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Manor Mustangs Find Success by Keeping it in the Family

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 09:47 PM CDT
It's a December to remember in Manor. The Mustangs have won 10 games for the first time in 23 years.

"That's what we want," said Manor senior linebacker Quinton Grant. "That's what we are striving for. That's what we worked hard for."

You could say the Manor Mustangs are back. And you'd be absolutely right.

"My roots are here, this is where I'm from," said Manor head football coach Sadd Jackson. "It's a blessing to be back home."

Jackson, the third year head coach graduated from Manor in 1990. His senior season was the last time the Mustangs had this kind of success. His current offensive coordinator is also a Manor alumnus. Coach Andrew Jackson also happens to be Jackson's big brother.

"There's nothing like trusting somebody on your staff to the fullest that you know has your best interest at hand," said Andrew Jackson, who spent 15 years as a high school head coach before coming back to Manor.

Sadd, four years younger than Andrew, spent 10 years as his big brother's assistant at Reagan and Lancaster before they switched roles in Manor. They've always been close. They've also always been competitive.

"Andrew and I competed against each other in marbles, it didn't matter," said Sadd who played college football at TCU. "We would shoot a tennis ball in the washing machine until 2:00 in the morning."

This latest spin cycle of life, one that brought them back home, is the most special. The sidelines are like one big Jackson family reunion. But not just because of the brothers. Each Jackson also has a son on the team.

"I remember holding those two little kids when they were little babies at his house one time," recalled Sadd. "We dreamed about the day when we would be able to coach those two kids on the same football team, and it's funny how things have come full circle."

Sadd was only an eighth grader during Andrew's senior season at Manor, so the two never got to play on the same high school team. But sharing a sideline and success more than two decades after leaving their alma mater - this year, the Jacksons are making up for it...while making a little history, too.Manor Mustangs Find Success by Keeping it in the Family


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Scores & Schedules

August 19, 2014 07:11 GMT

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Monday's Games

Chicago Cubs 4, N.Y. Mets 1

Washington 5, Arizona 4, 11 innings

Atlanta 7, Pittsburgh 3

Philadelphia 4, Seattle 1

St. Louis 6, Cincinnati 5, 10 innings

Tuesday's Games

Arizona (C.Anderson 7-4) at Washington (Strasburg 9-10), 7:05 p.m.

Atlanta (Harang 9-7) at Pittsburgh (F.Liriano 3-9), 7:05 p.m.

Seattle (Iwakuma 11-6) at Philadelphia (A.Burnett 6-13), 7:05 p.m.

Texas (Mikolas 1-5) at Miami (Cosart 1-1), 7:10 p.m.

San Francisco (Vogelsong 7-8) at Chicago Cubs (Wada 2-1), 8:05 p.m.

Toronto (Happ 8-7) at Milwaukee (Fiers 2-1), 8:10 p.m.

Cincinnati (Simon 12-8) at St. Louis (Lackey 1-1), 8:15 p.m.

Kansas City (Shields 11-6) at Colorado (Matzek 2-8), 8:40 p.m.

N.Y. Mets (Gee 4-5) at Oakland (Kazmir 13-5), 10:05 p.m.

San Diego (Kennedy 9-10) at L.A. Dodgers (Correia 1-0), 10:10 p.m.

NFL PREASON

Monday's Game

Washington 24, Cleveland 23

Thursday, Aug. 21

Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Monday's Games

Philadelphia 4, Seattle 1

L.A. Angels 4, Boston 2

Baltimore 8, Chicago White Sox 2

Kansas City 6, Minnesota 4

Tuesday's Games

Houston (Oberholtzer 4-8) at N.Y. Yankees (Capuano 1-3), 7:05 p.m.

Seattle (Iwakuma 11-6) at Philadelphia (A.Burnett 6-13), 7:05 p.m.

Detroit (Scherzer 14-4) at Tampa Bay (Archer 8-6), 7:10 p.m.

L.A. Angels (Weaver 13-7) at Boston (Webster 3-1), 7:10 p.m.

Texas (Mikolas 1-5) at Miami (Cosart 1-1), 7:10 p.m.

Baltimore (Tillman 9-5) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 6-9), 8:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Bauer 4-7) at Minnesota (Gibson 11-9), 8:10 p.m.

Toronto (Happ 8-7) at Milwaukee (Fiers 2-1), 8:10 p.m.

Kansas City (Shields 11-6) at Colorado (Matzek 2-8), 8:40 p.m.

N.Y. Mets (Gee 4-5) at Oakland (Kazmir 13-5), 10:05 p.m.

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