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Toothaker during Breast Cancer awareness month

’25 DE/TE is a D-1 target on some impressive radars already

Luke Toothaker is among the very best at his slotted positions across Kentucky in his graduating class. Toothaker was among the state leaders in tackles for loss (TFLs) and QB-sacks. He is a backfield problem for opposing offenses and his potential on the offensive side is equally compelling. He has D-1 offers right now with many more forthcoming.

HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball

Highlights

Luke Toothaker is a top-flight football player playing for one of the “heavyweights” in Kentucky 4A football. The Franklin High “Flyers” have been “knocking on the door” of a title, just in case you have been living under a rock.

The Flyers were 13-1 last season, losing in the semis to the classification’s champion, Boyle County. The Flyers lost in the semis in ’22 to Corbin, lost to Johnson Central in the semis in ’21, and played for the championship in ’20 losing to Boyle County in OT.

That is quite a few years in a row of making the semis for any program. That makes you a perennial contender in our mind.

Eddie James has developed a fantastic program which routinely develops next level talent. Twenty-Twenty-Four (2024) will be no different.

Toothaker is 6’5,” and weighs 230-pounds. He is a DE and a TE and perfectly constructed to play either place at the college level.

Toothaker registered 72-tackles, 17.5-TFLs, 6.5 QB-sacks, and a FF in ’23, his junior season

KHSAA Statistical Website

Toothaker has already been offered by Yale. Toothaker’s 3.86-GPA and 2X Academic All-State selections means he runs with those type dogs.

There are many other D-1s recruiting Toothaker. There is no guarantee he ends up playing in the “Ancient 8 (Ivy League)” though we wouldn’t be critical of such a life-altering decision.

Toothaker’s on-field production in ’23 was something. Toothaker registered 72-tackles, 17.5-TFLs, 6.5 QB-sacks, and a FF.

The junior only caught four (4)-passes for 82-yards; but two (2) of the four (4) were for TDs

KHSAA Statistical Website

Toothaker also played some offense at TE. The junior only caught four (4)-passes for 82-yards; but two (2) of the four (4) were for TDs. That is making the most of one’s limited opportunities.

Toothaker will be back for another tour in ’24. It will be his last ride at the HS level.

The Flyers will also be back in ’24. If recent history is an indicator, Eddie James’ boys will be heard from before a KHSAA, 4A football champion gets crowned.

This is Friday Night Fletch, reporting for KPGFootball, reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!

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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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