Sam Willike from @brossart_fball preparing to set Northern Kentucky ablaze with his talents and hoping we all will notice. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @therealjedmart

Here come the Mustangs!

Sam Willike is a guy who led Brossart a year ago in several key statistical categories and figures to put the Mustangs on his shoulders entering Fall of ’22.

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

Bishop Brossart had loads to celebrate about the ’21 season. First (and foremost) the team finished the year 12-1 losing in the Regional Championship on the road to 1A power, Raceland.

No. 9, Sam Willike, Hudl Page

It doesn’t stop there. The school also boasted its first ever member of the Associated Press’ All-State Football Team. Jed Mart was Honorably Mentioned on the AP team at RB.

Martin’s rushing for nearly 1,400-yards from scrimmage, scoring 11-rushing TDs to go with his two receiving TDs, and being the team’s second leading offensive scorer tends to net for the producer some post-season accolades. This is even more true when the team experiences success.

However, many of the Mustangs who so richly contributed to the ’21 version of the ball club are walking the graduation platform here in the next few days. Where will the team turn for production?

Class of ’23’s Sam Willike, in the immortal words of Doc Holliday from the movie, Tombstone, replies “…here’s your Huckleberry.” His production as a junior indicates him to be the man for the job.

Consider this…Willike tied for the team lead in ’21 for receptions and interceptions. Willike was second in interception return yards (to Derrick Martin, also a ’23, who lead in both interception return yards and pick-sixes with the team’s lone one) and yards receiving. Willike will be among the team’s leading returning tacklers.

Now Willike is a player who hasn’t spent any time putting together his Hudl page. We were unable to find a Twitter account for him either.

Northern Kentucky football fans are always bemoaning their not being sufficiently covered outside of the region. We spend lots of time trying to cover the region. The kids, as far as having sufficient social media profiles don’t do themselves any favors.

This is a player who is a very good high school player and someone who should have a next-level football career too should he want one. Of course, going forward he will need to be easier to find.

Maybe this article can be the start of this for him. Wouldn’t that be grand?

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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