LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The Franklin County Flyers have had to make a quick adjustment to a new head coach.
When Chris Tracy stepped down in mid-July, the Flyers didn’t have time to waste in finding a new coach. The school turned to 10-year assistant, Nicholas Sheridan.
"I found out the Friday of dead period and took over the following Monday,” Sheridan said. “So obviously it was a really fast turnaround.”
“There are quite a few new things around here. We're known as an athletic fast team. We're still athletic and fast, but we also have some big linemen this year that I'm really excited about, as far as a new feature to our football team."
One of those big linemen is Sidyen Levarity, who approves of the new hire.
"He has new energy, a new attitude,”. Levarity said. “He just helps us with so many things on the field, off the field, life lessons, and I just love it."
The offensive line is a strength for the Flyers. Dalton Landrum gets the start at quarterback.
"Dalton Landrum is somebody that will be exciting at multiple positions,” Sheridan said. “We have Sidine Laverity, John Michael Stallard and those guys are linemen. Usually people don't come to football games to watch linemen, but people will be coming Friday nights to watch those two for sure."
"We want some more productivity compared to last year,” Landrum said. “Obviously, we're going to score points and be a fast team. I'm confident in the line that we have. Like he said, we have a huge line."
The Franklin Co. defense is more of a question mark, but Sheridan isn't concerned.
"Right now we have two returning starters, which to most people, that's one of those deals where it's kind of scary. But not for us, because those guys have experience. They weren't necessarily starters, but all those guys have played, and played in different roles. They might be in a different position, but they're ready for Friday nights," Sheridan said.