JoVaughn Peterson is this Week’s Todd County Central Rebel of the Week

The Todd County Central HS Rebel of the Week is...

KPGFootball is proud to be the exclusive digital coverage provider of the Todd County Central Rebels football team. Todd County, as this on-line publication has before reported, has a lot of exciting things going on in and around its football program. The Rebels will be coached this upcoming season by veteran football coach, Darell Keith, and return a lot of young talent from off a 6-5 football team. The excitement about the program and its future prospects has resulted in an uptick in financial donations permitting the program to initiate some exciting facility upgrades. These upgrades will leave the field and press box area unparalleled anywhere in the immediate area regarding high school football facilities. They include field, natural turf improvements and modernizing the press box at the stadium permitting luxury viewing accommodations for major supporters of the team. The renovated press box will be furnished lavishly and will feature big screen televisions in the booth from which the on-field action will be monitored by both patrons and working press during game action. Something else which is exciting are the playmakers which will be back in action for the Rebels next season and one of the chief players returning to action is JoVaughn Peterson, which is why he is this weeks’ Todd County Central Rebel of the Week.

Peterson is a guy who, under the old regime, played DE on defense while playing guard, along the offensive front. Well, we couldn’t help but notice that Coach Darell Keith has already submitted a roster to the people at MaxPreps, making him among the first of the area coaches to do so. We here at KPGFootball, knowing Keith as we do, recommend the Rebels should become accustomed to being first. Being first is something which will be oft said about future Rebel football teams. The concept will grow on you. Anyway, on this year’s roster, Peterson is listed as a QB/FS. So what gives? Well, Keith knows talent, and where talent should be deployed, and he probably thinks he can better deploy one of the better athletes in class 2A than along his offensive line. To be clear here, there is nothing wrong with being deployed along the offensive front and it certainly takes an athlete to play the guard position. Maybe they have more athletes to play guard than QB. Either way, and at any position you choose, Peterson is one Hell of an athlete.

Peterson tallied 52 total tackles last year in 11 games at DE, 32 of which were by himself, with 20 assists. Enter Coach Keith who believes he may be able to better deploy the talented athlete in order to fully realize his athletic attributes. Here’s what we mean, the old regime had offensively positioned at guard (Peterson) a member of the Rebel track team who ran leadoff on the Rebel’s 4X400 meter relay and was the 3rd leg of the 4X200.  This former offensive guard has run the 300 meter, high hurdles (36″), in a personal best 59.54 seconds. Can Peterson even throw you ask? Well, Peterson, also participating in the discus (which is a field event), with a personal best, 94 foot, disc sling.

Now a regulation disc in track & field weighs 1.75 kilograms, which is right under 4 pounds. A high school football weighs between 14-16 ounces, depending on how inflated it is. In pounds this computes to either right under or dead at 1 pound. At KPGFootball we are aware the throwing motions are completely dissimilar, but Peterson is slinging a 4 pound disc a shade over thirty-one yards, we believe it is a fair gamble he can heave a one-pound football quite a ways. Another attractive thing about Peterson is his athletic prowess demonstrated by his excelling at multiple sports. A chart once went viral, on the Internet, which demonstrated that 42 of the 47 athletes coach Urban Meyer recruited to Ohio State had played multiple sports in high school. This was featured in a piece written for a publication called NewsOK by Scott Wright and entitled Football recruiting: Urban Meyer isn’t the only one who prefers multi-sport athletes. From where we sit, it would appear Coach Darell Keith’s name may be added to the list of coaches preferring this type of multiple-sport athleticism. In any event, all the above results in our safe prediction Peterson is a Rebel who is set to have a fantastic senior season in 2018. We can’t wait to see exactly how far players like him can take us. Why don’t you come along too?

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Two-time winner of Kentucky Press Association awards for excellence in writing and reporting news stories while Managing Editor of the Jackson (KY) Times-Voice

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