I’m in El Dorado with 30 minutes until kickoff between No. 1 Butler and No. 2 Hutchinson. Here’s my preview. This place is packed to the gills … and in an aside, Hutch starting QB Elliot Alford is also his team’s long snapper. Only in the Jayhawk. Love it.
And here’s something I don’t love – Galen Blackmore Stadium. It’s been an albatross hanging around the neck of the entire Jayhawk Conference since Butler won back-to-back titles in the late 90s. It’s hard to believe the people of Butler County and Butler Community College haven’t been able to build a new stadium for a team that the entire community has hung its hat on for over a decade. With BG Products kicking in the dough needed to jumpstart the new stadium project, they should have a nice place to play in 2012. That’s about 10 years too late.
Butler will kick and Hutch will receive.
Butler 0, Hutch 0 – both teams got inside the other’s 30-yard line and flamed out going for it on 4th down. Butler catches a break and gets bad punt that they get at Hutch 30 and now at 8-yard line and…
2-yard touchdown run from Ben Axon, Butler 7, Hutch 0 14:13 2nd quarter
Hutch gets into Butler territory and Angelo Pease fumbles ball, Cornelius Carradine recovers for Butler. Grizz can’t do anything with it and have to punt.
Butler driving, pounding the ball on the ground and have it at Hutch 11 with 4:34 left in 2nd quarter. Marcus Kennard 11-yard TD pass from Zach Mettenberger. Butler 14, Hutch o 4:17 2nd quarter
Hutch turns the ball over again, Pease fumbles after catch and Victor Daniels returns ball to Hutch 45. Butler drives to Hutch 24 and Mettenberger runs to 10, late hit puts ball at 5 and Mettenberger runs it in on next play – Butler 21 , Hutch 0, :09 2nd quarter
BUTLER 21, HUTCHINSON 0 HALFTIME
Halftime thoughts: Butler is dominating. Worst thing in first half was a gruesome injury to Butler running back Aaron Wilson, who broke his arm late in the first half. His arm … my goodness.
BUTLER WAS USING THE 1999 VERSION OF THE INTERNET, BUT NOW ….
…I’M BACK! With 3:44 left in the game, Butler is on the way to a big win. They’re up 28-0 right now.
And that’s your final. Butler 28, Hutchinson 0.
Time to write a story.