Tyler Manske

Posted On: 06/22/20 10:00 AM

Algona completed a perfect regular season in 2019, reaching the state semifinals behind a veteran cast of all-state players.

While many of those key starters have moved on, those set to return in the fall are ready to prove any doubters of the program being a contender again wrong.

That includes starting quarterback Tyler ManskeTylerManske6'2" | QBAlgona | 2022IA, a top prospect in the Class of 2022.

Manske completed 85 of 143 passes last year, throwing for 1,484 yards with 14 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. His quarterback rating finished at 146.6, adding another 120 yards on the ground with five more scores.

"Getting all the varsity football experience as a sophomore has helped me so much for preparing for next year," he said. "Instead of going into my junior year not knowing the level of competition, I know exactly how to prepare for each game and I have a way better understanding of the different types of defenses and what will be open on them."

The Bulldogs were a run-first unit in 2019, racking up almost 3,500 yards behind University of Iowa walk-on Wyatt Wegener, Garrett Schmidt and Sammonte Bawden. Manske is looking forward to leading the offense to a more

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