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Ronnie Mingua began experimenting with making beef jerky back in the 1990s. He shared his efforts with neighbors and friends, soon realizing he had come up with something different and superior to all other beef jerkies on the market. From these humble beginnings, Mingua Beef Jerky got its start.  

Today, the Mingua Beef Jerky Company still prides itself on using its old-fashioned, all-natural recipes which offer outstanding products to customers across the nation. The recipes are a family tradition, passed down from generation to generation.     

Our recipes and our quality ingredients, hand-cut from solid pieces of beef, are never chopped or formed like other brands, making our products superior and one of a kind. That would make our products similar to this week’s Protein-packed PerformerZane Johnson, a ’27 QB from Louisville, Kentucky’s Trinity High School.

…[S]omething different and superior to all other beef jerkies…

KPGFootball on the quality of Mingua’s product

We were assured, some six years ago, that a freshman would never play regularly for Trinity High. Trinity has coronated three (3) “Mr. Football’s” (Jeff Brohm, 1986, Brian Brohm, 2003, and James Quick, 2012) and none of them had played as Freshmen.

Photo: Scott Utterback,
Louisville Courier Journal

Enter Zane Johnson. Johnson is sure enough playing. Johnson is sure enough a freshman. Johnson is playing very, very well.

Friday night, in what is (year in and year out) the biggest high school game in Kentucky, Johnson completed 20 of 29-passes for 256-yards and 4-TD’s in front of 18,000+ fans at L&N Stadium. He led his Shamrocks to a 45-10 victory over the Tigers from St. X. 

On the year, Johnson, in six (6)-games, has thrown for 893-yards and 11-TD’s against only 4-INT’s. Most impressive of all, Johnson is also getting it done in the classroom. Johnson reports a 4.0 GPA at one of Kentucky’s most rigorous college preparatory curricula

Johnson has been doing all of this against the “Sisters of the Poor” convent either. Johnson has accumulated these stats against Bryan Station, Frederick Douglass, Male, and St. Xavier in Kentucky and Indiana teams Center Grove (5-1, No. 1 ranked team in Indiana, No. 63 nationally) and Carmel (4-2, No. 14 ranked team in Indiana).

Against St. Xavier, Johnson threw for 256-yards and four (4) TD’s

KHSAA statistical website

Trinity has saved its best football for the end run to the playoffs stretch. Standing at 3-3, and coming off a dismantling of the commonwealth’s highest regarded ball club, Trinity now braces for a road game against the Cincinnati version of St. Xavier, before traveling across town to play Ballard and then home dates with Eastern and Oldham County.

A 7-3 regular season seems likely. After that it is a playoff run of five games which will almost certainly include a return engagement with the St. Xavier Tigers bent on exacting some revenge.

Either way, the road to the 6A football championship still appears to roll through the same location it generally does. One has to deal with the boys from St. Matthews if they are to have a shot at the title.

This year, and for the next three after this one, that means overcoming Zane Johnson. As he continues to progress, that proposition will only get more daunting.

After six (6) through his freshman season, Johnson has thrown for 893-yards and 11-TD’s against only 4-picks

KHSAA statistical website

Join us next week as we return to honor another weekly prize winner. Until then, pop some Mingua Beef Jerky in your mouth and savor the quality and flavor which sets it apart from the competition. Remember, our product is superior and one of a kind; just like Trinity High’s, Zane Johnson. 

This is Fletcher W. Long reporting (on his birthday) for Kentucky Prep Gridiron reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE and don’t forget to SAVOR THE FLAVOR! 

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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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