We get a ton of questions about whether this player or another is the
“best in the commonwealth.” We can see why people would be curious about our opinion. After all, what we think counts, we’re AP voters.
Well there are a bunch of freshmen making big splashes for their teams this year. Hayes Preston has been a consistent contributor along the LCA offensive front, Kory Combs is one of Breathitt County’s best defenders, Kalen “Jaws” Washington is averaging more than a hundred yards a night rushing for George Rogers Clark in 6A, and Paducah Tilghman’s QB, Jack James, has already thrown for over a 1,000 yards passing with 13-passing TDs.
All of these freshmen are contributing BIG TIME to Kentucky high school varsity football. Any of them could make a claim to being Kentucky’s best freshman footballer.
What about Q? Sorry, that is what we call him around the magazine.
We are talking about Garrard County’s Montavin Quisenberry. He had a season last Friday night in one game.
Against a tough Bell County team, Q(uisenberry) was 16 for 24 through the air for 189-yards passing with 2-TDs. On the ground, he carried it 23-times for 249-yards and another 2-scores.
Defensively, Q was second on the team that night with six (6)-tackles. Q also threw in one of the team’s two fumble recoveries.
On the year, Q has thrown for 688-yards with 7-TDs passing. Q has rushed the football 90-times for 897-yards in 6-games with 11-rushing TDs.
Q leads the team in passing, rushing, and scoring on offense. He plays defense for the Class 3A, District 5 team too.
Q has 20-tackles, 1-TFL, 1.5 QB-sacks, 3 FFs, 2 FRs, and 2-INTs. Man, all of that is a mouthful.
I am veritably dizzy just trying to annotate all the ways this kid has enriched this program. He has found a cornucopia of ways to contribute to his team on the football field and in multiple phases.
We also hear he is good at basketball. If there is a better freshman than Q from across Kentucky, especially among the skills, we would like to see him. If there is a more versatile, two-way freshman stalwart than Q, we would like to see him too.
Let’s revisit our original question. Who is the best freshman skill player in Kentucky? You know what…just might be Q!
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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