Middle School Spotlight: Caden Scott, (QB, ’28), from Trigg Middle, is Ca$h Money! @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps @sfitz_840whas @minguabeefjerky @CoachEzell45

Caden Scott, one of Kentucky's finest young QB prospects from Cadiz, KY

Talented left-handed signal caller has his team out of the gate 5-0!

Caden Scott is the type of 8th-grade QB who has HS coaches drooling before he can even enroll at his high school. Scott has his Wildcats off to a super hot start. Scott is a three-sport star who plays centerfield and pitches in baseball and is a small forward and guard in basketball. This should give you an idea about his athleticism as all centerfielders I have ever known could run well. This kid is a sure-fire, ca$h money, star at the next level and figures to be around for several levels to come. He’ll be a fun cover.

HB Lyon, Chief of the Scouting Division, KPGFootball

We noticed Caden Scott the first day we scouted a Trigg County Middle practice prior to the season starting. Frankly, we are a little embarrassed it has taken this long to feature him. With all which has been going on in high school play, we have fallen down a bit on the Middle School Spotlights.

We can tell you this, a solid middle school program is a staple of a high school’s future success. If you don’t believe us, ask any high school coach who wins.

We have said many times, the teams which make the KYMSFA playoffs, and the ones who travel well into the KHSAA playoffs, are often the same schools, just competing on different levels. Trigg County sure hopes that to remain true as its middle school team is killing it this season.

Now, middle school statistics either don’t exist or aren’t catalogued on a Kentucky-wide basis like the high school statistics. For that matter, it is a chore just to learn a middle school team’s won-loss record.

Trigg stands at 5-0 with the Caldwell game being a scratch/never rescheduled

Trigg County Middle School SID’s Office

We can tell you, and these numbers have been verified, Trigg stands at 5-0 with the Caldwell game being a scratch/never rescheduled. The middle school Wildcats will finish with Webster, Paducah Tilghman, Hoptown, and Todd County.

Of those remaining games, the only game in which Scott and his cohorts won’t be decided favorites is the Tilghman game. We believe Trigg will be favored in the Tilghman contest; however, the proposed margin might end up being modest.

That would put Trigg entering the playoffs with an 8-1 mark at worst and perhaps even 9-0. At the end of the day, those are the numbers which define QB’s, fairly or not.

Scott is 5’8,” and weighs 145-pounds. He is a three-sport athlete excelling in football, baseball, and basketball. In baseball, he pitches and plays centerfield. In basketball, he plays guard and small forward.

These attributes tell us quite a lot about his athleticism and speed. Ever seen a centerfielder who couldn’t run? Neither have we.

Scott is a lefty with a live arm. Scott not only “spins it” but the ball explodes (or pops) out of his release point like one would want to see from someone with a strong arm.

Plenty of outstanding QB’s have doubled on the [baseball] mound

Author’s editorial commentary

Mechanically, we would like to see Scott’s release shorten. However, he throws the football like a baseball pitcher and that combo didn’t originate with Scott. Plenty of outstanding QB’s have doubled on the mound and almost all of them had critiques concerning their long follow throughs and “slowish” releases.

Goble, aching to get his hands on
this MS phenom

There is nothing with Scott’s delivery Coach Rusty Goble can’t fix. Goble is Trigg’s resident offensive coordinator and local QB guru.

We are sure Goble looks forward to getting the ability to “coach up” this young prospect as soon as this coming offseason. Till, then there is plenty of middle school football season left to conquer.

Scott is a leader. Scott has a nice frame which looks poised to add length. Scott is a sure-fire future star for the Trigg County High School program.

For now, he has a perfect regular season to finish and (perhaps) a middle school state championship to win. Go get ’em, Ca$h Money!

This is Fletcher W. Long, 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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