Two-way middle school star likely headed to the offensive backfield in HS
We wrote about this young phenom about a year ago. Well, he had quite an 8th-grade season and has gathered some more postseason distinction arching toward a HS career which appears certainly headed for stardom.Fletcher W. Long, Chief of KPGFootball’s Scouting Division
We talk about “No Doubters” all the time in this magazine. We have accurately predicted them for years over here.
We first featured Ty Phillips about a year ago. We predicted he would have a whale of a season for the Webster County Trojan Middle School team over the course of his 8th-grade year. Not even we could have predicted he would compile the numbers we have been provided.
According to a source for the magazine, Ty Phillips had 65-tackles, 3-INT’s, and a QB-sack defensively for the Trojans this past season. Those are spectacular defensive numbers.
Offensively was where he really shone. Phillips gained 1,851-yards, scored 22-touchdowns, in 11-games. He also led his middle school team to an uncharacteristically deep run in the KYMSFA playoffs.
For his efforts, the 8th-grader will play for the second consecutive year in the KYMSFA All-Star Classic. He will also suit up once again for his Region in the KYMSFA’s Battle of the Regions, which has become quite a prestigious event where middle school football talent can showcase its wares for the future high school staffs hoping to land said talent on its future rosters.
Webster County, which finished 4-7 in varsity action this year but just a few scores away from 7-4, has to be enthused about the type players matriculating into its high school from the middle school ranks. A few years of “Ty Phillips-types” coming up into the program will result in the Trojans experiencing unprecedented success in the very near future.
We were able to interview the head of our scouting division. Fletcher Long had this to say about Ty Phillips, “These type football players don’t come around too often into any high school program. When you see young players with this type ability toiling away in the middle school ranks, as a high school coach, you have to know your high school program’s time to feast is fast approaching. Coach LaGrange has to feel good about how his Trojans are trending, with talent like this upcoming.”
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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