PAINTSVILLE, Ky (WYMT) - We made a trip over to Johnson County Monday to visit with the Johnson Central Golden Eagles.
The boys in black and gold finished the year with a 9-3 record last year, but heading in to this season, there are question marks after losing the state's all time leading rusher in J.J. Jude. However, head coach Jim Matney isn't too worried. He says his kids have something you can't measure on the football field.
"I am a firm believer the 'want to' is the biggest factor on the football field. You have leadership and you have the 'want to" out of your kids, and I think great things will happen", said Matney.
"If you don't have leadership and 'want to', they I don't care how talented you team is. But the cupboard is not bare. We've got some great kids coming back, and yes, we'll miss the state's all time leading rusher. But we feel like we have kids that can step up."