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Photo of Nate Goodin: Carrie Mattingly

’25 dual threat QB is equally a threat throwing or running the football

Nate Goodin is one-heck of an athlete. How many high school football players across Kentucky can lay claim to a KHSAA title in the long jump? Goodin has been doing it all year for his Yellow Jackets both by land or in the air. Friday night, against Hazard, Goodin only threw for 59-yards. However, the junior rushed for 227-yards on 15-carries and carried one over the goal line four (4) times. Now that is getting it done.

HB Lyon, Scouting Director, KPGFootball

Williamsburg, KY: Williamsburg is generally in the hunt for the 1A title. It was just ’20 the last time Williamsburg was in the 1A semis.

Coach Herron’s Yellow Jackets won 8-games in ’21 and were 7-3 in ’22. Williamsburg was 10-3 in ’19 and lost in the Regional Championship game to Paintsville by a measly 2-points.

You get the point; the Yellow Jackets threaten to contend practically on a yearly basis. This year has been a tough one, but here we are, entering the second round of the KHSAA playoffs, and Williamsburg is still playing.

Long Jump Champion’s Hudl Highlights

Friday night, the journey figures to end where so many other seasons have gone to die, playing the Panthers in Pikeville, Kentucky.

Pikeville High is coming off championship seasons in ’21 & ’22. Coach McNamee’s Panthers figure to contend this season like any other.

The Panthers will have one riddle to solve. That is the conundrum also known as Nate Goodin.

Don’t ask anyone from Hazard what to do with Goodin. They clearly haven’t the foggiest.

Friday Night, against Hazard, Goodin threw for 59-yards & rushed for 227-yards on 15-carries, with four (4) rushing TDs
Friday Night Fletch

Goodin, Friday Night in the first round against Hazard, threw for 59-yards. He rushed for 227-yards on 15-carries, four (4) of which were carried across the goal line.

Goodin led the team, Friday night, in scoring and, most importantly of all, led the team to a 60-12 humiliation of Hazard’s Bulldogs. Not too many teams ever do that to Hazard High.

Goodin, this season, has established himself as one of the more prolific dual threat guys in the Mountains at the QB position. Goodin has thrown for over 1,000-yards (1,066) and eight (8) TDs while gaining 1,319-yards on the ground in 132-carries with 18-rushing TDs.

Goodin averages close to 10-yards a carry. I believe 9.99-yards, if we’re bent on achieving as close to accuracy as my calculator will muster.

Sophomore Tyler Housekeeper (’26) is having himself quite the season as well. Housekeeper had a 25-yard “pick-six” in the first round and has 5-picks and two pick-sixes on the year.

Obviously, Williamsburg will require huge games from both these two boys if they have any hope of “hanging around” in Pikeville, Kentucky this coming Friday night. Regardless of how this season ends, the Yellow Jackets have tons to which to look forward.

Calpreps.com predicts: Pikeville 44, Williamsburg 10

This is Friday Night Fletch, reporting for KPGFootball, reminding you toPLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!

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Two-time winner of Kentucky Press Association awards for excellence in writing and reporting news stories while Managing Editor of the Jackson (KY) Times-Voice

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