LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – As the Ballard Bruins prepare for the upcoming season, Adrian Morton is taking his team along in baby steps.
“Do you assignment. Master your role and when you do that, you will get a bigger role,” said Morton, a 31-year-old Lexington Native.
It’s sound advice from someone who certainly practices what he preaches. The Bruins former defensive coordinator is getting his own bigger role this year, becoming the team’s third different head coach in the last three seasons.
“He’s cool. He’s been through it all,” said senior Terrence May. “He shows us what we can do. And what we can improve on.”
Morton inherits a team that is far different than the one that went 9 and 4 last year and lost in the state quarterfinals to eventual champions Trinity. 33 seniors graduated leaving Morton with a lot of first time varsity players who are ready to make an impact.
“I’m excited about them going out and making plays,” said Morton.
Ballard only has five returning starters but the good news is one just happens to May who scored 30 touchdowns alone last season as the team’s starting quarterback.
“I can run and throw. I can do everything,” said May confidently.
Despite inexperience from the team, May sounds confident about Ballard’s chances this year and as you might expect he’s not the only one.
“Ballard in the past, we’ve always capped at a certain level and now we have to knock that wall down,” said Morton.
They’ll start knocking August 18th at home against DeSales.
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