DRAGONS UP TO NO. 11 IN NJCAA RANKINGS

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (Blue Dragon Athletics) After one of the most complete victories in several seasons, the Hutchinson Community College football team moved up one spot to No. 11 in this week’s NJCAA Rankings, which were released on Tuesday.

The Blue Dragons rolled up 573 total yards and held Fort Scott to eight yards rushing in a 61-21 victory last Saturday at Gowans Stadium to improve to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in the Jayhawk Conference.

It was a very quiet week in terms of upsets in the No. 15. Then-No. 8 Eastern Arizona and Then-No. 12 Independence both lost games.

The top seven stayed the same with East Mississippi getting 11 of 17 first-place votes to maintain its stranglehold on No. 1. Iowa Western remains No. 2. Snow, NEO and Northwest Mississippi round out the Top 5.

Garden City stayed at No. 7 in this week’s rankings and remains the highest-ranked Jayhawk Conference team. Hutchinson is No. 11 and Butler jumped up six spots after a 22-0 shutout of Coffeyville to No. 14. Highland, Coffeyville and Independence are all receiving votes this six.

The Blue Dragons play host to Rezolution Prep at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Gowans Stadium.