Iowa Central 20, Independence 19
The disastrous season continued for the Pirates Saturday, as the defending conference champions lost to Iowa Central, 20-19, after attempting a potential game-winning, 2-point conversion in the fourth quarter but falling short.
Iowa Central (5-4) and Independence (1-7) combined to score all of its 39 combined points in the second half. Independence tried to win it all after a Davijuan Dean 42 yard run made it 20-19, but the 2-point run by quarterback Chase Hildreth was stopped short of the goal line.
Dean rushed for 134 yards and two touchdowns. Hildreth tossed three interceptions with no touchdowns. Hildreth has thrown six interceptions in his last two games.
Iowa Western 39, Fort Scott 7
Iowa Western jumped out to a 24-0 lead over Fort Scott and never looked back in the one-sided affair. The No. 3 Reivers (6-1) stomped Fort Scott (2-5) 39-7 Saturday.
Iowa Western receiver Michael Zachary hauled in a dazzling 10 catches for 133 yards and a score as the Reivers steamrolled the Greyhounds for 491 total yards of offense.
Fort Scott was just 3 of 17 on 3rd-down conversions and gained just 3.1 yards per play. The Greyhounds scored their only touchdown in the second quarter on a 43-yard pass from Justin Agner to Ahmir Mitchell.
Butler 42, Ellsworth 7
The Grizzlies wasted no time clawing up the Panthers of Ellsworth in the landslide victory. The Butler defense held Ellsworth to 67 yards of total offense in the 42-7 win.
Butler (7-2) compiled 420 yards to the pedestrian 67 by the 1-8 Panthers. Grizzlies quarterback Trae Self had a career day, tossing 280 yards with four touchdown passes. Darren Wilson was his favorite target on the afternoon, hauling in five receptions for 134 yards and two touchdowns.
The Grizzlies held the ball for 39:02 to 20:58 by Ellsworth.
Highland 40, Dodge City 33
The Highland Scotties continued its season-long trend of playing in one-score games. Though, this one took the visiting Dodge City Conqs scoring a pair of touchdowns in the final three minute, before the Scotties held on for the 40-33 win.
It was the seventh game decided by one score or in overtime for the 19th-ranked Scotties, who improved to 5-3 overall and 3-3 in the KJCCC.
Dodge City dropped to 3-7 and 1-5.