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2013 Football Preview: Harlan

By: Lauren Cash Email
By: Lauren Cash Email

HARLAN, Ky (WYMT) - To say the Harlan Green Dragons lost a lot of players from last season would be an understatement.

The Green Dragons lost a total of 15 starters, and lost all starters in the skill positions.

"I don't know that you replace the schools all-time leading passer and school all-time leader reception leader, but I do think you can fill that void with what we have coming back and utilizing our strength and we do have good lineman coming back on both sides offense and defense," said Head Coach J.B. Donahue.

A strength for this Green Dragon team is their offensive line, they return 4 of their starters on the line, one of those Lineman Senior Stephen Jones,

"In inexperience we don't really suffer that much, we have a predominately experienced offensive line our back field is pretty experienced. Really looking forward to Tanner throwing the ball and running when he needs to run, and making plays just really looking forward to that."

"Glaring weakness is the lack of depth lowest number we've ever had. We've got 21-22 players. That's not many kids when you need 11 to play the spot obvious glaring weakness, not a lot of skill kids," added coach Donahue.

"It doesn't matter how many skill players we have or how little players we have on the team, we'll come out and play with however we can," said Senior Lineman Travis Laws

Senior Running Back and Linebacker Drew Middleton said they have a better attitude coming into this season, "We're just going to work hard, practice hard, hope for the best. Do better than we did last year. I don't want to lose."

The team kicks off their season in week 0 against the Leslie County Eagles.

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