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Team Preview: Davis Pirates

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YAKIMA, Wash. - With only two winning seasons since the 70's, Davis football fans haven't had much to cheer about.
     After an 0-10 season in 2007 Coach Rick Clark isn't just trying to win, he's hoping to raise expectations.
"Our expectations are to be more competitive," said Clark. "We wanna be in the ball game in the fourth quarter."
After finishing a season winless, you wouldn't expect much hope.
    However the dedication of returning players, along with the addition of a nine-win freshman team, has coaches and players excited.
"More guys are turning out," said QB Greg Hata. "They're not pushing it off, saying 'I don't need to be at practice, I got someone covering for me.' Actually this year we got guys saying 'I want to be out here. I want to get better. I want to play football.'"
Eight starters return on offense with another six returning to defense.
Still, a new found stability on the offensive line may be the key to any davis success..
"Probably the most exciting area is our offensive line," said Clark. We've had the same five starters every practice to this point and I've never been able to say that."
Davis opens up the season Friday night at Selah.