ASHLAND

Coach: Preston Freeman

Last season: 3-16-1, 63rd District first round

Top players: Ethan Harrison (Sr., sweeper); Daniel Shytle (Sr., midfielder); Ben Acuff (Jr., midfielder); Landon Scott (Jr., forward).

Coach’s outlook: “Our numbers are up, and we’ve got a good group of guys who have worked their butts off. They’ve already come a long way, but there’s room for improvement, of course. If we learn to knock the ball down and move the ball quickly, we can be a good attacking team through the midfield. We’ve got some goal-scorers. We’ve got big, tall, aggressive kids. We’ve just got to put it all together as a team.”

Schedule

AUGUST

13-at Greenup Co.; 15-at Prestonsburg; 22-East Carter; 24-at Frederick Douglass; 27-Huntington St. Joe; 29-at Fleming Co.; 31-Spring Valley.

SEPTEMBER

7-at Cabell Midland; 10-Boyd Co.; 12-Lawrence Co.; 17-at Russell; 19-at Boyd Co.; 23-at Portsmouth West; 24-Bath Co.; 26-Russell; 30-Rowan Co.

OCTOBER

3-Martin Co.; 5-at Hurricane.

BATH COUNTY

Coach: Chris Roussos

Last season: 6-8, 61st District first round

Schedule

AUGUST

15-Mason Co.; 20-Russell; 22-at Berea; 27-at Morgan Co.; 29-at East Carter.

SEPTEMBER

3-at Rowan Co.; 5-Fleming Co.; 7-Lawrence Co.; 9-Powell Co.; 12-Menifee Co.; 17-at Estill Co.; 21-Johnson Central; 24-at Ashland; 30-Greenup Co.

OCTOBER

1-at West Carter; 3-at Boyd Co.

BOYD COUNTY

Coach: Logan Price

Last season: 16-2-1, state quarterfinals

Top players: Ronnie Totten (Sr., midfielder/forward); Jack Samuel (Jr., goalkeeper); Cameron Gibson (Jr., midfielder); Carson Webb (Jr., center back); J.B. Walter (Jr., midfielder).

Coach’s outlook: “I feel like, since I’ve gotten here, we’ve grown with having that target on our back. Now it just has a title to it. For a long time, Boyd County was not a quality soccer program. Once you take that step, good teams start gunning for you. This year, we have that title of region champion. (Last year) was a great experience. We’ve gotta learn from it in positive ways.”

Schedule

AUGUST

13-at West Carter; 15-Johnson Central; 20-at Martin Co.; 22-at Lawrence Co.; 24-at Belfry; 29-Greenup Co.

SEPTEMBER

3-Bourbon Co.; 7-vs. Corbin (at Rowan); 10-at Ashland; 12-at Russell; 16-at East Carter; 19-Ashland; 24-Russell; 26-at Rowan Co.; 28-at Hurricane.

OCTOBER

1-at Fleming Co.; 3-Bath Co.

EAST CARTER

Coach: Chris Huddle

Last season: 16-3-2, 16th Region finals

Top players: Ethan Miller (Jr., forward); Logan Cales (Jr., midfielder); Garrett Halstead (Sr., midfielder); Shawn Greenhill (Sr., defender); Trevor Cline (Jr., goalkeeper).

Coach’s outlook: “We’ve got some big shoes to fill with what we lost to graduation, but we’re very capable and we’re looking to win some games. We’ve got some experience on both the offensive and defensive ends. It may take a few games to fill some spots with experience, but I think we’re going to be all right.”

Schedule

AUGUST

13-at St. Patrick; 15-Morgan Co.; 21-Greenup Co.; 22-at Ashland; 24-Prestonsburg; 27-at West Carter; 29-Bath Co.

SEPTEMBER

3-at Mason Co.; 5-Russell; 10-Spring Valley; 12-at Martin Co.; 16-Boyd Co.; 19-at Russell; 21-at Madison Southern; 22-at Corbin; 26-Lawrence Co.; 28-at Dixie Heights; 30-West Carter.

OCTOBER

1-Hurricane.

FLEMING COUNTY

Coach: Dallas Hicks

Last season: 12-9-1, 16th Region semifinals

Top players: Jordan Dials (Sr., midfielder); Elian Gonzales (Sr., striker); Alberto Sanchez (Sr., defender); Mathew Kegley (Sr., midfielder); Tyler Jamison (Sr., defender).

Coach’s outlook: “We are a senior-heavy team looking to build off of a district runner-up (finish) and regional berth. ... We have been riddled with injuries as of late, however, but are starting to get players back to full health to pick up where we left off. This will be the first year that Fleming County has started a full JV program to help feed into the varsity squad to build for the future while the current group of seniors is tasked with building a winning culture for future varsity players.”

Schedule

AUGUST

13-at Russell; 17-at Estill Co.; 22-at Paris; 24-at Berea; 27-at Montgomery Co.; 29-Ashland.

SEPTEMBER

5-at Bath Co.; 10-at Menifee Co.; 12-West Carter; 14-at Mason Co.; 17-St. Patrick; 19-Scott; 21-Covington Latin; 24-Rowan Co.; 28-at Jackson City.

OCTOBER

1-Boyd Co.; 3-Greenup Co.

GREENUP COUNTY

Coach: Levi Kiser

Last season: 0-20, 62nd District first round

Schedule

AUGUST

13-Ashland; 15-Lawrence Co.; 21-at East Carter; 22-at Russell; 24-Martin Co.; 28-at Rowan Co.; 29-at Boyd Co.

SEPTEMBER

3-Russell; 5-at Menifee Co.; 10-at Morgan Co.; 14-Menifee Co.; 16-Morgan Co.; 19-at West Carter; 24-at Mason Co.; 26-Rock Hill; 28-Ironton St. Joe; 30-at Bath Co.

OCTOBER

3-Fleming Co.

JOHNSON CENTRAL

Coach: Dwight Chafins

Last season: 11-8-1, 15th Region finals

Top players: Jake Headley (Sr., forward); Dalton Lawson (Sr., midfielder); Ethan Pack (Sr., defender); Gabriel (Jr., midfielder)., John Kennard (Sr., forward/defender).

Coach’s outlook: “We have high expectations. Our players have been working hard, putting in extra time and utilizing their time doing quality work. We are working and practicing smart with a high level of intensity and, Lord willing, it will pay off down the stretch deep into the postseason.”

Schedule

AUGUST

15-at Boyd Co.; 19-Pikeville; 22-at Perry Co. Central; 24-at Pikeville; 26-at Lawrence Co.; 27-Spring Valley; 29-at Martin Co.

SEPTEMBER

4-Mountain Mission (Virginia); 5-Lawrence Co.; 7-Kings of Mountains (at Rowan); 10-Paintsvile; 12-at Prestonsburg; 17-Martin Co.; 21-at Bath Co.; 24-Belfry; 26-Prestonsburg; 28-at Hazard.

OCTOBER

2-at Paintsville; 3-at Spring Valley.

LAWRENCE COUNTY

Coach: Scott Johnson

Last season: 11-4-1, 15th Region semifinals

Top players: Tyler Maynard (Sr., midfield/forward); Luke Johnson (So., midfield); Luke Cassell (Sr., midfield); Alex Ratliff (Sr., defender); Briyce Brooks (Sr., midfield).

Coach’s outlook: “We return 10 of 11 starters and look to be competitive in the 15th Region. After the loss in the region semis last year, our team’s mission has been to get back to the region and win a championship. We have a large group of sophomores that have grown quite a bit in the last year, and we expect a lot out of them to help out our senior class.”

Schedule

AUGUST

13-Martin Co.; 15-at Greenup Co.; 19-West Carter; 20-at Pikeville; 22-Boyd Co.; 26-Johnson Central; 27-at Shelby Valley; 29-Russell.

SEPTEMBER

3-Belfry; 5-at Johnson Central; 7-Kings of Mountains (at Rowan); 10-Prestonsburg; 12-at Ashland; 17-at West Carter; 19-at Belfry; 23-Pikeville; 26-at East Carter; 28-Shelby Valley; 30-at Paintsville.

OCTOBER

2-Rowan Co.

MENIFEE COUNTY

Coach: John Perkins

Last season: 8-6-1, 61st District first round

Schedule

AUGUST

14-at Morgan Co.; 15-at Powell Co.; 20-at West Carter; 22-Rowan Co.; 24-at Russell; 27-Jackson City.

SEPTEMBER

5-Greenup Co.; 10-Fleming Co.; 12-at Bath Co.; 14-at Greenup Co.; 16-Powell Co.; 19-at Wolfe Co.; 23-Paris; 24-at Estill Co.; 26-West Carter.

OCTOBER

1-Morgan Co.; 3-at Jackson City; 4-Wolfe Co.

MORGAN COUNTY

Coach: Lonnie Basham

Last season: 6-10-3, 62nd District first round

Schedule

AUGUST

14-Menifee Co.; 15-at East Carter; 20-at Breathitt Co.; 22-Wolfe Co.; 27-Bath Co.; 29-Powell Co.

SEPTEMBER

4-at Wolfe Co.; 5-at West Carter; 9-Jackson City; 10-Greenup Co.; 16-at Greenup Co.; 19-at Powell Co.; 23-West Carter; 24-Breathitt Co.; 26-at Hazard; 30-at Jackson City.

OCTOBER

1-at Menifee Co.

PAINTSVILLE

Coach: Dustin Adams

Last season: 4-10-1, 57th District first round

Schedule

AUGUST

20-Perry Co. Central; 22-at Prestonsburg; 26-Hazard; 27-Wolfe Co.; 29-at Hazard.

SEPTEMBER

7-at Wolfe Co.; 9-Martin Co.; 10-at Johnson Central; 12-at Belfry; 17-Prestonsburg; 26-at Martin Co.; 30-Lawrence Co.

OCTOBER

2-Johnson Central.

ROWAN COUNTY

Coach: Max Hammond

Last season: 21-2, 16th Region semifinals

Top players: Luke Hart (Jr., defender/midfielder); Allen Holbrook (Jr., center back); Kevin Nguyen (Sr., midfielder); Chase Alderman (So., multiple); Aiden Leuenberger (Jr., midfielder).

Coach’s outlook: “We have a lot of young guys waiting in the shadows. I’m hoping this year is more of a reload instead of a rebuild. Overall, not any one unit is stronger than another. We have good players in every aspect of the game; it’s just how they come together. One thing we’ve always got is a lot of athletes. We have a good mix of kids who play multiple sports and kids who mainly focus on soccer.”

Schedule

AUGUST

13-at Western Hills; 19-Bourbon Co.; 21-Sayre; 22-at Menifee Co.; 26-G. Rogers Clark; 27-Russell; 28-Greenup Co.

SEPTEMBER

3-Bath Co.; 7-Corbin; 10-Montgomery Co.; 12-at Harrison Co.; 19-Mason Co.; 21-St. Patrick; 24-at Fleming Co.; 26-Boyd Co.; 30-at Ashland.

OCTOBER

2-at Lawrence Co.

RUSSELL

Coach: Randy Vanover

Last season: 8-10-1, 16th Region first round

Top players: Joe Ewing (Sr., goalkeeper); Gabe Floyd (Sr., defense); Nathan Perry (Sr., defense); Max Cantrell (Sr., midfield); Aaron Martin (Sr., midfield).

Coach’s outlook: “We are a fairly young team playing four sophomores and four freshmen considerable minutes. We are getting better every day. I expect we will be at our best when the tournament rolls around. We have five seniors that played a lot last year and we will rely on heavily. This team works really hard with several showing up and playing for eight hours a day.”

Schedule

AUGUST

13-Fleming Co.; 17-at Rock Hill; 20-at Bath Co.; 22-Greenup Co.; 24-Menifee Co.; 27-at Rowan Co.; 29-at Lawrence Co.; 31-Hurricane.

SEPTEMBER

3-at Greenup Co.; 5-at East Carter; 7-at South Point; 9-West Carter; 12-Boyd Co.; 17-Ashland; 18-Prestonsburg; 19-East Carter; 24-at Boyd Co; 26-at Ashland; 28-at G. Rogers Clark.

WEST CARTER

Coach: Nate Shelton

Last season: 9-9, 16th Region first round

Schedule

AUGUST

13-Boyd Co.; 19-at Lawrence Co.; 20-Menifee Co.; 27-East Carter.

SEPTEMBER

5-Morgan Co.; 9-at Russell; 12-at Fleming Co.; 17-Lawrence Co.; 19-Greenup Co.; 23-at Morgan Co.; 26-at Menifee Co.; 30-at East Carter.

OCTOBER

1-Bath Co.