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Last year the Reapers opened with a blowout loss on their home field to Johnsburg. They’ll travel to Aurora Central to open this season before enjoying the comforts of home the next three weeks.
“Having this schedule and to be at home is a confidence builder,” senior wide receiver/defensive back Eli Gonzalez said. “Hopefully we’ll have more wins than last year. I have a lot of confidence in this team, but we just have to take it one week at a time. We expect to win and I’m excited to get started.”
The seniors are especially optimistic to get things going, but also cautious. There also seems to be a shared sentiment of finality, knowing that this is their final year.