The Manson football team started sloppy and could not recover Friday falling to Brewster 22-6. Manson opened its season at home with 65 fans in attendance to watch a rare March high school football game. Manson turned the ball over twice on early possessions leading to a quick 8-0 deficit. The Trojans moved the ball well at times in the first half but threw a interception at the goal line that eliminated a early scoring opportunity. Brewster took commanding 22-0 lead into half-time.
Manson made good halftime adjustments to start the half that led to a quick score. In the second half the Trojans were led by freshman QB Angel Lopez who threw for 155 yards and a touchdown. His favorite target was freshman wideout Ben Cullison who had 3 catches for 86 yard. On the ground the Trojans were led by Senior Caden Beazley with 142 yards rushing and a touchdown.
Manson shut out the Bears in the second half behind strong defense led by Cody Fitzpatrick and Caden Beazley. Beazley led the team with 9 tackles. The Trojans were close to narrowing the deficit as they had a 1st and goal on the 1 yard line with 15 minutes to play but a second red-zone turnover sealed their fate.
Manson travels to Warden on Friday. Game time 7:00pm.