Recap by Frank Beer
After the past two years of being in the toughest district in the state and finding rough sledding, the Indians played their first playoff game under the new system this past Friday. Wichita Southeast came to Bishop Stadium to kick off the 2016 playoffs. With many fans in t-shirts and shorts due to warm weather, the Indians came out hot as well. On their first possession they scored on a 30 yard TD run by Tariq Gerald. The Golden Buffaloes answered with a deep touchdown fly pattern to bring the score to 7-6 after missing the 2 point conversion. From the remainder of the first half it was all Indians. Ian Trapp threw a beautiful 50 yard pass to Tyresse Gerald, followed up by a 49 yard run by Iverson Robb. This closed out the first quarter giving the Indians a 21-6 lead.
The second quarter was all Manhattan, as the Tribe scored five touchdowns to dominate the period. Iverson ran for 3 touchdown runs of 19, 18 and 5 yards. Kevontae McDonald then added TD runs of 20 and 5 yards. The majority of the starters were out of the game by the last drive of the half, turning it over to the reserve players. The score at halftime was an amazing 56-6.
The second half saw every player for the Indians see time as the clock ran without stopping. Brady Woborny, at QB, scored on a 1 yard run. Andrew Scott was perfect on all 9 of his extra point tries for the night. Wichita SE scored 2 late TD’s with their starters against the MHS second and third squads to make the final score 63-20. The Indians were led in rushing by Iverson with 126 yards on only 9 carries. Kevontae tallied 85 yards on 15 carries. Ian completed both of his passes for 53 yards and a touchdown.