MIDLOTHIAN, VA (WWBT) - Manchester is out to its best start in school history, but its toughest tests await in the home stretch of the season. That stretch starts this Friday, as the Lancers tangle with Cosby in our On the Sidelines Game of the Week.
This series has featured several close games in recent years. Four of the last seven meetings have been decided by five points or less, including last year's 20-19 Manchester win. Friday the Lancers head into Cosby coming off a bye week, and have only given up double-digits in points to one of its previous six opponents.
As for Cosby, the Titans are coming off their first loss of the season, a 13-6 setback at James River that saw Cosby put up just 104 yards of total offense. The Rapids scored twice in 21 seconds to go ahead and eventually win, and Pete Mutascio and company have spent the week fine-tuning for a better showing when Manchester visits for its homecoming game Friday.
Click the above video to view Matt Estreich's preview of our Game of the Week. On the Sidelines kicks off Friday night at 11;15pm.