2013: John Manfreda and Alter looking to buck recent history
KETTERING -- Alter is preparing for the 13th consecutive playoff appearance and 19th overall but the last two years motivate the team.
The Knights have lost in the first round of the playoffs for the first and second times in program history the last two seasons.
But linebacker John Manfreda and the Knights have learned from those disappointments and hope for another deep playoff run that ends with the school's 9th trip to state and 3rd championship.
Alter senior Josh Garst describes Manfreda as, "A natural born athlete, a natural born leader.
Manfreda is a 3 year starter and is part of arguably one of the best defenses in Alter history.
Garst said, "With all the big plays, all the leadership I think he is honestly one of the better players ever to come out of Alter."