John Mark Hendricks is this week’s Stewart Williams Robertson County POW

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Both KPGFootball and the Stewart Williams Furniture Company wants to make the dreams and aspirations of the young athletes in and around Robertson County come true. After all, Robertson County has supported Stewart Williams all these years. That is why, when the opportunity presented to partner with KPGFootball to promote area, young football players in the hopes their athletic achievements would net, for their families and them, a college education and a better life, Stewart Williams said, count on us. 

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Didn’t look like this in 2007 but you get the point

At KPGFootball, we awoke in a strange mood this morning and thought it would be fun to take a one week hiatus from featuring today’s present or future high school football stars and throw back to yesteryear. Had we been around when this week’s recipient was playing football for Springfield High School we are sure he would have been a multiple winner of this distinction.

Since we didn’t come on line until April of 2016, we never got to feature this particular player. That’s a real shame too because John Mark Hendricks, Class of 2007, was both a superlative athlete and a real winner.

John Mark played football, soccer, basketball, and baseball for the Yellow Jackets and thrived at all four sports. He was hired as the head baseball coach for Jo Byrns in 2015 and has also coached as an assistant on the football coaching staff at the school. His football exploits, particularly his penchant for almost always coming up with the winning play, which impressed this former “voice of Yellow Jacket football” on WDBL in Springfield.

John Mark measured 6-1 and played at approximately 175 pounds. He completed 74 of his 142 passing attempts for 1,235 yards passing with 16 TD throws and only 6 interceptions over his senior season. In completing over 52% of his passing attempts and his efficient, if not spectacular play, lent itself to a QB Rating of 101.7 over his final season. Those numbers alone are solid but don’t really do justice to John Mark as a high school quarterback.

KPGFootball saw John Mark tightrope down the sideline, over 80 yards, at the very end of a homecoming game and into the end zone as time was expiring. That score would beat Pearl Cohn High School, from out of Nashville, Tennessee, for the only time Springfield High School has ever accomplished such a feat.

We were there when he led the Yellow Jackets, coached by Jon Offutt at the time, to a 10-0 regular season mark. Springfield, in John Mark’s final campaign, would finish 11-1, dropping a second round game, at home, to a Clarksville High School team it had just beaten in Clarksville to end the regular season. You know, come to think of it, the second round game to Clarksville High School, was probably the only bad game we ever saw the kid play over the years he aligned under the Springfield offensive center.

There is a lot more to QB than accumulating stats. Quarterbacks have to check you into the right play, handle the ball, seat the ball into the RB, and many other things the casual fan doesn’t notice but which play into a game’s outcome. John Mark had all the intangibles and handled all parts of playing his position surgically.

There is a reason we picked John-Mark as our throw-back Robertson County Player of the Week. Why? Well, it’s because we still believe him, to this day, to be among the very BEST HS QUARTERBACKS WE HAVE EVER SEEN PLAY ON FRIDAY NIGHTS. Remember, we’ve watched a ton of football too.

Congratulations to the Class of 2007, John-Mark Hendricks, formerly of Springfield High School, for being selected this week’s Stewart Williams Furniture Company’s Robertson County Player of the Week. Join us next week as we anoint a new recipient.

Reporting for KPGFootball, this is Fletcher Long reminding all of you ballers out there to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE.

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