passed down from generation to generation.  

Our recipes and our quality ingredients, hand-cut from solid pieces of beef, are never chopped or formed like other brands, making our products superior and one of a kind. That would make our products similar to this week’s Protein Packed Performer, Class of ’25, WR/DB, Cortez Stone, ’25 RB, from Louisville, Kentucky’s Central High, wouldn’t it? 

Cortez Stone may have been the most ridiculously accomplished RB in the ’25 class a year ago

HB Lyon, Senior Sports Writer, KPGFootball

Cortez Stone may have been the most ridiculously accomplished RB in the ’25 class a year ago. For the record, he carried the football 141-times as a freshman, gained 1,377-yards, and scored 21-TD’s. He also housed a kick in his inaugural season.

Cortez Stone

What has he done over the sophomore season? So far, in 11-games, he has carried the football 221-times for 1,760-yards from scrimmage and 20-TD’s. He’s scored a receiving TD too and a two-point conversion.

In round two of the KHSAA playoffs, he certainly didn’t do anything to detract from his reputation as perhaps the best RB in Kentucky in the ’25 class. Stone, against a North Oldham team the Yellow Jackets dispatched 31-7, rushed the football 21-times, gained 229-yards, and scored three (3) rushing TD’s.

Stone…rushed the football 21-times, gained 229-yards, and scored three (3) rushing TD’s

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He led the team in scoring. No big surprise there, he leads them in scoring on the season.

Central ran its record to 8-4 on the year and head to Russellville, Kentucky to play an 11-1 Logan County team in the Regional Finals. Coach Marvin Dantzler’s team has a tough road ahead. Of course, any team this deep in the playoffs can make a similar claim.

However, before we feel too sorry for Central High, remember they have a Cortez Stone. Not too many teams around the Bluegrass can say that.

Mingua Beef Jerky and we decided this talented and accomplished ’25 RB could use a bolt of protein. The company volunteered to send him some straight away. 

Join us next week as we honor another worthy player. Until then, pop some Mingua Beef Jerky in your mouth and savor the quality and flavor which sets it apart from all the competition. Remember, our product is superior and one of a kind; just like Central High’s Cortez Stone.

This is HB Lyon reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron reminding you that WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT and don’t forget to SAVOR THE FLAVOR! 

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