Frankfort is small on numbers but big on talent

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The Frankfort Panthers may be short on numbers, but they aren't short on talent.

"We're a bunch of athletes on the field," said head coach Craig Foley. "So we're going to try to create some havoc that way defensively. We don't have a lot of big guys. So we got some smaller guys, and we're trying to use a lot of space both offensively and defensively."

The Panthers do have one big guy on the roster, 6-foot-4, 215 pound junior Jonathan Tillman. He does a little bit of everything on the field.

"Right now he's playing a little bit of tight end, a little z for us," said Foley. "He's also one of our quarterbacks. So he's going to play a lot of different spots for us. Defensively he's playing some defensive tackle, and he's playing some linebacker as well. He's a little bit all over the field."

"It's a life," said Jonathan Tillman. "You got to learn everything when you're short on numbers. It takes a lot to do."

One of the selling points of playing for a small school like Frankfort is the ability to earn plenty of playing time, but that's not always a good thing.

"I like playing both sides of the ball sometimes," said wide receiver and safety Javon Bush. "It just depends what kind of game it is. I need my rest to get that energy."

"You know when high school is over you don't get a chance to go back and take a break," said Foley. "Yeah it would be nice to be somewhere where you only play one side, but then think about it you get to play every play."

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