I’m set up in Coffeyville, about 30 minutes until kickoff. Will do running updates on tonight’s game, the premiere matchup in all of junior-college football this weekend.
Just talked to Keith Traylor for a few minutes – the former CCC/OU/NFL d-lineman is being inducted into the CCC Hall of Fame tonight.
On a side note – Veteran’s Stadium looks like it could very well be ready one of the biggest crowds in the stadium’s almost 10-year history tonight. It’s about 3/4 full and there’s still a line wrapped around the stadium. Rumors are this could be the biggest crowd ever at the 5,500-seat stadium. Another rumor? Cris Carter is here. His son, Duron, plays wide receiver for CCC. Saw Duron’s mom in the elevator.
Luke Pray kicks 40-yard FG to give CCC 3-0 lead, 11:22 1st. Butler’s Darrell Freeman fumbled opening kickoff and Red Ravens moved ball to Butler 12, but back-to-back sacks drove CCC back.
Two sacks already for Cornelius Carradine. Wow.
Another FG from Pray – 44 yards this time – after Ben Axon fumbled deep in Butler territory. CCC 6, Butler 0 2:56 1st
Wacky wacky wacky. Butler tries to punt. Bad snap. Butler punter Ethan Hammes hit as he punts and CCC d-tackle Robert Thomas catches line drive punt at about Butler 30, runs to Butler 20 and pitches it back to Bryan Presume, who takes it to Butler 3. Mulku Kalokoh scores from 1 yard out on 3rd and goal and pass failed on 2-pt conversion. CCC 12, Butler 0 10:56 2nd quarter.
Great drive by Butler capped by beautiful catch from Brett Soft, outleaping a CCC defender for the 10-yard td pass from Zach Mettenberger. CCC 12, Butler 6 8:19 2nd quarter
Marcus Kennard with an amazing catch to cap 99-yard drive for Butler. Tipped it to himself. Crazy concentration. Another missed PAT. CCC 12, Butler 12, 4:47 2nd quarter
Victor Daniels forces fumble on sack of Cayden Cochran, Carradine scoops up ball and runs in from 38 yards out for TD. Kick is good. Butler 19, CCC 12 3:25 2nd quarter. Oh, and this place is packed to the rim.
HALFTIME No. 1 Butler 19, No. 3 CCC 12
Kennard with another incredible grab – this time for an 8-yard touchdown after a Victor Daniels interception set things up. Butler 25, CCC 12, 4:38 3rd quarter
Derahn Miller fumbles a punt inside Butler 10 and Coffeyville qb Cayden Cochran finds Quinton Patton on 3rd and goal for a 12-yard TD pass to make score 25-19, Butler 1:06 3rd quarter
Mettenberger finds Jay Burns for 2-yard TD pass Butler 31, Coffeyville 19, 8:48 4th quarter
Coffeyville got back within 25-21 but Butler pulled away and wins, 38-26