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Two-A-Days: Bishop Guilfoyle

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Bishop Guilfoyle opens the season facing Bedford.

ALTOONA -- Winning a third straight PIAA Class A championship will be a challenge for Bishop Guilfoyle.

After two straight undefeated seasons capped off by state crowns in Hershey, the Marauders have had a tough off-season, losing all-state running back Evan Chadbourn to a season-ending knee injury in July. Chadbourn is serving as an assistant coach during his senior season.

But if there is a team that can overcome the loss of one of the top players in the state, it's Justin Wheeler's squad.

"We know it's impossible to replace Evan Chadbourn," Wheeler told 6 Sports.

"It's going to have to be eleven guys that put their hand in the dirt that first game. Everyone is going to have to play a little bit harder."

The Marauders also return one of the biggest and most experienced offensive lines in Pennsylvania.

"It's a huge utility lost," senior offensive lineman Logan McGeary said.

"It's just a point of making us step up and work harder, each and every one of us."

Bishop Guilfoyle opens the season facing Bedford.