Woodford County believes ‘this’ is their season to shine

The Jackets are ready to sting in 2021
Published: Aug. 10, 2021 at 7:22 PM EDT
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VERSAILLES, Ky. (WKYT) - It takes time to build a winner and that has been the case in Woodford County. The Jackets are enjoying back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 2006 and 2007.

It’s year seven at Woodford County for former Kentucky star Dennis Johnson and after finishing 4-3 last season his program continues to trend in the right direction. “We’ve gotten better every single year,” says Johnson. “We got to the second round of playoffs last year and took a defeat from a great Madison Southern team. That’s expectation. We need to win a district title and I think that is step one. We put our foot in the water of the playoffs and got our first home playoff victory in 20-something years. Now we’ve just go out and prove ourself.”

The Yellow Jackets return eight starters on both offense and defense including their dual threat quarterback and star running back. Johnson says they are the key pieces to the puzzle.

“A lot of guys offensively our quarterback Bryce Patterson, our running back Preston Stacy who (had) 18-20 touchdowns. Jackson Geilear is another big piece. We look to put up some points this year also. That is definitely the strength of our team last year and we look forward to be even better this year.”

Woodford County averaged nearly 40 points per game last season and that offense will be lethal again behind a line they call the Bowling Ball Boys.

“I mean with the skill we have behind us, if they come together and work with us, we are going to be running down people’s throats this year,” says one of the BBB Tristan Cook. “Even we when we pass, they’ll (receivers) be wide-open because the pocket will be there.”

Sounds like a recipe for a big-time season.

“Changing the culture here has been a big part of that,” says defensive end Grant Garrison. “When we first started, they didn’t Woodford County much of a chance, but now that we’re becoming more experienced and everyone’s coming back, I believe if we believe we can win then we can beat anybody.”

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