LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) Last season Southwestern had an 8-4 season, but finished just 1-3 in the final month. That's an area of emphasis Larry French continues to preach to his team.
"We're still learning how to compete every day, every play, every snap, and until we get that, we're not going to be where I want us to be."
The Warriors will run, run, and probably run the football some more this year. Depth is something of a concern in spots, but not at running back where Patric Edwards will get his hands on the ball often.
"I'd say Patric Edwards might see it every snap, someway somehow," said French. "When you've got someone who has gained over 12-hundred yards two years in a row, as a freshman and sophomore, and we've got a good offensive line in front of him, I think we are a run first team."
Pulaski County has owned the county and the region for three straight years. Many coaches think this could be one of the best, if not the best, team Southwestern has ever fielded.
"Come this year I expect we will come out hard and fast," said lineman Austin Daulton. "We'll be trying to prove everyone right that we are the best team in the county. We work harder and we are better and we are better."
The Warriors have been to the state semifinals just once and this year's seniors want to make history for themselves and Coach French.
"You know it's been great. The old man (Coach French) has been awesome. He's been working us off. He's been an inspiration to my life. He's a two-time state champion and we hope we can get him a third."