Monday, 30 October 2017 07:44

AUDIO: Jim France On Setting Wins Record

The Manchester Panthers are heading to the playoffs at full speed, and they did so with a 58-42 victory over Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy. But a major footnote from that contest was it was the 382nd victory for head coach Jim France, and that made him the all-time winningest coach in Ohio high school football history.

France, who is also Manchester’s principal, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to recap the win over CVCA, as well as the relief of achieving the record. It is a family affair at Manchester, with France’s son as the offensive coordinator and his grandson is the starting quarterback.

The Panthers finished the season 8-2, and will take on Fairless this Friday in the Division V playoffs.

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Jim France, the longtime coach of the Manchester Panthers spoke with Sam and Brad ahead of their game Friday night against CVCA.

 

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Jim France, longtime head coach of the Manchester Panthers spoke with Sam and Brad to preview the Panthers upcoming season. 

 

The Panthers open up the 2017 season against Chippewa after a 7-4 campaign in 2016.

 

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The 12th annual Greynolds Classic boys' basketball tournament will be making its way to the Magic City of Barberton this Saturday and two of the participating schools' coaches spoke with Sam Bourquin about their respective teams Thursday afternoon.

Gene Schindewolf, head coach of Manchester High likes his team's fast start.

 

Manchester takes on Maumee Country day to open the tourney at 11am.

First-year head coach with the GlenOak Golden Eagles Matt Hackenberg talked as well about what he likes from his team and the matchup in the Greynolds against Hoban at 6 p.m.

 

For more information on the Greynolds Classic, click here. The tournament is in memory of beloved Barberton boys basketball coach Jack Greynolds, Sr., who won a state championship in Barberton in 1976. He passed away from a stroke in 2005.

Proceeds from the event go towards youth programs in Barberton and stroke awareness.

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