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Yale's newest Bulldog

’24 RB from 3A, District 7, Knox Central High headed to Yale to play FB

Steve Partin maybe the best football overall player in the KHSAA. Additionally, he may well be the smartest. The guy from Flat Lick, KY has figured out how to take his football talents and translate them into an opportunity for a degree from one of the world’s most famous and prestigious universities. Partin has signed with Yale. His season in ’23, and his performance in the classroom, will highLIGHT the TRUTH about his outstanding talents and prospects, both on and off the field.

HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball

We had a prospect we have covered for years who visited Brown University. Brown, like Yale, is a member of the Ivy League, or the Ancient 8, as the league is sometimes called.

His father called and asked us “Do you still think our boy can still get to the NFL from Brown?” Our answer was, “Who the Hell cares.”

People from Ivy League schools own NFL franchises. Just buy a franchise and play if you find you have retained the inclination.

Yale was chartered in 1701 as Collegiate School. We wouldn’t even be a country for 75 more years and not a constitutional republic for 86-years.

The school was named for a Welsh merchant named Elihu Yale. He had donated the proceeds form the sale of nine (9) bales of goods together with 417-books and a portrait of England’s King George I.

Yale University was named for a Welsh merchant, Elihu Yale who donated the proceeds form the sale of nine (9) bales of goods together with 417-books and a portrait of England's King George I

Friday Night Fletch, exercising the "Google" search engine

Nearly every Yale student was part of the top 10% of their high school graduating class. Since the average GPA for Yale is 4.14, it’s safe to say you’ll need nearly straight A’s to compete with other Yale hopefuls.

William Howard Taft, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush are examples of American Presidents who matriculated through Yale’s undergraduate curriculum. Gerald Ford and Bill Clinton attended its Law School.

The motto is Lux et veritas. That is “latin” for “Light and truth.” We are told the motto is אורים ותמים in Hebrew. We neither speak nor read Hebrew, so your guess is as good as ours!

Steve Partin had an enlightening and truthful season for his Knox Central Panthers. Partin, in only nine-games of play, gained 1,925-yards rushing, scoring 25-rushing TDs in only 224-rushing attempts. Partin also housed eight (8) two-pointers, on special teams, to rack up 166-points, or 18.4 per game, to lead his team.

Partin was a contributor on the defensive side. Partin had 68-tackles, 13-TFLs, five (5) QB-sacks to lead the team in another pivotal category. All told, Partin was a three-phase contributor who led the team in rushing, carries, rushing TDs, scoring, and QB-sacks. All while registering a FF to sort of cap it all off.

This may well be another “miss” on our All-State football team. Of course, this particular position was well-stocked with talent and production this past season.

Partin will likely forgive us. After all, he’s headed to Yale. What does he care about an All-State team, ours included? You know, it’s just a game.

This is Friday Night Fletch, reporting for KPGFootball, reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!

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Two-time winner of Kentucky Press Association awards for excellence in writing and reporting news stories while Managing Editor of the Jackson (KY) Times-Voice

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