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’24 QB, SS, FS has demonstrated tremendous athleticism & versatility since coming to Morton’s Gap

Sylas Gunn is a ’26 kid who is 6’1,” 160-pounds and very likely to get taller and lengthen before his development reaches its apex. Gunn was a versatile weapon for the Storm in ’23 and promises to be even more so in ’24. Lots of people around Morton’s Gap would love to see more of him at QB but unseating Isaac Earl is no small task with how he’s been playing. Gunn’s role defensively is both well established and productive.

HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball

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We have been focusing on versatility this offseason. The season is right around the corner as “Dead Period” is just a few weeks ahead.

You can’t have much of a discussion around Western Kentucky about versatility without discussing Sylas Gunn, from Hopkins County Central, at length. This guy is versatile on and off the gridiron.

As a ’26 (Sophomore) student-athlete, this member of “The Storm” football team threw and caught passes, ran for yards from scrimmage, scored points, and all of this was what he did on offense. He played defense too.

Defensively, Gunn was among the leaders in tackles (44), led the team in INTs (4), and was among the leaders in PBUs. Gunn also accounted for 86 of the team’s 196-IRNYs to lead in that defensive category too. Matter of fact, he was 44% of the team’s entire IRNYs.

Gunn was among the leaders in tackles (44), led the team in INTs (4), and was among the leaders in PBUs

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Now that is plenty versatile. However, it doesn’t stop there.

Gunn is a member of the varsity basketball team. He had the highest FG%, was voted the team’s most improved player, and had the highest VPS (value point system or some basketball metric with which we would be familiar if we covered basketball).

We have it on good authority, Gunn plays varsity baseball. We also believe he runs track. This guy is just one Hell of an athlete.

Sylas runs a 5.21-second, 40-yard dash. Gunn shuttles in 4.62-seconds, runs the three-cone in 5.28-seconds, and broad jumps 97-inches.

Look for all of these numbers to improve over his junior year. What else should drastically improve is Gunn’s on-field production and on both sides of the scrimmage line.

There is a lesson here for all the “would-be” opponents visiting Morton’s Gap this coming Fall and it is a pretty obvious one. If you want to invade Hopkins County and come away with victory, don’t bring a figurative knife to an actual Gunn-fight!

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

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