’25 QB from South Warren will enter 2024 an early Mr. Football Favorite
Bryce Button made the Large School All-State Football team at QB. He did this during a year which saw records falling all over the Bluegrass from other QBs. Button was the model of efficiency, consistency, and excellence as his numbers certainly exhibited. Button just kept improving, as his movie counterpart, Benjamin Button, does in the movie, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” starring Brad Pitt.HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball
There was a movie which came out a few years ago entitled The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. It was loosely based on the life of F. Scott Fitzgerald, a famous author.
The story demonstrates the difficulty of facing the assumptions and expectations of other people. Being the QB of the South Warren Spartans comes with assumptions and expectations too.
People assume you will be among the more prolific players at your position in Kentucky’s 5A classification, like so many who have manned that position before you. People expect you to play at an All-State level and have your team in Kentucky-wide title contention.
In lots of ways, Bryce Button shared many attributes in common with fiction’s, Benjamin Button apart from the aging backwards thing. Both Buttons have improved as they have aged.
Bryce Button is the QB for the South Warren Spartans. The Spartans had a “curious” case of a season, finishing 9-3.
The Spartans lost to the champions of 5A, Bowling Green, by a score (36-29), lost to duPont Manual (6A) by a field goal, before being blown out by Owensboro in the second round 53-22. The Spartans won those other nine games.
The wins included beating 5A powers like Southwestern, Greenwood, and Madisonville North-Hopkins. The win-column also included a vanquishment of an Indiana powerhouse, Gibson Southern (Fort Branch). The Spartans also conquered 4A, District 1 powerhouse, Logan County.
Along the way, Button was brilliant. Button completed 189 of his 290-passing attempts (.65172414 completion percentage), threw for 3,274-yards, 38-TDs, against 5-thrown picks, while scoring 7-rushing TDs. Button was third on the team in rushing yards. Not too bad for a “drop-back” guy.
Button made the NewsRadio 840 WHAS & KPGFootball Big (or Large) School, All-State Football Team (4A, 5A, & 6A). Not bad, at all, for a year which would see QBs in both the Small and Large School Divisions break long-standing, passing marks; either Kentucky-wide or in the history of their respective programs.
Bryce Button broke six team records himself over the ’23 season in only 12-games. Button broke the single game passing attempts mark (41), the single game passing yards mark (412), and the single game most TDs thrown mark (6). Button also broke the single season passing attempts mark (289), the single season passing yards mark (3,274), and the single season total TDs scored, running and passing (45).
Just like the movie related, it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be…there are no rules to life or football. Button and his teammates can make the best of football or the worst of it. The choice is theirs.
Bryce Button, like his movie counterpart, has elected to make the best of it. He has made his choice and the Spartan faithful are reaping a huge reward.
This is Friday Night Fletch, reporting for KPGFootball, reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!
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