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Demetrick Welch Jr. has his Thoroughbreds in the winner's circle

’24 RB/SS Turning Heads with performances like the one he had this past Thursday night against Walton-Verona

Demetrick Welch Jr. is one junior in high school who certainly looks to have all the tools to be a very attractive recruit for some lucky program hoping to add stellar football talent to the college roster. Welch has his Thoroughbreds playing football at a very high level presently. We will be monitoring this player going forward through the season. We will monitor the boys from Newport Central Catholic too; but then again, won’t everybody?

Fletcher W. Long, KPGFootball Senior Scout

Thursday night something imperceptible was happening right under your nose, Kentucky High School football fan. While you were getting ready for last night’s drama, some other teams just went ahead and played on Thursday. The results were notable.

One of those teams which won Thursday night may be among the hottest teams playing 1A football in Kentucky presently. Newport Central Catholic, a 1A power generally in title contention and seemingly always poised for deep playoff runs, played a tough Walton-Verona team which generally challenges in the 2A classification, particularly in its region.

The Thoroughbreds won, 40-21, and in doing so moved the ’22 record to 3-1. Its only loss was a slim defeat on opening night, 28-18, to Class 6A, Campbell County.

[H]ow many 1A teams could give any 6A squad a game…?

HB Lyon, KPGFootball

Now how many 1A teams could give any 6A squad a game like Newport Central gave Campbell County? They are few and far between, take our word for it.

How are the Thoroughbreds able to perform at such a high level? Meet Demetrick Welch Jr.

Welch is a 6’0,” 180-pounder who is well muscled up and put together especially well for a kid playing 1A football at the RB/SS positions. Against Walton-Verona, Welch carried the football just 10-times, gaining 149-yards, while scoring a TD every third or so carry (3-TDs).


Welch was the ball club’s leading receiver the other night (3), scored 18 of the team’s 40-points personally, had three (3) tackles on defense and registered a TFL. That is quite a prodigious box score for any one player at any classification of competition.

Next Friday night, the Thoroughbreds travel to Covington, Kentucky to play Holy Cross. Conventional wisdom dictates the Thoroughbreds are very likely to run the record to 4-1 at that time.

The ‘Breds hope the end of the line winds up with them on Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky.

HB Lyon, KPGFootball

It would appear to us Welch and his teammates are gearing up to make a run through the 1A brackets. The ‘Breds hope the end of the line winds up with them on Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky.

After all, isn’t Lexington the final destination for all great thoroughbreds? It appears about dead on target for this particular one.

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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