Leslie County eyes district after falling just short in 2018

HYDEN, Ky (WYMT)- The Leslie County Eagles started off last season slow before picking up the pace to finish runner up in their district. This year, the Eagles want to build on last season's success in the district.

"Win district and region, and possibly state," said Senior Spencer Napier.

"Our goal is to get better every week, especially in the regular season. We want to be at our best, reach our peak when we start district play," said coach Eddie Melton.

"Team's more discipline, said Napier. "We're working harder, getting more together as a team."

This team wants to play their best football come district play. Last season the Eagles did just that.

After losing their first five games, Leslie County stepped up a notch in district play, winning three straight district games before falling to eventual District Champs, Shelby Valley. Coach Melton says it's more about fixing the issues off the field for the Eagles that will help them improve this season.

"You know we've been down the past two seasons," said Melton. "I feel like discipline's been the issue overall team wise. That's something we really focused on this off season: being discipline, working hard in the weight room. I feel physically like we've gotten a lot stronger, but our attitude's been better. Been more coachable, and we gotta be coachable and be discipline on all phases of the game to improve."