As you are aware, we both have and continue to cover Clarksville, Tennessee talent, and talent from the Clarksville metropolitan area, as part of our coverage largely because we are principally based in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Hopkinsville and Clarksvillecomprise 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-Montgomery County 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.
The solution, out of the backfield for the Eagles from Northeast High School in 2017 was, primarily, Tyrique Freeman. Tyrique, whom we have nicknamed Battering Ram here at KPGFootball, is 6-1 and weighs 240 pounds. Good, ole Battering Ram will get down hill on a defender in a hurry making the defender wish he had come up with another solution apart from his having to break down and try to tackle the big fella. Northeast is a team which has stars up and down its lineup this coming season.
We have been effusive in our praise of Coach Chad Watson’s charges who are coming off a 7-4 season in 2017 which ended sooner than anyone on Trenton Road in Clarksville would have liked. If we were betting men at KPGFootball, it would be our bet Northeast, preseason picked number 6 in at least one early football poll ranking the 5A classification in Tennessee, will play a few more games this year than last. Who knows, they have the talent to get to tee it up and kick it off (or receive) 15 times in 2018. We would love to see it.
Freeman will be joined in the backfield in 2018 by tailback Fred Orr who gained over 1,400 yards rushing in 2017 while playing at Rossview High School‘s backfield against Tennessee, Class 6A competition. Anyone will tell you that type of production, against that type of competition, is noteworthy and worthy of singular recognition. That being said, the level of production attributed to Freeman in 2017 is equally noteworthy. Battering Ram gained 1,098 yards rushing from scrimmage in 2017 on 170 carries for an average of 6.5 yards per attempt. Freeman carried the ball across the goal line for six points 10 times a season ago and was able to convert one of the team’s two, 2-point conversions on the ground with QB Heath Williams scoring the other. If there is one thing which is certain it may be this…opponents have to think mighty hard about squaring up to try to tackle Tyrique Freeman. It isn’t an endeavor for the faint of heart, we can tell you that!
We are very proud to award to Class of 2019, FB, Tyrique Freeman, this week’s distinction as the Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys, Montgomery County Player of the Week. KPGFootball continues 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 and around Clarksville, Tennessee.
Congratulations to Tyrique Freeman for being our Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys, Montgomery County Area Player of the Week!
This is Fletcher Long reporting for KPGFootball reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!
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