Manheim Central High School
|Manheim Central High School|
Manheim Central Barons athletic logo
|400 Adele Avenue
Manheim, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County 17545
|School district||Manheim Central School District|
|Superintendent||Fred Cummins (interim)|
|Color(s)||Maroon and gray|
|Website||Manheim Central High School|
Manheim Central High School has an accomplished football team. In 2003, the Barons had an undefeated season and were the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Triple-A State Champions. Also, in 2009, the team went undefeated all the way up to the state championship game, where they were named the runner-up. The 2009 team had a 15-1 record.
In 2011, the team suffered a detrimental loss to the team; four student-athletes died in a two-car accident on January 16. Nick Bryson, Cody Hollinger, John Griffith, and Devaughn Lee had attempted to get air in a fellow teammate's car. When they landed, they spun sideways into the other lane and were hit broadside, which sent the car flipping into a nearby field. That year for the team became about adversity and the ability to overcome it. With four crucial players gone, the team was young and inexperienced. The first game of the 2011 season was filled with emotion and was dedicated to the boys tragically lost in the accident. The game had four touchdowns, for a total of 28 points. The town speculated that each touchdown represented one of the boys and the total represented another teammate who had died in another car accident, due to a brain aneurysm in 2010. The Barons finished that season 8-3, defying the odds.
In the 2011 season, the Manheim Central girls' softball team were the LL League Section 3 Champions, the District 3 Champions, and the runners-up in the PIAA Triple A States.
The Manheim Central Marching Barons, under the direction of John Brackbill, won first place in the Liberty A Division of the 2010 Cavalcade of Bands Championships in Harrisburg.
- "Administrative Staff". Manheim Central School District. Retrieved 2008-12-19.
- "High School Administration". Manheim Central School District. Retrieved 2008-12-19.
- "2003 Season". Kirk Blauch. Retrieved 2008-12-19.
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