The Dodge City Community College Conquistadors found the going tough Saturday night as the Butler County Grizzlies left Dodge with a 66-7 victory.


     The Dodge City Community College Conquistadors found the going tough Saturday night as the Butler County Grizzlies left Dodge with a 66-7 victory.
     The score at the end of the first quarter was tied at zero after Dodge City forced a pair of Grizzly turnovers. One of those turnovers was an interception that was returned 39 yards by freshman CJ Overton, who also provided the only sack of the night for DC3.
     Despite having that momentum, the Conqs failed to muster any offensive firepower against a stout Grizzly defense.
     In the second quarter, Butler exploded for 35 points, putting the game out of reach.
     During that offensive onslaught, the Dodge City special teams scored its lone touchdown of the game on a beautiful 88-yard punt return by sophomore Cameron Hall out of Fort Myers, Fla., who provided a spark all night for the home team, returning eight kickoffs for 150 total yards.
     The offense was held to 246 net yards, including a ghastly negative 17 yards on the ground. With no rushing attack, sophomore Bryan Parnes was forced to air it out 56 times. He completed 27 of those attempts for 263 yards, but was sacked six times by a hungry Grizzly defense.
     Leading the way for the Conquistadors on defense was sophomore Chris Lipscomb who accounted for 15.5 tackles with one of those being for a loss of four yards.
     The loss drops Dodge City to 1-3 in a young season. Next week, the Conqs travel to Highland, Kan., to take on Highland Community College.

Reach Garrett at (620) 408- 9915 or email him at garrett.ritonya@dodgeglobe.com.