HARRODSBURG - The learning process continues for Mercer County, but the Scotties are out to prove that learning doesn't necessarily equate to losing.
Mercer is 2-2 and coach Duane Hammons said the Scotties have learned some valuable lessons.
"They're understanding that they're in a battle every game, but their attitude's getting good, and I'm tickled in the improvement we've had," Hammons said. "I'm tickled with the way our kids are responding to some of the challenges we've put to them. They're not doing everything right now, and that's why we play these early games."
The Scotties' education continues Friday when they face Russell County, a program that bears several similarities to Mercer.
The two schools are of similar size, and both teams have enjoyed some success in recent years. Both teams are also trying to rebuild after losing a number of seniors last season.
The difference is that Russell is also trying to rebuild with a new coach as Vic Clark and an all-new staff took over this season.