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By Nick Schrager
For the last 10 years, Coach Jeff Robbins has led the Knights football team through good times and bad. Last year, they finished with a 2-9 record. This year however, they have higher hopes.
“I look for us to be more competitive overall,” Robbins said.
In fact, one of their goals this year is to host a first round playoff game, and they have been preparing to take on the district and do just that.
Knights’ fans may notice some changes in the team as they have lost six seniors from last year, but they should also recognize many familiar faces.
“We have a lot of experience coming back,” Robbins said.
According to him, the players who are returning are more than able to take on the roles ahead.
This year’s offensive line has returning players that include Jeremy Gunn, Adam Nalley, Tyler Curtis and Kyle Milburn. For the skill positions, the Knights have Hayden Taylor, Justin Dawson, Jalen Powell and Logan Breeding. The receiving positions are filled by Lincoln Hayden and Tyler Fields.
Defense and kicking is led by Aldo Perez, who is also playing soccer for Marion County this season.
Opposition for the Knights will be as tough as ever. Robbins said teams like Lexington Catholic and Bardstown will be difficult foes and that Marion County plays in a very tough district.
According to the KHSAA website, Bardstown went 6-6 last year while Lexington Catholic dominated with an 11-3 season.
Despite this, if the Knights remain healthy and injury free, Robbins said they are capable of taking on anyone in the district.