Coach’s comments: “We are looking to build on last season’s 5-5 record. We had the best summer since I’ve been here. The kids are very excited and they are ready to go. They have bought into everything we have wanted them to for the past two years. A lot of these kids are in the program for the third year.
“I believe we have one of the best 3A offensive backfields in the area. We are 26 strong but I hope we have some games where our younger players can get valuable playing time. These kids from different areas of the city have bonded together. We are definitely more of a family now. These kids hold each other accountable. They also understand the rich tradition of Manual football and how prideful the alumni are for Manual.”