Butler County Times Gazette
  • Grizzlies rout Broncbusters again gaining berth into Region VI Championship

  • The #2 Grizzlies ran away to their 21st consecutive victory with 58-17 trouncing of the Garden City Broncbustersin the Region VI semifinals Sunday afternoon at BG Products Veterans Sports Complex.
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  • The #2 Grizzlies ran away to their 21st consecutive victory with 58-17 trouncing of the Garden City Broncbustersin the Region VI semifinals Sunday afternoon at BG Products Veterans Sports Complex.
    Butler struck first in the first two minutes of the game with Grizzlies quarterback Billy Cosh connecting with receiver Jacbob Hurla for a 58-yard catch and run to grab the early lead.
    The Broncbusters responded with a 33-yard field goal from Tyler Peterson.
    On the Grizzlies first possesion of the second quarter Butler added to their lead with a 45-yard touchdown scamper by running back Derrick Thomas. Butler now led 14-3.
    Hurla caught his second touchdown pass of the day from Cosh forr 33-yards to push the Grizzlies to 21-3 in the second quarter. Hurla led the Grizzlies in receiving yards with 91 yards on two catches for touchdowns.
    Garden City scored late in the first half to draw with in two scores of the the Grizzlies with a 3-yard touchdown receptions by Rodriguez Coleman from Nick Marshall sending the teams in at halftime with the score 21-10.
    The Grizzlies opende up the second half of play scoring on a hook and lateral play that sent runnning back Dreamius Smith untouched to pay dirt from 38 yards extending Butler’s lead to 28-10.
    Butler quarterback Billy Cosh finished the day with 242 yards passing and three touchdowns.
    The Broncbusters answered with a score of their own on the following drive with a 7-yard touchdown run by quarterback Nick Marshall.
    Butler took over and controlled the remainder of the game after Derrick Thomas ran to the the end zone from 55-yards away to put the Grizzlies up 35-17 the first of four unanswered touchdowns.
    Thomas led the Grizzlies in rushing with 116 yards on only 7 carries and two touchdowns.
    Butler’s Terrence Allen capped a 5-play, 93 yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown plunge.
    The stingy Butler defense got on the scoring end of things as well when Ufomba Kamalu forced a fumble by quarterback Nick Marshall and recovered it in the endzone for the six points.
    The Butler defense had 7 sacks on the day with three turnovers and a safety to end the Butler scoring.
    Marcus Dillard and Rahmon Swain led the team in tackles.
    Max Martinez had 7 tackles, a sack and an interception.
    Ty Suggs added the fourth Butler rushing touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter on a 6-yard sprint.
    The Grizzlies had 261 yards on the ground between Derrick Thomas, Terrence Allen, Ty Suggs and Dreamius Smith.
    The Grizzlies now go on to face the Hutchinson Blue Dragons in the Region VI Championship this Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at BG Products Veterans Sports Complex.
    Page 2 of 2 - A Grizzlies win will assure Butler a berth in the National Championship game.
     

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