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Boot Camp: Pekin Eyes M-I Title, More

Pekin hoping to capture a Mid-Illini football title

WMBD/WYZZ-TV - PEKIN, Ill. -- The Dragons feel like they have the weapons.

Pekin has nine starters, including quarterback Chase Pooley and receiver Cole Henderson, back. And eight starting defensive players back from a team that made the playoffs for a second straight year in 2012.

That has Pekin talking about a conference title and more in 2013.

"we're capable of a lot," said Poole. "We have high expectations for this year.  We're hoping for three yeas back-to-back going to playoffs. I think we have group to do that.  Should make a run for Mid-Illini conference, that's for sure."

Pekin could make the playoffs for a third straight year for the first time in a decade.

"Got a lot of guys back from last year that started week one or week nine.  Even week 10, so we have a lot of excitement here," said head coach Doug Nutter. "Main thing is our guys got to get better."

Pekin opens the season at home vs Alton on Aug. 30.



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