The Jay Graves Report

Reese Taylor is the favorite to win Mr. Football but are boyz tryin’ to prevent it? “Silent Hustle”

Ben Davis' Reese Taylor has been doin' work and deserves to win Mr. Football! Photo: TheJayGravesReport

When you grow up in Gary, Indiana you’re trained to recognize a hustle gettin’ out of the car down the street. You’re trained to see the loaded dice comin’ out of a boy’z pocket in the middle of the game. You’re trained to understand that it ain’t always what it seems and you’re trained to always look for the exit signs when you walk into a joint especially at night. Why? Because there’s always gotta be a Plan B! Big Momma says, “When you’re good at what you do people that think they have the power to hold you down will always try to exert it.”

Guess what playa…I’m from G.I.!

That’s how I started the crazy Hot Joint entitled “Numbers and Lies” I wrote back in April after boyz literally robbed Gary Westside’s Dana Owens of the Miss Basketball Award. Everybody and their baby’s momma could see that she was the best basketball player in the state last season. For those that still doubted her, she showed up at the Indiana-Kentucky All-Star Game last summer at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and outshined EVERYBODY AGAIN.

Boyz around this piece tried to holler that the reason why she didn’t win it was because she didn’t win the state championship. So that suddenly makes her NOT the BEST player in the state. How dumb does that sound?

The reason that I’m bringin’ all of that foolishness back up is because boyz are tryin’ to set up that same foolish thinkin’ when it comes to the Mr. Football race this season. It’s clear that Ben Davis’ Reese Taylor is the most OUTSTANDIN” football player in the state from a skill position standpoint.

I’m puttin’ in work O.G.! Photo: TheJayGravesReport

Let’s be honest, Mr. Football is like the Heisman Trophy bruh. They typically only give it to skill position players because EVERYONE knows that Cam McGrone from Lawrence Central, the All-American, is the best football player in the state hands down. However, they won’t give it to him because he plays linebacker and they ain’t sexy enough for duns to vote his way.

Most cats are turned on by yards and touchdowns. If that’s what you want then Reese has all of that, a bag of penny cookies and a red pop. He’s sittin’ on more than 1,700 yards and 23 touchdowns in the air and darn near 400 yards and 7 touchdowns rushin’! Wheredeydodatat?

So it’s a freakin’ shoe in that he’ll have better numbers that anybody breathin’. Then the foolishness kicks in the door like the Feds. Somehow the IHSAA moved Ben Davis from their normal sectional on the west side in which they would normally play duns like Avon and Brownsburg all the way over to the east side. Now they’re in the same sectional with Lawrence Central and Warren Central. How crazy is that bruh?

So what they’ve done is put all of the big boyz in the same sectional so that they could beat each other up. In the event that Ben Davis gets caught sleepin’, which I doubt very seriously they will, the powers that be and the dull voters will have an out clause to not vote for the obvious winner. See how these boyz try to run game?

Don’t act like it can’t happen bruh because we’ve seen this type of foolishness before. C’mon all I’ve got to say is, Ben Davis better win that state championship in November because other wise, it’s gonna be some funny business goin’ on.

I’m so glad that they’re so good that even on a bad day they can win by 18 points after turnin’ the rock over four times. They robbed Dana Owens but I doubt very seriously if they can catch this cat sleepin’ because he’s the quarterback of the best team in the state bar none. Stop me when I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

1) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.

The G is excluded from the endings of all words because the G is near and dear to my heart because I’m from “The G” which is Gary, Indiana. So I only use the G when I’m talkin’ about “The G!”

The captions under the photos aren’t real but they’re real talk!