FLUSH — Rock Creek had a new stadium on Friday night.
In the world of high school football, a stingy defense can take a team far.
After sweeping through pool play at the Hayden Invitational on Saturday, the Manhattan High volleyball team came into the semifinals as a top seed in bracket play.
At Concordia, the Red Raiders started slow but finished strong against the Panthers, scoring a pair of second-quarter touchdowns to build its lead while shutting out the Concordia offense to win comfortably.
At Randolph, the Blue Valley Rams scored early and often in their win over Marmaton Valley, which was called at halftime.
At Frankfort, the Wildcats defeated Veritas Christian in a blowout that lasted only three quarters, as quarterback Jake Rose accounted for four touchdowns in the win, three on the ground and one through the air to go with 190 rushing yards.
At Onaga, Valley Heights got its first win of the season in convincing fashion, beating the Buffaloes 60-16 after taking a 41-0 lead to halftime.
At Riley, the Falcons struggled to get much going against Silver Lake, trailing 21-0 at halftime and failing to score in the second half to ensure a shutout for the second straight week.
For whatever reason, the annual trip to Joplin, Missouri, for the Southern Stampede Invitational has coincided with tough running conditions the last few years.
The Manhattan Christian College volleyball team defeated Johnson & Wales (Denver) in three sets Friday.
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