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Muscle Connection H.S. Football Preview: Western Reserve Blue Devils

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The Western Reserve football team is going after its 13th straight winning season.

"We have great kids out there and they want to be involved in the program," said coach Andy Hake. "I give a lot of credit to these guys, to the community, because they're really supportive of our program."

The Blue Devils return 15 starters on both sides of the ball, including quarterback Dom Velasquez who threw for more than 1,000 yards and 16 touchdowns last year.

Others being counted on include; Jack Cappabianca, Rob Hively. Kade Hilles, Ryan Demsky, and Joe Clegg. 

"We have some guys back that we're excited to get in the spotlight," Hake said.  "They're the seniors and have to be the leaders."

Western Reserve has 60 players, which is 15 more than last year. "Kids here want to be part of the program," Hake said.

The Blue Devils open the season against Columbiana and play their first six games at home.

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