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Photo: TJ Brasher Sports reporter tbrasher@the-messenger.com

’26 RB/LB looks to break into lineup at LB

Gaige Brasher is a quality athlete who got a smidge of run in ’22. He made the most of his one appearance and then demonstrated to the county the type of athlete he really is this past baseball season. This guy looks to get on the field, from Fall ’23 forward, you can count on it.

HB Lyon, Scouting Division, KPGFootball

In 1969, a band called “Three Dog Night” scored a huge hit with a song written by Harry Nilsson. The song was entitled, “One.”

It had a poignant lyric applicable to Gaige Brasher’s inaugural season for the Hopkins County Central Storm. That lyric was “One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do…”

What made us think of this lyric? It’s a legitimate question.

In the Fall of ’22, Brasher, a freshman at the time, played in One varsity game and registered One tackle from his LBer post. One is a lonely number; in fact, according to Mr. Nillson, it is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do!

Here is an easy prediction. Brasher’s one game of run and one register tackle are about to gain quite a few companions. His lonely days appear destined to cease.

Brasher is a superior athlete. We saw this in baseball this immediate Spring semester.

Brasher, playing varsity baseball for The Storm, batted .324, with an on-base percentage of .439. He was stellar in the field too with a fielding percentage (1B) of .922.

Now we don’t have a registered height and weight for this prospect. He doesn’t have a Twitter account we can find and it doesn’t look like he has Hudl highlights either.

These are anomalies which should be rectified immediately. However, Brasher is a first-basemen in baseball and baseball managers don’t put small targets at that corner of the infield. There is every reason to believe his frame is more than suitable for either RB or LB.

We believe this guy gets more looks on defense this coming Fall than at RB. However, we do foresee him getting carries and we foresee him being the primary back in the attack forthcoming.

One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do…

Harry Nilsson

We can tell you this…One is a lonely number, perhaps the loneliest number, but it won’t be One he will do much longer.

This is Fletcher Long, 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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