Olive Hill has been producing some really high caliber, high school superstars of late. Cole Crampton is being hailed as the new “King of the Hill” and for good reason.Fletcher W. Long, KPGFootball Senior Scout and Editorial Board Member
Olive Hill, Kentucky is the home of a football team which has been tearing up the 2A classification, particularly in its neck of the woods. Most people refer to Olive Hill, Kentucky simply as “The Hill.”
The Hill has a King. His name is Cole Crampton.
Crampton is one of the top running backs returning to the high school game across Kentucky. He’s so much more than just a RB.
Cole Crampton is a linebacker on defense. His 5-10, 195-pound frame would support that particular deployment for the high school game quite well.
Crampton clips off the 40-yard dash around 4.9 seconds, has a 27-inch vertical, bench presses over 300-pounds, and back squats around 400-pounds. What he accomplished at RB a year ago speaks for itself.
Crampton gained 1,893-yards from scrimmage, in 289-carries, with 24-rushing TDs. Crampton gained 6.55-yards per rushing attempt and scored a TD every 12th-carry, or thereabouts.
We call that a grinder. Crampton just wore down the opponent until it ran the white flag up the flagpole.
The Comets were 9-4 a year ago. They were outed from the playoffs by a Middlesboro team in the regional championship game which came into that contest undefeated and would finish 13-1.
Crampton was effective in the pass-game. He caught 10-footballs for 280-yards. Four (4) of those ten (10) found the end zone.
Crampton was effective on defense in limited deployment as he was such a workhorse on offense. Crampton had 15-tackles a year ago with one (1) of those coming behind the line of scrimmage. In spite of the limited number of snaps on that side of the football, Crampton still managed to be team leader in FRs with two (2).
Quite frankly, this kid is one of the classification’s premier, Friday-night football stars. Folks around his neck of Kentucky might call him the “King of the Hill.” We know we do.
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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