Western Hills is optimistic heading into a new season

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Coming off a three and seven season, Western Hills remains optimistic. That's because the Wolverines feel like they left points on the field in three or four games that they should have won.

"We had quite a few games that we lost by a touchdown or so, and the thing for us and this group is to be able to finish," said head coach Don Miller. "I want them to be able to compete all the way through and finish the game this time."

Western Hills was able to find a potential star of the future in WanDale Robinson, who last year as a freshman rushed for 478 yards and six touchdowns, to go with 285 yards receiving and a receiving touchdown.

"He was able to do a lot of good things for us as a freshman," said Miller. "Even having a year under his belt going into Friday nights is even going to be a little bit better for him."

"WanDale is very good," said fullback Evan Hanus. "We have a lot of skill players. Our biggest deficit is probably we're kind of short on linemen. So that's kind of rough for us, but we're all healthy and able and trying to kick it both ways."

Robinson will be joined in the backfield with several other talented backs and Jalen Youngblood takes over the starting quarterback duties after splitting time at the position last season. On defense, the Wolverines will benefit from transfer linebacker Bryce Edmondson who comes over from Anderson Co.

"Defense has always been pretty exceptional," said linebacker Trevor James. "This year with Bryce now helping us out from Anderson, it's a lot stronger against runs, and we're going to be able to cover the passes and our secondary."


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