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’26 WR appeared in a single game in ’22 but made that appearance count!

Coal Hoard is part of an influx of young talent in Morton’s Gap which returns for ’23 almost entirely in tact. Hoard played in 2-varsity games, doesn’t have a Twitter account, doesn’t appear to have a Hudl account, doesn’t appear to have a Facebook page, and doesn’t appear to have a picture of him anywhere on-line. Until today, he’s been a digital ghost. The secret’s out now and the legend we believe will become the Coal Hoard of the future will begin to sprout and grow from here.

HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball

Kind of amazing this kid’s name is “Hoard.” Hoard, according to the online Oxford Dictionary, is defined as a stock or store of money or valued objects, typically one that is secret or carefully guarded.

How appropriate for a ’26 receiver whose athletic exploits and skills are a complete secret. By “secret” we mean to a degree Coal Hoard lacks any online presence across the many platforms we searched.

Though limited, Hoard shows up magnificently when his number gets called. Last season, Hoard played in two (2)-varsity games at WR. He was credited with a single reception which covered 23-yards.

When given the chance, Hoard delivered an explosive play. When given a chance, Hoard moved the chains.

We have a vast array of young talent which will be returning for the ’23 season…

Chris Manning , HFC, Hopkins County Central Storm

We believe Hoard will get many more chances in ’23, over the course of his sophomore season. Hoard is part of a ’26 class which was heard from in ’22 and figures to shoulder even more burden in ’23.

We were able to interview the Storm’s HFC, Chris Manning for this piece. Coach Manning told KPGFootball, “We have a vast array of young talent which will be returning for the ’23 season. One of the more talented returning players is Coal Hoard who is explosive and athletic with position appropriate speed and hands. There will be quite a few roster surprises for opponents this season.”

Coal Hoard may have been a secret in ’22. However, it is getting “high time” to “let this cat out of this bag.” Remember from where you first heard this!

This is Fletcher W. 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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