What began as a hopeful night for the Huntington Huntsmen turned into a 24-12 loss.
Cory Van Nest ran the opening kickoff back 77 yards and the Huntsmen took a 6-0 lead. Manchester scored on their second drive of the game on a 9 yard pass from sophomore quarterback Jordan Freeman to tight end Tyler Brummett.
After Huntington turned the ball over on downs Manchester drove down the field scoring on a Jordan Franklin field goal to take a 10-6 lead. Huntington failed to convert a fake punt on fourth down turning the ball back over to Manchester who scored before the half on a 20 yard pass from Freeman to Brinker to take a 17-6 halftime lead.
Manchester's final score of the game came early in the third quarter on a 5 yard run by freeman to take a 24-6 lead.
Huntington was able to add another touchdown in the fourth quarter on a 6 yard run by Van Nest to make the score 24-12.
For Manchester, Jordan Freeman led the way with 107 yards rushing on 20 carries. Freeman was also 11-18 passing for 151 yards. Manchester totaled 278 yards of total offense.
For Huntington, Van Nest ran for 32 yards on 13 carries. Brad Fraley was 5-14 for 76 yards. Huntington was penalized nine times for 50 yards.
Manchester improves to (2-0), while Huntington falls to (0-2) on the season.