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Blue Dragons end regular season with a win

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

By Lucas Barlow
Sports Editor
The Hutchinson Community College football team’s regular season came to a close as the Blue Dragons cruised to a 27-6 win over Dodge City Community College on Saturday.
The Blue Dragons snapped their three-game losing streak, finishing 7-4 overall and 4-3 in the Jayhawk Conference. The Conquistadors finish 4-7 and 1-6.
After leading by seven late in the first half, the Blue Dragons pulled off one impressive play to head into halftime. Dodge City lined up for a 24-yard field goal when Hutchinson blocked the kick. The play wasn’t over however, because Hutchinson’s Jerry Jacobs picked up the loose ball, and took it back for a 86-yard touchdown. The Blue Dragons led 13-0 at halftime, and they didn’t slow down in the second half.
Hutchinson used an interception, a goal line stop, and a punt return for a touchdown to secure the victory over the Conquistadors.
The Blue Dragon defense held Dodge City to 237 total yards and 51 rushing, but Hutchinson compiled only 206 total yards for themselves. Three running backs, B.J. Emmons, Dezmon Jackson, and Andrew Lee split Hutchinson’s 125 rushing yards. Quarterback Eric Forrest went 12 of 16 on passing attempts, for a total of 69 yards.
Sunday’s win marked Rion Rhoades’ 80th victory as head coach for the Blue Dragons. He also reached this mark faster than any other coach in Hutchinson Community College history.
Next up for the Blue Dragons will be the Salt City Bowl on Dec. 2. They will face the Eastern Arizona Gila Monsters at Gowans Stadium. This will be the second meeting between the two teams, playing each other last in the 2010 Salt City Bowl.

Late rally falls short for football

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

By Cassidy Crites

Staff writer

The Hutchinson Community College football team fell to 6-4 overall and 3-3 in the Jayhawk Conference after losing to Fort Scott on Saturday.

Trying to overcome a 19-point deficit with 10:34 to go in the game, the Blue Dragons scored two quick touchdowns to cut the difference. Hutch had one more attempt at a game winning drive, but were unable to get the first down. Fort Scott went on to upset the No. 20 Blue Dragons 29-24 at Gowans Stadium.

The Blue Dragons fall for the third straight conference game, while Fort Scott improves to 4-5 on the season and 2-4 in the conference.

The Blue Dragon offense finally started to come alive after Fort Scott took a 29-10 lead with 10:34 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Marcus Edwards returned a kickoff 31 yards to the Hutch 47. From there Hutchinson tallied six more points on eight plays including a 4-yard touchdown pass from Eric Forrest to Jaylen Erwin. Kicking in the extra point pulled the Blue Dragons within twelve points at the 6:47 minute mark to play.

The Greyhounds next drive ended shortly, finding themselves at a 41-yard field goal attempt. Blue Dragon Quen Head blocked the field goal and Jerry Jacobs returned the ball to the Fort Scott 21. The next play resulted in six more points for the Blue Dragons when Forrest found Tavian Allen for a touchdown, cutting the deficit to 29-24 with 3:09 to go.

Needing a defensive stop, the Blue Dragons came through, getting the ball at their own 13 with 1:41 left to play. However, the Blue Dragons were unable to get the first down.

In hopes of a comeback, Hutch needed a big fourth quarter after allowing the Greyhounds to overcome the halftime deficit scoring 15 points in the third quarter.

A bad snap recovered by Forrest in the end zone resulted in a Greyhound safety, leaving Hutch’s lead to only 10-9. Fort Scott took the free kick and scored in two plays for 57 yards. Missing the two-point conversion, the Greyhounds took the lead at 15-10 with 10:27 left in the third quarter.

Fort Scott expanded the lead after scoring off of an interception with 28 seconds remaining in the third quarter.

One more interception lead to another Greyhound touchdown, leaving the score 29-10 before the Blue Dragons went on their fourth quarter rally.

The Blue Dragons had 218 passing yards and only 82 rushing yards. Fort Scott totaled 276 passing yards and 26 rushing yards.

The Blue Dragons wrap up regular season at Dodge City next Saturday to face the Conquistadors at 1 p.m.

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