Spring 2021 record: 2-5 (1-4)
Key turners: Noah Alsup, RB / DB, sr .; Zack Kidwell, DB, Sr.; Xander Spears, TE, jr. ; Riley McCurry, OL / DL, jr. ; Tyler Lee, OL, soph. ; Brennan Hensley, OL, soph. ; Trey Miller, OL, jr. ; Noah Cavin DB, jr.
Promising newcomers: Dallas Doyle, OL, soph. ; Jacob McCurry, WR / DB, soph. ; Alex Small, DB / WR, father; Darrin Gulley, QB, soph.
Main losses: Kenny Ball, RB / LB; Jason Cowden, DL; Jaron Warf, TE / LB
Outlook: The biggest news of the season for Thomas Walker was a change in position as the 6-foot-5, 210-pound senior moved from quarterback to wide receiver.
Freshman Darrin Gulley is the new caller and the pioneers of the new look impressed Friday with a 20-6 triumph over Patrick Henry in a VHSL fundraising game.
Six starters return on offense and four of them are ahead of Tyler Lee, Brennan Hensley, Trey Miller and Riley McCurry.
Former Bluefield College star Tracy Parker is the new defensive coordinator as her unit has five returnees.
The Pioneers will certainly have some confidence at the start of the season.
Coach quote: “I think overall the kids worked really hard. In the past, we could have had talent levels. I think this year is just a bunch of kids who are all working hard to be as talented as each other.