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.
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WHEN Friday, 7 p.m.
SITE Lohoski Field
RECORDS Manchester 0-1, Woodridge 1-0
LAST WEEK Hillsdale 36, Manchester 20; Woodridge 55, CVCA 0
Hillsdale at Manchester
TIME 7 p.m.
SITE France Stadium
2011 RECORDS Hillsdale 9-1; Manchester 7-4
LAST MEETING First meeting.
Key information on the Manchester Panthers entering the 2012 season:
Thursday, Aug. 16
Coventry at Alliance 11 a.m.
Waynedale at Indian Valley, 5 p.m.
Walsh Jesuit at Jackson, 6 p.m.
Hoban at Lake, 6 p.m.
GNADENHUTTEN In all-star games, it’s usually the norm to have more than one player at each position.
CANTON This wasn’t just a chance to get together and play a football game in the middle of summer. Saturday night at Fawcett Stadium meant something. It meant a lot.
It was the 23rd Repository East-West All-Star football game. With the series tied at 11 games each, it is easy to see why.
CANTON It was a Repository East-West All-Star Football Game record that stood for 22 years.
Taurice Scott blew that to smithereens in less than 22 seconds.
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