Undefeated season ends with disappointing loss to Washburn Rural

Jacob Clanton, Sports Editor

November 7, 2016

Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

As the players walked out of the locker room following the game, they were greeted by a scene befitting a funeral. Everywhere they looked there were somber faces and shoulders ready to be cried into. While some went and found...

Football advances with win over Wichita Southeast

Jacob Clanton, Sports Editor

October 30, 2016

Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

Typically, playoff games are more intense than the regular season. These games are close ones that go down to the wire, leaving everyone feeling exuberated after the game. That was not the case Friday night, as Manhattan High (9-0) beat...

Win over Blue Valley Northwest caps perfect regular season for Football

Jacob Clanton, Sports Editor

October 24, 2016

Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

Though a two-platoon system is often seen in the professional and collegiate levels of football, rarely is a true system seen in the high school level. However, at Manhattan High, that is not the case. The Indians are one o...

Football beats Emporia

Jacob Clanton, Sports Editor

October 16, 2016

Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports, Uncategorized

Not only do teams sometimes struggle in the game just before a big opponent, but the game after can prove to be difficult as well. “Coming off the big J.C. win, I think it’s kind of hard to focus,” senior quarterback ...

Football wins back the Silver Trophy, stays perfect

Jacob Clanton, Sports Editor

October 10, 2016

Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Showcase, Sports

In any sport, rivalry games are intense. They are the games teams look forward to all year long. Fans are ready, players are ready, and it can be guaranteed to be a great game. Of course, it's even better with a win. “Words...

Football stays perfect with win over Seaman

Jacob Clanton, Sports Editor

October 3, 2016

Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

In the professional and collegiate levels of football, teams have become more passing-oriented. Some high schools have even gotten in on this trend. Manhattan High has not. “We got a good offensive line,” head coach Joe ...

Football stays perfect with win over Topeka High

Jacob Clanton, Sports Editor

September 26, 2016

Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Showcase, Sports

Big games often lead to not only a more energized football game, but also a more energized crowd. Manhattan High against Topeka High fit that bill. “The student section was insane,” senior quarterback Ian Trapp said.  ...

Football nearly shuts out Highland Park

Jacob Clanton, Sports Editor

September 19, 2016

Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

Often times, the week before a team has a big game, they have what is called a trap game. A trap game is when the team might be thinking ahead to the big game, instead of focusing on the game at hand. These games usually don...

Football beats Washburn Rural in weather-shortened game

Jacob Clanton, Sports Editor

September 11, 2016

Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

In football, there is a strategy known as “icing the kicker”. This is when a team calls a timeout as the other team’s kicker is getting set to try a field goal. Normally, only the teams ice the kicker. Friday night though...

Football wins big in first game against Shawnee Heights

Jacob Clanton, Sports Editor

September 8, 2016

Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

Sometimes, football games are less like sprints, and more like marathons. Even with a poor start, Manhattan High found a way to beat Shawnee Heights 49-13 on Friday night. MHS began the game with turnovers on its first two drives. The I...

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