NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – The Manchester University football suffered a 52-14 setback against visiting Trine University to begin the fall 2021 season.
Trine racked up 526 yards of total offense on Thursday evening while coming away with 5 takeaways.
Backup quarterback Carter Campassi (Cicero, Ind./Hamilton Heights) helped guide Manchester’s two scores on the evening. Campassi connected with Darren Lathrop (Lafayette, Ind./McCutcheon) on a 35-yard touchdown strike with 7:31 remaining in the ballgame.
Campassi also hit newcomer Cameron Hovey (Sheridan, Ind./Sheridan) for an 11-yard touchdown reception with 25 ticks left on the clock. Campassi would finish with 74 yards passing on Thursday evening.
Christian Smith (Indianapolis, Ind./Arsenal Tech) led the Black & Gold with 83 rushing yards against the Thunder. Harrington Greer (South Bend, Ind./Riley) set a new career-high with 10 receptions. Greer finished with 79 receiving yards on Thursday.
Jalen Masden (Evansville, Ind./Harrison) finished with 3.5 tackles-for-loss, 1.5 sacks, and 8 total tackles against the Thunder.
Trine quarterback Alex Price finished with 312 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. Thunder running back Xaine Kirby carried the ball 15 times for 109 yards and 3 scores.
Manchester (0-1) will host Alma College on Saturday September 11 in Spartan Stadium beginning at 6 p.m. Manchester University will formally dedicate the new stadium with a ceremony before kickoff.
Trine (1-0) will host Rose-Hulman on Saturday September 11 with kickoff coming at 7 pm from Angola.