Isaac “Wheels” Turner from @bchsbaby is the @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer of the Week.’ @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @BreathittCoach

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 of the Week, Class of ’23’s Isaac “Wheels” Turner from Jackson, Kentucky’s Breathitt High School, wouldn’t it? 

Breathitt stepped “out of class(ification)” this past Friday night for scrimmage one. They picked a really good football team to play.

They call him “Wheels;” Photo: James D. Fugate, Times-Voice

Letcher County Central is coming off a year where it would beat the Class 1A football champion, Paintsville, 18-7, and top Perry County Central twice. Matter of fact, the only team in ’20 to beat Letcher were the boys from Johnson Central. Letcher only lost six (6) players from off its ’20 team because two of the eight 21s it had a year ago reclassified, so the Cougars figure to be right stout in ’21.

Isaac “Wheels” Turner is called “Wheels” because he is as slippery as a greased rat running around a coal shaft. Wheels is hard to get ahold of and you’re oftentimes sorry you tried it even when you succeed.

He’s 5-9 and we would imagine probably doesn’t weigh north of 140-pounds fully padded, with sand in his trousers to weigh him down some. His slight build and short stature hardly tell the entire tale.

Friday night, stature and weight be-darned, Wheels Turner completely showed-out for his Bobcats. We had Turner with 5-receptions for 123-receiving yards and a TD unofficially.

Don’t know that stats are kept for scrimmages so our guess will just have to do. Wheels had a circus grab right down the seam of the field during the simulated game portion of the scrimmage. This play was so good we had to rub our eyes. We couldn’t believe what we witnessed.

Describing it won’t do it justice, but Turner went up on double-coverage and plucked a ball from the air which all three of the players touched before the play concluded. I was watching the game right next to a former Letcher WR and even he gave it a standing ovation. When I looked at him askance, he winked and said, “Hey, that was one heck of a play!”

Isaac Turner stretching the Cougar defense for a pass he caught and on which he scored a TD; Photo: Fugate

We thought coming into the year Wheels Turner would make a nice player for the Bobcat offense in space. He showed thousands of fans at the scrimmage Friday night not to discount his ability to stretch a defense.

Mingua Beef Jerky enjoys distinguishing and then rewarding, publicizing, and feeding young men who lend considerable value to the team. With the play witnessed by one of “our guys” this past Friday night, we thought “Wheels” could use some nourishment and maybe a sweet T-shirt!

For the T-shirt and the bolt of protein, we asked our friends at Mingua Beef Jerky to send him some. Like always, they were thrilled to oblige.

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 Breathitt’s Isaac “Wheels” Turner.

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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