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MHS puts up 28 points in the third quarter to beat Seaman, 42-21

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Manhattan got a feather in its cap Friday night, beating Seaman, 42-21, to improve to 5-0.
“It was a total team win,” head coach Joe Schartz said. “We beat a good football team, we beat an undefeated team on the road.”
Schartz was nervous through the first half, as the Indians headed to the locker room with just a seven-point lead.
Both teams traded three-and-outs on their first drives before Manhattan scored big time. Quarterback Ian Trapp streaked down the right side of the field for a 90-yard touchdown.
It looked like Manhattan would add to its lead on its next drive. The Indians brought it down to the Vikings’ 1-yard line before an illegal block in the back pushed them back to the 12. Two incomplete passes later, Seaman had the ball on a turnover on downs. The Vikings scored 15 plays later on a 27-yard pass from Dalton Cowan to Nick Steiner.
“I was nervous and worried for quite some time,” Schartz said. “We had a penalty that backed us out of another touchdown, it should have been 21-7 in the first half, but we were only 14-7. It was very close.”
Schartz plans to address penalties at practice like he does every week, but he can’t fault the team for its effort.
“The kids are trying to make plays,” Schartz said. “Sometimes those things happen when the plays get extended and the kid continues to try and give that effort.”
The Indians took their lead back just before halftime. Trapp and Iverson Robb traded possessions down the field before facing fourth-and-1 on Seaman’s 10. Trapp ran the ball down to the 1 and punched it in one play later to make it 14-7.
Then the third quarter happened.
Manhattan rattled off 28 unanswered points in about five minutes.
The Indians had a short field on consecutive drives, starting at the Seaman 25 both times. Trapp ran the ball in both times, on 8- and 3-yard runs.
Schartz called the first short field the turning point in the game. The second time Manhattan found itself on the 25, it was because Chance Andrade picked up a Seaman fumble.
Schartz credited the defense with being the catalyst for Manhattan, causing second-half turnovers. Samuel Edwards also had a fumble recovery, and Robert Houston recorded an interception.
“The ability of the defense to get a stop was huge,” Schartz said.
Iverson Robb added a touchdown on an 11-yard run before Trapp found Tariq Gerald on a 17-yard pass. Trapp ran for 245 yards on 23 carries, scoring five times. He threw for 13 yards, a touchdown and an interception on 2-of-10 passing. Robb ran for 92 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries.
“We want to run the football, and Ian’s a big part of that,” Schartz said. “We’ve got a big powerful offensive line, and I think that’s a little bit of the success in the second half too, we wore them down.”
Seaman put up two touchdowns in the fourth quarter on a 10-yard run by Cowan and a 6-yard catch by Moranz.
The Indians will enjoy Friday night’s win for a little, but it’s back to work Saturday in preparation for next week’s matchup at Junction City. The Blue Jays beat Highland Park, 42-12, and are also undefeated.
“It is Junction week, and that’s enough said there,” Schartz said. “The kids are motivated, they know what this rivalry’s about. It’s a big game, and they’re excited for it.”

Manhattan 42, Seaman 21
Manhattan 7 7 28 0 — 42
Seaman 0 7 0 14 — 21
Scoring summary
1st Quarter
MHS: Trapp 90 run (Andrew Scott kick) 9:29
2nd Quarter
SHS: Dalton Cowan 27 pass to Nick Steiner (Walker Bassett kick) 6:59
MHS: Trapp 1 run (Scott kick) :33.2
3rd Quarter
MHS: Trapp 8 run (Scott kick) 9:30
MHS: Trapp 3 run (Scott kick) 8:10
MHS: Iverson Robb 11 run (Scott kick) 4:35
MHS: Trapp 17 pass to Tariq Gerald (Scott kick) 4:19
4th Quarter
SHS: Cowan 10 run (Bassett kick) 10:21
SHS: Kevin Moranz 6 run (Bassett kick) :58.6
Individual statistics
Rushing — Manhattan: Trapp 23-245, Robb 14-92, Wewer 2-10, Woborny 2-5. Seaman: Cowan 8-19, Hartter 4-14, Latendresse 1-8, Spence 1-8, Moranz 5-0, Temmen 3-(-3), Steelman 1-(-3).
Passing: Manhattan: Trapp 2-10-1 13. Seaman: Cowan: 23-39-1 260.
Receiving: Manhattan: Gerald 1-12, Wewer 1-1. Seaman: Moranz 11-123, Steiner 8-100, Beam 2-20, Steelman 1-7.

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