Manchester Panthers Team News

Despite Week 5 wins to stay unbeaten, McKinley and Marlington each dropped from No. 1 in their respective regions in the weekly Ohio High School Athletic Association football computer ratings. The Bulldogs (4-0) are rated No. 2 in Division I, Region 2, while the Dukes (5-0) are No. 2 in Division III, Region 11.

By Michael Thrasher



The Suburbanite





The Manchester Panthers celebrated a homecoming victory over the Timken Trojans last night.


Here's what you need to know entering Week 5 of the 2012 high school football season:

TIME  7 p.m.
SITE  France Stadium
RECORDS  Timken 1-3, 0-1; Manchester 2-2, 1-0
LAST WEEK  Indian Valley 28, Timken 0; Manchester 27, Tusky Valley 7
LAST MEETING  Manchester won 63-28 last year.

FRANKLIN TWP The hard-nosed Marine Jim France and the hard-nosed coach Jim France are one and the same. Working hard, hitting hard, running the football hard are the characteristics the Manchester High School football coach has embraced through four decades of immense success.

COLUMBUS  McKinley and Marlington each lead their respective computer regions in the initial release of the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s weekly football computer ratings Tuesday.

Are you ready for Week 4 of high school football? Here's what you need to know:

TIME  7 p.m., Friday
SITE  Tusky Valley Field
RECORDS  Manchester 1-2; Tusky Valley 1-2

Are you ready for Week 3 of the high school football season? FridayNightOhio.com has everything you need to get ready for this weekend's games:

Two-Minute Drill — Todd Porter and Mike Popovich look at GlenOak:

TIME  7:30 p.m.
SITE  Art Stevenson Field
RECORDS  Manchester 0-2, Black River 0-2
LAST WEEK  Woodridge 38, Manchester 35; West Salem Northwestern 38, Black River 7
LAST MEETING  Black River won 29-28 last year.