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Prestonsburg takes road trips, prepares for 2013

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - Prestonsburg has a young team coming into the 2013 season, but the Blackcats are still considered District 8 favorites.

The Blackcats went 8-4 last season, where they were two points away from going to a regional final game. Head coach John Derrossett packed the bags, loaded the bus and took his team on the road this offseason to get better.

Despite returning quarterback Jarredd Jarrell, who threw for more than 3,000 yards in 2012, Derrossett thinks his roster full of youth will be just fine.

"We are very young but I think we are growing up fast," Derrossett said. "We use to, we took the kids on the road a lot, did a lot of summer things, we did a lot of 7-on-7. They changed the rules. You couldn't do 7-on-7 so we said we are going to get back on the road and start doing things so we loaded up and went to U-K, went to Lexington Catholic. We traveled a lot with these guys, even though a lot of them is going to be sophomores."

"We feel like they grew up fast over the summer. We have done a lot more in the film room. We are trying to be better teachers. Sometimes as coaches, you blow your top and you want things right now but we try to pull it back a little bit with these guys, do a little more teaching, do a few more pats on the back and I think you are seeing a growth in our young team."

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