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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, September 28, 2019 7:20 pm

Manchester loses to Rose-Hulman


NORTH MANCHESTER – Offense was on full display at Burt Field on Saturday as Rose-Hulman totaled 550 yards of offense to Manchester’s 426 and came away with a 52-35 victory to begin Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play.

The Fightin’ Engineers jumped out to a 35-7 halftime lead as Andrew Dion threw TD passes of 37 and 90-yards. The Spartans’ lone score came in the second quarter as Donavan Henderson, Jr. scored on a 32-yard run.

Manchester’s Austin Roberts threw four touchdown passes in the second half. Roberts connected with Braxton Dewey for a 9-yard score on the Spartans’ first possession of the third quarter. Roberts teamed up with Harrington Greer for three touchdowns. Roberts’ final TD connection with Greer came at the 6:16 mark of the fourth quarter that drew the Spartans within 10 at 45-35.

Roberts threw for 128 yards. Greer finished with six receptions for 102 yards. Henderson carried the ball 36 times for a career-best 290 yards and finished just 6-yards shy of the school record of 296 yards set by Donnie Lewis against Rose-Hulman in 1993.

The Spartans (1-3, 0-1 HCAC) will be off next week before playing host to Mount St. Joseph on Oct. 12.