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’26 Freshman had an incredible year playing 4A football in Kentucky

This is one of those has to be a misprint type moments. Shelby County lists this kid as a freshman on its roster but there was nothing freshman about his performance. Enjoy this look at an incredible talent on the Shelby County Rockets roster.

HB Lyon, Scouting Division, KPGFootball

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Today we honor one of the more prolific members of the ’26 class if the team’s official KHSAA roster is to be credited. Today we honor Cole Summers from Shelbyville, Kentucky’s Shelby County Rockets. 

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This is a player that should we learn we were in error, and he was really a senior during the ’22 season, we wouldn’t be at all surprised. Summers was listed on the team roster on the KHSAA website as a “freshman” in ’22 an was listed as a ’23 prospect on MaxPreps.

How about this? Summers may have been a freshman who performed like a senior.

Summers registered 43-tackles, 7.5-TFL’s, and 2.5-QB-sacks as a freshman in ’22

KHSAA statistical website

Last year, in ’22, Summers registered 43-tackles. However, he led the team in TFL’s (7.5) and was third in QB-sacks (2.5).

Now assume with me he was in fact a freshman, and is graduating in ’26. That is some crazy production out of a freshman, down-lineman, playing 4A football in the commonwealth of Kentucky.

Assume the other way, that he was actually a senior…still crazy good production playing 4A football in the commonwealth of Kentucky. Either way, crazy good…

Now the Rockets were dangerously close, a year ago, to having a “break out” season. Coach Harris’s charges were 5-6, they were a score from 6-6 and in games very late with several other football powers with much larger enrollments. Translation, the Rockets seem to have blasted off!

Congratulations to Cole Summers for his “Revolutionary Play” over the course of his very fine freshman season and especially the play yet to come as he enters ’23 a sophomore. Summers’s very fine play in ’22 easily earned this magnificent DL this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, our friends at Independence Bank.   

This is Fletcher Long, reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron and reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!

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