Manchester Panthers Team News

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.

A relentless comeback effort from Manchester fell short as Woodridge hit a game-clinching field goal with two seconds remaining, escaping with a 38-35 victory at home Friday night.



Heartbreak was a privilege for the Panthers following a first half that saw them get dominated in every facet of the game.


Are you ready for Week 2 of high school football? FridayNightOhio.com has you covered, from printable programs to some of this weekend's games to our "Two-Minute Drill" shows that highlight key games.