So we knew Hutchinson C.C. running back Chris Anderson had a big game — 120 yards and 6 rushing TDs — in the No. 6 Blue Dragons’ rout of Highland on Saturday. He’s rolling in NJCAA Player of the Week honors because of that, it now appears as if seems like Hutch CC has a 1-2 running back combo of Anderson and Chris Clay, that, well … it might be hard to stop. Imagine getting in a game against those two … you spend half your time chasing the 5-foot-10, 170-pound Clay all over the place, then you spend the other half getting run over by Anderson, a Troy signee out of high school who’s clocking in at 5-10, 193. That’s called a long afternoon, and that’s why HCC leads the nation with 346.5 yards rushing per game. Somebody needs to buy that O-line some Count Chocula or some Buffalo Wild Wings.
Hutch should roll against Dodge City on Saturday — then it’s proving ground time with a 3-0 record, a top 10 ranking … and back-to-back games at No. 8 Fort Scott on Sept. 26 and then they get to host No. 5 Butler on Oct. 3. That might be a big game.
What else … it’s a beautiful day in Wichita.