With the Conquistador football team at 1-1 on the year, Dodge City for another win on Saturday as they host Texas A&T on Saturday at 1 p.m., at Memorial Stadium. The Drillers are 0-1 on the year after falling last week to Tyler Junior College by a score of 56-0.
Dodge City is coming off their first win of the season where they knocked off Iowa Central last week, 28-20 as sophomore quarterback Caden Walters led the way with 16 completions on 25 attempts for 267 yards and two touchdowns. This performance earned Walters, KJCCC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
Walters is also making his way up the Conquistador record books, as he moves into fourth all-time in Dodge City history with 2,242 passing yards in his career and into third with 15 passing touchdowns in his career.
Coming into week three, Walters leads the KJCCC in touchdowns with five and yards per game with 205.
The Conqs also had four running backs collect over twenty yards on the ground in week two, including AJ Walker (44 yards), Walters (34 yards), Anthony Watkins (29 yards) and Tyler Minor (22 yards).
This will be the first meeting between these two teams.
With a win on Saturday, head coach Gary Thomas will move into a tie for fourth all-time in wins for a coach at Dodge City Community College. He will tie Jack Wallace who coached from 1956-1959.
In order to provide assistance to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, the Dodge City Community College athletic department will be collecting specific disaster relief items at next Saturday's football game against Texas Institute of Agriculture and Technology.
Texas A&T is located just south of Houston and has been greatly impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Fans will be able to bring these items to either the north or south entrance of Memorial Stadium and the items will be loaded directly into a truck. Fans are encouraged to bring the following items:
- Cleaning Supplies
- Jars of baby food
- Bug Spray (they are extremely concerned about the mosquito population in the area)
After the game, all of these items will be put on the Texas A&T team bus and taken directly back to Houston, Texas.