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No tradition in the commonwealth far exceeds the success which has been enjoyed by the Beechwood program.

’23 RB may be the commonwealth’s very best at that position

I am excited to announce that I am continuing my academic and athletic career at Eastern Kentucky University.

Mitchell Berger, Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky

When we first read the announcement, that Berger had committed to EKU, our first thought was “…for which sport?” Berger is also a star baseball player. It is reasonable to assume he will have an opportunity in either or perhaps both.

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Early indications are the commitment was to play baseball for the Colonels. Why else would he have tagged @EKUBaseball to the announcement on Twitter? Still, we had no problem believing the 5’11,” 205-pounder was going to play RB in Richmond.

You see, as good as Berger is in baseball, and he is quite good; Berger is just as good on the gridiron. The ’23 RB had been lurking in the shadow of former “Mr. Football” and once Beechwood (QB), now EKU football player, Cam Hergott.

I would like to thank my family, all my coaches, and teammates.

Mitchell Berger on committing to play baseball for EKU

Hergott has already taken his considerable talents to Richmond, Kentucky. Berger and he will reunite there.

Berger rushed for 175-yards this past Friday night in only 13-carries with three of the carries finding pay dirt. On the year, Berger has run the football 39-times for 371-yards and 6-TDs. He’s also caught 3-passes and led the team in scoring with 19.5 points per game, through the first two.

Beechwood has a hard row to hoe upcoming from a stand point of schedule. Somerset, Covington Catholic (5A), and Dixie Heights (6A) will be challenging and are all on the schedule for later this year.

Still, the Tigers haven’t lost a football game to anyone since dropping an eight-point decision to Dixie Heights back on the 2nd of October, 2020. All we can say to that is Wow!

We are approaching two years since the last time the Tigers tasted defeat. It has been since the ’19 season since they haven’t worn the championship crown in 2A throughout Kentucky, losing to Mighty Mayfield that year in the semis.

That is quite a tradition. That is quite the track record. It takes some fine players to maintain a run like the one the Tigers are currently enjoying.

You might say it takes some Division-one caliber talent to keep up the torrid pace Beechwood has been enjoying. This is even true where we aren’t exactly sure in which sport that D-one talent should compete in college.

Hey, its good work if you can get it!

This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!

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