Records: Manchester 0-1, Alma 0-1
When: 6 p.m. Saturday
Where: Bahlke Field, Alma, Mich.
Outlook: Alma leads the all-time series 4-2, but the Spartans won 33-31 last year. ... Manchester is coming off a 55-7 loss to Trine in Angola last week, however, Dillon Nelson was selected Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, after he punted six times for a total of 233 yards. His longest went 51 yards, he had one land inside the 20-yard line and three were fair caught. ... Donovan Henderson Jr. rushed 21 times for 90 yards. He ranks third in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference in rushing yards. ... Nick Tillman had 12 tackles, three of them solo, and Nelson totaled nine tackles, two solo. ... Alma, which is coming off a 63-21 loss at Baldwin Wallace, got 282 yards with two touchdowns and one interception from Mason Ippel, who completed 16 of 26 passes. ... Chase Hinkle had six catches for 152 yards and two touchdowns.
– Justin A. Cohn, The Journal Gazette