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Two ranked teams go down in Week 1 of NJCAA Football
 August 27, 2013


NJCAA Football Week 1 Recap

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 2013 NJCAA football season got underway last weekend and two of the nation’s Top 20 teams suffered defeats at the hands of fellow ranked opponents.


Top 20 Rankings – Week 2 (Same as Preseason Poll)

RANK  TEAM RECORD
1.  Mississippi Gulf Coast 0-0
2.  Snow 1-0
3.  Navarro 1-0
4.  Iowa Western 1-0
5.  Butler 1-0
6.  Hutchinson 1-0
7.  Kilgore 0-0
8.  East Mississippi 0-0
9.  Copiah-Lincoln 0-0
10.  ASA 0-0
11.  Arizona Western 1-0
12.  Coffeyville 0-1
13.  Nassau 0-0
14.  NE Oklahoma A&M 0-0
15.  Hinds 0-0
16.  Itawamba 0-0
17.  Garden City 1-0
18.  Central Lakes 0-0
19.  DuPage 0-0
20.  Glendale 0-0


Click Here for Complete Rankings


A Look Back at Week 1’s Top Matchups

 #6 Hutchinson (1-0) 44
 #12 Coffeyville (0-1) 14

Scoring 20 points off of five Coffeyville turnovers, No. 6 Hutchinson cruised to a 44-14 win over the No. 12 Ravens in their 2013 debut. Sophomore defensive back Jaylon Myers picked off Coffeyville sophomore quarterback Dakota Collins three times, while the Blue Dragon defense recovered two fumbles in the victory. Hutchinson’s attack was led by sophomore quarterback Luke Barnes who went 28-for-46 passing for 228 yards and two touchdowns. Sophomore running back Mike Blakely compiled 70 yards rushing on eight carries, while sophomore wide receiver Jabril Soloman recorded a game-high eight receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown.

 #2 Snow (1-0) 19
 #20 Glendale (0-1) 9

No. 2 Snow kicked off their 2013 campaign with a 19-9 win over conference-foe, No. 20 Glendale. Trailing 7-3 entering the fourth quarter, the Badgers outscored Glendale 16-2 in the final period for the comeback victory. After going up 12-9, Snow extended their lead with a one-yard touchdown run by freshman running back Kalama Molisi. The Gauchos’ comeback attempt in the final three minutes of the game was put to rest by an interception by Snow freshman defensive back Stratton Brown.  

 #4 Iowa Western (1-0) 24
 Trinity Valley (0-1) 17

Defending national champion Iowa Western scored a touchdown in the final four minutes of Saturday’s game to edge out a 24-17 win over Trinity Valley. Sophomore running back Akise Teague scored on a 16-yard touchdown run to claim victory for the No. 4 Reivers. Making his first start for Iowa Western, sophomore quarterback Connor Bravard completed 24-of-42 passes for 315 yards and two touchdowns. On the receiving end of both touchdown passes was freshman George Sehl – Bravard’s top target who finished with six catches for 70 yards. The Reiver defense appeared stout in the season-opener, forcing four fumbles and holding Trinity Valley to just 49 yards on the ground.


How the Top 20 Fared in Week 1
Records reflect results to game.

Top 20 Results
1. Mississippi Gulf Coast (0-0) had a bye.
2. Snow (1-0) def. #20 Glendale (0-1) – 19-9 (W)
3. Navarro (1-0)
def. Arkansas Baptist (0-1) – 76-26 (W)
4. Iowa Western (1-0)
def. Trinity Valley (0-1) – 24-17 (W)
5. Butler (1-0)
def. Dodge City (0-1) – 41-6 (W)
6. Hutchinson (1-0)
def. #12 Coffeyville (0-1) – 44-14 (W)
7. Kilgore (0-0)
had a bye.
8. East Mississippi (0-0) had a bye.
9. Copiah-Lincoln (0-0) had a bye.
10. ASA (0-0) had a bye.
11. Arizona Western (1-0) def. Pima (0-1) – 40-7 (W)
12. Coffeyville (0-1)
lost to #6 Hutchinson (1-0) – 14-44 (L)
13. Nassau (0-0)
had a bye.
14. Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (0-0) had a bye.
15. Hinds (0-0) had a bye.
16. Itawamba (0-0) had a bye.
17. Garden City (1-0) def. Independence (0-1) – 67-0 (W)
18. Central Lakes (0-0)
had a bye.
19. DuPage (0-0) had a bye.
20. Glendale (0-1) lost to #2 Snow (1-0) – 9-19 (L)


Complete NJCAA Week 1 Results (Aug. 22-25)
Click Here to view Conference Standings

NON-CONFERENCE
#3 Navarro (1-0) def. Arkansas Baptist (0-1) – 76-26
#4 Iowa
Western (1-0) def. Trinity Valley (0-1) – 24-17
Georgia Military (1-0)
def. Blinn (0-1) – 37-21
Dakota-Bottineau (1-0)
def. Trinity Bible (Non-Member)20-6

KJCCC
#5 Butler (1-0) def. Dodge City (0-1) – 41-6
#6 Hutchinson (1-0) def. #12 Coffeyville (0-1) – 44-14
#17 Garden City (1-0)
def. Independence (0-1) – 67-0
Highland (1-0)
def. Fort Scott (0-1) – 48-31

WSFL
#2 Snow (1-0) def. #20 Glendale (0-1) – 19-9
#11 Arizona Western (1-0)
def. Pima (0-1) – 40-7
Eastern Arizona (1-0)
def. Scottsdale (0-1) – 27-26
Mesa (1-0)
def. New Mexico Military (0-1) – 41-24



For more information on NJCAA Football, download the 2013 NJCAA Football Media Guide.


Photos courtesy of Stephanie Carpenter and Iowa Western Athletics.



























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