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PREVIEW: PikeView hopes to rebound from winless 2012


GARDNER (WVVA) – After a playoff appearance in 2012, the PikeView Panthers have only won once in the last two years. But, players say that rough patch is just making the team even hungrier as they head into the 2013 season.

The Panthers young team went winless under new head coach Bobby Wyatt -- and youthfulness last year means much more experience this year.

"We've got a bunch of kids that played last year coming back and they've been really excited and working hard this summer," said Wyatt. "They know me, I know them so everything's running a little smoother this year than it did last.

The Panthers get into the thick of things right off the bat as they travel to play at rival Summers County. And after all the hiccups they experienced last season, the players think things will run much more smoothly this time around.

"I've always been the person that feels like you learn a lot more by losing than you did by winning sometimes," Wyatt added. "We gained a lot of knowledge last year."

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