The Hutchinson Community College football team will close out the 2013 season on Saturday when Dakota College at Bottineau comes to Gowans Stadium for the fifth annual Salt City Bowl.
Kickoff is scheduled for 1:07 p.m. on Saturday. The game will be televised statewide by Cox Kansas Channel 22. The Blue Dragon Sports Network’s live video will be blocked out in the state of Kansas, but will be available outside of the Sunflower State.
The Blue Dragons will be playing in their 18th bowl game in team history. The Lumberjacks are making their first bowl appearance. Hutchinson is completing his 82nd year of football. Dakota College is completing its fifth, and at 8-2 has its first winning season in team history.
Hutchinson is 7-4 entering the 2013 Salt City Bowl after playing the toughest schedule in the NJCAA this season. Of HCC’s first 11 opponents, six have been nationally ranked. The Dragons are 3-3 in those games.
The Blue Dragons twice this season came tantalizingly close to ending Butler’s stranglehold on the Jayhawk Conference and Region VI. HCC dropped a six-overtime 19-16 decision in October in the game that decided the league. Two weeks later, the Dragons rallied from 14 points down only to lose 24-21 on a last-minute field goal to the Grizzlies.
Hutchinson has won a team-record five-straight bowl games.
The Lumberjacks put together a six-game winning streak together to clinch their first-ever winning season. Dakota College, an NJCAA Independent, last played on Nov. 9 and defeated Trinity Bible 6-0.
Game 12: Hutchinson vs. Dakota College
2013 Salt City Bowl
Saturday, December 7, 2013
At : Hutchinson, KS
Kickoff: 1:07 p.m.
Stadium: Gowans Stadium (Capacity: 5,500)
TV: Cox Kansas Channel 22 (Mark Ewing, Play-by-Play; Rich Baldinger, color; Nick McCabe, sidelines), 1 p.m.
Radio: KHUT-FM (102.9); KWBW-AM (1450) (Rusty Hilst, Play-by-Play; Rob Dreher, color; Glen Grunwald, sidelines), 12:50 p.m.
Internet Video: Blue Dragon Sports Network, (Tape-delayed in Kansas; live outside of Kansas), 12:50 p.m.
Live Stats: www.hutchcc.edu/livestats
NJCAA Ranking: No. 18
Last Game: Lost to No. 6 Butler 24-21
Coach: Rion Rhoades, 7th season
NJCAA Ranking: unranked
Last Game: Def. Trinity Bible College 6-0
Coach: Tim Pfeifer, 4th season
Blue Dragons Make 18th Bowl Appearance
The fifth-annual Salt City Bowl will be the Blue Dragons’ 18th bowl appearance in the program’s 82-year history. The Blue Dragons are 9-6-2 in bowl games.
The Salt City Bowl is the eighth different bowl the Blue Dragons have participated in. HCC has won a school-record five-straight bowl games.
Last season, HCC defeated Iowa Central 41-21. Two years ago, The Blue Dragons defeated Lackawanna College 70-20. Three years ago, the Blue Dragons downed Eastern Arizona 42-21 and four seasons ago, the Dragons rallied to defeat New Mexico Military 22-14.
Before 2009, the last bowl game HCC played in was the 2004 Heart of Texas Bowl against No. 14 Tyler Junior College. Kicker Kevin Coleman kicked five field goals, including a school-record 47-yarder to lead the Blue Dragons to a 15-10 victory over the Apaches.
The Salt City Bowl will be the seventh time that Hutchinson has played a bowl game on its home turf. In addition the four Salt City Bowls, Hutchinson played in the 1947 and 1949 Salt Bowl.
This will be the 11th bowl that Hutchinson has played within the borders of Kansas. HCC has played two bowls in Hutchinson, the 1969 and 1970 Sterling Silver Bowls in Sterling, Kan., and the 1948 and 1949 Wheat Bowls in Wichita.
HCC head coach Rion Rhoades played on the 1993 and 1994 Blue Dragon bowl-eligible teams that qualified for the Valley of the Sun Bowl.
Series History vs. Dakota College
This will be the first meeting ever between Hutchinson and Dakota College, which is located in Bottineau, N.D., seven miles from the Canadian border.
This will not be the first game for Hutchinson against a school from North Dakota, however. Back in 1992, the Blue Dragons play North Dakota State School of Science at Gowans Stadium. HCC won the game 34-19.
Playing games against teams located north of the state of Kansas has been rare in the 82-year history of the program. Saturday’s Salt City Bowl meeting with Dakota College will be only the 19th time in 797 games that the Blue Dragons will play against an opponent located north of Kansas.
Noting The Blue Dragons
+ The 2013 Blue Dragons were 7-4 this season, finishing in a three-way tie for second place with Dodge City and Highland in the Jayhawk Conference with 5-2 records.
+ HCC went on the road to defeat Dodge City 21-6 in the semifinals of the Region VI Playoffs to earn a fourth-straight berth in the regional title game. The Blue Dragons were defeated by Butler 24-21 on a last-minute field goal.
+ Injuries have played a major role in the 2013 season for Hutchinson. In the overtime loss at Dodge City in September, HCC was missing six starters. That number went up to eight starters against Fort Scott and Butler to close the regular season. With four weeks off, the health of the Blue Dragons is as good as it has been all season.
+ The Blue Dragons wound up ranking second in the Jayhawk Conference in scoring at 35.7 points per game. HCC ranked third in pass offense (219.3 ypg), fourth in rushing offense (153.3 ypg) and fifth in total offense (372.5 ypg)
+ With the absence of sophomore quarterback Luke Barnes - he was lost for the season in Week 8 vs. Fort Scott - and his 14 Blue Dragon passing records, freshman Frankie Seurer has stepped in to run the Blue Dragon offense. Over the last six games, Seurer has completed 79 of 132 passes for 925 yards with seven touchdowns and four interceptions. Against Fort Scott, Seurer helped lead the biggest comeback in Blue Dragon history by accounting for five touchdowns and throwing for 234 yards on 14 completions.
+ Freshman Chris Murray, who owns a school-record 13 receptions against Highland for a career-high 207 receiving yards, leads the Blue Dragons with 60 receptions, 724 yards and nine touchdowns. Jabril Soloman has 577 receiving yards on 33 receptions and six touchdowns. Out of the backfield, Mike Blakely has 22 catches for 194 yards.
+ The Blue Dragon running game has improved dramatically since a slow start through the first three games. Freshman Chase Abbington, who had a career-high 138 yards vs. Dodge City on Nov. 3, has been a savior for HCC in the backfield with all the injuries. Abbington leads HCC on the ground with 748 yards on 153 carries and eight TDs. The Dragons are averaging 3.7 yards with 23 rushing touchdowns.
+ Defensively, the Blue Dragons have been up and down, but in the last three games, the Dragons have been exceptional. The Dragons finished second in scoring defense at 20.6 points per game allowed and third total defense (282.9 ypg). HCC allowed 115.5 rushing yards per game (second in the KJCCC) and 167.4 pass yards per game (third in KJCCC).
+ The Blue Dragons have forced 32 takeaways (23 interceptions, 9 fumbles) this season. The 23 interceptions rank third nationally.
+ Sophomore transfer Jaylon Myers is tied for the national lead in interceptions with eight. He tied a school record for three picks against Coffeyville on Aug. 24 and had two picks against Highland on Sept. 28. Myers is out with an injury.
+ HCC’s defense has 29 quarterback sacks. Freshman defensive end Marquavius Lewis leads the Blue Dragons with 6.5 sacks. Freshman Claude George has six sacks and a team-high 15 quarterback hurries. Jeremiah Ledbetter has 6.0 sacks.
+ Sophomore linebacker Brock Long has a team-high 96 tackles. He had a career-high 16 tackles against Fort Scott. Jeremiah Ledbetter has 69 and sophomore Zack Weekly has 63 tackles.
+ Freshman kicker Ryan Weese has kicked 10 of 17 field goals, making nine straight to start the season. Weese tied a school record with a 47-yard field goal against Butler on Oct. 26. He is 47 of 50 on extra-point tries. Weese has also been strong on kickoffs with 17 touchbacks and an opponent’s starting average of its own 27-yard line.
+ HCC’s return teams have been strong. HCC’s kickoff returns have averaged a league-leading 22.6 yards per attempt with 14 going for 30 yards or better. HCC’s punt return team is averaging 15.2 yards per return. Chris Murray has a 78-yard return for a touchdown this season and Mike Blakely has a 57-yard return for a score.
Noting Dakota College
+ This has been a breakthrough season for the Lumberjacks, who are just in their fifth season of football at the North Dakota school known for its seven national hockey championships. Prior to this 8-2 season, the Lumberjacks had a four-year record of 9-20.
+ Dakota College is located in Bottineau, N.D., which is just seven miles south of the U.S.-Canada border. The football team has players from 16 states and four from Washington D.C. Only three players on the roster are from North Dakota.
+ Dakota College is averaging 29.7 points per game this season, a program best. The Lumberjacks average 162.1 rushing yards, 164.0 passing yards and 326.1 total yards per game this season.
+ Defensively, the ‘Jacks have two shutouts and are surrendering 19.5 points per game. DC@B is ninth in the nation in rushing defense at 69.8 points per game. They allow 184.9 passing yards and 254.7 total yards per game.
+ Shazzon Mumphrey is Dakota College’s quarterback. He had completed 103 of 225 passes this season for 1,559 yards with 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Mumphrey has rushed for 100 yards and two scores, but has fumbled the ball 10 times, losing five.
+ Jamarr Patterson is the Lumberjacks’ top rusher with 605 yards on 121 carries with six touchdowns and a 5.0 yard-per-carry average. Jeremey Hill has played in only six games, but has 411 yards and a 10.5 yards-per-carry average. Willie Fair, the back-up quarterback, has 225 rushing yards.
+ Jonathan Parks leads the receiving corps with 33 catches for 511 yards and six touchdowns. Delquan Jackson has 17 grabs for 253 yards and two scores. Kenavis Stewart has 11 catches for 170 yards. Dontreal Brown had eight receptions, but for 220 yards and four touchdowns.
+ Dakota College has a strong return game. Da’Robert Tezina is averaging 28.9 yards per kickoff return with one touchdown. Jonathan Parks has seven punt returns for an average of 28.7 yards and a 71-yard touchdown.
+ Defensively, the Lumberjacks are led by DeAndre Norris, who has 60 tackles, six tackles for loss, two sacks, three forced fumbles and a pair of interceptions. O’Brea Williams has 57 tackles.
+ The Lumberjacks have 36 takeaways this season (21 interceptions, 15 fumbles). Kaelin Mozee has a team-high five interceptions.
+ Dakota College had a season-high 482 total yards against Cole College on Sept. 14. The Lumberjacks threw for a season-high 343 yards in that same game.
(HCC Sports Information)
For the third-straight year, the Hutchinson Community College women’s soccer team has produced a first-team NJCAA All-American.
Jen Rogers earned first-team honors after the 5-foot-6 redshirt freshman from Liverpool, England, put together a huge season in a year where HCC’s overall offensive numbers were down.
Rogers joins Danielle Sheehy (2012) and Melissa Hetherington (2011) as the only Lady Dragon first-team All-Americans. Rogers becomes the ninth Lady Dragon women’s soccer player to earn All-America soccer honors.
Earlier this season, Rogers became the fourth-straight Lady Dragon to be named the Jayhawk Conference Offensive Player of the Year.
Rogers had 33 goals, five assists and 71 points for the season. She ranks sixth in goals scored and 11th in points in NJCAA Division I. Rogers racked up 11 multi-point goals, 10 multi-goal games; give game-winning goals and five penalty kicks, going 5 for 5 on PKs this season.
Her singular moment this season came in the Region VI opening round at Coffeyville where, with Hutchinson trailing 1-0, Rogers scored the game-tying goal with less than 5 minutes remaining in regulation. Rogers, who played hurt all season long, scored the game-winner by sprinting stride-for-stride with a Coffeyville player and then created space with a special crossover move. The double-overtime tally came with less than 2 minutes remaining.
Rogers’ 33 goals are the third-most scored in a season by a Lady Dragon player. She is the fourth player in HCC history to score 30 goals in a season. Rogers already ranks sixth in career goals.
Her 71 points ranks fourth on the single-season list and is 10th on the career list. Her five game-winning goals ties for fifth single season and ties for sixth on the career list.
Rogers had two five-goal games, which ties for the third most in a game. She had four hat tricks this season. Her single-game high of 12 points against Garden City tied for the third-most in a game.
(HCC Sports Information)
Hutchinson Community College outside hitter Teresa Wade became only the third Lady Dragon volleyball player in program history to earn multiple NJCAA All-America honors on Thursday.
With the release of the 2013 NJCAA All-America Volleyball teams, Wade earned Division I honorable mention honors.
Wade joins Mariana Blum and Ludmila Amaral as the only two-time Lady Dragon All-Americans. Wade earned second-team All-America honors last season. Blum was a two-time first-team All-American and Amaral earned second-team and first-team honors.
Wade’s selection to the 2013 All-America team is the 11th in Hutchinson volleyball history.
The 5-foot-10 outside hitter from St. John, Kan., completed a spectacular career by leading the 2013 Lady Dragons to a second-straight Jayhawk West title, second-straight Region VI crown and back-to-back trips to the NJCAA National Tournament.
Named Jayhawk West Player of the Year for the second-straight year, Wade firmly entrenched herself in the Lady Dragon volleyball record books. She was part of only the fourth sophomore class who played in the national tournament in both seasons at Hutchinson.
This season Wade has amassed 482 kills in 138 sets played (3.49 kills per set) while hitting .230. She posted 19 double-doubles this season and had four matches of 20 kills or more. She was named the Jayhawk West Player of the Week twice this season.
Wade was second on the team in digs this season with 409 and is averaged 2.96 per set. She is also averaged 0.30 blocks and 0.07 service aces per set.
During the Region VI Tournament, Wade averaged 4.57 kills per set and hit .302. She also averaged 3.07 digs per set.
Wade’s 482 kills this season were the third most in team history. Her 3.49 kills per set ranked fourth best for a season. Her 1,416 attacks were the second-most swings taken individually.
For her career, Wade will finish at No. 2 in career kills at Hutchinson with 896. She was fifth in career kills per set (3.25) and 10th in career digs (749).
Wade has six career matches of 20 or more kills and 31 career double-doubles, which ranks sixth all time and second among non-setters. Wade earned KJCCC Weekly Player honors five times in her career.
(HCC Sports Information)
Friday night’s scheduled Hutchinson Community College-Southwestern Christian College Lady Dragon Holiday Classic basketball game has been canceled.
Southwestern Christian College, located in Terrell, Texas, was unable to make the trip to Hutchinson this weekend because of the winter storm that hit the southern Plains states on Thursday.
Friday’s scheduled 5:30 p.m. game between Neosho County and Garden City will still take place.
On Saturday, Garden City will lose its scheduled 3:30 p.m. game with Southwestern Christian, while Hutchinson will play Neosho County at 5:30 p.m. and the Blue Dragon men will take on Independence at 7:30 p.m.
Friday’s Garden City-Neosho County game will be videostreamed live on the Blue Dragon Sports Network as well as both Blue Dragon games on Saturday.
(HCC Sports Information)
UPDATED BLUE DRAGON BASKETBALL WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Friday, December 6
5:30 p.m. – Garden City women vs. Neosho County women
Saturday, December 7
5:30 p.m. – Hutchinson women vs. Neosho County women
7:30 p.m. – Hutchinson men vs. Independence men
Leading by one point with less than 2 minutes remaining in regulation time, sophomore Coreantae DeBerry had two huge putbacks and a steal to help the fourth-ranked Hutchinson Community College men’s basketball team overcome a season-worst 23 turnovers in a 75-70 victory over Frank Phillips College on Friday night in the Ramada Thanksgiving Classic at the Sports Arena.
Fifth-year Hutchinson head coach Steve Eck moved alone into sixth place on the Blue Dragon career coaching wins list with his 118th win at HCC. He broke the tie for sixth with Chad Wintz.
Hutchinson (9-2) led by as many as seven points in the second half, but couldn’t pull away from the Plainsmen because of numerous turnovers. Frank Phillips scored 28 points off 23 HCC miscues. Down the stretch, though, the Blue Dragons made the necessary plays to earn the victory.
Leading 68-67 with 1:57 to play, DeBerry took over for HCC. He rebounded a Nathan Jackson miss and scored with exactly 1 minute to play to put HCC up 70-67. DeBerry then stole the ball from Frank Phillips’ Darrell Robinson with 47 seconds left and then put Hutch up five when he cleaned up a Kadeem Allen miss with a putback bucket with 32 seconds left for a 72-67 lead.
Zach Winter hit 1 of 2 free throws to up six. DeBerry grabbed a rebound off a Plainsmen miss and Allen hit two free throws with 22 seconds left to give Hutchinson a 75-67 lead.
DeBerry finished the game with his second career double-double, scoring 15 points and pulling down a career-high 15 rebounds. DeBerry had a career-high eight offensive boards.
Allen saw his consecutive games streak of scoring 30 or more points come to an end at five, but still scored a game-high 24 points, hitting 16 of 18 from the free-throw line. Allen also had nine rebounds.
Freshman Austin Budke came off the bench to chip in 13 points and four rebounds. Jackson had eight points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals.
After shooting just 32 percent in the first half, the Blue Dragons recovered to shoot 40 percent for the game (22 of 55). HCC is still cold from 3-point range, hitting just 1 of 5, but remained strong at the free-throw line hitting 30 of 36 from the stripe. Hutch out-rebounded Frank Phillips 49-36, getting 19 offensive rebounds.
Robinson scored 20 points to lead the Plainsmen (9-2). Chris Hall added 18 and Rokas Paulauskas had a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds.
Frank Phillips shot 26 of 69 overall (37.2 percent), including 6 of 27 from 3-point range and 12 of 18 from the free-throw line. The Plainsmen turned the ball over 17 times, but did grab 17 offensive rebounds.
The Blue Dragons had a tremendous start flying out to a 12-2 lead just three minutes into the contest. Two Allen free throws at the 15:11 mark upped the Hutch advantage to 16-5. But the offense started to bog down for Hutchinson after that.
Frank Phillips went on an 8-0 run to pull within 16-13 with 12:27 left in the half after a Hall layup. HCC answered with a 9-2 run to go up 25-15 with 6:17 remaining after a Sands free throw. The Plainsmen countered with a 9-0 run to pull with 25-24 with 3:21 to play in the half.
A Rasheed Swanston 3-pointer gave the Plainsmen their first lead of the game at 29-27. Two Sands’ free throws knotted the game and DeBerry gave a little foreshadowing of what was going to happen at the end of the game in the final minute of the first half. DeBerry rebounded his own miss and scored with 58 seconds left in the half. DeBerry completed the three-point play to give HCC a three-point lead.
The Dragons led 32-30 at halftime.
Frank Phillips scored the first five points of the second half, taking a 35-32 lead after a Hall 3-pointer with 19:06 to go. The Plainsmen still led 41-38 when HCC went on a 10-0 run over a stretch of 1 minute, 49 seconds. Allen’s steal and transition dunk gave Hutch a 48-41 lead with 11:57 to play in the second half.
Frank Phillips stayed within striking distance, though. Pulling within 53-50, sophomore B.J. Watson drilled a corner 3-pointer to help Hutch hold off a Plainsmen charge with a 56-50 lead with 8:03 remaining.
The Plainsmen wound up tying the game twice at 58-all and 60-all. DeBerry hit two free throws with 4:45 to play, which gave Hutchinson the lead for good. Frank Phillips cut the HCC lead to one on four occasions after that, the final time at 68-67 with 1:57 to play after a Robinson field goal.
That’s when DeBerry went to work to help HCC to its ninth victory of the season, the eighth at the Sports Arena, in the final 2 minutes of the game.
Hutchinson will close out the Ramada Thanksgiving Classic with a 7:30 p.m. matchup on Saturday against Murray State College.
GAME NOTES – Kingdom Prep defeated Murray State 99-71 in the first men’s game on Friday. …This was all-time win No. 1,637 for the Blue Dragons. … HCC has now won nine-straight games over Frank Phillips and has a 9-1 all-time record against the Plainsmen. … Kadeem Allen jumped from 11th to eighth in career free throws with 265. … This was the third time this season that HCC has had 30 or more made free throws as a team. … In his last two games, Allen his 37 of 42 from the free-throw line. … The game started with Allen hitting two free throws after Frank Phillips’ guard Darrell Robinson was assessed a technical foul for dunking in pregame warmups.
(HCC Sports Information)
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