From the SALYERSVILLE INDEPENDENT
And you can add in transition as well.
First-year coach Scotty McCoy opened practice Monday with 28 players as the Hornets look to build on last year’s 4-7 finish.
“We’ve been working hard in the weight room this offseason,” said McCoy, who served as offensive coordinator last season for his father, Chester McCoy. Chester resigned after seven seasons and accepted the job at Paintsville High School before having a change of heart and returning to Magoffin County to teach and coach softball.
Scotty has spent six seasons as an assistant coach – including five with his father – and feels he’s ready for the challenge.
“It’s a transition for me as much as it is for the kids,” he added. “We are going to build on the things [my father] did here, and our goal is to be contender in the postseason.”
The Hornets expect to have more than 30 players on the roster once players return from vacation, and a few more will come out once school starts, said Scotty.
“There’s a lot of excitement,” he continued. “We’ve had a lot of fun and put in a lot of hard work. We’re hoping to turn some heads this season.”
Magoffin County will play just one scrimmage game – at Sheldon Clark on Aug. 16 – before opening the regular season on Aug. 23 at South Floyd.
“It’s hard to believe the season in a little over a month away,” said Scotty. “We have a lot of work ahead of us.”
The Independent will publish its annual Football Preview in August.