Riley County’s Braden Cook picked off Rock Creek quarterback Brett Hammett in the end zone late in the third quarter and returned it 100 yards for a touchdown that not only gave the Falcons the lead, but put Riley County in the driver’s seat the rest of the way — winning 35-21.
Manhattan (13-3-1) took a 5-0 lead to halftime and kept scoring until the final minutes.
Nine different players scored for K-State, led by Spanish import Leti Romero, who posted a double-double in her Wildcat debut with 25 points and 12 rebounds.
Still photos show Willie the Wildcat running toward a man dressed as West Virginia’s mascot before Saturday’s football game, tackling him, then standing up to do a cheer. When medical officials realized he was having an apparent seizure, they rushed out to help him.
Throughout the month, area residents have had the opportunity to visit ghostly places on the Haunted Manhattan Trolley Tour. (Tours continue next week, but they’re fully booked. If you were hoping to take one, you’ll have to live vicariously through this story.)
The Wildcats already had this game in the bag — using a dominant second half to run away with a 35-12 victory over West Virginia at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
Texas (15-2, 8-0 Big 12) downed the Wildcats (14-7, 2-6 Big 12) in the sweep — 25-11, 25-18, 25-20.
Facing a familiar foe in the 6A defending-champion Junior Blues, Manhattan needed three sets, but ultimately got the end result it wanted, winning 24-26, 25-14, 25-23.
The event kicked off with an introduction of the women’s team, followed by a scrimmage. The Purple team beat the Black team 14-11, as Haley Texada scored seven for the Purple and freshman Kindred Wesemann scored nine points with three 3-pointers.
As the university moves past 150 years, K-State President Kirk Schulz said two building dedications and two groundbreakings Thursday and Friday provide a glance at K-State’s future.
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