LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Western Hills lineman Dylan Tackett is very honest with the assessment of his team's reputation.
"Having two back-to-back not so good seasons, we're definitely in a rebuilding process. So we're going to put that out on the stage for everybody to see this year."
Western Hills feels like they have something to prove following a 1-9 season, plagued by costly turnovers that might otherwise be the difference in several close games.
Head Coach Don Miller agrees.
"You know we can play with anybody on our schedule, but at the same time, if you're going to create three or four turnovers, it's hard to beat anybody."
One positive for the Wolverines will be the nearly 20 upperclassman, including running back Nick Lockett, who rushed for more than 1,000 yards last season.
"I mean, we were young last year and now we're all experienced", said center Corey Miracle. "We all know each other and we can all count on each other."
Miller likes the fact his team gained experience last season, despite the losses.
"It's not guys that were sitting on the sidelines, but actually have game time experience. So I think that's going to be a huge emphasis for us this year going in."
The team has been working on ball security drills to help cut down the turnovers and hope better overall chemistry will equal improvement.
"If we stop those turnovers and eliminate those, I think that's going to be the biggest emphasis for us to be able to win some games."
"We have a lot of chemistry in the locker room and both on the field and in the school. We definitely have great potential for this season. We should definitely go 500 and compete in our district."