NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. (FORT WAYNE'S NBC) - Manchester High led by new head coach Alyx Brandewie, a former Squires assistant, returns to change the culture into a winning one.
"We're going to lean very heavy on our juniors and seniors to do that," Brandewie said at practice.
"Every day at practice, every rep has to be extremely competitive, and our guys know that."
"They're really embracing it, so far."
Those upperclassmen include tailback Braxton Ream, and senior Anthony Foust captains the offense at signal caller.
Defensively, Foust will join fellow linebackers Johnny England Josiah Hackworth, along with the speedy Dylan Stroud in the secondary.
"There's a lot more competitiveness in the practices we've had," England said.
"There's more dogs here than there have been the last couple of years, so I feel there's more fight this year, more will to win."
Manchester kicks off its season, hosting North Miami, on August 21, 2020.