LEROY\u00a0\u2014 Senior Chase Morrison continues to be a force on the offensive line for the Pine River Bucks this season. Morrison, a guard in the past, said going into the season he could see action at center. This is Morrison\u2019s fourth varsity season. He was moved up to the varsity as a freshman when the JV numbers got thinner. Last year as a junior, \u201cI improved quite a lot,\u201d Morrison said.\u00a0\u201cI didn\u2019t miss a whole lot of blocks and I knew a lot more than I did my sophomore year. I knew what I was doing better, I could concentrate more on the technique aspect of it rather than where I\u2019m supposed to be.\u201d Defensively, Morrison (6-0, 262) will be a right tackle. He\u2019s ready for a possible spot on offense. \u201cI think I understand stuff a lot better, being able to go from one position to another, I know the whole scheme of the line,\u201d he said. \u201cI prefer center because it\u2019s new to me and it\u2019s more interesting. I can do whichever one I need to go. \u201cOur line will be very strong this year. I think we have, maybe, one or two kids that weigh less than 210 pounds.\u201d Earlier in the summer,\u00a0Morrison went to Fargo, N.D., to participate in the national Greco-Roman and freestyle national tournament. He wrestled in both styles. \u201cI didn\u2019t do as well as I wanted to, obviously,\u201d Morrison said. \u201cI wanted to go there and hopefully place. It\u2019s such a big tournament. I lost my first one in both styles. So I was deep down in the loser\u2019s bracket, and it was hard to win back. But I did better than I did last year.\u201d As a football lineman, Morrison said his strengths are \u201cknowing where to be and being able to communicate with guys next to me and have them know where to go as well as where I\u2019m going.\u201d Pine River is coming off a district title-winning season last year. \u201cThere\u2019s at least six or seven people squatting more than 350 pounds,\u201d Morrison said. \u201cSo we\u2019re faster and we\u2019re stronger.\u201d The 2014 season increased the program\u2019s increase in popularity. \u201cIt should be a pretty good year,\u201d Morrison said. \u201cOne of our team goals is to be conference champs.\u201d Pine River opens at home Thursday against Mancelona.