The Road To Blue Dragon Football Success

Hutchinson Community College head football coach Rion Rhoades has been through two major rebuilding periods in program history. As a player in 1993 and 1994, Rhoades was a starting linebacker for a pair of teams that started a resurgence after the program had gone 5-22 in the three previous seasons before Rhoades arrived.

In 2006, the Blue Dragons suffered through the only winless season in program history going 0-9. Rhoades came to Hutchinson before the 2007 season. After going 2-7 in his first season - HCC snapped a 13-game losing streak and won a momentum-building final game in 2007 - HCC was 2-3 through five games in 2008. In Game 6, HCC snapped a nine-game losing streak to Coffeyville in a 45-13 win and the fuse was lit for the best six-year run in Blue Dragon football history.

The following are the Blue Dragons' game-by-game results since 2008. Click on the score to get complete game stats.

2008
Overall record
– 7-4
Jayhawk Conference
– 4-3 (T-3rd)   
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Northeastern Oklahoma A&M
Highland
Dodge City
Fort Scott
Butler
Coffeyville
Air Force Prep
Independence
Garden City
Region VI Playoffs – semifinals
Fort Scott
Region VI Playoffs – championship
Butler





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A
H
H
A
H
A
H
A

A

N






W, 33-14

L, 23-10
W, 40-6
L, 20-0
L, 35-17
W, 45-13
W, 42-35
W, 32-10
W, 17-0

W, 30-17

L, 29-14


     

2009
Overall record
– 7-4
Jayhawk Conference
– 4-3 (4th)
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Northeastern Oklahoma A&M
Highland
Dodge City
Fort Scott
Butler
Coffeyville
Air Force Prep
Independence
Garden City
Region VI Playoffs – semifinals
Fort Scott
Salt City Bowl – Gowans Stadium
New Mexico Military






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H
A
A
H
A
H
A
H

A

H





W, 48-27

W, 58-6
W, 61-3
L, 31-0
L, 13-10
L, 44-38 (OT)
W, 51-10
W, 30-20
W, 55-14


L, 42-17

W, 22-14
     

2010
Overall record – 10-2
Jayhawk Conference – 6-1 (2nd)
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Kilgore
Independence
Air Force Prep
Highland
Fort Scott
Dodge City
Garden City
Butler
Coffeyville
Region VI Playoffs – semifinals
Independence
Region VI Playoffs – championship
Butler
Salt City Bowl – Gowans Stadium
Eastern Arizona College






A
A
H
A
H
A
H
A
H

H

A

H





W, 41-10

W, 55-26
W, 45-3
W, 49-16
W, 35-10
W, 63-0
W, 27-3
L, 28-0
W, 41-0

W, 24-17

L, 48-0

W, 42-21
     

2011
Overall record – 9-3
Jayhawk Conference – 6-1 (3nd)
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Kilgore
Independence
Air Force Prep
Highland
Fort Scott
Dodge City
Garden City
Butler
Coffeyville
Region VI Playoffs – semifinals
Coffeyville
Region VI Playoffs – championship
Butler
Salt City Bowl – Gowans Stadium
Lackawanna






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H
A
H
A
H
A
H
A

H

A

H





W, 60-29

W, 70-0
L, 40-7
W, 90-7

W, 69-36
W, 63-6
W, 54-12
L, 28-10
W, 42-17

W, 45-16

L, 40-21

W, 70-20
       

2012
Overall record – 9-3
Jayhawk Conference – 6-1 (2nd)
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Coffeyville
Navarro College
Garden City
Dodge City
Highland
Air Force Prep
Independence
Fort Scott
Butler
Region VI Playoffs – semifinals
Coffeyville
Region VI Playoffs – championship
Butler
Salt City Bowl – Gowans Stadium
Iowa Central






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A
A
H
A
H
H
A
H

H

A

H






W, 58-26

L, 54-34
W, 63-49
W, 45-10
W, 49-12
W, 66-7
W, 75-0
W, 37-14
L, 40-7

W, 52-28

L, 26-16

W, 41-21

     

2013
Overall record – 8-4
Jayhawk Conference – 5-2 (3rd)
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Coffeyville
Navarro College
Garden City
Dodge City
Highland
Bethany College JV
Independence
Fort Scott
Butler
Region VI Playoffs – semifinals
Dodge City
Region VI Playoffs – championship
Butler
Salt City Bowl – Gowans Stadium
Dakota College





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A
H
A
A
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A

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W, 44-14

L, 41-16
W, 34-24
L, 40-34 (OT)
W, 36-20
W, 50-0

W, 58-0

W, 63-39
L, 19-16 (6OT)

W, 21-6


L, 24-21

W, 57-0

2014
Overall record – 11-1
Jayhawk Conference – 7-0 (Champions)
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Bethany College JV
Fort Scott
No. 9 Butler
Iowa Central
Dodge City
No. 14 Coffeyville
Garden City
Highland
No. 2 Iowa Western
Ellsworth
Independence
Salt City Bowl – Gowans Stadium
Hudson Valley






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H
A
H
A
A
H
H
A
A
H

H





W, 45-7

W, 55-10
W, 35-26
W, 42-14
W, 43-26

W, 42-35

W, 44-14

W, 58-35
L, 58-34
W, 38-7
W, 24-6

W, 52-7

2015
Overall record – 5-6
Jayhawk Conference – 3-4 (5th)
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Sterling College JV
Fort Scott
No. 8 Butler
Iowa Central
Dodge City
No. 2 Coffeyville
Garden City
Highland
No. 13 Iowa Western
Ellsworth
Independence






H
A
H
A
H
H
A
A
H
H
A





W, 70-0

W, 37-6
L, 52-28
W, 40-8
L, 27-14
L, 52-46
W, 49-14
L, 31-12
L, 35-15
L, 42-35
W, 47-0