Daily Archives: Dec. 1, 2012

THE ROAD TO CEDAR FALLS: 2008

Garden City quarterback Eugene Smith middle is tackled by Butler players Felix Snipes (14) Jarrett Wright (10) and Jeffery Thompson in 2008. (EAGLE FILE PHOTO)

Monday: 1981

Tuesday: 1998

Wednesday: 1999

Thursday: 2003

Friday: 2007

Saturday: 2008

Behind the title: We’ve spent the last week here at Sunflower Slate looking back at Butler Community College’s NJCAA titles in football – all six of them. You can hit the links above to find stories behind the titles and game stories and boxes from the championship wins. In 2008, Butler opened the season with a loss, falling to Blinn in front of 13,000 at Cessna Stadium, but bounced back with 10 straight victories and earned a shot to face No. 1 Snow again in the Top of the Mountains Bowl in Salt Lake City. This time there would be no splitting the title because the NJCAA designated the game as the national-championship game, as they’ve done every year since. The Grizzlies last played for the national title in 2010, falling to Navarro in the Citizens Bank Bowl in Pittsburg.

Tomorrow: Gameday. 

Game story and box score after the jump. 

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