Coach Jamie Reed’s dragons run the heck out of the football. Of course having behemoth right tackles dotting the roster in the graduating class of ’25 and measuring 6’7″ with tons of length and athleticism is one sure way to run a football effectively, even in the 5A classification. We like this young RT and we believe you will too the more you learn about him.Fletcher W. Long, Senior Scout and Editorial Board Member
Matthew Wells played in eight (8) games for the South Oldham Dragons last year as only a freshman. South Oldham is among the most successful programs at the 5A level and routinely make deep runs in the playoffs, winning District 4 almost as a matter of course.
Last year, the Dragons were 9-4. The team rolled into Bowling Green but dropped the Regional Final to the eventual 5A state champions, South Warren Spartans.
The Dragons got off to a 2-2 start in ’21 before reeling off seven (7) straight wins prior to the field trip to Bowling Green. Traveling to Bowling Green, Kentucky to play South Warren is a tall task for any football team.
Don’t know whether you are aware, but the Dragons run the football. They have had a bunch of talented running backs dot the backfield for South who have been over-a-thousand yard, seasonal producers the likes of Kenton Martin (K-Mart, now at Centre College) and Kyle Smythe (’22) comprising just two among many.
Linemen like Toby Cercone (’23) and Matthew Wells (’25) are chief among the reasons why. Last season, the Dragons ran for 2,884-yards in 440-carries and scored 40-rushing TDs.
That is averaging 6.55-yards per carry and carrying one (1) in 11-rushing attempts across the goal line. Try carrying similar averages playing a slate of opponents at Kentucky’s second largest classification. It’s quite an accomplishment.
Last season, Coach Reed’s charges were far from one-dimensional. Devlin McGee (’22) threw for 1,464-yards and 17-passing TDs against a measly three (3)-INTs.
There will be a new cast of leaders charged with powering the Dragons toward its seasonal goals. Several skill players graduated from a year ago.
However, South always enjoys an influx of quality talent. Matthew Wells is certainly one who figures prominently into the Fall, ’22, seasonal plans.
Wells is 6’7″ and we would put his weight north of three (3)-bills (300-pounds). Wells carries a 3.8 GPA and the rangy, athletic front line stalwart already has college programs at multiple levels of competition following his social media accounts.
We believe Wells will have a tremendous season. We believe he will continue to be courted by college programs.
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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