Friday Night Lights Time at MHS

Andrew Isaacs, # 85 of the MHS football team. The MHS players have been working hard since the summertime in anticipation of Friday's opener against Hall High School.

Tyler Oquendo

That’s right, Friday night football games at MHS are back again. The Indian’s season opener is Friday at 6 p.m.and Coach Marco Pizzoferrato is ready to hit the ground running – literally. He said the team plans to feature the running game against first-night opponent Hall High of West Hartford.
“We need to play physical and with discipline,” said Coach P, whose team lost a “win-able” game against Hall last year, 36-28.
MHSD will feature a “power spread offense” built around RBs Roy Richards and Elijah “Mojo” Udoh and quarterback Marquis Little.
Manchester is craving for their revenge. “They have a good passing game,” he said of Hall, “and they’re quarterback is great at reading plays.”
MHS has great confidence leading into its first game. “They played hard in our 4 scrimmages this summer,” says Pizzoferrato, referring to the Indians’ pre-season matchups with Wethersfield, Windsor, Berlin and Northwest Catholic.
With 18 seniors on the team, Coach P fully expects “major senior contributions throughout the season.” Among them is tight endAndrew Isaacs, who is coming back from an injury.
As for defense, Coach P says, “If we secure our tackles and read the plays well on defense that’s half the battle.” 
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