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.
Sometimes, in coaching high school football, you have to be creative just like being a quality trial lawyer, as Travis Meeks at Meeks & Meeks, attorneys, could certainly attest. Well, that was the situation this off-season in which veteran football coach, Todd Hood, found himself upon losing key players to both transfer and graduation.
In talking with Hood over the course of the pre-season he shared with me his internal struggle, from time to time, comprehending just from where yards and points were going to come, in 2018, and, particularly, from whom. Yet here we are with the Hawks sitting at 2-1. The Hawks have wins over Class 5A, perennial, football power, Christian County (KY) and Wilson Central, the latter of which came in Lebanon, Tennessee. In fact, after dropping its opener to Clarksville High School, a school no one has figured out how to beat in the young season (at least not yet), the Hawks are riding into a home date with Northeast mounted on a two-game win streak. How have they done it?
Well, by being opportunistic, effective in execution, by playing good defense, and by utilizing the multi-faceted talents and production of players like Class of 2019, Kayden Miller. Miller is a 5-9, 170 pound slot/DB/kick and punt returner, who is inventing ways to help the Hawks win utilizing many different skill sets. In three games, Rossview has accumulated 971 all-purpose yards and Miller has contributed 408 of those (7 yards rushing, 205 yards receiving, 129 yards in kick returns, and 67 yards in punt returns). Offensively, the Hawks are averaging only 182 total yards a game with Miller contributing 70.7 of those per contest. By the way, if you are wondering the difference between all purpose and total yards, total yards don’t count gains on special teams. Anyway…
Coach Hood would tell you sometimes you have to take your blessings wherever they may be found, sort of a gather ye rosebuds while ye may philosophy, with our apologies for borrowing from the late, English, Cavalier poet, Robert Herrick. In the tradition of a carpe diem sentiment, it is clear both Miller and the Hawks are seizing the day and finding different ways to produce, on Friday nights, which is translating into wins. That, my friends, is the art of coaching.
We are very proud to award to Class of 2019, SB/DB/K-PR, Kayden Miller 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 Kayden Miller for being our Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys, Montgomery County Area Player of the Week!
This is Fletcher Long, reminding you #WeGotUCovered and reporting for KPGFootball. Remember as we begin the 2018 football season ballers to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!
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