Fulton head coach Pat Kelley will point at his team's underwhelming statistics and win-loss record from the last three years as obvious signs of "growing pains."
Freshmen, sophomores and the otherwise inexperienced saw playing time and endured their share of bumpy patches.
The results: a three-year mark of 5-26 for the Hornets.
"We knew that when these kids were sophomores that they'd take their lumps, but that they'd steadily improve," Kelley said Wednesday. "... These kids have worked really, really hard... we're just looking ahead and we're 2-0, and looking forward to playing a good opponent (tonight)."
It'll be a known adversary for Fulton in the North Callaway Thunderbirds as the two will kick off at 7 at Robert E. Fisher Jr. Stadium.