It was not a happy homecoming for the Emporia High football team. Topeka Hayden handed the Spartans their second loss of the season 36-19.
Emporia High struck first on a Tanner Taylor 37 yard touchdown run. Hayden would take a 15-7 lead before the Spartans responded with a Tanner Taylor 7 yard run and a Cody Swanson 6 yard run to take a 19-15 halftime lead. That would be the last time Emporia High would lead. Hayden out scored the Spartans 21-0 in the second half to spoil the night. The Spartans are now 3-2 on the season and 3-2 in Centennial League play. They play at Topeka High next Friday.
Centennial League Scores:
Manhattan 76 Topeka West 0
Junction City 56 Highland Park 0
Topeka Seaman at Topeka High postponed for Saturday.
Shawnee Heights at Washburn Rural postponed for Saturday.