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’23 QB uses ‘Senior Night’ to put himself in the KHSAA record book

Jaden Brasher is so good that coaches at Hopkins County Central maintain his getting injured a year ago is the only reason he didn’t share first-team reps with outgoing, record-setting QB, Adrian Stringer. Stringer is, statistically, the program’s greatest player ever at the position. Well, the job is Brasher’s this year and he is getting the job done. Brasher has his team at 4-3 with three road games remaining. This should be an exciting finish.

Fletcher W. Long, KPGFootball Senior Scout

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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 ’23, QB, Jaden Brasher from Morton’s Gap, Kentucky’s Hopkins County Central High, wouldn’t it? 

Hopkins County Central just graduated, a year ago, a QB who, statistically, left the program one of its all-time greats at the position, if not THE all-time great. His name is Adrian Stringer and Stringer is now playing QB on Saturdays.

We mention Stringer simply because Jaden Brasher was performing at a clip a year ago which witnessed him challenging Stringer for first-team reps. Matter of fact, there are members of the staff who have confided in KPGFootball that Brasher may have shared time at the QB-1 post had he not suffered a season ending injury.

This season, the senior QB has demonstrated the coaching staff’s confidence in his play and abilities was far from overblown or misplaced. Brasher is killing it this season (74 completions in 138-passing attempts, 1,027-yards passing, 12-TD’s versus 6-thrown INT’s) for a ball club he has nicely positioned at 4-3 entering its home-stretch of three remaining away games (North-Hopkins, Hopkinsville, and McLean). If the Storm can somehow weather this road trip, it would give the team a chance at a seven (7)-win regular season.

Friday night, the senior QB was on fire. Brasher completed 13 of his 17-passing attempts for 269-yards passing and 5-TD’s against zero thrown INT’s. Brasher gained 57-yards rushing in five (5)-carries with a long of 27-yards. Brasher accounted for 326-yards of total offense, both rushing and passing, with the five (5) thrown TD’s.

Here’s the fun part, all five (5) of the thrown TD’s were in the first half of play. That level of production puts Brasher in the KHSAA record books among the very best who have ever played football in Kentucky.

That is quite a night. We felt a jerky-worthy one.

Mingua Beef Jerky and we decided this talented and accomplished ’23 QB could use a bolt of protein. The company 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 Hopkins County Central High’s Jaden Brasher.

This is HB Lyon reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron reminding you that WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT and don’t forget to SAVOR THE FLAVOR! 

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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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