Stevenson football

 There's a familiar ring to this years auspicious start for the Pirates, who have outscored their first two opponents 90-13.
 Last fall Stevenson opened the season by outscoring two teams 92-13. Actually it won its first three games before stumbling to a 1-5 finish.
 So why will this year be any different as the Pirates enter the Mission Trail Athletic League season with hopes of ending a 16 year playoff drought?
 Well, the core from last years team is intact, including an offense that has already seen record setting quarterback Casey Mornhinweg throw 10 touchdown passes in two games.
 The Pirates put up 49 points in the first half in ending Lynbrook's 3-0 start. And their other win came against a program that is undefeated since falling to them.
 Depth is always an issue with a roster that sits at 30. Stevenson is actually getting healthier as one of its leading tacklers from last year is expected to make his debut next week in Ben Mudd.
 Remember the Pirates lost two games last season to two eventual league champions by one and two points. Reverse those results and the playoff absence isn't a topic of conversation.
 Mornhinweg has arguably one of the top athletes in the county to throw the ball do in Will Lansbury, who has five touchdowns on 20 catches.
 Defense, though, will likely dictate the path the Pirates take in league play. Lansbury has already scored two touchdowns on defense. Linebacker Alex Meredith is someone you pay attention to.

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