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Manor Mustangs Find Success by Keeping it in the Family

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 10:47 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

December 17, 2014 08:07 GMT

NBA

Tuesday's Games

Washington 109, Minnesota 95

Miami 95, Brooklyn 91

New Orleans 119, Utah 111

Memphis 105, Golden State 98

Dallas 107, New York 87

Oklahoma City 104, Sacramento 92

Wednesday's Games

Phoenix at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

Atlanta at Cleveland, 7 p.m.

Utah at Miami, 7:30 p.m.

Dallas at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Orlando at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Brooklyn at Toronto, 8 p.m.

Memphis at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

Milwaukee at Portland, 10 p.m.

Indiana at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

Houston at Denver, 10:30 p.m.

NHL

Tuesday's Games

Columbus 1, Detroit 0, SO

Florida 2, Washington 1, SO

Nashville 3, Boston 2, SO

Tampa Bay 3, Philadelphia 1

Toronto 6, Anaheim 2

Montreal 4, Carolina 1

St. Louis 5, Los Angeles 2

Winnipeg 5, Buffalo 1

Chicago 5, Minnesota 3

N.Y. Rangers 5, Calgary 2

Arizona 2, Edmonton 1, OT

Wednesday's Games

Ottawa at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Boston at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Dallas at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

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