FLOYD COUNTY, Ky (WYMT)- There was a lot of hype around the Floyd Central Boy's Basketball Team this time last year, but the Jaguars fell to Paintsville in the first round of the regional tournament.
The Jags lost 5 seniors from their 19-12 season where they won the 58th district.
In 2018 the Jaguars will field four seniors. Floyd Central feels they are being underestimated and after a full summer of hard work and if a few players step up into bigger roles they think they can pick up where they left off.
"People think just because we loss J.R. and we loss Jake we still have a lot of good players returning and we have a lot injuries right now and it is making the younger kids step up," said Senior Brady Conn
"I'm going to be asked to handle the ball a whole lot better with the loss of JR who was a great ball handler. I'm going to be asked to score more efficiently and dish the ball," said Junior, Dalton Boyd.
"I think this is the best year we will have. Last year we just didn't work as hard. We worked hard but it wasn't nearly as hard as we have worked this year," said Junior, Ethan Smith-Mills
"The kids are more use to how I am as a coach and I am more use to them. So our offseason workouts have been more productive because they haven't had to get use to me and my program," said Head Coach, Kevin Spurlock.