BEATTYVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Last season, the Lee County Bobcats finished 6-25 on the year, but the young team returns all but two seniors. This year the young Bobcats have just one senior and return the top three scorers from last year's team.
"It's a lot more responsibility," Junior Forward Donald Napier said about stepping up as a leader. "You have to think about what everyone else is doing and not just yourself. It is a lot more to think about."
"it is great to look up to them because they are really really good role models to look up to for our whole team," Freshman Guard Zach Watterson added. "I don't know I just have a lot of fun playing with them."
In returning almost their entire team, the Bobcats feel they have a lot of potential this season.
"I think we got a really good backcourt and a lot of untapped potential," Nick McClain said, a junior guard on the team. "We just need leadership and once we get a roll on it I feel we will be pretty good I feel like."
"We are going to be a lot better by the end of the season," Head Coach Chuck Perdue added. "We are going to be one of those teams that I think could be a little scary for some people in our district."
Lee County hosts Buckhorn in their first game of the season. The Wildcats provide a tough test, as they won 21 games last season.