The Line of Scrimmage

The Line of Scrimmage

Every Friday night, the Fayetteville–Manlius gridiron is a chaotic swirl of helmets clanking, parents screaming, and high school coaches hoping that the long, hot days of practice pay off. The clock starts, the whistle blows, and the Hornets set up to leave everything they have on the field — 10 yards at a time.
Published: November 1, 2018 | Updated: February 18th, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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The Fayetteville–Manlius Hornets explode onto their home turf to face off against West Genesee on their Homecoming night on Oct. 5.
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Senior Kicker John Egnaczyk celebrates a win and the beginning of his last playoff run as a Hornet.
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F-M junior Charlie Gadsen takes a breather at halftime with his teammates. The Hornets lost 35-24 to West Genesee on Oct. 5.
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F-M head coach Paul Muench grills his team after a disappointing first half against the Baldwinsville Bees on Oct. 12. Players responded in the second half and the Hornets won 28-7.
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The Fayetteville-Manlius Hornets practice for their fourth game of the season against the Cicero-North Syracuse Northstars.

Ballboy B.K. Royal looks on with the team as the Hornets start to recover from a halftime deficit.

Ballboy B.K. Royal looks on with the team as the Hornets start to recover from a halftime deficit.

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F-M players wrap a Saturday morning session watching game film from the previous night's game with a spirited cheer.
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