The Manchester football team traveled to Gas City Friday to take on Mississinewa and grabbed an early lead before falling in the final minutes 27-20.
The Squires grabbed a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a Clay Sellers run and a Zach Hill extra point with 43 seconds left.
Manchester would increase their lead to 14-0 in the second when Ness scampered 57 yards with 1:48 left in the half. Mississnewa would answer with a score with 25 seconds remaining as the Squires led 14-6 at the half.
With 8:18 left in the third quarter Ness would score for a third time for a 20-6 lead before things started to go down hill. With 8 seconds left in the quarter the Indians punched one in to make it 20-13 with a quarter to go.
The fourth quarter was all Mississinewa as the Indians scored with 9:07 left in the game to tie the score, then added a touch down with 1:41 left to top the Squires 27-20.
Passing : Ness 11/26-126yds
Rushing : Norwood 1/1yd, Shepherd 3/9yds, Ness 7/83yds, 2TD, Gable 1/8yds, Sellers 6/0yds 1TD
Rec : Norwood 4/88yds, Shepherd 3/9yds, Sturtsman 1/10yds, Gable 2/19yds
Sellers led in tackles with 12. Gable and L. Williams added 10 each.