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The Journal Gazette

Friday, September 14, 2018 1:00 am

Defiance at Manchester

Records: Manchester 0-2, Defiance 0-2

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Where: Carl W. Burt Memorial Field, North Manchester

Outlook: Manchester opens its Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference schedule coming off a 39-33 loss to Alma in Week 2 that produced more positives than the 55-7 loss to Trine in Week 1. Last week, Donovan Henderson Jr. rushed 31 times, putting up a single-day career-high 187 yards and three touchdowns. Quarterback Bryce Tomasi completed 21 of 36 passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns. Both touchdowns went to Harrington Greer, as the pair connected eight times for 80 yards. ... Defiance has been outscored 100-6 over its two games. The Yellow Jackets had just 84 yards of offense last week, 62 through the air. ... Franklin College was picked to win the HCAC, while Manchester was fifth and Defiance was seventh.

– Elizabeth Wyman, The Journal Gazette

ewyman@jg.net