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District 2A-3 football notebook: Washington's Chance Pistole moving to fullback; Bridge Creek rebuilding its line

MATT PATTERSON Published: August 16, 2009
Washington’s Pistole moving to fullback
Washington will make some personnel changes as this season gets under way. Most notably, receiver Chance Pistole will move to fullback and will likely become the team’s top running back, depending on what defenses are giving Washington’s option-based offense.

"In the camps he’s looked good,” Washington coach Dennis McCray said. "He’s a big kid who has great hands. He caught 27 or 28 passes for us out of the backfield last year. We thought he would be an ideal fullback in the flex bone offense.”

Bridge Creek rebuilding its line
Bridge Creek doesn’t just have a lack of seniors, it has no seniors. And one area that shows up is along the offensive line, where four of five starters will need to be replaced in order for its offense to run as smoothly as coach Jerry Wallis would like.

"We’re definitely concerned about our line,” Wallis said. "The group that we have had a good spring and went to team camp. They don’t have a lot of experience but the good thing is they’re all juniors and sophomores, so we’ll have them for a couple of years.”

Pinnick a big factor at Lindsay
Lindsay made the Class 2A playoffs last season with a team that in some ways exceeded expectations. This year, Lindsay returns 12 starters, including all-purpose threat John Pinnick, who will take over as the team’s primary tailback. He’ll also play defensive end. Pinnick had 72 tackles and five sacks last season. That’s not the limit of his skill set.

"Last year he played guard on offense,” coach Tom Ferguson said. "He has a lot of mental toughness.”

Washington’s Pistole moving to fullback


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