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No. 10 Butler football makes statement win over No. 6 Snow, second straight ranked win

Butler picked up its second straight top-20 victory on Saturday with a 36-17 victory over No. 6 Snow College at BG Products Veterans Complex. The No. 10-ranked Grizzlies are now 2-0 on the season.
Butler picked up its second straight top-20 victory on Saturday with a 36-17 victory over No. 6 Snow College at BG Products Veterans Complex. The No. 10-ranked Grizzlies are now 2-0 on the season. Courtesy

Butler has made a stong opening statement this season as one of the nation’s best junior college football teams.

The No. 10-ranked Grizzlies have opened up with back-to-back top-20 victories, claiming a convincing 36-17 victory over No. 6 Snow College on Saturday at BG Products Veterans Complex in El Dorado.

Butler scored the first 26 points of the game, as the running back duo of Brock Sturges (89 yards) and Grahm Roberts (102 yards) each scored touchdowns and quarterback Steven Frank (218 passing yards) followed with passing touchdowns to Romello Kimbrough and George Qualls.

The defense did the rest, as Butler forced five turnovers with Alfahiym Walcott, Kway’Chon Chisom, Parker Bruce and Iam McSwain all finished with interceptions.

Jayhawk

No. 5 Hutchinson 31, Independence 21 — Independence threatened late, but a touchdown pass by Mark Wright, his fourth of the game, sealed the victory for the No. 5 Blue Dragons to improve to 2-0 this season and pick up their first Jayhawk victory.

Hutchinson led 17-0 at halftime after Wright threw touchdown passes to Craig Burt and Karim Brown, but Independence rallied back behind the Stephon Brown-to-Kaekwon Heath connection. The duo hooked up on back-to-back 39-yard touchdown passes to start the second half to trim to Hutchinson’s lead to 17-14.

Hutchinson’s Ronald Williams came up with a crucial interception late in the fourth quarter and added another interception earlier in the game, while Lavar Gardner led Hutchinson’s defense with 12 tackles.

Highland 21, Ellsworth (Iowa) 0 — After suffering an upset on the road on opening weekend, Highland Community College bounced back at home with a shutout victory to improve to 1-1 on the season.

Highland’s defense held Ellsworth to 165 yards on 57 plays (2.9 yards per play), as Brian George came up with an interception and Curtis Harris led the team with 11 tackles, three going for a loss. Running back Demarco Fishback scored two touchdowns and rushed for 59 yards, while quarterback Kenny Mayberry threw for 237 yards and a touchdown.

Garden City 42, Dodge City 22 — Dodge City roared out to a 22-7 lead in the second quarter after Da’Quan Bailey-Brown hauled in touchdown passes of 37 and 68 yards. But Garden City was dominant the rest of the game, scoring the last 35 points of the game to pull away for its first win of the season.

Jadon Hayes led Garden City on the ground with 127 rushing yards and a touchdown, while Ellis Merriweather added 70 yards and a touchdown on just four carries and Krishon Merriweather led the defense with 20 tackles. Bailey-Brown finished with eight catches for 191 yards and two touchdowns for Dodge City, while GregDarius James finished with 19 carries for 91 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

Fort Scott 40, Coffeyville 29 — It was a dominant first half for Fort Scott, which led 34-7 at halftime before Coffeyville scored three touchdowns in the second half to make things interesting late.

Fort Scott rushed for 266 yards guided by John Oliver (102 yards), Colin Wilson (82 yards, touchdown) and Carlos Davis (74 yards, two touchdowns). Davis also threw for two touchdowns, as Jon Jiles hauled in 10 catches for 160 yards and a touchdown. Tyquez Hampton caught five passes for 112 yards and a touchdown to lead Coffeyville, which couldn’t overcome five interceptions and a fumble lost.

KCAC

No. 4 Kansas Wesleyan 48, Texas Wesleyan 24 — It was a dominant season-opening performance by the Kansas Wesleyan starters, as the Coyotes were up 41-3 at halftime and 48-3 heading into the fourth quarter.

Quarterback Johnny Feauto threw for 215 yards on 13 completions, throwing five touchdowns, while Demarco Prewitt rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns. Shaq Bradford, a returning NAIA All-American, finished with 4½ sacks.

Tabor 40, Southwestern Assemblies of God 20 — A close game turned into a comfortable Tabor victory after Trey McGee threw a touchdown, then the defense scored on a safety and Derrick Harper returned the the kickoff 78 yards for a touchdown to cap off 16 unanswered points in the fourth quarter.

McGee threw for three touchdown passes and 145 yards, while running back Josh Johnson rushed for 96 yards for Tabor. Raymond Perrault added an interception return for a touchdown, while Elvin Turner finished with three sacks.

Wayland Baptist 35, St. Mary 13 — The score was deceiving to the Spires, which led 10-7 at halftime and even tacked on a second field goal by CJ Erwin to start the second half to extend their lead to 13-7.

But St. Mary couldn’t hold for a season-opening win in a non-conference game, as Wayland Baptist scored four unanswered touchdowns for the win. Running back Demontrel Wilson led St. Mary with 90 rushing yards on 16 carries, while receiver Fred Daughtry caught four passes for 73 yards.

Midland (Neb.) 48, Southwestern 17 — Southwestern fell behind 35-0 in the third quarter before scoring 17 points in the second half in its season-opening game in a non-conference loss.

Winfield native Tanner Spencer scored Southwestern’s lone offensive touchdown, while Terrell Lightfoot returned a kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown. Running back Keyshawn Wyatt finished with 96 rushing yards.

Jayhawk

No. 5 Hutchinson 31, Independence 21



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TOT
Independence (1-1, 1-1)00210

21
Hutchinson (2-0, 1-0)710140

31

H—Burt 29 pass from Wright (Garcia kick)

H—K. Brown 10 pass from Wright (Garcia kick)

H—Garcia 19 field goal

I—Heath 39 pass from Brown (Troutman kick)

I—Heath 39 pass from Brown (Troutman kick)

H—K. Brown 27 pass from Wright (Garcia kick)

I—Brown 2 run (Troutman kick)

H—Tinsley 25 pass from Wright (Garcia kick)

Rushing—Independence, Ellison 10-88, Brown 12-71, Williams 2-31, Jones 8-19, Dollard 2-0, Team, 1-(-20); Hutchinson, Wright 27-160, Coleman 16-82, Cross 10-28, K. Brown 1-14, S. Brown 1-7.

Passing—Independence, Brown 15-29-3-152; Hutchinson, Wright 16-27-0-194, S. Brown 0-1-1-0.

Receiving—Independence, Heath 4-91, Dell 6-40, Ellison 3-18, Jones 1-4, Brantley 1-(-1); Hutchinson, K. Brown 5-74, Tinsley 7-72, Burt 1-29, Marshall 1-11, Roach 1-7, Collins 1-1.

No. 10 Butler 36, No. 6 Snow 17



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TOT
Snow (1-1)03014

17
Butler (2-0)131337

36

B—Sturges 2 run (Abel kick)

B—Roberts 27 run (Abel kick failed)

B—Kimbrough 14 pass from Frank (Winkel kick)

B—Qualls 12 pass from Frank (Winkel kick failed)

S—Pizano 24 field goal

B—Winkel 30 field goal

S—Palmer 16 pass from Kerr (Pizano kick)

B—Sturges 3 run (Winkel kick)

S—Wright 24 pass from Beach (Pizano kick)

Rushing—Snow, Molisi 15-82, Barlow 6-34, Luani 6-32, Beach 3-14, Warren 3-(-3), Kerr 8-(-7); Butler, Roberts 16-102, Sturges 21-89, Timmons 8-10, Frank 4-(-1), Team 1-(-2), Durham 2-(-3).

Passing—Snow, Kerr 19-42-4-186, Beach 3-4-0-24; Butler, Frank 15-22-2-218.

Receiving—Snow, Palmer 4-53, Tiavaasue 6-51, Harris 4-47, Wright 1-24, McCoy 2-21, O’Hare 2-10, Molisi 1-10, Luani 2-4; Butler, Qualls 3-70, Batiste 2-36, Ziegler 5-34, Roberts 1-24, Sturges 1-21, Weidenbacher 1-15, Kimbrough 1-14, Schultz 1-4.

Highland 21, Ellsworth 0



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TOT
Ellsworth (0-2)0000

0
Highland (1-1)0777

21

H—Fishback 1 run (Velasquez kick)

H—Fishback 5 run (Velasquez kick)

H—Campbell 15 pass from Mayberry (Velasquez kick)

Rushing—Ellsworth, Payne 16-70, Kimbrough 14-38, Whitlock 6-14, Baker 5-9, Early 7-6, Bellamy 1-1, Scott 1-0; Highland, Fishback 14-59, Brawner 11-28, Fewell 3-15, Mayberry 2-12, Franklin 2-11, Leverette 3-(-2).

Passing—Ellsworth, Payne 2-5-1-19, Baker 1-1-0-8, Scott 0-1-0-0; Highland, Mayberry 16-27-1-237.

Receiving—Ellsworth, Scott 3-27; Highland, Thompson 5-62, Perks Jr. 3-47, Edwards 1-36, Cook 1-30, Fishback 3-18, Franklin 1-17, Campbell 1-15, Fewell 1-12.

Garden City 42, Dodge City 22



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TOT
Garden City (1-1, 1-0)021147

42
Dodge City (0-2, 0-2)101200

22

DC—Bailey-Brown 37 pass from Orndorff (Hinojos kick)

DC—Hinojos 22 field goal

GC—Watt 8 pass from Cox (Dos Santos Aires kick)

DC—Bailey-Brown 68 pass from Orndorff (Hinojos kick failed)

DC—James 3 run (Hinojos kick failed)

GC—Bryant 7 pass from Cox (Dos Santos Aires kick)

GC—Hayes 1 run (Dos Santos Aires kick)

GC—Jefferson 8 run (Dos Santos Aires kick)

GC—Forda 7 run (Dos Santos Aires kick)

GC—Merriweather 57 run (Dos Santos Aires kick)

Rushing—Garden City, Hayes 19-127, Merriweather 4-70, Ford 5-40, Jefferson 10-37, Cox 3-4; Dodge City, James 19-91, Hall 7-70, Lawson-Young 8-37, Ringer 2-7, Orndorff 1-(-1).

Passing—Garden City, Cox 15-24-0-158; Dodge City, Orndorff 10-17-0-200, Lawson-Young 7-17-1-55, Ringer 0-1-1-0.

Receiving—Garden City, Wallace 4-49, Link 4-35, Parker 3-28, Ford 1-20, Johnson 1-11, Watt 1-8, Bryant 1-7; Dodge City, Bailey Brown 8-191, Morris 6-39, Fanfan 2-13, Atchison 1-12.

Fort Scott 40, Coffeyville 29



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TOT
Fort Scott (2-0, 2-0)122206

40
Coffeyville (0-2, 0-1)70715

29

FS—Bartlett 23 run (Robertson kick failed)

C—D. Smith 56 pass from C. Smith (Hughes-Ford kick)

FS—Davis 10 run (Robertson kick failed)

FS—Wilson 1 run (Jiles pass from Davis)

FS—Jiles 50 pass from Davis (Davis run)

FS—Mooney 15 pass from Davis (Davis pass failed)

C—C. Smith 1 run (Hughes-Ford kick)

FS—Davis 1 run (Davis pass failed)

C—Smith 4 run (Hughes-Ford kick)

C—Hampton 61 pass from Kleinpeter (Faamautau run)

Rushing—Fort Scott, Oliver 17-102, Wilson 14-82, Davis 13-74, Bartlett Jr. 3-23, Fuller 2-(-1), Henry 3-(-3), Ward 2-(-11); Coffeyville, Faamautau 13-83, Lee 12-56, Bryan 3-22, C. Smith 1-14, Washington 1-7, C. Smith 9-4, Team 1-(-8).

Passing—Fort Scott, Davis 13-29-0-175, Bartlett Jr. 1-3-0-17; Coffeyville, C. Smith 8-24-4-124, Kleinpeter 5-9-1-125.

Receiving—Fort Scott, Jiles 10-160, Mooney 1-15, Owens 1-10, White 1-4, Wilson 1-3; Coffeyville, Hampton 5-112, Jean 3-60, D. Smith 2-58, Taylor 2-25, Faamautau 1-(-6).

KCAC

No. 4 Kansas Wesleyan 48, Texas Wesleyan 24



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TOT
Texas Wesleyan (0-1)03021

24
Kansas Wesleyan (1-0)202170

48

KW—Poe-Evans 15 pass from Feauto (Tackett kick failed)

KW—McCauley 3 pass from Feauto (Morales kick)

KW—Prewitt 13 run (Morales kick)

KW—Poe-Evans 2 pass from Feauto (Morales kick)

KW—Williams 30 pass from Feauto (Morales kick)

KW—Williams 25 pass from Feauto (Morales kick)

TW—Blaser 37 field goal

KW—Prewitt 4 run (Morales kick)

TW—Monroe 11 pass from Isom (Blaser kick)

TW—Jackson 5 run (Blaser kick failed)

TW—Pullig 27 pass from Isom (Ricks kick)

Rushing—Texas Wesleyan, Jones 12-42, Allen 3-19, Jackson 4-13, Huebner 5-10, Ricks 1-(-7), Monroe 2-(-10), Isom 8-(-31); Kansas Wesleyan, Prewitt 24-127, Feauto 5-52, Williams 2-9, Rockford 1-7, Lowe 10-2, Carmack 1-(-5), Team 4-(-8).

Passing—Texas Wesleyan, Isom 20-33-0-282; Kansas Wesleyan, Feauto 13-21-1-215, Carmack 2-3-0-33.

Receiving—Texas Wesleyan, Monroe 7-107, Pullig 4-94, Rolfe 3-34, Maxwell 3-29, Ricks 1-11, Jones 1-6, Nettles 1-1; Kansas Wesleyan, McCauley 4-86, Williams 4-77, Feauto 1-25, Poe-Evans 3-20, Carmack 1-10, Lowe 1-8.

Tabor 40, Southwestern Assemblies of God 20



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TOT
Tabor (1-0)143716

40
SAGU (0-1)70130

20

T—Perrault 20 interception return (Powell kick)

T—Swims 17 pass from McGee (Powell kick)

SAGU—Jones 58 interception return (Hmung kick)

T—Powell 24 field goal

SAGU—Hmung 48 field goal

T—Johnson 75 pass from McGee (Powell kick)

SAGU—Hmung 37 field goal

SAGU—Gober 6 run (Hmung kick)

T—Harper 17 pass from McGee (Powell kick)

T—Safety

T—Harper 78 kick return (Powell kick)

Rushing—Tabor, Johnson 23-96, Harper 1-4, McGee 24-3, Dixon 2-0; SAGU, Gober 9-52, Bledsoe 11-38, Powell 1-0, Watson 1-(-2), Balboa 1-(-6), Moon 4-(-10), Rodriguez 2-(-28).

Passing—Tabor, McGee 7-17-2-145; SAGU, Moon 7-21-1-43, Powell 3-7-0-18, Balboa 1-6-3-2, Watson 0-1-0-0.

Receiving—Tabor, Johnson 2-77, Swims 3-42, Harper 1-17, Swedorski 1-9; SAGU, Jackson 6-23, Watson 1-16, Carter 1-12, Dotson 1-8, Allen 2-4.

Wayland Baptist (Texas) 35, St. Mary 13



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TOT
St. Mary (0-1)3730

13
Wayland Baptist (1-0)701414

35

SM—Erwin 32 field goal

WB—Kirby 21 pass from Parsley (Thornton kick)

SM—Grimes 3 run (Erwin kick)

SM—Erwin 39 field goal

WB—Kirby 29 pass from Parsley (Thornton kick)

WB—Ve’An 12 pass from Parsley (Thornton kick)

WB—Kirby 33 pass from Parsley (Thornton kick)

WB—Peterson 70 run (Thornton kick)

Rushing—St. Mary, Wilson 16-90, Estenbaum 11-35, Grimes 3-8, Temmink 3-8, Collins 4-6, Gudka 1-5, Graham 1-3; Wayland Baptist, Peterson 12-106, Vaughn 8-39, Johnson 7-11, Parsley 2-0.

Passing—St. Mary, Grimes 6-13-1-79, Temmink 2-8-0-12, Gudka 2-4-0-11, Holmes 0-1-0-0; Wayland Baptist, Parsley 23-32-0-326.

Receiving—St. Mary, Daughtry 4-73, Estenbaum 2-12, Collins 1-8, Roller 2-6, Barnhart 1-3; Wayland Baptist, Kirby 7-110, Hurn 6-76, McLain 2-53, Gonzales 1-36, Ve’An 4-28, Johnson 2-24, Peterson 1-(-1).

Midland (Neb.) 48, Southwestern 17



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TOT
Midland (1-0)1414713

48
Southwestern (0-1)00107

17

M—Oswald 3 run (Griffiths kick)

M—Daniels 3 pass from Oswald (Griffiths kick)

M—Harris 29 pass from Oswald (Griffiths kick)

M—Harris 7 pass from Oswald (Griffiths kick)

M—Tremayne 29 pass from Oswald (Griffiths kick)

SW—Spencer 1 run (Botello kick)

SW—Botello 26 field goal

M—Smith 8 run (Oswald kick failed)

SW—Lightfoot 91 kickoff return (Botello kick)

M—Tremayne 20 pass from Oswald (Griffiths kick)

Rushing—Midland, Smith 22-101, Cannon 2-14, Tremayne 2-10, Oswald 5-8, Nelson 4-6, Wold 1-4, Miller 1-3, Martin 1-3, Woodle 1-1; Southwestern, Wyatt 17-96, Whitfield 2-17, Lightfoot 1-16, Coleman 8-14, Spencer 6-10, Mueller 5-10, Gonzales 2-(-3), Crockett 1-(-6).

Passing—Midland, Oswald 15-31-0-310, Nelson 3-3-0-42; Southwestern, Mueller 3-9-0-50, Whitfield 3-5-2-21.

Receiving—Midland, Tremayne 6-152, Harris 5-102, Daniels 4-70, Smith 2-14, Martin 1-14; Southwestern, Lightfoot 2-40, Spencer 1-10, Banks 1-10, Wyatt 1-6, Hall 1-5.

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