Manchester Panthers Team News

FRANKLIN TWP.  An injury opened the door, and junior running back Austin Klein has done the rest for the Manchester High School football team.

Repository staff staff report

Nick Peyakov, Manchester

NEW FRANKLIN  The Manchester Panthers scratched and clawed their way to a Division IV, Region 13 quarterfinal home playoff game after a 4-3 start to the season.

It was worth the effort.

Here's what you need to know entering Week 10 of the high school football season:

WHEN  Friday, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE  France Stadium
LAST MEETING  Hawken won in the 1993 playoffs.

When Jim France tells his football players something, they believe it.

A résumé that includes more than 40 years coaching with almost 350 victories gives the Manchester High School head coach that credibility. So when France told his 0-2 team it could be something special still, the Panthers believed.

Times-Reporter staff report

Indian Valley earned five spots on the first team as the Principals Athletic Conference announced its all-league football selections recently. Brady Byers, Jake Davis, Brandon Fox, Logan Ridgway and Logan Ryan were all first-team picks for Indian Valley.

Division I
Games scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday
Region 1

8 Mayfield (6-4) at 1 Lakewood St. Edward (10-0)
7 Austintown-Fitch (9-1) at 2 Cle. St. Ignatius (9-1)