Fresh Start for Defending Champs Dowling

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- If there's been better weather for the start of high school football practice, no one can remember it.

Defending state champion Dowling is back at it but with a new look. Just three starters return on defense, and just three on offense.

One of those starters is Hawkeye recruit Ryan Boyle. The quarterback is putting up a big numbers, and ready for a season with the proverbial target on his back.