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’25 ATH thrives on offense, defense, the hardwood, or the golf course

You won’t find too many Nicholas Osbornes lying around football programs across Kentucky. You especially won’t find them plying their wares at the 1A level. Osborne is a leader on the football field where he is at the top of several critical categories. He is one of the better basketball players at his level of play across his region. Osborne even reports being on the golf team. You know what? That 3.8 GPA won’t hurt his efforts to get next-level looks either. This is a 6’2,” 180-pounder colleges should be adding to the board before finishing this feature.

HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball
Bethlehem Eagles Football circa 2023

Nick Osborne Highlights


KHSAA Statistics

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We have been featuring versatility as an offseason theme this summer. If you regularly read this column, you are already aware.


We have brought you, so far, some of the most versatile athletes the KHSAA has to offer. It has been amazing what these kids are capable of doing.

Today, we saved for you a doozy. We are declaring Nicholas Osborne the most versatile athlete in Kentucky’s 1A classification. This guy is a super-star in multiple varsity sports in a variety of ways.

Osborne is 6’2,” 180-pounds. He is the football team’s second leading rusher (339-yards on 74-carries with five (5) rushing TDs), fifth leading receiver (10-receptions, 153-yards, three (3) TDs receiving), and second in TDs receiving (3), and all of this is on offense.

He also plays defense. Osborne registered 18.5-tackles, 1.5-TFLs, a FF and a FR with five (5) picks (to lead the team). In addition, Osborne registered 98-IRNYs (Interception Return Net Yards) and logged one of the team’s two pick-sixes.

In basketball, Osborne averaged 18.1 points per game, shot nearly 80% from the charity stripe, and pulled down 4.9 rebounds per outing. Osborne also plays golf. We don’t know his handicap but are willing to believe it is scratch in light of everything else he has proven he can do.

Stephens will see the offensive huddle before that 4.60-second, 40-speed dips to 4.55

Friday Night Fletch

Bethlehem went out and “hit a freaking home run” in the coaching carousel. The Eagles pulled Tim Mattingly away from 6A Central Hardin to coach the Eagle program.

Mattingly will be well pleased to find versatile athletes returning for a final year with the skill-sets of a Nicholas Osborne, let me assure you. We hope he isn’t expecting to find any more than the one we have here featured. You know, athletes like that don’t just grow on trees.

Join us next week as we return to honor another weekly prize winner. Until then, pop some Mingua Beef Jerky in your mouth and savor the quality and flavor which sets it apart from the competition. Remember, our product is superior and one of a kind; just like Bethlehem High School’s Nicholas Osborne. 

This is Friday Night Fletch reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron and reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE. Don’t forget to SAVOR THE FLAVOR! 

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