’25 prospect is just another in a long line of two-way players seemingly destined for the next level
McKee is a ’25, 2nd-level prospect who always finds himself around the football at the most opportune times. He was on a roster which seemed poised to win the 5A crown for much of the year and finished with a semi-finals appearance and a 13-1 work-slate. Southwestern suffered quite a few losses to graduation and a staggering amount of production, offensively and defensively. However, Coach Foley’s crowd perpetually seems up to the challenge and there is no reason returning players, like McKee, aren’t eager to shoulder the resultant burden.HB Lyon, KPGFootball, Scouting Division
Southwestern High’s “Warriors” seem omnipresently discussed, around the commonwealth, when the topic is 5A, commonwealth-wide, supremacy. The Warriors were 13-1 in ’22, 11-2 in ’21, and 10-2 in the Covid-shortened ’20 season.
That is a 34-5 record over there previous three seasons. They regularly compete at Kentucky’s second highest level of competition (5A).
The Warriors lost a tremendous amount of production to the graduation platform. Coach Foley would be the first to acknowledge this. However, this program is accustomed to winning. This program has roster talent. This programs has a rich tradition.
There will be prime-timers, stepping up to fill the shoes of the departed. One such guy is Lucas McKee.
McKee had a tremendous, sophomore campaign. McKee registered 103-tackles, 3-QB-sacks, 5-TFL’s, and 3-FR’s. McKee was second in total hits, among the leaders in TFL’s and QB-sacks, and THE leader in FR’s.
Translation, he is around the football. Now, McKee has lofty aspirations. He reports the following to those who follow his Hudl account, “I play RB and LB. I’ve been playing these positions since I was in 1st grade. My future college is Ohio State.”
We aren’t sure exactly what that means. Getting to THE Ohio State University via football grant-in-aid is a tall order for any commonwealth college prospect playing in the KHSAA. It isn’t impossible, but it is a tall task.
Still, this guy is off to a fast start for a kid playing 5A football in Kentucky. Not too many ’25 linebackers across Kentucky logged over 100-tackles this past season playing the competition Southwestern regularly schedules.
We can’t say he won’t be a Buckeye one day. We heartily believe he will have the opportunity to play on Saturday, exactly where is anyone’s guess.
For now we can definitively say, McKee is crucial to Southwestern continuing to play at the level it has over its previous 39-football games. We can say his production indicates he has a penchant for being around the football. We can say the Warriors are certainly hoping that type effort and production continues, or even, increases.
This is Fletcher W. Long, reporting for KPGFootball, reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!
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