Diego Torres from Mayfield High is set to explode onto the KHSAA scene @Diego_Torres78 @APHatchelMHS @mhscoachjoe @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @840WHAS

This Diego may not be a saint but he's quite the football player

’26 ATH all over the field for MHS as a sophomore; figures even more prominently in ’24’s plans

Diego Torres is some kind of athlete. At 5’9,” 160-pounds he doesn’t look all too imposing until he starts performing between the chalk lines. What he did in ’23, as only a sophomore, and on both ends of the scrimmage line for a Kentucky champion football team was quite impressive. What he will do as a junior should boggle the mind.

HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball

Sophomore Hudl Highlights

There was once a simple friar who became known for simplicity and charity. He was the first Spanish Franciscan saint and the City of San Diego is named for him as was the Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala, the first of the great California Missions, which marks the birthplace of Christianity in the far West.

San Diego de Alcalá

His name was San Diego de Alcalá also known as Saint Didacus of Alcalá. The name is traced back the time when Spanish explorer, Sebastián Vizcaíno, bestowed it on the area now San Diego sometime around 1602.

Diego Torres from Mayfield, Kentucky was just a simple sophomore in 2023 who became quite well known himself. he was a two-way performer for a program winning its 13th KHSAA football championship.

Sophomores generally don’t get a ton of play on championship rosters. This one here found a way into the lineup and onto the stat sheets.

Torres is listed as an “Athlete.” His performance would buttress that descriptor.

Torres logged 49-tackles…four (4)INTs…and 145 IRNYs…[with] a pick-six

KHSAA Statistical Website

Torres played both ways for the Mayfield Cardinals. On offense, he caught a handful of targets, averaged a little under 16-yards per reception, and scored a receiving TD every 7th-reception. Torres was 10th on the team in scoring.

On defense, Torres logged 49-tackles, registered four (4) INTs for first on the squad, logged 145 IRNYs for first on the squad, and had a pick-six. That is quite a bit of defensive production regardless in what grade one may find himself.

Torres is 5’9,” and weighs 160-pounds. He has a long frame and appears as though there maybe some inches and pounds yet to surface.

This guy here is a ball-hawk. That is what we call players who always seem to be around the ball. He’s also the kind of guy for whom entire areas may have been named, were he only around back then.

This is Friday Night Fletch, reporting for KPGFootball, reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!

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