Manchester’s Academy march through 8-man football has reached its final destination: the state championship.
On Friday night, the Mavericks defeated Humphreys Academy 42-6 to make the finals.
The win improved Manchester’s record to 12-0 on the season.
After fighting their way to an impressive 7-3 record in the regular season, Yazoo City’s Indians saw their roll come to an end on Friday night when they were soundly defeated 41-6 by Pontotoc.
The loss gave the Indians a 7-4 final record.
Manchester Academy’s pursuit of regular season perfection reached its pinnacle on Friday night when they defeated DeSoto 30-12 to finish the regular season 10-0.
Yazoo City High School finished off its regular season with a bang.
The Indians won a 54-52 double overtime shootout with Rosa Fort to give them a 7-3 overall record (2-2 in conference) heading into the playoffs.
The Panthers of Yazoo County dropped to 5-5 (3-2 in conference) to end the regular season on Thursday night when they were defeated 20-6 by Charleston.
Manchester Academy’s journey to an undefeated regular season has only one more challenge in the road after the Mavericks handily took care of Hebron 41-0 on Friday night.
The win allowed the Mavs to improve to 9-0 on the season.