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Photo by Brian Hansel Verndale sophomore Dillon Card will be starting at quarterback for the second straight season. Card is also slated to play a defensive end spot for the Pirates.

Pirates lack size, experience on offensive line

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Mike Mahlen and his Verndale Pirates will need help on the line this season to make any progress in the Pheasant Conference.

Mahlen and his coaches have been hunting for replacements, after four linemen were lost to graduation.


"It all starts up front," Mahlen said. "You have to be able to run block and you have to be able to pass block."

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