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Drew Barker Is Unstoppable

With only two more weeks left in the regular season of high school football UK commit Drew Barker has little time to dominate the landscape of Northern Kentucky. As a result Mr. Barker has decided to become a statistical juggernaut and make every other team look foolish. From the Herald Leader’s football roundup:

No. 23 Conner 53, Grant Co. 6: University of Kentucky Class of 2014 commit Drew Barker threw four TDs and rushed for two more for the Cougars (6-2) in the blowout.

Barker’s runs came at the end of Conner’s first two drives.

His passing scores came over four of the next five Cougar possessions. Two of those completions went to Jesse McKeehan, and the longest came near the end of the first quarter on a 64-yarder to Michael Postel.

The Braves (1-7) were dwarfed in passing yardage 340-33

All that after throwing for 7 touchdowns last week against Covington Catholic. With Barker showcasing all the tools to be an elite level QB and enrolling in class in just a couple months it is obvious the kid is ready to make an immediate impact. Drew Barker will be breaking college records here soon enough but for now he is stuck crushing the competition around the state. The only question that remains is whether or not they can make another trip to Bowling Green for the KHSAA gridiron bowl. I like their chances.

Article written by Andrew Cassady

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35 Comments for Drew Barker Is Unstoppable



  1. Joe
    5:36 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    Patrick Towles was gonna play in the NFL, too. We’ll see how stoppable or UNstoppable Mr. Barker is, once he meets up with an SEC Defense.



  2. Ridge Runner
    5:49 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    –and of course the only time I see my high school alma matter (Grant Co) comes at the hands of Mr. Barker showcasing how sucky they are! Ha, oh well… I’ll take it!!



  3. Trav4242
    5:49 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    Drew barker DID NOT throw 7 touchdown passes against Covington Catholic last week, because Conner didn’t play CovCath. These two teams play the last game of the regular season. Get the facts right please.



  4. Trav4242
    5:51 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    Oh and Conner didn’t make a trip to the bowling green for the state championship last year either. It takes five minutes to do a little research.



  5. KSRGraduateSchool
    5:57 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    Conner played Covington Holy Cross last week not Convington Catholic, but hey who’s paying attention. Also Grant Co. is 12-37 over the last 5 years without having won a single distric game, so excuse me if I’m not impressed with Barker’s day yesterday. Also, I find it interesting that you say, “make another trip to Bowling Green for the KHSAA gridiron bowl.” barker has not played for a state championship. In fact, I don’t believe Conner has ever played for a state championship. I could be wrong, but I didn’t write a post about it. Point being, chill out on the “unstoppable” business if you haven’t even spent 10 minutes “researching” on the KHSAA website.



  6. Katdaddy
    5:58 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    I’m going to love because he is a cat. But he don’t want no more of my Bowling Green Purples. Haven’t lost a game in three years.



  7. Ridge Runner
    5:59 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    Yes, the week before was Holy Cross High School for Connor.



  8. Ridge Runner
    6:00 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    KSR Grad… umm, did ya have to well…you know…umm…give out the last 5yr stats and stuff? Heh, I hear ya.



  9. KSRGraduateSchool
    6:06 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    My bad. Didn’t mean to put down Grant Co. They’re deck is a little stacked against them in football. Just wanted to point out the lack of realism (and facts) in the post.



  10. Katdaddy
    6:06 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    Drew played a great game against BG last year in 5A championship. But the PURPLES was and still is to much.



  11. SouthMillStreet
    6:10 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    Do you think Barker will be the Cats starting QB next season?



  12. Katdaddy
    6:17 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    I think he’ll start but it will be tough getting use to SEC speed.



  13. Colonel
    6:24 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    Even in a down year covcath beats Conner. As the others commented, get your facts straight.



  14. IHateCrittendenCounty
    6:44 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    I’m sure Barker is legit. But, I doubt that he could start at Caldwell County this year. Matter of fact, I dont think Max Smith, Whitlow, or Towles would either. Sindelar is hands down the best high school QB I have seen.



  15. Katy
    6:44 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    He looks like he just walked out of Friday Night Lights.



  16. 9-asty
    6:46 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    Let’s not overhype this kid like with what happened with Towles. Towles put up very similar numbers to what Barker is doing now and probably played a little tougher schedule. With the exception if a few pretty decent teams, kentucky football is not very good. Putting up 6 touchdowns vs a not very good kentucky team (sorry Grant co) doesn’t mean he is going to get to UK an start breaking records as you suggest.



  17. kes
    6:48 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    some of you guys are setting yourselves up for a BIG disappointment next year…..



  18. 9-asty
    6:48 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    I wish KSR would hire a few people who knew something about football.



  19. Trav4242
    6:48 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    Conner played for the AAA state titles in 1980 and 1983 winning the title in 83.



  20. KSRGraduateSchool
    6:49 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    Not to belabor the point, but Drew Barker did not play in the 5A championship game last year. Connor lost to Franklin Co. who subsequently lost to COOPER high school the following week, who subsequently lost to the BG Purples you speak of in the 5A championship game. Katdaddy – I don’t know who you watched play a great game against BG last year but it wasn’t Drew Barker.

    http://scoreboard.12dt.com/scoreboard/khsaa/kyfb12/tournament_118005



  21. You're Wrong
    7:43 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    KSR Graduate School,

    Conner won a state championship in the 80’s. It takes ten minutes to do a little research dumbass.



  22. You're Wrong, you're wrong.
    8:03 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    KSR Graduate School didn’t say anything about them winning or not winning one in the 80’s. He stated that they did not play in the championship last year. It takes 10 seconds to read his post, dumbass.



  23. So this is news
    8:23 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    KSR Graduate School you are totally correct. Beating up on Grant County is nothing, absolutely nothing. So what. Look at Northern Kentucky football and follow the numbers that Highlands and Covington Catholic put up against teams.

    The problem is the media in Central Kentucky never travel to Northern Kentucky to watch players. You were so hyped about Timmons and he isn’t doing anything big this year. Cooper high school in Northern Kentucky shut him down. So don’t get so pumped up about Barker. Beating teams like Boone County and Grant County is absolutely nothing. He plays against Covington Catholic in a couple of weeks. Write a story if he does anything then.



  24. Jim
    8:27 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    Barker isn’t even the best qb in northern Kentucky, much less the state, the qb from ft thomas highlands has way better numbers(look it up) , plays a tougher schedule, and will win a state title. If he’s so great, he should be able to lead his team to a state title and I absolutely do not see that happening, he hasn’t proven anything as far as big game capability, we’re setting ourselves up for a big let down with this kid



  25. Sectvdeal
    8:34 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    I love how every football recruit is overrated but every 5’9″ point guard is the best small point guard in history. Some bball fans are scared of football success. Barker will be a great UK qb. So glad to have u young man.



  26. tandog
    8:45 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    They will finish second in their district if they beat Scott this weekend. S Oldham has clinched the district. If they lose to Scott they will finish third.



  27. d/c cat
    9:22 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    He will have to get past my Anderson Co. Bearcats first before he takes on the Alabama / Bowling Green team.



  28. Joe
    10:15 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    I really hope Barker turns out to be another Tim Couch….but KSR seems to drool a bit much over him. Again he’s unstoppable…in High School. Let’s give him 2-3 years in the SEC and see what happens?

    After all he can win this years State Championship, but it won’t mean a thing to UK…only winning as OUR QB means anything.



  29. Barker's Boyz
    10:50 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    Drew, don’t listen to all of these jealous haters. You have been in the trenches and conquered. I could of sworn your team (NOT YOU), beat the mighty Cov Cath Colonels last year, didn’t you?? Conner has been in state title games and has won a championship. It’s not about stats people, it’s about the impact a player has on a game. Drew Barker is an impact player. Drew Barker is hands down the best QB to come out of KY since Tim Couch. These haters just need to keep hatin. Towles in the NFL? Reallly? Who ever said that nonsense? He wasn’t even highly recruited and didn’t even make the Elite 11. Just hope UK can red shirt Drew next year, he will be a force. The kid from Caldwell better go somewhere else, because he will be keeping Drew’s clipboard at UK. Ignore all this garbage Drew, BBN cannot wait to get you in Lexington. Go Big Blue!!



  30. Aaron C Bunch
    11:36 pm October 19, 2013 Permalink

    Barker has a nice package.



  31. G. Hurd
    8:50 am October 20, 2013 Permalink

    Simon Kenton stopped him. 42-35. Dont get me wrong Barker is a outstanding talent. But the post I just read said he is making all the teams in Northern Kentucky look foolish… thats a lie. As it stands Highlands and Simon Kenton are the 2 best and only undefeated teams in Northern Kentucky.



  32. Just my thought
    8:57 am October 20, 2013 Permalink

    KSR might be putting too much weight on Barker’s performance against bad teams (sorry Ridge Runner), I doubt he starts next season, and people may be overhyping him, but there is no denying that Barker has skills and the potential to become a great player if he continues to develop those skills. I’m sorry to those of you that think he leads Kentucky out of the basement next season but that isn’t likely. I’m also sorry to those of you who think he isn’t talented, but you seem to forget that he participated in the Elite 11 Finals which means he is (likely) one of the top 18 QB prospects in the country.

    He is a skilled player that could potentially have some great seasons at UK if he has the right players around him and is given a chance to develop, but people need to realize this isn’t basketball and freshman are rarely ready to contribute. SEC defenses are faster and stronger than anything he or any other prospect has seen. People need to temper expectations for Barker’s freshman year and realize that developing SEC talent takes time.

    Building a football program from the ground up is a marathon not a sprint so we need to be ready for the long haul, but Barker has potential and right now those are the players we need.



  33. Katdaddy
    9:44 am October 20, 2013 Permalink

    #20 You are correct it was Copper that played BG in 5A championship. They had a very good QB.



  34. Katdaddy
    9:47 am October 20, 2013 Permalink

    Bring all them teams from northern ky down here in BG. The PURPLES will drop all of them.



  35. highlands
    9:31 pm October 21, 2013 Permalink

    were you saying something katdaddy? highlands played up a couple years ago to whoop that ass, not much will change if they played today.