Flyers look to build on summer success

By LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

New Franklin County football coach Donny Walker can see the potential in the Flyers. Now if he could just get his team to do the same.

"I've been real pleased with the kids who have come out," Walker said. "Their attitude and work ethic, by and large, have been really good. The biggest problem I've seen so far is they get pretty content with a small amount of success. It's tough to get them to see their potential, to realize they can do much better than the little bit of success they had this summer."

Success was hard to come by last season as the Flyers went 0-10. This summer FCHS attended team camp at Kentucky State University and played between 15 and 20 games in 7-on-7 competitions.

After the dead period the Flyers won seven of eight games, and they won a tournament in Marion County, going 4-0.

While the 7-on-7 games went well, the Flyers still have plenty to learn.

"Some days go really well and some days we struggle, but overall we've come a long way in a short period of time," Walker said. "I'm pretty pleased with our progress so far.

"Everything is completely new, from the ground up," he added. "It's completely new and different on both sides of the ball. We've changed everything from what the team has been doing the last few years to something completely different."

FCHS has 45 players out for the team this year, including about 20 who played on last year's squad.

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