Manchester Football drops Season Opener

By: Seth Kinker,

The Manchester Flying Dutchmen football team opened the Mike Blumenauer era with a loss on Friday, Aug. 24. The Dutchmen traveled to the home of the Clinton Redskins, falling 61-20.

After allowing a run early in the quarter the Dutchmen strike with 3:11 remaining, a 42 yard pass from junior quarterback Ty Horky to junior tight end Braeden Caszatt.


In the second quarter, the Redskins won control of the game, outscoring the Dutchmen 34-8. The lone score for the Dutchmen in the quarter came on a Horky to senior Tommy Tremblay pass, a 21-yard touchdown coupled with a two-point conversion from Horky to Caszatt to make the score 34-14.

After halftime, the Reskins outscored the Dutchmen 20-6. Horkey completed a 9-yard pass to junior running back Collin McCaffrey.

Horky finished 14-29 for 199 yards and three touchdowns, he also led the team in rushing with 46 yards on 9 attempts while McCaffrey added 25 yards. Caszatt led the receivers, catching 5 passes for 117 yards and a touchdown. Trembay was the other lading receiver for the Dutchmen, he had5 catches for 45 yards and a touchdown.

Defensively junior Alik Farmer led the team with five tackles, two tackles for loss, while junior linebacker Nick Phillips had 4.5 with a tackle for loss

The final score ended 61-20, the Dutchmen are in action next week at Grass Lake.

Pictures by Dawn Miller


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