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Marshfield football team looks forward to season

Marshfield High School football players on the field practicing, August 24, 2017. (SBG)

COOS BAY, Ore. -- High school football teams on the south coast are preparing for the start of the season.

The Marshfield Pirates are hard at work in preparation for their first game.

The Pirates advanced to the playoffs last year where they lost to the Banks Braves.

Marshfield’s new head coach talked about how the team is approaching the upcoming season.

"We kind of ended on a tough loss that we thought we should have won, but it was tough,” Head Coach John Lemmons said. “The kids played hard and we want to build on that this season. I think we need to create a culture of competitiveness and just give a great effort on a daily basis."

The Pirates say they’re ready to take on the challenge of a new season.

"We want to win state and win league, I mean, we haven't beaten North Bend in 7, 8 years, and that’s a really big goal…we have the athletes and the new coach,” says Marshfield tackle Phillip Hernandez. “We just want to win games, work hard, and do well in the playoffs."

The Pirates open at home against the Cascade Cougars on Friday, September 1.

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