We’re still in the midst of selecting the Mr. Football in Kentucky for the ’21 season. Belfry’s Isaac Dixon has won the coaches’ version of Mr. Football and might well be a betting favorite to get the AP’s version too.
However, @KyHighFootball awarded its “Player of the Year” to Joey Humphries from Daviess County so the picture is not quite as clear as it was in prior years. While how the rest of the awards go this year is still a murky picture, there is a clearer appearing leader for the Mr. Football Award for the ’22 season.
We believe Kenyon Goodin from Martha Layne Collins High has surfaced as an early favorite. The following would be our case for why that may be.
Goodin is poised to have a tremendous year in ’22. Look no further than what he did in ’21 as evidence of that.
Goodin played out of position this past season. He was a QB/Safety, who played both-ways at a level of competition one usually doesn’t see that done, particularly among QBs.
Goodin was a two-way star. Heck, Kenyon made the Coaches’ All-State football team as a safety even though he was among the most prolific QBs in 5A football this past season.
Goodin, at 6-3 and 185-pounds, has already been offered by EKU and has some large predators stalking him, like UofL. He projects to play WR, next level, and his sophomore seasonal statistics bear out he can flat play there (53-receptions, 854-receiving yards, 13-TD receptions).
Offensively in ’21 while at QB, Goodin completed 164 of his 271 passing attempts (completion percentage of 60.5%) for 2,486 yards passing with 28-TD tosses against only 7-thrown picks. Goodin carried the football 166-times for 990-yards with 24-rushing TDs to lead the team in scoring with 154-points or 14-points scored per game.
Defensively, the All-State safety had 54-tackles with 2-TFLs, 2 FFs, and 3 FRs he scooped up and returned 87-yards between the three. Goodin also picked a pass he returned 45-yards.
So heading into his senior year, Kenyon Goodin has shown he is a bone fide All-State candidate at QB where he isn’t being presently recruited to play in college. Goodin has demonstrated he’s an All-stater at safety. Goodin showed over his sophomore year he might be the best WR in Kentucky’s ’23 class of prospects with what he did that year.
He’s playing football at Kentucky’s second highest level of competition (5A) and heading a football team coming off a 7-4 year. One has to also account for the fact the Titan ball club will easily return sufficient pieces to make a thunderous noise in the seventh district and beyond in ’22, particularly with him at the controls of its offense.
So, is this Titan of a high school player, Kenyon Goodin, Mr. Football material in ’22? We’re pleased to concede he is probably an early favorite!
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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