Football Team Travels To Southington To Face Top Team in State
High School Sports Season Kicks Off This Week
The high school sports season starts this week and that means a tough test for the Manchester High football team.
MHS travels to Southington Friday night for a 7 p.m. game against the top-ranked team in the state.
The two-time defending state champs, Southington is led by quarterback Jasen Rose, who threw for 47 touchdowns last year.
MHS had a scrimmage last week that featured TD runs from Jakia Westberry (at left in photo) and Jevin Frett.
MHS plays its first home game a week from Friday, against Simsbury. Other home games this season are on Sept. 24 against New Britain, Oct. 16 against Conard-West Hartford, Nov. 13 against Wethersfield and Nov. 25 (the night before Thanksgiving) against East Hartford.
Here are the opening games for the rest of the fall sports teams.
- Volleyball -- First game Friday, Sept. 11 at Fermi, 7 p.m.
- Boys soccer — First game Friday, Sept. 11 at home vs. Fermi, 3:45 p.m.
- Girls Soccer — First game Friday, Sept. 11 at Fermi, 3:45 p.m.
- Cross-country (Boys and girls) — First meet Tuesday, Sept. 15 vs. South Windsor at Wickham Park, 3:45 p.m.
- Girls swimming and diving -- First meet Wednesday, Sept. 16 at Newington, 3:45 p.m.
You can find the full schedule for every team at this website.