LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Dunbar begins year two under coach Paul Rains. Last season, the Bulldogs were one of the surprise teams in Lexington, when they won six games.
"The standard has been set by last year's team. So everything seems to be moving a little bit smoother because of that," Rains said.
"Previous Dunbar years we were winning one, two games. Last year, winning six games was a good feeling," LaQuan Taylor said.
"This football team right now is more disciplined and understands what it takes to win, more so than last year's football team,” Rains added.
After losing 17 seniors to graduation, including 10 of 11 starters on offense, the bulldogs have some holes to fill.
"I think a lot of people think since we lost 17 seniors, we're coming in smaller, and since we don't have those seniors, we can't play like we did last year,” Jay Coleman said. “But we have the talent that we had last year."
"Experienced players will have to turn down to the young guns,” DeRante Sanders said. “We're trying to win this game and no more losing by last second field goals and things like that."
"We're going to look to spread the wealth around a little bit more,” Rains said. “Emory was capable of making the big.”