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West Catholic's football team had an interesting, albeit exciting 2013 season.

They started the season off only winning one of their first five games, then won nine straight to take home the state championship.

The Falcons expect to start strong this year despite the loss of their graduated seniors.

"Every year is different, a different group of kids. This year's senior group... they've been to the state championships twice so they understand what it takes. They also understand what our program expects," Varsity coach Dan Rohn explains.

One difference this year is that West Catholic will be back in the O-K Blue conference after spending two years in the O-K Bronze.

Rohn and the team are looking forward to the rivalries they'll face this year but their goals won't change.

Senior defensive back Jason McDonough says that after last year's win, coming back to practice is business as usual.

"It all starts now in our camp. I think each practice we're just going to focus on getting better everyday doing what we have to do. The success will follow if we get as good as we can be."

Rohn says the expectations for West Catholic this year are high.

"The kids work hard, the community rallies behind it, we expect to be there and we want to be there. Our goal is to be practicing over at Grand Valley on Thanksgiving and be there in the end."

The Falcons will play their first game on August 29th at Muskegon Oakridge.

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