Countdown to Kickoff: The Frankfort Falcons

Published 08/13 2012 11:06PM

Updated 08/14 2012 02:07AM

RIDGELEY, W.Va. -- After two consecutive playoff seasons, Frankfort struggled in a rebuilding year, going 3 and 7.  But with that rebuilding comes experience this year, and high expectations.

"We have about 5 or 6 kids that got experience last year," says Frankfort Head Coach Kevin Whiteman. "So that's going to help. They're showing the way to the younger kids. We feel real good about what we have coming back.

"We didn't have a good pass defense," says Thane Cutter, Senior Wide Receiver and Free Safety. "This year we have a little more experience. A lot more juniors and seniors on both sides of the ball."

Offensively, Frankfort will rely on the running game, which features some good depth in that position.  And even with a young quarterback, the backfield all learned from last years growing pains. In fact, the younger players got almost five games of varsity play under their belts last year. 

But this season, Whiteman and his Falcons are hoping to get back to a winning record. Considering last year they were three possessions away from finishing 6 and 4, and the players have learned their lessons.

"Last year taught us how to fight through adversity," says Damin Morgan, Senior Running Back and Linebacker. "This year we know how to come back when we're down."

Frankfort opens up the season at North Marion on August 24th. 

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