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NJCAA Football Top 10 take care of business in Week 10
 October 29, 2013

NJCAA Football Week 10 Recap

Week 10 of the NJCAA Football season saw 18 of the top 20 ranked teams in the nation earn late-season victory. The two losses suffered in the Top 20 came at the hands of ranked opponents.  


Top 20 Rankings – Week 11

RANK  TEAM RECORD PTS 1st PREV
1.  Georgia Military 9-0 208.0 6 1
2.  East Mississippi 9-0 201.5 3 2
3.  Iowa Western 9-1 188.0 0 3
4.  Jones County 8-1 175.0 0 4
5.  Mississippi Gulf Coast 8-1 171.5 0 5
6.  Tyler 8-1 143.5 0 7
7.  Scottsdale 7-1 137.0 0 6
8.  Butler 7-1 131.0 0 8
9.  Copiah-Lincoln 7-2 106.5 0 9
10.  Trinity Valley 7-2 101.0 0 10
11.  Mesa 7-1 100.5 0 11
12.  Central Lakes 8-1 97.0 0 11
13.  Rochester 8-1 93.5 0 13
14.  Nassau 8-1 71.5 0 17
15.  Navarro 7-2 70.0 0 14
16.  Hinds 7-2 63.5 0 16
17.  ASA 6-1 53.0 0 15
18.  Dodge City 6-2 27.0 0 19
19.  Hutchinson 6-3 20.0 0 18
20.  DuPage 6-2 11.0 0 RV

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A Look Back at Week 8’s Top Matchups


#18 Hutchinson (6-3) 16
#8 Butler (7-1) 19

It took six overtimes but No. 8 Butler edged out a 19-16 win over No. 18 Hutchinson to clinch the KJCCC regular season title. Tied 13-13 at the end of regulation, both teams hit field goals in the first overtime and followed up with a combined eight missed field goals in the succeeding periods. Sophomore kicker Robert Rawlings hit the game-winning 21-yard field goal to give Butler their 22nd consecutive victory over the Blue Dragons. Grizzlies sophomore running back Ty Suggs carried the load with 27 rushes for 124 yards and a touchdown. With the win, Butler has tied the all-time series record with Hutchinson at 44-44-1. Both teams advance to the conference playoffs this week with Butler hosting Highland, while Hutchinson heads to No. 18 Dodge City. 

#20 Minnesota West (6-3) 26
#11 Central Lakes (8-1) 55

No. 11 Central Lakes picked up a crucial victory in the first round of the MCAC playoffs with a 55-26 win over No. 20 Minnesota West. Defensively, the Raiders forced five turnovers in the victory with four interceptions and a fumble. Central Lakes sophomore running backs Taz Seibert and Blake Petrich matched each other’s rushing efforts with 86 yards and a touchdown. The Raiders will hit the road for the conference semifinals as the play at Northland Saturday.


Itawamba (6-3) 13
#2 East Mississippi (9-0) 59

No. 2 East Mississippi capped off their perfect regular season with a 59-13 rout of Itawamba. The Lions executed a balanced attack, racking up 375 yards passing and 350 yards rushing. Sophomore quarterback Dontreal Pruitt led the effort, throwing for 349 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 94 yards and another score. Sophomore running back Lakenderic Thomas added 117 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries. As both teams head to the MACJC playoffs, Itawamba heads to Jones County and East Mississippi hosts Mississippi Gulf Coast in a Top 5 matchup.





How the Top 20 Fared in Week 10 
Records reflect results to game.

Top 20 Results
1. Georgia Military (9-0) vs. *Georgia Prep67-16, W
2. East Mississippi (9-0)
vs. Itawamba (6-3) – 59-13, W
3. Iowa Western (9-1)
vs. North Dakota SCS (2-6) – 60-7, W
4. Jones County (8-1)
vs. Northwest Mississippi (1-8) – 52-3, W
5. Mississippi Gulf Coast (8-1)
at East Central (1-8) – 49-7, W
6. Scottsdale (7-1)
had a bye.
7. Tyler (8-1) vs. Kilgore (4-5) – 42-12, W
8. Butler (7-1)
vs. #18 Hutchinson (6-3) – 19-16 (6OT), W
9. Copiah-Lincoln (7-2)
vs. Southwest Mississippi (2-7) – 42-14, W
10. Trinity Valley (7-2)
vs. *Southeast Prep86-7, W
11. Central Lakes (8-1)
vs. #20 Minnesota West (6-3) – 55-26, W
11. Mesa (7-1)
had a bye.
13. Rochester (8-1) vs. Ridgewater (5-4) – 27-15, W
14. Navarro (7-2)
vs. NE Oklahoma A&M (3-6) – 62-16, W
15. ASA (6-1)
at *St. Francis49-14
16. Hinds (7-2)
vs. Pearl River (4-5) – 38-14, W
17. Nassau (8-1)
at Louisburg (5-3) – 48-6, W
18. Hutchinson (6-3)
at #8 Butler (7-1) – 16-19 (6OT), L
19. Dodge City (6-2)
had a bye.
20. Minnesota West (6-3) at #11 Central Lakes (8-1) – 26-55, L






Complete NJCAA Week 10 Results (Oct. 24-28)
Click Here to view Conference Standings


MCAC Playoffs
#20 Minnesota West (6-3) at #11 Central Lakes (8-1)55-26
Ridgewater (5-4) at #13 Rochester (8-1)27-15
Vermilion (4-5)
at Fond du Lac (3-6) – 30-27
Mesabi Range (1-8) at Northland (7-2)24-0

NON-CONFERENCE
*Georgia Prep at #1 Georgia Military (9-0)67-16
*Southeast Prep at #10 Trinity Valley (7-2)86-7
#15 ASA (6-1)
at *St. Francis49-14
Dean (6-3)
at Globe (3-4) – 41-12
Fort Scott (2-7) at Arkansas Baptist (3-7) – 53-36
Monroe (5-3)
at *Thaddeus Stevens26-6
*Onondaga Ogres at Erie (2-6)35-7
Hudson Valley (2-5)
at *Ithaca JV20-10

KJCCC

#18 Hutchinson (6-3) at #8 Butler (7-1)19-16 (6OT)
Independence (2-7) at Highland (6-3)56-30
Garden City (2-7) at Coffeyville (4-5)37-34 (2OT)

MFC
North Dakota SCS (2-6) at #3 Iowa Western (9-1)60-7
Iowa Central (3-5) at DuPage (6-2)16-3

MACJC
Itawamba (6-3) at #2 East Mississippi (9-0)59-13
Northwest Mississippi (1-8) at #4 Jones County (8-1)52-3
#5 Mississippi Gulf Coast (8-1)
at East Central (1-8) – 49-7
Southwest Mississippi (2-7) at #9 Copiah-Lincoln (7-2)42-14
Pearl River (4-5) at #16 Hinds (7-2)38-14
Mississippi Delta (2-7) at Northeast Mississippi (4-5) 30-9
Holmes (3-6)
at Coahoma (1-8) – 48-21

NFC
#17 Nassau (8-1) at Louisburg (5-3) – 48-6

SWJCFC
Kilgore (4-5) at #7 Tyler (8-1)42-12
NE Oklahoma A&M (3-6) at #14 Navarro (7-2)62-16
Blinn (4-5)
at Cisco (2-6) – 44-34

WSFL Consolation Playoffs
Phoenix (1-8) at Glendale (3-6)42-20



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

Photos courtesy of Butler Athletics, Bill Akin/SkyHawk Sports Photography and East Mississippi Athletics.





























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