Manchester Panthers Team News

WHEN  7 p.m., Friday

LAST WEEK  Smithville 34, Fairless 20; Manchester 51, Black River 28

WHEN  Friday, 7 p.m.

WHERE  James R. France Stadium

BLACK RIVER  It took three games and a long road trip, but the Manchester Panthers finally got their 2014 season on track.

After managing just 21 points in their first two games and falling to 0-2, the Panthers (1-2) found the end zone early and often in routing Black River 51-28 for their first win.

After two weeks, several teams - St. Thomas Aquinas, Central Catholic, Carrollton, Indian Valley & Garaway - remain unbeaten. At least one of these teams (Indian Valley faces Garaway) will lose.

NEW FRANKLIN  When a team is in a hole, digging out takes exceptional effort.

WHEN  7 p.m., Friday
LAST WEEK  Woodridge 35, Manchester 14; Northwestern 52, Black River 32
LAST MEETING  Manchester won 56-13 last year.

PENINSULA  A nightmare of a start to the 2014 season received a second chapter Friday night as the Manchester Panthers (0-2) fell 35-14 to Woodridge in a non-league game.

It was the second straight three-touchdown loss for Manchester, which lost 28-7 to Hillsdale in Week 1.

WHEN  7 p.m., Friday
LAST WEEK  Hillsdale 28, Manchester 7; Woodridge 56, CVCA 28
LAST MEETING  Manchester won 30-19 last year.

NEW FRANKLIN  The Manchester Panthers had a Mager problem in their home opener.