OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) – The Red Devils have one of the most tradition rich programs in Kentucky. The expectations continue to be sky high. Owensboro made an appearance to the Class 5A region 1 championship last year. This season it’s all about replicating what they did in the past says head coach, Jay Fallin.
“It’s just about, maintaining momentum, and understanding it’s a process and buying into the daily process that it took for us to become the team that we were at the end of last (year’s) season. Sometimes success can be an enemy of progress, you think you kind of have already arrived. So we are working for the games that matter in October, when it’s going to be cold out here.”
Junior Red Devil, Austin Gough, believes there’s a lesson in their postseason loss, but is thrilled with the team’s chemistry.
“We have to take everything we learned last year and times it by 10. We have been working since Christmas and I think our bond is better than what we have had in a long time and this should be a special year. I’ve been waiting for this since last summer. I’ve been anxious man going to camps and stuff and it’s just exciting to start it back up.”
Another Owensboro player, Jaiden Greathouse, comments that the seniors need to rise to the occasion in their 2019 season.
“The seniors last year showed us some good leadership, so I just want to bring that same leadership to the young guys coming up. We are just all in this together, we are going to play hard all game and give it all that we got.”
Owensboro starts the season against Breckinridge County on August 23rd.
(This story was originally published on July 11, 2019)