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Manhattan High linebacker Jaxon Vikander, left, and outside linebacker Chris Dunnigan celebrate a defensive stop during a game against Wichita Northwest on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, at Bishop Stadium. The Indians beat the Grizzlies, 56-28.

Manhattan High football’s undefeated regular season is certainly an impressive accomplishment, but it’s by no means a rarity in program history.

In fact, it’s the fifth time in head coach Joe Schartz’s 14 years at the helm that the Indians (8-0) have gone unbeaten through their scheduled slate. Under Schartz, they previously did that in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2016.