I got a chance to speak with Bell County running back Cory Davenport, about the upcoming high school football season, new head coach Wayne Mills, and Bell County's winning streak within the WYMT coverage area.
Below is the interview:
1. First things first, how excited are you about August 19th, and your first game versus Lexington Catholic?
Cory Davenport: Very excited, I think if we can start off with a win like that, then it will give a lot more confidence to everyone else, especially since we lost so much talent last year.
2. For the first time in your high school career you will play under a new head coach in Wayne Mills. How is that going to be different from playing under Dudley Hilton?
Cory Davenport: A little different, but he coached at Bell for a long time, so its not too big of a change. I love Coach Mills to death though. He is always enthusiastic about what were doing and he is a great person to be around. He already has everyone on his side.
3. What did you learn from Coach Dudley Hilton while he was with the Bobcats?
Cory Davenport: The biggest thing I learned was probably to never quit no matter what happens. If you mess up, mess up at full speed. Also, if there seems to be no other way, make a way.
4. The Bobcats moved from the east division to the west division this year. What are you thoughts on the move?
Cory Davenport: I'd like to see some new competition and a different type of challenge. We've stayed in this division so long you know what to expect, but now, every game is different and I think it will really test how we handle a situation we haven't encountered yet as players and a team.
5. The Bobcats lost a lot of seniors last year, including Ben Madon, John Dudley Hilton and your brother Sean Cody Davenport. How do you guys plan on recovering from those loses?
Cory Davenport: HARD WORK, HARD WORK, HARD WORK.. That’s a senior class to miss, but we definitely can make up for it and more, I believe. I've seen some of our players come along that I didn’t think would make it, and they are going to be a huge asset to the team.
6. Bell County hasn’t lost to a WYMT Coverage area school since November 10th, 2006 when you guys lost to Rockcastle County. What is it like to be on a streak like that?
Cory Davenport: It feels good, but it can end a lot quicker than it was obtained. Hopefully we can keep that streak going for you all!
7. What are you goals for the team next season?
Cory Davenport: All the way. Go big or go home!
I would like to thank Cory for his time doing this with me. Continue to check back for more interviews with other local players and coaches from the WYMT coverage are.
Below is a link to some of Cory's highlights from the 2010 football season.