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.
|Team||Record||Points||Previous||Last week||Next game|
|1. Blinn, Texas||3-0||139||1||Idle||vs. Kilgore, Texas|
|2. Navarro, Texas||3-0||132||3||def. Kilgore, 42-17||vs. No. 17 Tyler, Texas, Thu.|
|3. Pearl River, Miss.||4-0||125||4||def. Hinds, Miss., 45-3||at No. 9 Miss. Gulf Coast, Thu.|
|4. Hutchinson||3-0||110||6||def. Dodge City, 61-3||at No. 6 Fort Scott|
|5. Butler||3-1||107||5||def. Air Force Prep, 30-17||vs. Coffeyville|
|6. Fort Scott||3-0||101||8||def. Garden City, 45-35||vs. No. 4 Hutchinson|
|7. Trinity Valley, Texas||3-0||100||7||def. Northeastern Okla. A&M, 53-28||at Cisco, Texas|
|8. Eastern Arizona||3-0||90||9||def. Glendale, Ariz., 22-15||vs. New Mexico Prep|
|9. Mississippi Gulf Coast||3-1||74||13||def. No. 2 East Mississippi, 42-36||vs. No. 3 Pearl River, Thu.|
|10. Dean, Mass.||3-0||74||9||def. ASA, 26-23||at Hudson Valley, N.Y.|
|11. Arizona Western||3-0||63||12||def. Mesa, Ariz., 33-29||at Scottsdale, Ariz.|
|12. Snow, Utah||3-1||62||11||def. New Mexico Military, 64-54||vs. Glendale, Ariz.|
|13. East Mississippi||3-1||57||2||lost to No. 13 Miss. Gulf Coast, 42-36||at NW Mississippi, Thursday|
|14. Ellsworth, Iowa||2-1||51||13||def. No. 18 Joliet, Ill., 42-28||vs. No. 15 Grand Rapids|
|15. Grand Rapids, Mich.||4-0||44||16||def. Iowa Western, 54-36||at No. 14 Ellsworth|
|16. Rochester Tech, Minn.||4-0||43||15||def. Fond du Lac, Minn., 31-9||vs. No. 20 Central Lakes|
|17. Tyler, Texas||3-0||34||NR||def. Cisco, Texas, 49-35||at No. 2 Navarro, Thursday|
|18. Northwest Mississippi||3-1||14||19||def. Itawamba, Miss., 35-0||at No. 13 East Miss., Thurs.|
|19. Georgia Military||2-2||10||NR||def. Arkansas Baptist, 41-6||vs. North Carolina Tech|
|20. Central Lakes, Minn.||4-0||9||NR||def. Itasca, Minn., 17-7||at 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.