Manchester Panthers Team News

COLUMBUS  Minerva has joined GlenOak as a top-rated team in the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s weekly football computer ratings, which were released Tuesday.

The Manchester Panthers have been a hard team to figure out this year for veteran Head Coach Jim France, and probably most of their opponents.

TUSCARAWAS TWP Nate Held admits he wasn’t sure what to expect out of his Tuslaw football team coming into this week of practice.

THE TEAMS  The Tuslaw Mustangs looked on their way to their second straight Principals Athletic Conference win last week at Tusky Valley, leading 26-7 at halftime. However, they were outscored 21-0 in the second half to drop a 28-26 decision to the Trojans.

WHEN  Friday, 7 p.m.
SITE  France Stadium
RECORDS  Tuslaw 3-3, 1-2; Manchester 3-3, 2-1

COLUMBUS  GlenOak continues to lead its region while a number of playoff regulars throughout the 2000s are on the outside looking in after today’s release of the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s weekly football computer ratings.

TIME  7 p.m.

SITE  France Stadium

RECORDS  Indian Valley 2-3, 1-1; Manchester 3-2, 2-0

LAST WEEK  CVCA 22, Indian Valley 18; Manchester 63, Timken 28

COLUMBUS  The Ohio High School Athletic Association released its second weekly football computer ratings today and GlenOak is the only area school to be leading a region.

Manchester moved over the .500 mark for the first time this season by pounding Canton Timken 63-28, Friday night at Fawcett Stadium in Canton in Principal Athletic Conference action.

The Panthers (3-2) had little trouble disposing the Trojans, who dropped their second straight game after opening their year at 3-0. It was Timken's best start since 1999.

TIME  7 p.m.
SITE  Fawcett Stadium
RECORDS  Manchester 2-2, 1-0; Timken 3-1, 0-1
LAST WEEK  Manchester 43, Tusky Valley 7; Indian Valley 31, Timken 25