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Manchester vs. Hanover

When: 1:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Carl W. Burt Memorial Stadium (3,500/grass), North Manchester

Radio: 89.5 FM

Records: Manchester 4-4, 4-2 HCAC; Hanover 6-2, 6-0

Series: Hanover leads 56-13

Website: www.manchester.edu/athletics

Scouting report: It’s the marquee game of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. After losing its first four games, Manchester has rebounded to win its last four, including a 17-14 victory at Mount St. Joseph. Junior quarterback Nick Williams accounted for 241 total yards and two touchdowns. Manchester continues to have a balanced offense, averaging 161 yards rushing and 169 passing. … Hanover lost its first two games but has won six in a row and is tied with Franklin atop the league standings. Last week the Panthers had 527 total yards in a 55-10 victory over Earlham. In Hanover’s last four games in which it has scored 55, 47, 40 and 54 points, quarterback Dexter Britt has thrown 17 touchdown passes.

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