BETSY LAYNE - The Betsy Layne football program concluded spring practice late last week, hosting its annual spring game. Betsy Layne head coach Jonathan Parsons was pleased with his team’s progress during the spring period.
“Anytime you lose 12 seniors, you must find ways to rebuild,” Parsons said. “One thing is to participate in spring practice. Coming from a small school, the key was getting the baseball athletes to participate as well. With the baseball coach’s blessing, we really got to work with more players than we ever had. We always finish up with a spring game, which is more like a blue-white scrimmage. It was pretty amazing to see the player turnout and the fan turnout.”
Betsy Layne’s opening round loss to Somerset in the 2013 Class 2A State Playoffs didn’t stop the Bobcats from carrying momentum over into the offseason. Following the season-ending loss, Betsy Layne finished its latest gridiron campaign 9-2. The Bobcats flourished during the regular-season, winning nine games and finishing runner-up in Class 2A, District 8.
“It was a great season,” Parsons commented. “The senior class will leave the school as the most successful class in the school’s history. The players will leave the program in great shape to compete for the years to come. I am proud of them and look forward to seeing them in the future.”
During the 2013 regular-season, Betsy Layne notched wins over Phelps. Sheldon Clark, Allen Central, Knott County Central, South Floyd, Leslie County, Magoffin County, Shelby Valley and Jenkins.