The Manassas Tigers lost in the first round of playoffs last week to Milan, 44-6. Despite another season’s end that was earlier than desired, the Tigers had a good year and the Hope supporters can feel good about the investment in these young men’s lives. A huge thank you to the volunteers that helped with the football camp, the weekly meals provided by Hope’s Kitchen ministry, the volunteer coaching, the special tailgate times and messages, the cheering from the stands, and the encouragement given all along the way. Many of these young men will be graduating and moving on to the next phase God has for them in life and need your prayers to continue with them for the decisions they will make in the months ahead.
NOTE: ‘Undefeated’ – an emmy award winning documentary on the Manassas Tigers from the 2009 season will be released in January 2013. Buy it and see what our ministry is doing!
Check out photos from Football Camp held in early August
WON 34-6 / August 17 Manassas vs. Booker T Washington at Raleigh Eqypt Stadium, 7pm
LOST 17-6 / August 24 Manassas vs. Mitchell High School at J.P. Freeman Stadium, 7pm
WON 42-12 / August 30 Manassas vs. Kingsbury High School at Melrose Stadium, 7pm
WON 58-0 (game was called at half time due to inclement weather) / September 6 Manassas vs- . Northside High School at Booker T Washington Stadium, 7pm
WON 18-0 / September 14 Manassas vs. Frayser High School (Homecoming) at Crump Stadium, 7pm
LOST 24-30 / September 28 Manassas vs. Trezevent High School at Melrose Stadium, 7pm
LOST 24-40 / October 4 Manassas vs. Central High School at the Bookier T Washington Stadium, 7pm
WON 19-8 / October 11 Manassas vs. Douglass High School, at Melrose Stadium, 7pm
WON 52-18 / October 18 Manassas vs. MAHS at Crump Stadium, 7pm
LOST 6-44 / October 26 Manassas vs. Raleigh Egypt High School at Booker T Washington Stadium, 7pm
October 26th: Thank you to all our FAITHFUL supporters who were there for the boys this season!!
October 8th Message from Coach’s wife, Margo Germany:
The Tigers (3 A) lost to Central (6 A) in a heartbreaker Thursday night, 40-24. We put ourselves behind the 8 ball to start off with an opening kickoff return for a TD by Central. We just couldn’t get it together fast enough to pull out the win. We looked a little sluggish and the boys confirmed they were wiped out from the Trezevant game. Hopefully, we can re-group this week.
Speaking of this week…..We play Douglass in the SOUL BOWL Wednesday night! The game will be at Melrose at 7 PM. They usually sell T shirts, so be ready to come out and support the Tigers!
Hope to see you then!
October 2nd Message from Coach’s wife, Margo Germany
We had a wonderful Tailgating with the Tigers last Thursday. After a great and inspirational talk from Patrick Wrenn, the boys and fans enjoyed another wonderful tailgate extravaganza put on by Hope and a Small Group from Hope. The boys loved it! Thanks for all who contributed.
Friday, Hope also provided a wonderful pre-game meal with some BBQ from Hope’s Beast Feast, thanks to Christy Bianchi.
We played our cross-town rival, Trezevant last Friday. We lost a close game in overtime. The boys played their hearts out and really looked like a team. Trezevant is ranked in the CA Dandy Dozen. We are not in the same (size) district as they are and we still played them like we were evenly matched. On a side note, as the boys watched the game film over the weekend, it was noted that our first two point conversion was really a score, the ref did not signal, so we didn’t get the points. Another ref even commented to Jeff that he thought it was good…Oh, well….Hopefully we will get them next time!
The best thing about our game was seeing both teams on the field after the game praying together. This is the same team that in the movie “Undefeated” was told not to shake hands on the field after the game because of threats of violence. I was very proud of both teams.
Manassas plays Central THURSDAY at Booker T. Washington Stadium (off Thomas). The game will begin at 7 PM. Hope to see you there!
Next week, due to Fall Break, we will play Douglass on WEDNESDAY! Mark your calendars. That game is scheduled to be played at Melrose Stadium.
Have a great week! Thanks for being such wonderful supporters!
Sept. 18 Message from Coach’s wife, Margo Germany:
Dear Manassas Tigers Supporters,
We had a wonderful week last week and many of you were a part of it. Thanks to all who participated in Tailgating with the Tigers. It was fantastic! I will send photos with a later email. Lionel Hollins, head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies, came out and spoke to the boys after practice last Thursday. He was so unassuming. He talked to the boys as if they were his own sons. He shared about his faith and how that got him through a lot of things he had to deal with growing up. He grew up in a similar background as many of our boys. He was not wealthy growing up. He did not have a father. His mother died when he was just 13. He had a rough life, but made good choices. He told the boys that sometimes life throws you a knife. You have to decide if you’re going to catch it by the blade or the handle…..He also talked about how when he was their age, he had several awards, championship rings, etc. and how they are all put away somewhere….he emphasized that right now, they may think that this is as good as it gets, but they should strive to have a future full of hope and promise. At any rate, he was awesome!
After Coach Hollins spoke with the guys, we were all treated to a FABULOUS FEAST presented by Hope Church and several of our volunteers. Hope brought two HUGE grills and meat to feed an army(100)! The talk of the tailgate was the chicken wings….the burgers, hot dogs, nachos, baked beans, chicken nuggets, cakes, cookies, chips, cole slaw and other sides were delicious as well. A BIG thank you to all who made that possible. The tailgate was decorated with signs, football plates and napkins, footballs, balloons and a “Believe Street” banner (read Kyle Veazey’s article9/2/12 in the CA for explanation). One volunteer made a special goodie bag for each boy filled with things every guy needs……
Friday, Hope provided the pre-game meal which the boys LOVED as well (tacos, salad, mac and cheese, hot dogs, desserts, and more!). Montrail Brown (from the movie, “Undefeated”) gave the pre-game devotional to the boys. He talked about David and Goliath. He told the team he would share more before they play Trezvant (cross-town rival) next week.
So, as a reminder, we will have NO GAME this week….Rest up, because we need you all in FULL FORCE next week!
Speaking of next week, we will have our second tailgate party on Thursday, September 27th from 4:30-6p at Manassas High School parking lot (1111 Manassas Street). We need food for an army (100), so please let me know if you can help out in any way. Next week’s speaker has a martial arts background and is one of Coach Jason Johnson’s favorite speakers. He came and spoke to the Memphis Tigers when Coach Jason played for them and was VERY motivational, to say the least. You will be entertained if you get a chance to come see him speak to the boys.
I assume the format will be the same as the last tailgate. The speaker will speak to the team around 5 on the field, weather permitting. We will begin tailgating right after that (5:15-5:30). If you can come, we will be set up in the Manassas parking lot near the football field (last time we were closer to the baseball field). If you can’t find us, just drive around until you do.
Here are some things we need and we really need all the help we can get because many of our volunteers are involved at the Hope Market Square that day and will be unable to participate:
Boombox with good tailgating music
Meat(?) * working on this one….
Any tailgate food (pizza, little smokies, BBQ, wings, veggie tray, sub sandwiches,hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken tenders
I am not the tailgate queen, so please help with any suggestions…
If you bring something that requires electricity, you may want to bring an extension cord.
Thanks for supporting the Manassas Tigers! Our game next week will be against Trezvant, a very good team.
Thanks again! Hope to hear from you soon!