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’26 two-way player found his way to Morton’s Gap

Sylas Gunn was among the better players on the western end of Kentucky coming out of middle school. His play over his 9th-grade year did nothing to dampen everyone’s enthusiasm. The 5’11,” 145-pound rising sophomore has enrolled at Hopkins County Central and looks to compete for the QB-slot in Central’s “Air Raid” offense.

HB Lyon, KPGFootball Scouting Division

We have before featured Sylas Gunn. The article, as cleverly titled as the instant one, is linked here for your convenience.

We indicated in the prior article Gunn was among the very best prospects/players in Kentucky’s ’26 graduating class. Gunn’s play, over his freshman campaign, did nothing to dispel this belief.

Gunn, over 9-games of varsity action, was among the Trojan leaders in passing, rushing, and rushing TD’s all on offense. Gunn played defense too.

Gunn was among the club leaders in tackles (19), tied for second in INT’s (2), and among the leaders in PBU’s. We caught up with offensive coordinator, Mike Evans, with Central and he had some thoughts on the impact of this addition.

“Once Gunn gets comfortable in our system, he will excel,” Evans told KPGFootball. “There is quit a difference in running a wing-T attack versus our spread. Gunn has the tools to be successful.”

Right now, Gunn and Isaac Earl are locked in a battle for the QB-slot. Evans told KPGFootball that not only does the coaching staff enjoy the competition but so too do the competitors. “The two of them get along great,” Evans told us. “They push each other in a way which will make them both, individually, better.”

Once Gunn gets comfortable in our system, he will excel…

Mike Evans, OC, Hopkins County Central

Gunn is a tremendous speed guy. Gunn’s overall speed and athleticism will make Gunn an all-around football player for the Storm in multiple phases.

We aren’t but a couple weeks from the Gunn-show opening the season. We know ten teams who will be praying for some “Gunn-control.”

This is Fletcher W. Long, reporting for KPGFootball, reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!

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