PARIS, Ky. (WKYT) - Despite winning nine games last season, and being the favorite to win the district this season, the Paris Greyhounds have the mentality of an underdog.
"That chip on our shoulder," said linebacker Jackson Livingood. "Everyone always looks down on us, but I mean like Raceland, that game we should have won it and we know we should have won it. We're just going to come back stronger."
Paris was upset in the first round of the playoffs after losing their stud running back Matthew Barber in the eighth game of the season.
"You know he carried the bulk of our load so yeah it was a big loss," said head coach Brian Washington. "You know we had to change up some things that we were doing."
Paris has a new quarterback Alec Park, who transferred in from LCA, but returns many of its players from last season who have played together for several years.
"Just because they had to play young doesn't mean they always had success," said Washington. "So this is their time as seniors to make sure that they leave their legacy and live up to their expectation, because we do have a big group of seniors this year."
"This year we're expecting a lot," said offensive lineman Michael Jackson. "We got a bunch of seniors. We got a big senior class. We're looking to go undefeated, that's our main goal and getting to state champs."