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People around Morton's Gap have expectations when it comes to "Brashers" playing football.

’26 RB/LB has pretty big shoes to fill

Gaige Brasher is a “Brasher.” That has quite a bit of meaning around Morton’s Gap as that particular surname has leant itself to some fine play over the previous few years. There is no reason to expect any less from this version of the “Brasher Family.” Gaige is explosive and athletic and made the most of his single appearance under the lights in his freshman season. He doubles as a baseball player and exhibits, in his “other sport,” the same skills which will make him a notable football star.

HB Lyon, Scouting Divison, KPGFootball

We have quoted this particular maxim before this article but Konstantin Stanislavski once said something you have all heard before but which you might not have known was his. “There are no small parts, only small actors.”

Brasher is a 2-sport star

Stanislavski preached and lived by these words. He was the “father of modern acting” and revolutionized the craft of acting, not only for lead performers, but for bit and background actors as well. It is called the “Stanislavski Method,” and most of your favorite actors are subscribers to the method.

Marlon Brando was a principle proponent of the system. Can’t do much better than that.

Now Gaige Brasher was somewhat of a bit player for The Storm in ’22. Of course, he was also a freshman.

There are no small parts, only small actors

Konstantin Stanislavski

That aside, when he got his chance, he made it count. He did record a tackle in his one-night’s run.

Still, a “Brasher” is a name well known to Central fans. Jaden Brasher, completed 92 of his 173-passes for 1,209-yards and 14-TD’s against 6-picks at QB in ’22. Jaden also scored a rushing TD and averaged nearly 5.6-yards a carry over his 38-rushing attempts.

Can Gaige have a similar impact. Coach Manning told KPGFootball, “We expect Gaige Brasher to compete for a starting job entering ’23. I have two coordinators either one of whom would love to have him. He’s slotted as a RB/LB and will play on both sides, more than likely before his career is finished.”

That’s not all Coach Manning had to say about his young athlete. “Gaige is a super young man and Honor Student who takes care of business exceedingly well on and off the field.”

Gage is a super young man and Honor Student who takes care of business exceedingly well on and off the field

Chris Manning, HFC, Hopkins County Central

We take seriously our obligation at KPGFootball to locate and identify top-flight, football talent before anyone else. We feel we have done this here.

This guy will develop into a bone fide star. After all, have we mentioned this kid’s name is “Brasher?”

This is Fletcher W. Long, reporting for KPGFootball, reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!

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