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Rainier Mountaineers, a year more experienced, ready to make a run

When preseason football practice got underway last season, Rainier High School was low on numbers possibly because of their move up to the Mountain Division of the Class 2B Central League. This year, the turnout is up to 24 from the 20 who produced a 6-4 overall record. Mountaineers coach Terry Shaw said the critical difference is his team is ready for the challenge ahead.

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Rainier Mountaineers, a year more experienced, ready to make a run

When preseason football practice got underway last season, Rainier High School was low on numbers possibly because of their move up to the Mountain Division of the Class 2B Central League. This year, the turnout is up to 24 from the 20 who produced a 6-4 overall record. Mountaineers coach Terry Shaw said the critical difference is his team is ready for the challenge ahead.
Lauren Smith lsmith@theolympian.com
Rainier Mountaineers, a year more experienced, ready to make a run 1:16

Rainier Mountaineers, a year more experienced, ready to make a run

New coach. New season. Same Tumwater. 2:05

New coach. New season. Same Tumwater.

UW defensive end Jaylen Johnson: 0:21

UW defensive end Jaylen Johnson: "I feel good. I feel stronger. I still feel explosive."

UW defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski: 1:09

UW defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski: "Everything they are doing is about making themselves the best player."

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