Colonels shut down Manchester at home
By TAYLOR MITCHELL
Manchester turned the ball over once every quarter, including on their second offensive play of the game, allowing the visiting Colonels of Indianola Academy to leave Yazoo City with a 37-26 victory.
“We really just weren’t in sync all night, whether it was on offense or defense,” Mavericks head coach Benny McLendon said. “Our passing game did better than it has all year long, but we didn’t run the ball and from the sideline it looked we didn’t do a good job of blocking.”
Both teams were able to sling the ball through the air, but it was Indianola who controlled the ground game with 279 total rushing yards and four touchdowns.
“The only thing I can say until I watch film, is to see if we were getting blocked or if their guy was just better,” McLendon said. “To me, from the sideline, we had a lot of arm tackling.”
The Colonels got their rushing attack going early in the game with seven run plays to open the game. However, the first touchdown would come on a 19-yard pass. The Mavericks’ troubles would begin two plays later when they turned the ball over with a fumble in their own territory.-------for the rest of the story see The Yazoo Herald printed edition or subscribe to the Digital Edition.----------