Sports Fiction Depicts High School Football in Wisconsin

In the tradition of "Friday Night Lights," novelist Janson Mancheski presents his newest work of fiction that shows readers the world of high school football and the challenges young people face in "The Scrub."

The book depicts the lives of three teens, each facing insurmountable challenges. Janus Mann is at odds with his football coach; his best friend Barnaby is being bullied by his physical therapist; and Asha's life is controlled by her alcoholic father. Nevertheless, the three friends remain determined to achieve success.

"I wrote this book as a fictionalized account of real-life incidents that happened to me in high school," said Mancheski. "Having lived a life immersed in athletics, I was inspired to write in the sports fiction genre."

The story shines light on high school life, ripped open like a scab, where people can reach soaring heights; or just as easily be beaten down into a dark pit of despair.

"The Scrub"
By Janson Mancheski
ISBN: 9781458221223 (softcover); 9781458221216 (hardcover); 9781458221209 (eBook)
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the author
Janson Mancheski is the author of five novels and has received several awards for his work. He is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay and earned his optometric degree from Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. From 1990-2002, Mancheski served as team eye doctor for the Green Bay Packers. A resident of Green Bay, he enjoys biking, suspense movies, mystery novels, and the sport of competitive fencing. To learn more, please visit

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