LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Coming off a 7-4 season, Western Hills High School looks to build on some of that momentum this fall.
"The biggest thing is we were able to finish at the end in that 4th quarter," said head coach Don Miller. "That goes to the guys in the trenches and what they were able to do on both the offensive line and defensive line."
The Wolverines feature one of the top prospects in the state in all purpose back Wandale Robinson. The junior already has offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Cincinnati, Virginia and Purdue. As a sophomore Robinson rushed for two thousand yards and 28 touchdowns, but he's likely to play receiver at the next level.
"You know he's got a great football IQ.," said Miller. "You look at his IQ and what he's able to see, that it's at a senior level on that part."
Even a talented player like Robinson, needs good players around him like senior quarterback JLen Youngblood.
"We're only going to go as far as what JLen allows us," said Miller. "Obviously they're going to put a lot of people on Wandale, but at the same time JLen with his passing ability and he's got wheels too and he's able to run the ball also."
"It all comes back to practice," said linebacker Peyton Covington. "Whenever we practice, we execute well and it's not just one person. It's the whole team. It takes everybody to execute."
Western Hills opens the season against crosstown rival Franklin County., a team Western Hills beat by two points last year.
"That game could have gone either way," said Miller. "You know you're at two points right there. So again it's a big opportunity for us again this year. We've got to go over there. So we got to do big things over there this year."