Lots of changes, and Marshfield hopes it leads to playoffs

COOS BAY, Ore. -- The Marshfield Pirates are coming off of a less than stellar season, but with a new head coach and also in a new classification running a whole new offense, the Pirates are ready to set sail on a new voyage towards success.

Ty Bunnell, a Marshfield senior, says he is ready to go. "I can't wait for the season to get started, we added a few new things and having a lot of physical practices," he said. "It's been a lot faster pace this year, which I think is going to help us out in the long run."

The team theme is fast, physical and finish.

Alex Brown, also a senior, says the fast part is no joke. "We're going to be a lot faster this year, hopefully we don't look as tired as, you know, a fourth quarter last year compared to a fourth quarter this year," he said. "We're going to be better conditioned and all around a better team."

Better isn't just a few wins, they hope to be playing into November. "We're hoping that we're going to make the playoffs and we're going to make it deep in the playoffs," said Brown. "That's always the goal to start off the season, I think we have a pretty legitimate shot of making it there."

Although they played in a jamboree last weekend, the season officially kicks off as Marshfield hosts Pendleton this Friday night.