Manhattan destroys Lansing for Homecoming

Will Ivester, Sports Editor

he Manhattan High Indians overtook the Lansing Lions on Friday to improve to a impressive 7-0 season as they beat Lansing 65-0 for their homecoming game.
Manhattan came out strong, scoring 16 points in the first quarter. Manhattan senior running back Deandre Aukland scored two touchdowns in the second quarter while he rushed for 94 yards on just eight carries.
Auckland attributed the recent success to the work the team puts in during the week.
“Our work ethic, our coach really gets on top of us,” Auckland said. “He pushes us to work every day and we work hard, so it’s just a result.”
Manhattan continued to dominate the first half, making the score 51 points as they headed to the locker room. With the running clock for the second half, Manhattan’s Junior Varsity team took the field and did not let their team down as they scored 14 points in the second half, closing out the game 65-0.
Sharing the field with JV players was no problem for the Varsity team.
“It’s like a family and they’re all my friends,” Auckland said.