STANTON, Ky. (WYMT) - Powell County's backfield will have a number of new faces this season, but the Pirates still have their sights set on bringing home some hardware this year.
"I think offensively we have the most talent that I've ever seen on a football team," Senior Running Back and Outside Linebacker Lance Stevenson said. "We have so much speed and so much strength that there shouldn't be anybody that can stop us this year."
The Pirates lose Nathan Skidmore to graduation. He was sixth in rushing yards in the state last season. The also lost Quarterback John Brooks and the rest of their backfield.
"I wouldn't say it's gonna be easy cause Nathan Skidmore, he rushed for 6,000 career yards, but I really feel like we can hold our expectations and fulfill them," Justice Harmon said, a senior middle linebacker and fullback.
Despite the changes, Powell County feels they can keep their momentum going from last season.
"Just gotta win games. That's what we're here to do - win games," Senior Guard and Defensive Tackle Jacob Watson said.
"I told the kids, I said my goal is to win district this year. Win district and be playing for a regional championship," Head Coach Joshua Kincaid said. "That goal was set, and I think we can attain it this year."