Musketeers face off against the Panthers Friday night

The Musketeer football team will open its season on the road against the Panthers of Pinckneyville Friday night. Head Coach David Lucht and staff hope to get off to a good start.

“At the close of last years season we felt we should have won 5 games instead of our 3-6 finish, but that was last year. This season we feel that we can be very competitive and make some noise in the conference and earn a play-off birth, but we will have to get off to a very good start. 

We return 4 out of 5 offensive lineman with Matt Wiegard, Brad Mertz, Pierce Heizer and Derek Wieser. Add Bryce Amann to the mix and we have a very experienced and solid foundation to build on. Not to mention Ryan Rieke , Hunter Sauer, Ian Stafford and Mason Ferrell are knocking on the door. 

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