For the second-consecutive game, Garden City Community College blew open the scoreboard with a big second half as the Broncbusters decimated Coffeyville, 51-15, on Saturday evening in Coffeyville.
A week earlier, they finished off Highland with a 51-31 win.
The No. 2-ranked Busters, leading just 23-15 at half Saturday, scored four second-half touchdowns in the rout, as Dedrick Mills rushed for 262 yards and four scores on 44 carries.
The win improves the Busters to 8-0 overall and 5-0 in the KJCCC, and sets up a titanic conference matchup with No. 4 Hutchinson (8-1, 6-0), which was off this weekend.
Charles West — Mills’ backfield star teammate — did not play due to injury. His status for Saturday is unknown.
In West’s absence, Ellis Merriweather rushed for 72 yards and another score on 19 carries.
Meanwhile, Coffeyville gained just 158 offensive yards total — and just five first downs — cutting the Busters’ early 23-7 lead in half in the waning second of the first half on a blocked field goal and return for score.
Other than that, Coffeyville’s only points came on a 95-yard touchdown pass from Carson Proctor to Josh Moore for an early 7-0 lead.
The Busters immediately answered that with a 14-yard Mills’ rushing touchdown, and then took a 9-7 lead with a safety when Dillon Williams sacked Proctor in the end zone.
On the ensuing Buster possession, Mills ran the ball on every snap, gaining 5, 7, 1, 51, 1 and then finally 2 yards for the score. A few possessions later, the Busters punted into the Coffeyville 10, and the returner, Nicolas Hernandez, fumbled and the Busters recovered at the 2. Another Mills’ short run gave the Busters a 23-7 lead.
The blocked field goal and return, and then a Proctor pass to Marco Lee for the 2-point conversion, made it 23-15 into the break. That did not last long into the second half, as the Busters rode Mills on seven carries in eight plays, and he scored again from 14 yards out.
The Busters made it 37-15 a possession later on a David Moore run from 8 yards out. And then they made it 44-15 on their next possession on an 11-play, 53-yard drive, capped by Moore’s 14-yard pass to Keandre Bledsoe.
Their last score came with 39 seconds left on Merriweather’s 1-yard burst.