I have had the pleasure of covering several high school football games this year involving Central Kentucky teams and have covered several Lexington Catholic games. I have always been impressed with Sr. RB Noah Mitchell. Mitchell is a 5-9 195 pound Senior with 4.57 40 yard speed who will pound inside for the tough yards as well as having the speed to get outside. He is also a dependable pass catcher, excellent blocker and a hard hitter on both sides of the ball as well as special teams. It was brought to my attention that Noah had broke his left hand on November 15th in a first round playoff game with Rockcastle County. He played almost two quarters with a soft cast. The following Monday he was put in a full cast but returned later in the week to get his cast modified to free two of his fingers.
The next job was convincing the Lexington Catholic coaching staff that he could play and start against the 10-1 Russell County team in the second round of the playoffs on November 22nd. Lexington Catholic won the game by a score of 34-14. Mitchell not only played but carried the ball 14 times for 65 yards with a long run of 35 yards which led the Knights and led the receivers in receiving yardage with 56 yards on three receptions with a long reception of 40 yards. He has excellent season statistics, 103 rushing attempts for 602 yards (5.8 average) and six touchdowns, 30 receptions for 465 yards (15.5 average) and three touchdowns. Mitchell has recorded 14 solo tackles, seven assisted tackles, one interception and a fumble recovery on defense. Noah is taking AP classes and has a 3.90 GPA and lives, eats, and breathes football and his ultimate goal is to play Division I football and hopefully he will get the opportunity.
Often you will observe a player and silently think if only he would…… I can honestly say I have never had that thought about Noah Mitchell, he leaves everything on the field on ever play.