KNOX COUNTY, Ky (WYMT) - Second-year head coach Phil Russell and the Lynn Camp Wildcats are looking to continue progressing coming off a 3-8 season last year.
"I'm just trying to build this team up as much as I can. I try to tell our kids about wins and losses, but the wins and losses are going to come. We're guaranteed to strap it on 12 times this year. You know you got to take it all in, take in every opportunity," said Coach Russell.
The wildcats have 7 seniors on their roster, one of those is senior wide receiver/safety Tyler Reynolds and he says helping out the young players will help lead to a successful season.
"Keep building them up. We haven't had the best years than what we had, but we've been building and we're just trying to keep positive and keep trying to build them up. We've got a young quarterback and we're just keeping him positive just trying to keep building him up to where he can succeed so we can succeed," said Reynolds
Fellow senior wide receiver/linebacker Aaron Mills talks about the differences from last year.
"Everyone seems like they want it more. Showing up in the weight room, used to everyone would just come and go as we please, but this year it's mandatory you have to be there if you're going to be a part of us," said Mills.
Senior running back/safety Tommy "Squirrel" Hatfield has bigger expectations for the wildcats this season.
"I expect us to win a lot more games than we did last year, and just be a lot better. We want to win district, and beat Williamsburg," said Hatfield.
The wildcats senior night is against Williamsburg and you better believe they'll be ready.