The Lincoln Cougars boys soccer team is coming off a successful year but will take a big hit with the graduation of Ryan Gump.
Gump was awarded first team All-State last season and was easily one of the best players in Harrison County.
Lincoln will be under new direction this year as Joey Simmons takes command of the Cougars. Coach Simmons said he thinks his team is coming along during the summer practice period.
Although the team is not in game condition just yet, he believes this Lincoln team can be solid in the months to come.
"It's a learning process or me and them," Simmons said. "We have a lot of new players. I'm obviously a new coach. I only played three years so I can still learn more. I just hope we can come out with some wins."