If you were to take a quick canvas of the know-it-alls around Kentucky high school football about which teams have a tremendous chance to win the 2A classification’s football championship in 2020, many would say Lexington Christian. There is plenty of reason this response would be oft-heard.
For starters, with players like Xavier Brown, Tyler Morris, and Anthony Johns, no team apart from LCA boasts the level of talent the Eagles do in its 2022-class. We picked a half dozen of those guys to our Sophomore All-State team last year. They are just that good.
As freshmen, 8 of these 2022’s saw extensive playing time, with 6 or so starting, on a team which was 9-4 and lost the Regional Championship game at Somerset at the Briar-Jumper one-yard line as time expired. Last year, these same guys, now sophomores, led LCA to a 10-2 mark.
They split with Somerset, winning in the regular season 35-34 and losing in the district championship game 28-26 to the classification’s State Champion. Many people would say they were the Classification’s best football team in 2019, and if not the best certainly second.
One of the major reasons the team both was and is so good is Xavier Brown. Wait until you see what he does in 2020?
Brown has his 40-yard dash time as a 4.6-seconds. That would be his laser-timed 40 if I were guessing.
I know he has run an 11.44 in the 100-meters as a member of LCA’s Track & Field team when still a freshman. Track times are measured via laser and that 100-meter time equates to a 4.69-second 40, or thereabouts.
We don’t know what the kid would have run as a sophomore. Track & Field succumbed to the present, world-wide pandemic.
We know the kid is special on the track. He also competes in the 200-meter, 400-meter, 800-meter, and as a member of the 4X400-meter relay team in addition to being one of LCA’s 100-meter sprinters.
Brown had a fantastic sophomore season. He really displayed his versatility.
Xavier led the team in rushing with 745-yards on 109-carries with 10-rushing TDs. He caught 33-passes for 440-yards, and 5-TDs receiving. He was second on the team in scoring with 94-points and contributed a couple big two-point conversions on the year.
On defense, Brown had 38-stops, picked off a pass, and recovered a fumble. He is also a capable and sure-handed guy able to lend his talents to special teams. He would be ideal for both fielding and returning punts and kick-offs.
Xavier Brown is one of those guys who coaches across Kentucky would pick-first if it were recess and we were “choosing sides.” He’s a specimen and statuesque player who contributes in multiple ways for his team using his incredible burst, speed, and technique.
This kid will go off in 2020. His stock on the recruiting trial, like may of his classmates on the LCA roster will continue to soar. Somerset may have a tough time getting out of round-two in 2020.
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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