We here at Kentucky Prep Gridiron both have and continue to cover Clarksville, Tennessee talent as part of our area largely because we are principally based in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Hopkinsville and Clarksville comprise one metropolitan area in spite of one city being in Kentucky and the second laying just across the Tennessee state line. Well, we are proud to have partnered with the law firm of Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys to feature a weekly article promoting a Clarksville area prep football player. Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys is a full service law firm covering all areas within the realm of general practice from domestic to criminal defense, contracts to malpractice, Will & Estates to civil and criminal matters in General Sessions. If you have a problem, they have a solution. If you feel like you’re drowning, they are the life raft. Call them at 931.645.3888 or just drop by 137 Franklin Street in Clarksville, Tennessee 37040.
At Kentucky Prep Gridiron one of our pronounced attributes, of which we are the most proud, is our ability to identify talent in very young players (who often go uncovered) who haven’t even yet reached high school. We have consistently featured young, middle school players, many of whom are two-sport athletes, as part of our regular features. For instance, remember our series of articles which led up to and resulted from our covering the Tennessee-Kentucky Future Stars Classic, our Kentucky middle school top 20 poll, and the series of young players we featured and entitled Plug-In Players? These are just a few examples of both our commitment to feature the stars of tomorrow, in addition to the present stars, and our innate ability to correctly forecast a player’s future success. Here’s another one for you…meet Class of 2022, dual-threat QB, and two-sport star (football and wrestling) Miller Barnett.
Miller is a kid not unfamiliar to me as I had the privilege of getting to coach him when he was in junior pro. I call it a privilege because, while I didn’t have him at QB, I thought he was the best corner I ever coached in junior pro football. Very heady and intelligent player, athletic, and a fantastic tackler in the open field. He was my back 4’s QB on defense. Figures he would become the offense’s QB one day! He started for his middle school varsity football team at QB both his 7th and 8th grade years.
Since playing for me, Miller has grown into a 5-10 150 pound player. Playing for Rossview this past Fall, Miller, in only 7 games and at QB, gained 1,025 yards from scrimmage. Miller gained another 150 yards on kick returns and caught a pass on a designed pitch to the RB, throw back to the QB, play. Miller, accounted for 10 TDs and completed over 50% of his throws and is considered the top rated dual-threat QB in his class in Clarksville. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, he’s the Region 4 Wrestling Champion, who finished in 3rd place at the State Wrestling Tournament. We know Coach Sellers, at the Academy, is mighty glad he snagged this cornerstone, around whom to build his future Cougar teams, from off the Rossview Middle School roster.
We are very proud to award to rising freshman, dual-threat QB, Miller Barnett, this week’s distinction as the Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys, Montgomery County Player of the Week and continue to look forward to our partnership with Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys as we both continue to publicize and promote all of the fine young football players in Clarksville, Tennessee. Congratulations to Miller Barnett, formerly at Rossview Middle School but set to play next season for The Clarksville Academy for being our Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys, Montgomery County Player of the Week!
This is Fletcher Long reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!