LEWISPORT, Ky. (WEHT) – Hancock County returns to the field looking to prove they can be more consistent.
The Hornets had a frustrating end to last season, finishing 5-6. Now, head coach, Bobby Eubanks, believes his squad can still make their mark even with a younger squad.
“We were a little disappointed in our effort last year, finishing 5-6, yet we made the playoffs. We felt like there were two or three games we left on the field that we should have won. This year, we are looking to improve that. We want to be in a position where we take care of those games that we missed last year. That’s one of our big focuses’ this year is to take care of it in all aspects of the game.”
Senior, Ryan Garrison understands his team has a young foundation. Garrison thinks the Hornets have to make the most of practice and work on their athletic abilities in off-season workouts.
“This year we have more freshmen and underclassmen. So we want to get them to their peak, try to get them to a point where they can play with us on Varsity. This year we are focusing more on sprinting and conditioning and getting more in shape . We are trying to go that 110 percent.”
Jesse Gray, another Hornets senior, thinks his squad is ready to go, and strongly states, that his team could have potential this season.
“Senior year, I’m ready to go. I’ve been starting ever since freshman year. This entire team is hungry. We are going to go out there bust some heads. I don’t care who it is, Mayfield, Danville, Owensboro Catholic, doesn’t matter. We are going to get the win because I know what we have worked out, and we have worked hard on 100% every play.”
Hancock County kicks off 2019 with their season opener against Grayson County.
This story was originally published on July 18, 2019