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'Hounds move up two spots to No. 6

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Fort Scott Community College Greyhounds moved up two spots to No. 6 in this week's NJCAA/ JCFootball. com Top 20 Football Poll.

The 'Hounds (2-0 in the Jayhawk Conference, 3-0 overall) come off a 45-35 road victory over Garden City (0-2, 1-3) Saturday night. Sophomore running back Jasmin Hopkins led a dominant running attack with 282 yards rushing on 38 carries. The Greyhound defense scored two touchdowns, one on a 71-yard fumble return by sophomore defensive back Omar Leftwich and the other on a 65-yard interception return by sophomore linebacker LaVonte David.

The Greyhounds return home to Frary Field Saturday afternoon to face the No. 4 Hutchinson Blue Dragons (2-0, 3-0). Hutchinson comes off a 61-3 demolishing of winless Dodge City Saturday night. The Dragons were ranked No. 6 last week.

Butler (2-0, 3-1), a 30-17 winner over Air Force Prep at El Dorado Saturday night, stayed in the same place as last week, No. 5, after being bumped down one spot last week. This gives Jayhawk Conference teams three consecutive spots in the poll.

Hutchinson is the first team from Kansas to be ranked above Butler since Coffeyville ended the 2005 season ranked No. 9 and Butler was No. 10, according to the NJCAA.

The No. 1 team remains Blinn (Texas), which was elevated to that spot after beating then-No. 1 Butler in the season opener. Navarro (Texas) is No. 2 followed by Pearl River (Miss.), Hutch, Butler, Fort Scott, Trinity Valley (Texas), Eastern Arizona, Mississippi Gulf Coast and Dean (Mass.). This gives three states -- Texas, Kansas and Mississippi -- eight of the top 10 spots in the poll.

Navarro and Pearl River each moved up one spot after last week's No. 2, East Mississippi lost to then-No. 13 Gulf Coast, 42-36. East Mississippi fell 11 spots to No. 13.


"Next game" is this Saturday unless noted.

TeamRecordPointsPreviousLast weekNext game
1. Blinn, Texas3-01391Idlevs. Kilgore, Texas
2. Navarro, Texas3-01323def. Kilgore, 42-17vs. No. 17 Tyler, Texas, Thu.
3. Pearl River, Miss.4-01254def. Hinds, Miss., 45-3at No. 9 Miss. Gulf Coast, Thu.
4. Hutchinson3-01106def. Dodge City, 61-3at No. 6 Fort Scott
5. Butler3-11075def. Air Force Prep, 30-17vs. Coffeyville
6. Fort Scott3-01018def. Garden City, 45-35vs. No. 4 Hutchinson
7. Trinity Valley, Texas3-01007def. Northeastern Okla. A&M, 53-28at Cisco, Texas
8. Eastern Arizona3-0909def. Glendale, Ariz., 22-15vs. New Mexico Prep
9. Mississippi Gulf Coast3-17413def. No. 2 East Mississippi, 42-36vs. No. 3 Pearl River, Thu.
10. Dean, Mass.3-0749def. ASA, 26-23at Hudson Valley, N.Y.
11. Arizona Western3-06312def. Mesa, Ariz., 33-29at Scottsdale, Ariz.
12. Snow, Utah3-16211def. New Mexico Military, 64-54vs. Glendale, Ariz.
13. East Mississippi3-1572lost to No. 13 Miss. Gulf Coast, 42-36at NW Mississippi, Thursday
14. Ellsworth, Iowa2-15113def. No. 18 Joliet, Ill., 42-28vs. No. 15 Grand Rapids
15. Grand Rapids, Mich.4-04416def. Iowa Western, 54-36at No. 14 Ellsworth
16. Rochester Tech, Minn.4-04315def. Fond du Lac, Minn., 31-9vs. No. 20 Central Lakes
17. Tyler, Texas3-034NRdef. Cisco, Texas, 49-35at No. 2 Navarro, Thursday
18. Northwest Mississippi3-11419def. Itawamba, Miss., 35-0at No. 13 East Miss., Thurs.
19. Georgia Military2-210NRdef. Arkansas Baptist, 41-6vs. North Carolina Tech
20. Central Lakes, Minn.4-09NRdef. Itasca, Minn., 17-7at No. 16 Rochester Tech.

Others receiving votes: Scottsdale, Ariz. (20), 1-1, 7; Iowa Central, 2-1, 7; Louisburg, N.C., 3-0, 7; Joliet, Ill. (18), 3-1, 4; Mesabi Range, Minn., 3-1, 2; Coahoma, Miss., 3-1, 1; Hudson Valley, N.Y., 2-1, 1; Nassau, N.Y., 2-0, 1; Lackawanna, Pa. (17), 2-1, 1.

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-- Posted by Hyrum on Wed, Sep 23, 2009, at 8:14 AM

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