Manchester ready to take the next step

Manchester football ready to take next step

MIDLOTHIAN, VA (WWBT) - The Manchester football team is itching to get back on the gridiron this fall.

The Lancers season ended last year with a 48-47 loss in four overtimes against Douglas Freeman in the playoffs.

Manchester finished last season 8-3.  They had a seven game win streak during the season and rattled off impressive wins like their 20-19 thriller over Cosby.

The Lancers return 42 kids from last years team including 18 starters.

The motto of this year's club is "star fast, finish strong."  Head coach Tom Hall said that in his team's three losses last year the Lancers lost steam late in those games.

The Lancers open the season August 28th at Matoaca.

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