In just 25 days, the 2019 high school football season will officially kick off. For the McCracken County Mustangs, they're hoping an experience offense will lead them make a deep run in the KHSAA Class 6A Playoffs.
The Mustangs return three-year starting quarterback Elijah Wheat, leading receiver Franklin Hayes, and leading rusher Hunter Bradley. Experience is so often a good thing in sports, and McCracken County Head Coach Marc Clark is hoping his veterans will take his offense to the next level this year.
"What I like is the kids have a little more vested interest in what's going on," Clark said. "As opposed to 'I'm just trying to learn the scheme, I'm just trying to figure it out.' Now they're saying, 'Can we tweak this, I think this will be better, I think this will open up a little bit cleaner.' They get to have a little more stock in the offense, which is pretty nice."
McCracken County will open the season August 24th at home against Paducah Tilghman.