Deuce Bailey is among the very best dual threat QB’s in all of the land, and we aren’t just talking about Kentucky. He has good size, tremendous athleticism, a fine, deft, and accurate arm, and even a 3.0 GPA. Yessir, that is called having all the tools. What will Deuce do against Boyle County this coming Friday? If the Purples want to stay in the ball game, the team better find a way to turn the Deuce loose out on that field and under the home field lights. Enjoy the feature. HB.
It appears high school football is moving into a ‘Saturday Night’ phase. Tonight, Bryan Station will travel to Danville, Kentucky to face Boyle County’s Rebels in the Rebel Bowl sponsored by Whitaker Bank. While Bryan Station is 6A and Boyle is 4A, tonight’s outcome may just go a long way to proving how unimportant classification is in Kentucky High School football these days. Enjoy the feature. HB.
His brother is Wilson Kelly who prepped at Boyle County where he was a consensus All-State player before matriculating to MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University) on a FBS football scholarship. Wilson is a first-team center for the Blue Raiders. Will little brother follow suit? You know what, I wouldn’t bet against it. Enjoy the feature. HB.
This guy is among Kentucky’s most athletically gifted and freakishly apportioned (in a good way) football stars from across Kentucky. He plays at one of the more storied and accomplished programs too. We haven’t written enough about this talent who we believe will leave the HS ranks among the very best to have ever played football in the Bluegrass. Enjoy the feature. HB.
Sometimes the winner of this award doesn’t have the “stand alone numbers” one generally sees from his position group. However, Mingua Beef Jerky also prizes players who invent ways to make things happen even when the opposing defense is trying desperately to take away from that player what he generally contributes. Such was the case Friday night in the Mingua Beef Jerky Bowl. Boyle County’s Jagger Gillis had an extraordinary performance, though in an out of the ordinary sort of way. Nevertheless, we believe you will find his contributions more than deserving. We did. Enjoy the feature and join us again next week as we do all of this again. HB.
The Dirty Dozen is one of the greatest of all the cowboy movies. In honor of that film, KPGFootball decided to pick twelve outcomes from twelve big rivalry matchups upcoming tomorrow night. We used to do this all the time pre-COVID. Let’s see how we do. HB.
We first told you about Sage Dawson in an feature we wrote about Caleb Burns in May of last year. Sage had started under center much of his freshman campaign for the Admirals and had drawn considerable notice then. Well today Sage gets his own feature. Congratulations! Dawson is a guy whose name you will hear more and more on the recruiting trail as he matures and develops. His development and “coming out” party will take place and kick off in Gatlinburg, Tennessee on May 22, 2021 at the Appalachia Prep Combine. Can’t wait to see what he does. HB.
Again with the big guys? What can we say, these big boys are hungry all the time. We promise we will get to some skills as we go along toward the opening of the football season in the Fall of ’21. While recognizing the bigs however, how about this big boy right here? He’s Andrew Hardwick and may be among the best linemen in Kentucky’s class of ’23. Enjoy the feature and join us next week as we award this to another worthy recipient. HB.
If you have been reading our weekly “Outstanding Performances…” articles, the series of articles should have impressed upon you how very difficult winning this award really is. We had another spectacular week where there were numerous performances any one of which would have been a fine performance to single-out. This week, heading into the Championships, we honor a senior who exhibited an outstanding effort leading his team to a Semi-State Title and helping take the whole lot grocery shopping on Kroger Field hunting the 4A Title to bring back to “Title Town.” This guy was tough between the tackles and tore up a normally stingy defense in the fourth round, finding the end-zone three times in the offing. Enjoy the article and join us next week as we honor another worthy recipient. HB.
We were 83% in round 1, and a little over 80% in round 2. How will we do in the third round? Who knows, it gets harder the deeper into the muck you sink, trust me. Well, here are our picks…HB