LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Last season Bourbon County football was above 500 for the first time since 2014, but the Colonels lost a lot of playmakers.
"It's not that we don't have skill guys to replace them, but they're young and they are getting baptized by fire," said head coach John Hodge.
Bourbon County has sophomore transfer Jake Broughton at quarterback, so a great deal of the workload might rely on the shoulders of one guy.
"CaMarr Myers, he's going to be key for us this year," said wide receiver Bryce Roy. "He will be playing running back, receiver, and a line on defense. So he will be getting the ball a lot. CaMarr Myers is going to be the main horse. Since he was a sophomore, he's either started or played a lot and he's one of those guys we really need to have a good year."
The new faces aren't on the line, but as Hodge mentioned, in the skill areas which will be evident on defense.
"Pretty much every starter on the D-line is coming back," said lineman Max Hill. "So it's going to be good and then we have a couple of new linebackers and our school is going to be pretty good too."
The Colonels went to the state semifinals in 2012 and 2013, but since have not enjoyed such success since.
"I'm not real sure we've been as good of a football team as well we've been able to be when the money is on the line," said Hodge. "We've changed a few things We did in the weight room and as we get better this year, hopefully, we'll have a good chance of November."