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Isac Earl growing in prestige and “title” within the Storm’s peerage

The last time we featured this particular prospect, he was enjoying a productive and notable freshman run as the Storm’s varsity QB brought on by injury to the guy ahead of him on the depth chart at the time. The following was our scout of him then…”It takes more than just an arm to run an offense. There are the intangibles like composure, moxie, footwork, decision making, and leadership. Those are called ‘intangibles.’ Intangibles don’t come a certain height, a certain weight, and they are generally born and not developed traits. Some coaches call these traits ‘having it.’ We hear Isaac Earl has ‘it.’ We are hearing it from someone who would know ‘it’ when he sees ‘it.’” This was the impression of Fletcher Long, who is no longer ‘Chief Scout’ as that duty now falls to me. However, Coach Long hit this analysis on the head.

HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball
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Morton’s Gap, KY: Isac’s surname is Earl. Surnames are often tied to the profession or vocation employed chiefly by one’s forebears. Wouldn’t it be cool if Isac Earl’s forebears were “Earls” in some far away kingdom?

The British peerage has five ranks within it. Earl is third among those five ranks.

The title dates from Saxon times and was the highest rank until the creation of the title, “Duke.” “Earl” comes from the Old English or Anglo-Saxon word “eorl” which means military leader or man of noble birth or rank.

An “Earl” is correctly addressed as “Lord-So-and-So.” There are probably a few coaches and players around Morton’s Gap who have failed to adhere to this protocol.

Isac Earl had himself quite a year under center this, his sophomore season. Earl threw for over a thousand yards (1,085) while completing close to 50% of his passes (77 of 157). Earl had 11-TD passes offset by eight (8) picks.

Earl threw for over a thousand yards (1,085) while completing close to 50% of his passes (77 of 157) tossing 11-TDs offset by eight (8) picks 
Friday Night Fletch

Earl was a handful with his legs in ’23. The diminutive QB (5’9,” 160-pounds) was the ball club’s second leading ground gainer (493-yards from scrimmage) and second on the team in rushing TDs (6).

Earl was third on the team in scoring. His TD-tosses weren’t credited to him but to the receivers.

Rare among 4A players who play QB, Earl played a little defense. Earl registered a handful of tackles while picking off a pass and returning it 45-yards.

Photo: CaleySmith/reporter/csmith@the-messenger.com

This Isac Earl cat was quite the “Lord of the Backfield” this past season for the Storm. Maybe, by his junior year, he will advance to Isac Duke.

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

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