‘Big X’ Cleary is the Mingua Beef Jerky Protein-packed Performer of the week. @LippertScouting @Coach_CotterLWC @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @BryanAult @PrepRedzone @cleary_xsavier @pths_football @HopkinsCentral @evans02_Mike

August 9, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

The season is upon us. Within ten or so days we will start talking about what players did this past Friday night and not so much what was accomplished last season. Big X Cleary is one of Kentucky’s finest. Enjoy this article and don’t forget to get by your local market and pick up the country’s finest all-beef jerky products. #SavorTheFlavor! FL

Caiden Broadus, from Union County, is the back on which football traditions are carried- @cbroadus28 @teeroyhowell @KrisHughes04 @Legacy_Recruit @55CoachJohns @HopkinsCentral @evans02_mike @_CoachManning @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin

June 10, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Everyone who even remotely follows the sport knows the Union County Braves are among Kentucky’s elite 3A programs especially on the western end of Kentucky. They used to have the dubious distinction of having to battle “The Blue Tornado” for district supremacy but realignment has remedied this. They will still have to contend with Trigg County and the Hopkins County Central Storm’s “Air Raid” offense. No easy task. Linemen like Caiden Broadus easy the climb. Enjoy the feature. FL.

Blake Evans from Bell County is one tough hombre. @BlakeEvans24 @_cameronburnett @ncsa @BellCountyFB @report_kentucky @minguabeefjerky @_CoachManning @evans02_mike @1776Bank @PrepSpin @kyhighs @HLpreps

April 3, 2023 Fletcher Long 0

Kory Combs (’25, Breathitt, LB/FB) and Blake Evans (’25, Bell County, LB/FB) appear to be friends. This would make perfect sense as the two of them are the best two LB’s in the Appalachia mountains in their graduating class. We have featured Combs many times. We are long overdue featuring this guy. FL.

Layton “Drew” Davis, ’23 Paducah Tilghman, maybe the best interior DL in Kentucky. @RileyElite3 @_Elite3 @NashvilleAABowl @BOTMWCombine @WestKYSportsNet @CoachSimmons_CC @LWC_Football @CVilleTigersFB @minguabeefjerky @1776Bank @PrepSpin @kyhighs @HLPreps @KyHighFootball @LaytonDavis4

December 13, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

We voted for Layton Davis, first-team (on our AP ballot), when he was still at Caldwell County last season. Layton was “Honorably Mentioned” on the AP team and first-team on KPGFootball’s squad as only a junior. There isn’t a coach in the West who wouldn’t pick him first if assembling a team and needing an inside presence along the front. This kid is All-State, all day long, and our sources tell us might possibly be headed to play for Lindsey-Wilson. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Oscar ‘JT’ Adams from Paducah Tilghman, ’23 MLB, should generate plenty of interest. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @OCathFootball @MaxPreps @HLpreps @kyhighs @1776Bank @PTBlueTornado @PTHS_fan @coachthomp9 @CentreFootball 

October 13, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Football is a tall man’s game, huh? Well we know some players throughout and around Kentucky who may beg to differ. JT Adams is as tough as they come at the MLB position for Paducah’s Blue Tornado. The senior will leave his mark on most of Kentucky before this ride is finished. Enjoy the feature. HB.

The @minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week is Kris Hughes from Union County. @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KrisHughes04 @Coach_JSimpson @PrepSpin @kyhighs @HLpreps @KyHighFootball @MaxPreps

October 5, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Union County has really been a force with which to reckon over the past few seasons. It seems the Braves are in the title hunt in 3A, and in one of 3A’s toughest districts (District 1), annually. Having players like Kris Hughes certainly doesn’t hurt matters. You wait until you see what the young man did this past Friday night. Enjoy the feature and don’t forget to pick up a bag of your favorite Mingua Beef Jerky and #SavortheFlavor! HB.

KPGFootball Preseason Class 3A, Top 5. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @1776Bank @pths_football @BelfryFootball1 @BellCountyFB @BardstownFootb1 @JJFootball9 @centurions_fb @HLPreps @KyHighs

July 5, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Here is our best guess at the five best teams heading into the ’22 season in the 3A classification. We were right on the money a year ago picking Belfry to win and Paducah to make the final game. Man, did we look stupid at the mid-way point and genius at the end. Hopefully, we will once again demonstrate our superior knowledge and work ethic. Enjoy. HB.

Perhaps @LaytonDavis4 belongs to Layton Davis. @pths_football @CentreFootball @minguabeefjerky @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @1776Bank @MaxPreps

May 28, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

This is Drew Davis. He is among Kentucky’s very finest interior, defensive down lineman in Kentucky’s ’23 class. We believe he will be a first-team All-State AP player next Fall and made the KPGFootball first-team a year ago. There are two programs which believe he is theirs. In the end, isn’t he his-own? Enjoy the feature. HB.

Chris Allen, ’23 OLB/Edge Rusher, from @pths_football is the @1776Bank Revolutionary Player of the Week. @PTBlueTornado @PTHS_Fan @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

April 22, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

This week we have a pass-rushing specialist in Chris Allen, Class of ’23, as our recipient. Allen was instrumental in “The Blue Tornado’s” run to Lexington and shot at the title a year ago. His continued excellent play will formulate (perhaps) a return engagement. Enjoy the feature and remember to get on by and visit one of our fine branches today to discover what makes Independence Bank’s people, products, and services revolutionary in the financial services industry. HB.

@XsavierCleary from @pths_football is the @minguabeefjerky Protein-Pack Performer of the Week. @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @PrepSpin @MaxPreps

March 23, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Xsavier Cleary surprised everyone with what he did as a freshman starting and manning the middle of the defensive line for Paducah’s Blue Tornado in ’21. He is a guy whose improvement will continue to define the resurgence of one of the commonwealth’s premier programs. Enjoy this feature about this fantastic young DL. Join us again next week as we award Kentucky’s most prestigious weekly distinction to another worthy recipient. HB.