It was a defensive battle in 2018 but Junction City did just enough to hold off Manhattan for a 9-7 victory. The Bluejays took home the Silver Trophy, after Manhattan had won the previous year’s contest. Last year both team’s defense came into the game fired up, hoping to springboard their team to victory. Junction City held a 9-7 lead late into the game, but it looked as if Manhattan had a comeback planned. Driving down the field late in the 4th, Manhattan looked destined to score and take the lead, but a Bluejay interception inside the red zone crushed the Indians’ hopes of a comeback. Junction City knocked off the then undefeated Manhattan High Team. This year Junction City comes into the game undefeated and ranked #2 in the state of Kansas. Can #5 Manhattan return the favor and knock off their rival in the Silver Trophy game this year? It’s sure to be another Great American Rivalry in the “Little Apple” of Manhattan, KS this year.
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