In a low-scoring game that was close all night, the Manhattan High football team squeaked out a 13-10 win over Washburn Rural on Friday night in Topeka.
Manhattan scored its first touchdown since the first quarter on a 6-yard pass to Ethan Fabrizius from Kellen Myers to take a 13-3 lead with 4:50 to play in the fourth.
But Washburn Rural wasn’t done, driving 75 yards, mostly through the air, to make it 13-10 on a 7-yard touchdown run by Michael Singer.
On their next drive, the Indians got enough yards from Chris Martin and their run game to run out the clock and hold on for the win.
The two teams both struggled in the red zone en rout to a 7-0 halftime lead for Manhattan. The score remained the same until midway through the fourth quarter, when Rural’s Perry Schmiedeler hit a 35-yard field goal.
Manhattan struck first in the first quarter on a 38-yard run by Fabrizius.