HUTCHINSON, Kan. — No. 8 Hutchinson Community College is fresh off its last-second loss to No. 2 Garden City last week 24-21.
The Broncbusters put together a 14-play game-winning drive and scored with just 18 seconds left last Saturday.
The Blue Dragons (8-2, 6-1) will face a hot Iowa Central team coached by Jesse Montalto. The Tritons are now 6-4 thanks to a four-game winning streak.
Montalto was the mastermind behind the greatest comeback to ever go against the Blue Dragons. Montalto spent four seasons at Ellsworth. His Panthers defeated the Blue Dragons in each of their last two meetings in Hutchinson. On Halloween in 2015, Montalto’s Panthers erased a 35-0 deficit by scoring 42 points in the second half to defeat the Blue Dragons.
Coach Rhoades got the better of Montalto the last time these two coaches met. In muddy conditions in Ellsworth, Iowa, last season, coach Rhoades performed a victory slide with his team to celebrate the 25-13 victory that put the Dragons at 6-1 with four games left on the schedule. Hutchinson then dropped three games straight.
Join Daren Dunn and Steve Carpenter as they prepare you for a noon kickoff from Gowans Stadium.