Freshman Wide Receiver Darrion Landry and the Blinn Buccaneers host fifth-ranked Butler (Kansas) Community College at 7 p.m. Saturday at Cub Stadium. The two teams have combined for 10 NJCAA National Championships since 1981.
Brenham, TX August 28, 2013
Perennial football powerhouses Blinn, Butler meet Saturday.
Programs have combined for 10 NJCAA national championships since 1981.
Two of the most storied two-year college football programs in the nation will meet in the Blinn Buccaneers’ 2013 home opener Saturday when the Bucs take on the Butler (Kan.) Community College Grizzlies at 7 p.m. at Cub Stadium.
Combined, the two teams have captured 10 NJCAA national championships in 1981. Blinn became the first NJCAA program to win back-to-back national crowns when it accomplished the feat in 1995 and 1996, and Butler became the second when it captured the title in 1998 and 1999.
The Grizzlies enter this year’s contest ranked No. 5 in the nation and are coming off a 41-6 victory over Dodge (Kan.) Community College. Butler’s Hunter Vaughn completed 12 of 19 passes for 183 yards and Lawrence Mattison led all rushers with 81 yards on 14 carries. Tyler Hayes led the Butler defense with eight tackles as the unit forced four turnovers, including an interception by Dominik White.
“They’re as good as any team I’ve seen since I’ve been here,” Blinn coach Ronny Feldman said. “This is the best physical team that I’ve seen them have.”
The Buccaneers are looking to bounce back from a season-opening 37-21 loss to Georgia Military College. Freshman quarterback Garry Kimble completed 21 of 35 passes for 196 yards and a touchdown, and freshman wide receiver Darrion Landry caught seven passes for 106 yards and a touchdown.
“Darrion Landry has really played well,” Feldman said. “He came down with some great catches, caught a touchdown and he had a chance for another one. His performance has really come on, especially for a young kid.”
Defensively, the Buccaneers were led by nine tackles from defensive back Myles Curl. Reggie Anderson and Jonathon Massey each returned interceptions for touchdowns, and Anderson and Keil Heidman each recovered fumbles.
The game will be Blinn's Adam's Angels fundraiser game, with proceeds benefitting Adam's Angels Ministry, a non-profit organization founded by Donna and Tim Culliver of Brenham as a way to reach out to families that have been affected by childhood cancer. The Cullivers lost their 4-year-old son, Adam Christian Culliver, to acute myelogenous leukemia.
All monetary donations and fund-raising proceeds raised from Saturday's game will allow Adam's Angels to assist families with living expenses, fuel costs, medical parking and meal vouchers. Individuals or companies wishing to donate directly to Adam's Angels Ministry can send checks to: P.O. Box 2573, Brenham, TX 77834-2573, or visit adamsangelsministry.org
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