Blake Birchfield, ’23 RB, From Pikeville High put on quite the show in the 1A Championship win over Raceland. @LippertScouting @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @BryanAult @PikevilleHSFB @Blakebirchfiels

December 5, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

This guy was just featured not long ago. Matter of fact, we believe he was the ‘Protein-packed Performer of the Week’ for Mingua Beef Jerky on November 23, 2022. Not even we could have forecast the performance he would provide on Kroger Field against Raceland. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Blake Birchfield, ’23 RB, From Pikeville High is the @minguabeefjerky ‘Protein-packed Performer’ of the Week. @LippertScouting @Coach_CotterLWC @1776Bank @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @kyhighs @HLpreps @MaxPreps @BryanAult

November 23, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Has there been a better RB in the KHSAA over the past several years than Senior, Blake Birchfield. Not for our money! Birchfield has his Panthers knocking on the door of yet another title. We thought it would be a good idea to award him a box of protein goodness to fortify him for the journey. Enjoy this article and don’t forget to make the time to #savortheflavor of the country’s finest all-beef jerky products. HB.

Middle School Spotlight: @Jaydenjustice (’27) from @PikevilleHSFB is an ‘upper-level’ performer. @OfficialKYMSFA @AlPopsFooball @JasonJu79469991 @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

May 19, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Jayden Justice is a middle school kid who everyone across Kentucky is already discussing. With Future Stars tryouts ongoing there is little doubt this LBer will be representing Kentucky this summer in the Tennessee-Kentucky Future Stars Classic. He is one of Kentucky’s very best in the ’27 class. Enjoy the feature. HB.

Class of ’23, @wadehensley29 from @PikevilleHSFB an example of the Panthers being loaded with talent. @1776Bank @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @MaxPreps @KyHighFootball

February 19, 2022 Henry Lyon 0

Year after year Pikeville High School has talent come off its bus which defies all logic in evaluating a Kentucky 1A roster. We would suppose that is why the Panthers are perpetually in the Title hunt at the 1A classification in football. Wade Hensley, and talent very much like him, promises the Panthers are likely to be in the hunt in ’22 also. Enjoy this feature. HB.

Season Openers from Around the Horn… Featured Photo: Matt Hughes/for the Messenger @minguabeefjerky @MaxPreps @PrepSpin @KyHighFootball @AdrianStringer6 @omarion_riddick @PaintsvilleFB @PikevilleHSFB @TriggFootball @toddco_football

August 21, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

Statistics haven’t been posted yet for many performances we would have loved to cover for you. That is the case every year as we fight to morph our coverage from the out of season stuff to the in-season content. Bear with us. Here are just a few of the exceptional and noteworthy performances from last night’s action. Enjoy. HB.

@b_anthony2305 (Brenden Anthony), Class of ’25, from @PikevilleHSFB, is turning quite a few heads with his play. @minguabeefjerky @PrepSpin @1776Bank @KyHighFootball

June 15, 2021 Henry Lyon 0

Brenden Anthony is one of Kentucky’s very finest at the MLB position Kentucky-wide in the ’25 class. We think he gets some varsity burn this year even though a freshman attempting to mesh into one of the most talented rosters at that classification of play. Enjoy this look at a top-5 player at his positions and with his particular skill-set. HB.

@zac10ckhart from @PikevilleHSFB is the @minguabeefjery “Protein-packed Performer of the Week.” @PrepSpin, @KyHighFootball, @1776Bank

September 30, 2020 Henry Lyon 0

Talk about your protein-packed performers, this 6-1, 180-pound WR for Pikeville High School (1A) had a night which broke two state records and came in 3rd in another statistical category. If a night like that doesn’t get you a T-shirt and some beef jerky, it is hard to imagine what one has to accomplish to win this award. Junior, Zack Lockhart had an incredible performance against Henry Clay(6A) and one we will likely never forget. Enjoy the article and join us next week as we honor another worthy recipient.