FORT WAYNE, Ind. (FORT WAYNE'S NBC) - The Bishop Luers Knights aren't used to having losing seasons, but for the first time since 2013, they hope to bounce back from below .500 play.
A young Knights squad takes the reigns in 2020, led by a few key, play-making seniors.
"Ever since that last day we've always just been fighting and striving to get better to improve ourselves," Bishop Luers senior running back Dakota Tsuleff said at the first official practice for the fall.
Joining Tsuleff in the backfield is a bruiser in fellow senior Cecil Hale.
A Must-See Moment on Fort Wayne's NBC winner, Hale gives the Knights a potent one-two punch at tailback.
Hale loves what he sees out of his teammates, pointing to communication as a reason for upcoming success.
"We can really talk to each other like any kind of way," Hale said.
"We play around a lot, and we respect each other to the fullest."
Gone is the sour taste of 2019's 3-8 record, Bishop Luers head coach Kyle Lindsay sees only shining positivity in the eyes of his players.
"It's a different group, and I don't think the kids have at all dwelled on last year," Lindsay said.
"They are ready to move forward, and that starts with good leadership at the top with the senior group."
"Hopefully, we can keep that positive attitude and just worry about what we can control, and that's our effort and our attitude."
The Knights kick off their season at Wayne on August 21, 2020.