On behalf of the selection committee convened by KPGFootball for the purpose of recognizing the best middle school football players in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, KPGFootball is pleased to publish the following Kentucky, Middle School, All-State, Football Team. The players whom have been featured here are, for all but two, 8th graders and members of Kentucky’s Class of 2023. There were two 7th graders selected for two reasons…1. Both players have played 8th grade football since they were 6th graders, and 2. both players played, this year, a position which isn’t the Class of 2023’s strongest.
Many of these All-Staters have competed for numerous Team Kentuckys, many of them have been selected to All-American Teams, and most all of them are out regularly competing and winning on the camp/combine circuit. There are other players deserving of this recognition whom have escaped our notice (no doubt). Neither KPGFootball nor its selection committee are claiming these are the only All-State caliber players in Kentucky whom have just played middle school football. What both the selection committee and KPGFootball are saying is that each one of these players are deserving of this recognition.
We will list these players, their approximate heights and weights, and the cities or towns in which his respective middle school is located under the position group our committee believed the player, primarily, played. This practice is in accordance with what KPGFootball has before done for other All-State football teams we have previously compiled, published, and disseminated.
Ladies and Gentlemen, without further fanfare, the Kentucky, Middle School, All-State Football Team…
The Running Backs;
Kaden Smith, 6-0, 200 pounds, Campbellsville;
Mason Lawson, 6-0, 160 pounds, Paintsville;
Korbyn Goff, 5-6, 155 pounds, Somerset.
Kayden Anderson, 6-2, 160 pounds, Louisville;
Cole Hodge (7th), 5-9, 145 pounds, Goshen;
Joshuah Keith (7th), 5-6, 145 pounds, Hopkinsville.
The Receivers/Tight End(s);
Jakob Dixon, 6-3, 160 pounds, Louisville;
Brody Wells, 6-2, 160 pounds, Barbourville;
Kenyata Carbon, 5-7, 115 pounds, Owensboro;
Daisjaun Mercer, 5-7, 145 pounds, Hopkinsville;
TE, Trey Miller, 6-1, 190 pounds, Owensboro.
The Offensive Line;
Guard, Peyton Sayers, 6-0, 280, Whitesburg;
Guard, Mason Sayers,6-0, 280, Whitesburg;
Center, Bracken Castle, 6-2, 265, Barbourville;
Center, Matt Alex Ladd, 5-11, 250, Cadiz;
Tackle, Keyton Jenkins, 5-10, 245, Russellville;
Tackle, Isaac Poe, 6-2, 260, Russellville;
Tackle, Brayden Spears, 6-2, 215, Belfry.
The Place Kicker/Punter;
Colin Fratus, 5-7, 140, Bowling Green.
The Athletes; These are the players who’s skill set lends itself to these players playing multiple positions and playing them exceedingly well…
Ryan Rupp, 5-9, 145 pounds, Crestwood;
Jacob Bealle, 5-11, 155 pounds, Hopkinsville;
Cade Sullivan, 5-10, 160 pounds, Somerset;
Josh Gross, 5-10, 170 pounds, Somerset;
Cory Turnmire, 5-7, 140 Phelps.
The First Level…Defensive Line;
Kaden Briggs, 6-0, 190 pounds, Louisville;
Josh Johnson, 6-0, 220 pounds, Louisville;
Jeremiah Goodwin, 6-1, 180 pounds, Owensboro;
Sahvon Hines, 6-1, 210 pounds, Owensboro;
Clay Corbin, 5-10, 220, Campbellsville.
The Second Level…Linebackers;
Oscar “JT” Adams, 5-7, 170 pounds, Hopkinsville;
Jerod Smith, 6-0, 200 pounds, Somerset;
Chase Price, 5-9, 185 pounds, Paintsville;
Carson Wright, 5-11, 175 pounds, Pikeville.
The Third Level’s “back-end” of a Defense…The Defensive Backfield;
Harris Phelps, 5-9, 160 pounds, Paintsville;
Elijah Gayhart, 5-8, 135 pounds, Hazard;
Ethan Pendleton (Strong-Safety), 6-3, 160 pounds, Owensboro;
Trushaun Matt, 5-1, 115 pounds, Hopkinsville;
Reporting for KPGFootball, this is Fletcher Long reminding all of the ballers out there that #WeGotUCovered and to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE.
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