There's a lot of change surrounding South Bend St. Joseph this season.
First of all, it's now St. Joseph, instead of St. Joseph's. They dropped the "'s."
And they've got new helmets too -- baby blue instead of white.
They've also got a sparkling new field, which will host its first game on Sept. 7.
One thing the Indians don't want to change though -- all the winning.
"What you want them to take away from the last two years were the experiences," says coach Ben Downey, who led the Indians to the state title game his first two years on the job. "Just how enjoyable the rides were, the championships to get there, and the experience at Lucas Oil Stadium itself. And you hope that those experiences guide their actions afterward. So hopefully they paid attention to the lessons that teams learn."
South Bend St. Joseph Indians
Head Coach: Ben Downey (22-8 in 3rd year at St. Joseph)
2011 Record: 12-3
First Game: Aug. 17 at Chesterton