Western Reserve Academy Pioneers preview

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League: Independent.

Coach: Jeff Hildebrand, second season at WRA.

Coach’s record: 3-16.

2012 record: 1-8.

Players to watch: Robert Head, Sr. OL-DL; Jabril Smith, Sr. WR-DB; Griffin Trau, Sr. K; Zak Burgan, Jr. WR-LB; Alex Cecchini, Jr. OL-DL; Mat Haemer, Jr. WR-DB; Kendall Anderson, So. RB-CB; Mason Cunningham, So. LB-RB.

Outlook: The Pioneers will return three starters on offense and six on defense. They are a young team, having only five seniors and six juniors on the varsity roster. Coming off a one-win season, the players will look to grow together as a team and focus on getting better each game.


Aug. 23 at Brookside 7 p.m.

Aug. 30 at Hawken 7 p.m.

Sept. 7 Open Door Christian at Midview 2 p.m.

Sept. 14 Lutheran East 3 p.m.

Sept. 21 Mathews 3 p.m.

Sept. 28 at Paulding 1 p.m.

Oct. 12 Linsly 3 p.m.

Oct. 19 at Buckeye Local 7 p.m.

Oct. 26 Kiski 2 p.m.

Nov. 2 Garfield Heights Trinity at Bedford 7 p.m.

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