This season, the Eagles were prepared to deal with the graduation of two talented big men - Carter Hendricksen (Univ. of North Florida) and Austin Hall (University of the Cumberlands) and they really didnt know what their ceiling may be. They did know they had one of the state's best seniors (Kyle Rode) coming back and six total seniors. Coach Valentine turned that into an All "A" State Championship runner -up finish and the school's third straight district championship.
PLayed at Dunbar this year, the Eagles defeated Lexington Castholic 46-41 in the semi-finals, and then faced host Dunbar in the championship game, a week after the Bulldogs upset #1 Scott County. All the upstart Eagles did was win 68-55.
Led by senior Kyle Rode's 32 points and 13 rebounds, the Eagles did for the third straight year what, before 2017, they had never done - win a district title. In the game, Kyle Rode also became the all-time leading scorer in Lexington history, by surpassing Taveion Hollingsworth.