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Isaac Earl is an undersized athlete (QB/LB) who figures to be an integral component to the Storm’s ’24 season

Earl, a season ago, led the offense in completions, passing attempts, passing yards, TDs passing, net yards passing, net yards passing per game, and TDs scored passing, both per game and on the year. Earl was second in rushing attempts, net yards rushing, TDs scored rushing (tied with Logan Rogers), and net yards per game rushing. That is a ton of production from one player. What will he do in ’24? Truthfully, for the Storm to rain (pun intended) he will have to at least that much or more.

HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball
At the head of the pack can be a lonely place

Isaac Earl Hudl Highligihts

KHSAA Statistical Website

Previous article likening Earl to Napoléon

Morton’s Gap, KY: We formerly likened Isaac Earl to Napoléon. That was a flattering comparison as QBs are often referenced as “field generals” and Le Petit Caporal was among the greatest field generals the world of warfare has ever known.

Earl had a very production ’23 season, his sophomore year. In ’23, Earl completed 77 of his 157-passing attempts for 1,085-yards and 11-TDs. Earl was picked eight (8) times. 

On the ground, our “Little Field General,” carried the football 67-times fore 493-yards and six (6) scores, scoring 40-points to finish third in that category, team-wide. Earl played some defense, registering a handful of tackles (5). 

Earl may be 5’8,” 160-pounds. However, Earl bench presses over 200-pounds, deadlifts around 315, and is a prominent member of The Storm’s championship caliber powerlifting team.

Earl’s on-field performance inspires confidence among the men he leads onto football’s field of battle. His moxie makes him a stalwart on the hard wood for the basketball team too.

Earl bench presses over 200-pounds, deadlifts around 315, and is a prominent member of The Storm’s championship caliber powerlifting team

Friday Night Fletch

We have before remarked how fortuitous it is for Isaac’s surname to be “Earl.” That is a significant title among the Peerage.

In most monarchies, “Earl” is the 3rd rank of the Peerage; standing above the ranks of “Viscount” and “Baron,” but below “Duke” and “Marquess.” An “Earl” is addressed as “Right Honorable” and is styled “My Lord.” 

Our “Earl,” the Right Honorable Isaac, Earl (of Morton’s Gap), has proven himself, over his career to date, to be like royalty among area football fans. “My Lord” has not left his subjects wanting.

As Coach Lyon put in his scout above provided, “Earl, a season ago, led the offense in completions, passing attempts, passing yards, TDs passing, net yards passing, net yards passing per game, and TDs scored passing, both per game and on the year.”

Coach Lyon went on to relate, “Earl was second in rushing attempts, net yards rushing, TDs scored rushing (6, tied with Logan Rogers), and net yards per game rushing. That is a ton of production from one player.”

Can the Earl of Morton’s Gap raise his standard of play to ’23’s level or higher in the coming ’24 season? Well, we can’t guarantee it; but we would never wager against football royalty.

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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