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Blue Dragons Open Conference Play at Coffeyville

By Hutchinson CC Sports Information

 

HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Off to a 3-0 start to the 2022 season, the Hutchinson Community College football team opens Jayhawk Conference play on Saturday at Coffeyville.

The No. 2-ranked Blue Dragons and Red Ravens (receiving votes in the NJCAA Rankings), kick off at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Coffeyville.

Hutchinson starts Jayhawk Conference play with Coffeyville for the third-straight season. The Blue Dragons are the final Jayhawk Conference team to play a conference game this season.

The Blue Dragons and Red Ravens (2-1, 2-1) both come off bye weeks in Week No. 4.

Hutchinson overcame four turnovers, including three in the fourth quarter and defeated No. 7 Iowa Central 31-28 in overtime on Cole Segraves‘ 39-yard game-winning field goal. Coffeyville suffered its first loss of the season two weeks ago, falling to Independence 18-5 at Coffeyville.

The Blue Dragons enter Saturday’s game on a nine-game winning streak dating back to winning the final six games of 2021. That streak ties for the fifth-longest winning streak in program history, matching streaks in 1995 and in 2013-14. A victory on Saturday would tie for the third-longest streak of 10, which was done twice – 1973-74 and 2019-2020/21.

Coffeyville has dominated this series that dates back to 1932. The Red Ravens own a 56-30-4 overall record, but the Blue Dragons have won 12 of the last 14 games with Coffeyville. Last season, the Ravens upset preseason No. 1 Hutchinson 17-10 at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Two weeks ago, Blue Dragon quarterback Dylan Laible became Hutchinson’s career passing touchdown leader with 51. Laible, a third-year sophomore from Little Elm, Texas, needed 21 games to break the old record of 50 set by Luke Barnes in 2012 and 2013. Laible is now only 405 yards from behind Hutchinson’s career passing yardage leader.

Blue Dragon head coach Drew Dallas won his 20th game on the Hutchinson sideline after the overtime victory over Iowa Central. Dallas is now 7-1 all-time against NJCAA Top 10 teams and 9-1 against all ranked opponents.

Starting with Coffeyville, the Blue Dragons open a key stretch of games with Butler at Gowans Stadium next week and at Dodge City on October 8 in Dodge City.

No. 2 Hutchinson (3-0, 0-0) at Coffeyville (2-1, 2-1)

When: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Where: Veterans Memorial Stadium, Coffeyville, KS
Kickoff: 7 p.m.
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