WMBD/WYZZ-TV - PEKIN, Ill. - People can say that the Pekin football team is going to miss speedy wide receiver Cole Henderson this year.
The Dragons may say they are replace speed for strength. Pekin boasts an offensive line with five players over 220 pounds and can't wait to use it to wear down teams.
We can do a lot because we have the biggest offensive line we've had in a long time," said senior lineman John Hintz. "Our weight is huge, our size is huge on that offensive line, so think we're definitely going to do a lot this year in the Mid-Illini."
Pekin, which has made the playoffs the past three seasons, opens the season at Alton on Aug. 29.