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Pendergrass paces Manchester success

MIDLOTHIAN, VA (WWBT) -

 Manchester football has the potential to put together its best season in program history. The Lancers are already out to their first ever 6-0 start and have their eyes on more success down the stretch.

One of the big reasons for the historic start has been junior running back Justin Pendergrass. He currently leads the area with 16 touchdowns, several of which have been long runs. Head coach Tom Hall says Pendergrass is a player who can be a big threat because of his ability to break out and play receiver as well.

The running back himself remains humble through his success. He says his main goal is to make his team happy and help the Lancers win and he puts a lot of pressure on himself to perform.

Quarterback Daniel Rose and wide receiver Trevor Ben have also helped make the Lancer offense one of the finest in the area.

Manchester still feels it has work to do. Hall says the team is a hard-working, fun group that comes to practice everyday looking to improve. With undefeated Cosby and two-time defending state champion L.C. Bird still among the remaining games on the schedule, the Lancers know they have their work cut out for them down the stretch.

After an open date this Friday, Manchester will travel to Cosby to face the Titans on October 17.

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