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Entering ‘Championship Weekend;’ no one is hotter than Corbin’s Kade Elam (’25)

We have talked plenty about guys who are just tremendous football players. Well, Corbin’s Kade Elam is a superstar in three separate sports at the high school (HS) level and is reportedly committed to play baseball for the Louisville Cardinals. Does this make him a fine HS QB too? We can’t affirm there being a causal connection between the two; but we can affirm Mr. Elam is a fine HS QB.

Fletcher Long, Head of the Scouting Division, KPGFootball

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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.   

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 ’25, QB, Kade Elam, from Corbin, Kentucky’s Corbin High, wouldn’t it? 

Kade Elam is a three-sport superstar in high school and is the functional QB in all three. In baseball, where the ’25 prospect has already committed to the University of Louisville, Elam is a SS. Shortstops are known as the QB’s of the infield.

Kade Elam is a three-sport superstar

HB Lyon, KPGFootball Senior Sports Writer

In basketball, Elam plays PG. Point guards are referenced as being either “floor generals” or the QB’s of the hardwood.

In football, where references are often just as apt and descriptive, Elam is Corbin’s QB-1; a position routinely called the “field general” of an offense. Elam’s play this season may make him a candidate to becoming KHSAA’s “QB-1.”

In the semis, last Friday night, Elam was 7 for 10 for 213-yards passing and 4-TD’s against Franklin County in leading his team to a 49-35 win and a berth in the title game. The Redhounds drew Boyle County for the title.

Boyle County’s Rebels are vying for a third straight championship at the 4A level. Elam and his crew are facing an unenviable task.

For the season, Elam has completed 146 of 202 passing attempts for 2,306-yards through the air with 31-TD’s against only 3-picks. He has rushed from scrimmage for close to 500-yards (476) and scored 12-TD’s in his 67-carries.

For Corbin to finish this season off the right way, the Redhounds will need exceptional play from its QB, it’s field-general, the shortstop of its offense. If the Redounds are to hoist the championship trophy, they will need a very Elam-like performance out of the one guy on whom the team has grown to rely.

Redhounds will need exceptional play from its QB

HB Lyon

Mingua Beef Jerky and we decided this talented and accomplished ’25 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 Corbin High’s Kade Elam.

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 #SavorTheFlavor! 

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About Henry Lyon 1210 Articles
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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