Fryman is a man playing a throwback position in a throwback style
You don’t see too many fullbacks (FB) these days. I, for one, would like to see the position come back. There are loads of RB’s across Kentucky who would agree with this. FB’s are battering rams who are, occasionally, rewarded with some carries. Fryman was rewarded in Round Two, and he made the most of it.Fletcher W. Long, Head of the Scouting Division, KPGFootball
We felt early on this season that last season’s 6-6 mark for the Scott County Cardinals was an aberration. We cautioned fans forecasting a new era where teams didn’t have to fear playing Scott County any longer to slow their roll a bit.
You may recall, back on August 31, 2022, we published the following, “Scott County is a premier program…with outstanding talent dotting its yearly rosters.” We went on to proclaim the program’s, “[g]oing five-hundred is not something the Cardinals are likely to countenance.”
When you’re right, you’re right. This is especially true of this particular publication.
We knew they wouldn’t countenance .500 football in ’22. So, they haven’t.
Scott County traveled to Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, in round-two, and were able to escape with a 29-23 victory. In so doing, the Cardinals stand at 11-1 with a 12-0 Southwestern team headed to Georgetown, Kentucky for the Regional Finals.
Instrumental in Friday night’s conquest was a guy playing a position football fans don’t see manned much anymore. Scott County turned to its Class of ’24, bludgeoning, battering-ram of an inside runner, Jacob Fryman, to get it home the other night. The “bull in a china shop,” down-hiller delivered BIG TIME!
Fryman got the ball in the belly 29-times against Highlands. He gained 154-yards rushing and scored a TD. For the season, the “inside guy” has gained 890-yards rushing in 173-carries, scoring 13-TD’s. That’s an average of 5.14-yards per carry. An average made more impressive by where the yards are being gained.
Let me assure you, Fryman probably a’int running many sweeps if you catch our drift. He’s compass is set on “right over your backside.”
Scott County has a tough one upcoming. Southwestern will pull into Georgetown Friday night with its perfect record coming in with the Warriors.
At the end of the day, however, Southwestern has to beat more than just a very good, 11-1, football team playing at home. They have to beat the ghosts of deep playoff runs past haunting the grandstand at Cardinal Stadium, they have to beat a raucous home crowd accustomed to leaving that stadium jubilant, and (perhaps most of all) they have to find a way to deal with the inside, bowling-ball of a FB bent on knocking down every last darn pin.
That’s a lot for any team to have to overcome.
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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