Busters' offense busted
By J. LEVI BURNFIN
The Garden City Busters used three different quarterbacks, who went a combined 15-of-43 passing for 139 yards, against a talented Butler defense, and fell to the Grizzlies, 20-10, in a conference bout on Saturday night at Buffalo Stadium at Garden City High School.
Starter Akeem Jones left the game due to ineffectiveness in the second quarter, after several 3-and-outs on offense, and sophomore Jake Curran entered the game with similar inefficiency. Curran was swapped out for Makail Grace, who lost a quarterback battle in the preseason, for two drives to the same result.
It wasn't until the final seconds of the game that the Busters finally reached the end zone — despite seven turnovers by the Grizzlies — as Curran found Brandon Snell in the back right corner to make it 20-10.
The Busters did lead at half, 3-2, after a Tyler Peterson field goal and Jones was sacked in his own end zone on the Busters' first offensive drive. Butler scored three times in the second half to ice the game. The first was a 2-yard rumble up the middle by Scott City product Dalton Buehler with 5:30 to play in the third. After Butler added a field goal, the Grizzlies' defense scooped Grace's fumble and took it 57 yards for the final nail.
Butler is now 5-1 overall and 4-1 in the KJCCC. Garden City drops to 4-2 and 2-2.