@jake_nashty (Jake Nash), c/o ’22, from @LexCathFootball is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @PrepSpin @1776Bank @KyHighFootball

We have made it no secret we enjoy publicizing the players who rarely get any publicity, the offensive linemen across Kentucky. Well, if I were putting together a line of scrimmage from all of the linemen across the commonwealth of Kentucky to play a football game, the Big Nashty would be prominently discussed as a starter on this line. Congratulations to him on winning this week’s award and join us next week as we award this to another outstanding player from across Kentucky. HB.

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@BClark_10_2021 from @BardstownFootb1 is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @1776Bank

This is another kid who decided to reclassify under SB-128. Like QB, Cameron Hergott, before him; it appears to us this decision may just pay off big time for the ’22 QB. Brady Clark has all the intangibles and tangibles colleges crave for his position. Now he has him a sweet T-shirt and a box of the best jerky product on the market headed his direction. Join us next week when we award this to another lucky recipient. HB.

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@blakebirchfiel1 from @PikevilleHSFB is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the week! @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @AppalachiaPrep

Talk about an exceptional athlete, the Kentucky high school ranks may not have one superior to Blake Birchfield. He is a guy who pitches in and helps his ball club every conceivable way. Mingua Beef Jerky admires people like that. They feed and clothe people like that too. Join us next week as we award this to another worthy player. HB.

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@AndrewJones2022 from @DunbarBulldogs1 is the @Minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week! @PrepSpin @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @CentreFootball

We have quite the specimen for you this week. Andrew Jones from Paul Laurence Dunbar is one of the very best players in Kentucky at his listed positions of TE/LB. In college, it is literally anyone’s guess where he will be played. He literally could play either. Enjoy this look at one of ’22s most intriguing college prospects and join us next week as we do all of this once moreā€¦ HB Lyon.

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@joe_humphreys2 from @DCHS_Football is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @TheOwensboro

This week’s Protein-packed Performer of the week get little attention even though he is a 3-star, nationally rated QB-prospect playing 6A football in one of Kentucky’s more densely populated areas. Of course, the QB playing cross-town, at Owensboro Senior, is also among Kentucky’s top signal callers in the same graduating class, ’22. Enjoy this look at Joe Humphreys from Daviess County and remember to join us again next week as we award this distinction to another fine player and outstanding student and citizen. HB.

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@CodyRito_ from @TrojanFBall18 is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball

Here is another tough as nails football player in the commonwealth of Kentucky. He’s another player some recruiters would label undersized, though we see production around KPGFootball and not frame. Rito can flat play. Like we said last week, kids with the talent to overcome their frames and put their teams in position to succeed should be celebrated. Congratulations to Cody Rito from Glasgow’s Barren County High School and join us again next week as we celebrate another one-of-a-kind performer. HB.

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@AmodeusTaylor from @bryanstationfb is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week. @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @1776Bank

This kid here, if size were the determining factor, has no business playing where 6A Bryan Station has him deployed. Yet, here he is statistically among the most productive linebackers in the entire commonwealth. Kids with the talent to overcome their frames and put their teams in position to succeed should be celebrated. Congratulations to Amodeus Taylor from Lexington’s Bryan Station High School and join us again next week as we celebrate another one-of-a-kind performer. HB.

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@landonsmith204, class of ’23, from @kccpatriots is this week’s @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer. @AppalachiaPrep @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @1776Bank @Logan_Smith17

Nobody has demonstrated a better eye for talent than the staff down at the Appalachia Prep Combine. So we thought it would be fun, as the APC was this last weekend, to let the Director of the APC, JT Powell, pick this year’s winner. Well he has chosen. Enjoy the feature and join us again next week when we adorn a new winner. HB.

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@jaylifts_ (Jalen Dunnavan) from @NBEagles_Fball is this week’s @minguabeefjerky “Protein-Packed Performer of the Week.” @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin

When people ask us what we cover during the offseason, as we are strictly a football magazine, we tell them there is lots of stuff to cover offseason. Sevens, Track & Field, baseball, Powerlifting, all of these sports have football players starring in them as well as on the gridiron. Today we are giving some beef jerky to a phenomenal talent but on the gridiron and in the weight room. Congratulations to Jalen Dunnaven from North Bullitt High School on his incredible feats accomplished at this past weekend’s Kentucky Push-Pull Powerlifting Championships. Join us next week as we reward and identify another incredible high school gridiron star. Enjoy the feature. HB.

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@c_pennington10 from @lexsayrefb is this week’s @minguabeefjerky “Protein-packed Performer of the Week.” @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @sayreschool

His is one of the most recognized names in Kentucky football. Largely because his dad, Chad Pennington, who is also the head football coach of the Sayre’s program, played 10-years in the NFL, was a Heisman Trophy finalist for Marshall’s Thundering Herd, and was drafted 18th-overall, as the first QB in the 2000 NFL draft. However, his son’s ability to play the same position is drawing quite a few apt comparisons. Enjoy this look at a feature about the son and not the dad and join us again next week as we feature another outstanding candidate. HB.

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