SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

First year head coach Jason Fowle has increased the pace of practice at San Marcos High School and is focusing on fundamentals such as tackling technique.

He has to as many of the Royals players are new to varsity this year and they need all the teaching they can get in a short amount of time.

One key player returning is All-Channel League selection Josh Harrah.

He will switch this year from defensive line to linebacker.

San Marcos begins the year Friday, August 26 at home against Santa Ynez.