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The Flyers may be the team to beat in the 4A classification throughout Kentucky this coming season. Talent like Gavin Hurst, who is so good he sees time on both sides of the scrimmage line in spite of his playing offensively at QB, is the reason the Flyers are do darned formidable.

Fletcher W. Long, Senior Scout and Editorial Board Member, KPGFootball

Ronnie Mingua began experimenting with making beef jerky back in the 1990s. He shared his efforts with neighbors and friends, soon realizing he had come up with something different and superior to all other beef jerkies on the market. From these humble beginnings, Mingua Beef Jerky got its start.           

Today, the Mingua Beef Jerky Company still prides itself on using its old-fashioned, all-natural recipes which offer outstanding products to customers across the nation. The recipes are a family tradition, passed down from generation to generation.   

Migua Beef Jerky uses Enviro-Pac CHU-2000 equipment to cook its meat to USDA required levels for both moist or dry operation. Mingua Beef Jerky wants you to become one of its many satisfied customers by sampling its quality hand sliced, all natural beef jerky. We know you’ll love it and come back for more, again and again.   

Our recipes and our quality ingredients, hand-cut from solid pieces of beef, are never chopped or formed like other brands, making our products superior and one of a kind. That would make our products similar to this week’s Protein Packed Performer, Class of ’24, QB/WR/DB, Gavin Hurst from Frankfort, Kentucky ’s Franklin County High School, wouldn’t it?     

Gavin Hurst is a 6-1, 175-pound rising junior who demonstrated over his sophomore season he was as valuable a piece of the puzzle as any player on the Flyer’s roster. This is a roster laden with young talent too.

First of all, the Flyers may boast the best RB in the ’23 class Kentucky-wide in Kaden Moorman. Moorman gained 1,447-yards on 177-carries with 27-TDs while catching 18-passes for 21–receiving yards and 2-receiving TDs.

The Flyers also have the best kicker in the state in the ’25 class in Easton Powell. Powell converted 62 of his 63 PATs and three (3) of his four (4) FGs.

The Flyers also have one of the best receivers in the ’23 class in Zach Claudio. Claudio caught 51-balls a year ago for 653-receiving yards and 5-TDs. He also scored two (2)-TDs rushing, one (1) by “scoop and score,” and one (1) by KR.

With all the young talent playing, the Flyers were still 10-4 and advanced all the way to the 4A semis. They lost to Johnson Central but have many, many talented and productive pieces returning.

There is no more valuable piece to this puzzle coming back than this week’s recipient. Gavin Hurst completed 100 of his 150-passing attempts for 1,212-yards passing, throwing 11-TDs against seven (7) picks. That is a completion percentage of .66666667.

Hurst also rushed the football 72-times for 328-yards rushing while scoring another three (3) TDs over the ground. That is over 4.5-yards per rushing attempt and sacks come off his rushing statistics and diminish his yards gained per attempt figure.

To get a full picture of Hurst’s value one has to consider what he did defensively where his play was much more than token. Hurst registered 24-tackles and a pair of TFLs. Hurst led the team with 4-INTS which he returned for 212-yards together with a pair of “pick-sixes.”

Hurst may be Kentucky’s finest “Friday-Nighter” in his graduating class across the 4A classification. If that isn’t worthy of the receipt of the world’s finest beef jerky, then we fail to see what kind of effort would merit any.

We believe it entirely appropriate to feature Hurst this week in this article. We also found his efforts deserving of nourishment. 

Mingua Beef Jerky agreed this young man could use a bolt of protein. They volunteered to send him some straight away.

Join us next week as we honor another worthy player. Until then, pop some Mingua Beef Jerky in your mouth and savor the quality and flavor which sets it apart from all the competition. Remember, our product is superior and one of a kind; just like Franklin County High School’s Gavin Hurst. 

This is HB Lyon reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron reminding you that WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT! 

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About Henry Lyon 1210 Articles
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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