@jaggergillis from @BCRebelFootball is the @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer’ of the week. @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @MaxPreps

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, Class of ’22, QB, Jagger Gillis from Danville, Kentucky’s Boyle County High School, wouldn’t it? 

It was perhaps the most anticipated matchup in the commonwealth the entire ’21 season. Boyle County, the defending 4A Kentucky football champion, traveling to Lexington, Kentucky to play top-ranked, Class 5A football team Frederick Douglass in the Mingua Beef Jerky Bowl.

Boyle County entered the game 8-1 on the year with a narrow defeat to LCA its only blemish. The Broncos, from Frederick Douglass, were 9-0 and the top-ranked Kentucky team in the weekly AP poll for its classification (5A).

Jagger Gillis, No. 9

The stakes couldn’t have been higher. The eyes of the commonwealth were fixed on Lexington, Kentucky and the outcome of this game.

Pundits everywhere were weighing in on the likely outcome. KPGFootball had Frederick Douglass winning by four. Yeah, plenty of Boyle County fans messaged us after its big win.

Boyle won the game by a wide margin. The “Rebels” stood tall against the “Bronco stampede,” 34-7.

This week’s Protein-packed Performer was “brilliant” in his personal performance. His contributions were not of the traditional, QB-kind.

Jagger Gillis, a reclassified ’22, was 7 of 10 passing for 79-passing yards and a TD. Not shabby, but certainly well beneath the type of QB’ing numbers generally seen from a QB taking home this award, at least standing alone. Luckily for Gillis, his passing numbers were far from his only contributions to this great team victory.

Gillis, turned RB, gained 101-yards with 2-rushing TDs on 20-carries, accounting for 12 of the team’s 34-scored points. Gillis, turned defender, had two (2) of the team’s nine (9) TFLs.

Gillis had quite a lot of help. The “Daltons,” Peetz (’22) and Stone (’23), had six (6) of the team’s 9-TFLs, with Stone also recovering a fumble. Sage Dawson (’24) returned the team’s only pick 48-yards.

Avery Bodner (’24) gained 126-yards rushing on 21-carries, scoring the only rushing TD of the night not scored by Gillis. Finally but certainly not last, the OL paved the way for 272-yards rushing, on 48-carries, with 3-ground scores against the commonwealth’s most athletic and imposing defensive “run box” not playing for Male High School in Louisville.

It was a great win. It was a signature event. For Jagger Gillis, who just kept finding ways to make things happen for his team when it was most needed, it was award worthy.

For the T-shirt and the bolt of protein, we asked our friends at Mingua Beef Jerky to send Gillis some nourishment. 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 Boyle County High School’s Jagger Gillis. 

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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