Bryan Station has regrouped after 2017 disappointment

Published: Jul. 27, 2018 at 11:40 PM EDT
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Bryan Station planned on being competitive in 2017, but when numerous players transferred to Douglass, it left the Defenders short-handed.

"You have one thing that you thought was going to be beneficial to the program and the kids and then you have to rearrange and change everything," says Coach Frank Parks.

Now, with a year to adjust, Station feels more comfortable this preseason.

"We've got some good numbers, says linebacker Christopher McKinley. "We've got some good number of linebackers this year, some good depth with DB's, and D-line too. I mean if someone goes down, Which we don't want to have happen, I think we can replace them."

The number one offensive threat for Bryan Station is the man who wears the number one jersey. Quarterback Jalen Burbage has started for two seasons and has head-turning talent and a variety of weapons.

Parks knows the talent he possess. "He is a player that has developed into a great high school football player."

"I'm going to try to get every guy the ball," says Burbage. "So far they have prove to me and they have been showing to me that they can catch, that they can score, and that they are fast."

The Defenders have a typical meat-grinder of a schedule but Burbage believes his team will be the suprise team in the city of Lexington.

"This group of guys we are different. The senior class, we want to win, we want to get better, we want to work hard so I feel like it's going to be a whole different year."

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