The competition was top-notch in Topeka Saturday, testing the Indians from start to finish as the team went 3-2 on the day.
After settling for a draw in its league opener at home against Shawnee Heights on Tuesday, Manhattan struck early and got the elusive second goal to pad its lead and hang on for the win.
RANDOLPH — Blue Valley coach Matt Schreiber said it feels like his young team is on a theme park ride.
RILEY — Neither the stiff wind nor the Riley County defense could slow down quarterback Ryan Matzke and defending Class 3A state champ and current No.
At Wamego, the Red Raiders trailed 2-0 after one quarter, but turned it on for the next three periods in a 55-9 victory over Marysville on Friday night in their NCKL opener.
At Burlingame, despite a good start to the game, the Wildcats couldn’t sustain it in a 40-28 loss to Burlingame.
At Flush, Rossville piled on 35 points in the first half and then cruised to an easy win in the second half, the beating Rock Creek Mustangs, 45-0.
At Troy, the Mustangs couldn’t get it going until the second half and didn’t have enough in the fourth quarter in a 42-25 loss to Troy.
Manhattan completed its rally over the Hayden Wildcats Friday night at Bishop Stadium, with kicker Joseph Trujillo nailing a 28-yard field goal try with 2 seconds remaining to give the Indians their only lead of the game as time expired, 23-20.
Daniel Izquierdo has seen a more prominent role in the Manhattan offense as a senior, helping fill the shoes as a change-of-pace back opposite Chris Martin.
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