No. 2 Butler smokes No. 19 Garden City, 84-13

No. 2 Butler smokes No. 19 Garden City, 84-13

For the second time this season, Butler rolled up more than 80 points in a game, this time in an 84-13 thrashing of No. 19-ranked Garden City.

Butler, ranked No. 2 in the NJCAA poll, has now scored 60 or more points in each of its five conference games. Butler has scored 84 against Garden City and Independence and 72 in the season opener against Dodge City. The Grizzlies are averaging 62.6 points per game for the season, while allowing just 8.9 points per game.

The Grizzlies got off to a quick start, with a one-yard touchdown run by Terrence Allen and a 35-yard run by Dreamius Smith to go ahead 14-0.

Garden City would get a pair of touchdowns sandwiched around a three-yard touchdown run by Derrick Thomas, making the score 21-13.

Butler would rattle off three straight touchdowns to end the half – a 64-yard run by Dreamius Smith, a pair of touchdown passes by Billy Cosh including a 20-yarder to Jacob Hurla and a 23-yarder to Derrick Thomas.

That put Butler up 42-13 at the half and the scoring continued early in the third quarter as the Grizzlies put up another 42 points in the second half. Javess Blue and Devin Clarke also had receiving touchdowns

Included in the scoring was a 30-yard interception return for a score by safety Tate Omli.

Dreamius Smith finished the night with 13 carries for 193 and three touchdowns. He leads the nation with 16 rushing touchdowns. Derrick Thomas had 11 carries for 92 yards with one touchdown rushing and another receiving.

Billy Cosh would finish the night completing 18 of 22 passes for 270 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. He also had a rushing touchdowns. Jacob Hurla was the leading receiver with six catches for 117 yards and two touchdowns.
Marcus Dillard led the Butler defense with 11 tackles and an interception. Jimmie King had Butler's other interception.
Butler is now 7-0 on the season and 5-0 in Jayhawk Conference play. The Grizzlies have a bye next Saturday before hosting archrival Coffeyville on Oct. 20 at BG Products Veterans Sports Complex.