Gough to start against Henderson County

Gough is used to doing things well before anyone thinks he can. He started at one of Kentucky’s premier high-school programs as a freshman, he set the school’s single-season tackle mark as a sophomore, he made the AP All-State Football First-Team as a sophomore. The list just never seems to end. When he broke his leg the projections were he would be through for the year. Well, in keeping with Gough tradition, he was cleared to return to action in game 9. This makes him available for the playoffs, rested and full speed. Owensboro, at 8-1, was winning even without its marquee superstar. Imagine what they will do in the playoff run with him. Boggles the mind, doesn’t it?

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Owensboro (Sr.) High’s Austin Gough, Class of 2021, is the Independence Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week…

There is no better time than the present to anoint another Independence Bank player of the week. Independence Bank is proud to sponsor a weekly article highlighting players in the areas where Independence Bank flourishes who embody the same type of revolutionary service to their respective football teams which has made Independence Bank unique and special in the banking industry. This week’s recipient is a player who didn’t suit up last week, and we believe that to be a first for this particular award. Join us next week as we designate another worthy award winner.

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Cade Bleidt, Class of 2020, Having an All-State type season for Trigg County HS

It is getting time to start thinking about All-State selections. When it comes to voting on the All-State team (AP), we nominate guys positionally for inclusion. What we mean by that is when the AP asks for five linemen we nominate a center, two guards, and two tackles. The way we treat it is who would we want if this mythical team were going to play a game against another team and we really, really wanted to win. When we are asked for 4 defensive linemen, for instance, we give two DEs and two interior guys for the mythical defensive line. We nominate two safeties and two corners for the back end, so on and so forth. Our criteria is a simple one, our first-team player would have to be good enough to transfer anywhere in Kentucky and be first team wherever he landed at the position at which he is being nominated. With that as a working criteria, which isn’t going to change, we will feature, from now through the opening of the ballot, players we believe fit that bill and some we believe are second-teamers, and even some we believe should be Honorably Mentioned. Today we are featuring a football player’s, football player in the Class of 2020’s Cade Bleidt from Cadiz, Kentucky. We love him. High School football teams are made off of players like him. He will be nominated for the All-State team by us. On which string he lands, or whether he merits just an Honorable Mention (which is still quite an honor), is something the voters will have to decide.

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Regarding Hopkinsville’s Reece Jesse, Jr.,…we told you so!

Reece Jesse is killing it out there for the Tigers as they head into their 5th game. This game is against the cross-town rivals, Christian County, who is winless on the year. If the Colonels can’t solve the Jesse-riddle regarding how to keep him from beating them, they will leave Friday night remaining “winless.” You can throw the records out the window when these two play. KPGFootball will have someone in Hopkinsville watching the game for us. Matter of fact, old Coach Lyon may just take this game in personally. Enjoy the article.

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Three KPGFootball All-Staters among the Kentuckians set to represent the Bluegrass at the APC

Kentucky’s finest football players will converge on White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia the weekend of the 27th of April, 2019. Gough, Jesse, and Long are three members of Kentucky’s Class of 2021 who will be performing that weekend and we are excited to see what they are able to do at the competition. Why the excitement? Well, you will just have to read the article and find out.

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