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Future UK quarterback Drew Barker makes history

Drew Barker

Drew Barker and his Conner High School Cougars traveled to South Oldham Friday night and the two schools went toe-to-toe in a quarterback battle with a final score of 34-32 in favor of the Dragons

Barker threw for 270 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and ran for 138 yards a score, but was picked off twice in the loss. However, his effort made history as he became just the third player in the history of Kentucky high school football with 40 passing touchdowns and 40 rushing touchdowns in his career.

The other players are Western Kentucky running back Antonio Andrews who finished his career at Fort Campbell with 56 rushing touchdowns and 50 passing touchdowns, and Travis Atwell, “Mr. Football” in 1999 when he passed for 34 touchdowns and ran for 38 touchdowns to add to his career total in his senior season at Hancock County High School.

Barker currently has 48 rushing touchdowns versus 40 passing touchdowns. With five games left on the regular season schedule, it is realistic to think he could reach the 50/50 club before the season ends.

Article written by Stuart Hammer

B.S. Broadcast Journalism from the University of Kentucky. @StuartHammerKSR

19 Comments for Future UK quarterback Drew Barker makes history

  1. Motnednah
    1:05 pm September 28, 2013 Permalink

    hmm… I’m confused

  2. JPhelps
    1:09 pm September 28, 2013 Permalink

    Motnednah, shhhhh…. Lets see if he can figure out what he just said!

  3. Elwon Seafore
    1:15 pm September 28, 2013 Permalink

    Did UK recruit Andrews ? If not, why not? If so, what factor led him to choose WKU?

  4. Com' on man
    1:22 pm September 28, 2013 Permalink

    Prof read much?

  5. JPhelps
    1:24 pm September 28, 2013 Permalink

    3. Joker… End of story…

  6. NL
    1:35 pm September 28, 2013 Permalink

    I really hope he is a stud at the college level. Our current crop of quarterbacks just don’t inspire a lot of confidence in the future

  7. Yup Yup
    2:05 pm September 28, 2013 Permalink

    Big time recruit gonna pop next week for Cats. Cal da man!

  8. SeaCat
    2:11 pm September 28, 2013 Permalink

    Stuart, Stuart, Stuart…

  9. The Shiz
    2:14 pm September 28, 2013 Permalink

    7. Hearing same info , always wanted 2 Johnson’s.

  10. kes
    2:38 pm September 28, 2013 Permalink

    he isnt even the best quarterback in northern ky. brennan kuntz at simon kenton is the best. i have watched them both play severaltimes. drew may be a better prospect, but RIGHT NOW, kuntz is a better player

  11. rj
    2:58 pm September 28, 2013 Permalink

    its funny how kes always says “we” when he makes a post but its always negative or anti-kwntucky, I smell a troll.

  12. rj
    2:59 pm September 28, 2013 Permalink

    Kentucky, was off by a key.

  13. cat_crazy
    3:02 pm September 28, 2013 Permalink

    wouldnt he be just the second guy with 40 and 40..because you said that one guy was still in the 30’s.whats up with that

  14. Atwell'sCareer
    3:03 pm September 28, 2013 Permalink

    Atwell’s TD history 97′-99′ and far as I know first player to record 2,000 rush yards and 2,000 pass yards in a single season!

    Career TD – 146
    Season TD – 75
    Game TD – 8
    Career Rush TD – 75
    Season Rush TD – 38
    Game Rush TD – 5
    Career Pass TD – 67
    Season Pass TD – 34
    Game Pass TD – 5
    Career Punt Rt TD – 2
    Career KO Rt TD – 1
    Career INT Return TD – 1 (103yds)

  15. kes
    3:22 pm September 28, 2013 Permalink

    11. so far THIS YEAR, kuntz is 85 for 118 passing (72%) for 1172 yds and 12 td’s and his team is 6-0 and beat conner. and he hasnt thrown an interception

  16. facts
    3:35 pm September 28, 2013 Permalink


    I was a UK journalism major. You have an opportunity that many of us would have loved to have had. But, when you write a non-sense article with unclear facts, you do two things….1) make everyone on this site avoid your articles 2) hurt your future job prospects. Smarten up.


  17. Your son can join my men's team
    5:03 pm September 28, 2013 Permalink

    #15 it’s ok we believe that your son, or brother or some inbred version of both, is the best QB in KY. No doubt. Get real that kid couldn’t hold barkers jock strap.

  18. kes
    5:45 pm September 28, 2013 Permalink

    17.haha you are a dumbass. if you knew ANYTHING about high school football you would know the kid already has division 1 offers. that kid totally outplayed barker in head to head competition 2 weeks ago. i dont know the kid, dont know his family, im just stating FACTS.

  19. Candace Mills
    2:05 pm September 29, 2013 Permalink

    I wasn’t so impressed with Drew…at least not against South. The sack he took was brutal, the 2 interceptions he threw were taken by South’s quarterback who was filling in for an injured player. His attitude on the field was awful as well.