The week started with a 20-19 loss at Garden City where the Broncbusters kicked a go-ahead 40-yard field goal with 14 seconds left last Saturday in Garden City. The subsequent poll wasn’t bad as Hutch slipped to No. 6 and the Blue Dragons still had a chance at a share of a Jayhawk Conference title.
Then the news came out that Fort Scott had to forfeit all its games for the use of an ineligible player. That dashed any hopes of a shared title.
Still, the Blue Dragons have something to play for Saturday in the season finale at Iowa Central. A win over the Tritons and a Salt City Bowl victory and the Blue Dragons would have a 10-win season, which has happened only five times in program history.
The No. 6-ranked Blue Dragons will kickoff at No. 19 Iowa Central at Noon Saturday at Dodger Stadium in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
The game will be broadcast live on Blue Dragon flagship station KHUT-FM (102.9) and sister stations KWBW-AM/FM (1450/98.5) beginning at 11:30 a.m. with Countdown to Kickoff. Glen Grunwald (play-by-play) and Randy McKay (color) will call the action. The game will also be streamed live by the Blue Dragon Sports Network beginning at 11:30 a.m.
The Blue Dragons would also like to not have a repeat of last year against Iowa Central.
After narrowing losing the Garden City game for the KJCCC Championship, one week later, the Tritons came in and blew out the Blue Dragons 54-16.
The Blue Dragons will meet the Iowa Conference champions on Saturday. Iowa Central won the three-team league with wins over Iowa Western and Ellsworth.
Hutchinson has lost its two games by a collective three points this season.
BLUE DRAGON FOOTBALL
No. 6 Hutchinson (8-2) at No. 19 Iowa Central (5-5)
When: Saturday, November 9, 2019