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Layton “Drew” Davis is the top interior defensive lineman in western Kentucky and a sure-fire, first-team All-State performer in our estimation. He may be the best interior DL in the entire commonwealth among its ’23s.

Fletcher W. Long, Senior Scout and Editorial Board Member KPGFootball

Layton “Drew” Davis has enrolled at Paducah Tilghman High School. His parents are renting an apartment in Paducah, have put their house in Princeton on the market and have had offers tendered on the house already.

The Davis family isn’t going to Paducah for football. They are being transferred to Paducah because the elder Davis, himself an “Andrew,” former football star, and also called “Drew” sometimes by those close to him, has been offered opportunity for advancement within the company for which he works which requires relocation.

Now I know plenty of Caldwell County Tiger fans miffed by this circumstance. However, it is high school football. We don’t have the right to deny families the opportunity to pursue happiness, or professional advancement, right?

What makes this case a “test case” is the “Super Senior” aspect of the whole ordeal. You see, Davis (the younger Drew and not the elder) utilized the extra year the Kentucky legislature permitted for appropriately aged young people to stay back owing to a certain pandemic taking significant portions of two seasons away from these students.

Here’s where test-cases like Davis’ become interesting and novel. You see, Davis has given the Caldwell Tigers its four seasons. He has a fifth year and wants to spend it with his family in Paducah.

Why should anyone deny him this?

Davis was a regular in the Tiger’s lineup for four seasons. Davis had 228-tackles, 41-TFLs, 9 QB-sacks, 3-FFs, and 5-FRs over that time.

That is quite a career for an interior down, defensive lineman. You didn’t miss that “best in the entire commonwealth of Kentucky” analysis from above did you?

What more from Davis should the Tiger program expect? They have gotten four years from this player.

Davis has performed incredibly for them. Any other four-year period and he would be headed to college to play but for this generational set of circumstances.

Now, we realize the Tiger program believes Drew is “its player.” Friday-night heroes seem often to belong to the programs for which they play.

However, they don’t. In the end, Drew Davis’ career, and life, belong to Drew Davis. Let’s just be grateful we got to witness it.

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

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Have coached at the high school and middle school level. Have worked in athletic administration. Conceal my identity to enable my candor on articles published by this magazine. Only members of the editorial board are aware of my true identity.

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