Clark County 27 Teams in 27 Days

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Clark County football has been in a state of flux for the last three years.

"All around, last year was just tough. We couldn't get on a winning streak. We couldn't get on a play streak. It was just a tough year for us," said Elijah Farris.

The Cardinals managed just two wins last season and just one victory in 2012. That means more change to the coaching staff came to Winchester. Quarterback Luke Sharrock says it has been frustrating.

"We've had about three coaches in the last five years, so we're pretty used to change."

Taking over the program is former UK offensive lineman Mike Riddle.

"I really don't look at what's been going on in the past. I look at everything moving forward," said Riddle.

"I've got a certain standard that I want, and it starts and ends with a championship focus attitude and effort."

Sharrock agrees.

"We can't dwell on the past, because it's in the past. We have a chance to really change things and that's awesome."

The new coaching staff brings in a new offense that will be multiple, but will emphasize the run.

"I believe in order to win any game for a program, you need to be able to run the ball and stop the run," Riddle said. "Those are the first two things that you've got to make sure you get done."

"We have offensive threats, and then our defense, we are working. We are working hard trying to build a defense that's going to stop teams from scoring. So if we get all that correlating together, there's no telling what we can do."

Riddle says the most important change will be in culture.

"It's a mindset to establish when you're going to flip a culture to win, you have got to expect to win and go out there and play hard and give all you've got every play."

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