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Boot Camp: U-High returns lots of skill

The Pioneers return several players at the skill positions this year.

NORMAL - The defending Corn Belt champs return half of their starters from a year ago and are rich in the skilled positions.

At the top of the list is quarterback Arion Worthman.  He's only a junior and ready to challenge for another conference title.

"I think people have higher expectations for me this year because I had a good year last year," said Arion Worthman, U-High Quarterback. "Personally I put a lot of pressure on myself.  I expect results on myself.  I feel like I can do whatever coach Burke asks me to do.  Whatever is going to help them get first downs and win ball games."

"We have a lot of skill guys, but upfront we lost a lot of big lineman, so we're smaller but that is going to make us more technically sound," said Jamaal Scott, U-High Senior Lineman.

The Pioneers open against Morton on Friday.

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