By Bailey Terry
Playing the Ellsworth Panthers on Oct. 31 The Blue Dragon football team lost 42-35 and their record is now 4-6.
After the loss to Ellsworth, the Dragons aren’t eligible to play in the Salt City Bowl this December.
To participate in the bowl game, the teams need at least six wins.
The Dragons only have four wins, with only one game remaining.
On Halloween, Hutch went into the locker room at halftime thinking they had this game.
They had a 28-point lead.
The score was 28-0.
Neither team was able to score during the first quarter.
To start off the second quarter, the Dragons scored a touchdown after a 1-yard run from Dimonic McKinzy, Kansas City.
After a successful kick from Tymony Bonilla, Salina, the score was 7-0.
With eight minutes remaining in the half, the Dragons scored again after a 51-yard pass from McKinzy that connected with DeQuan Bowman, Millville, New Jersey.
The score was 14-0 with a field goal from Bonilla.
Five minutes later, McKinzy passed the ball 15-yards to Gary Cross, Fordyce, Arkansas.
The score was 21-0 after a Bonilla kick.
With over a minute remaining in the half, the Dragons scored after a 45-yard pass from McKinzy to Bowman.
At halftime the score was 28-0.
A few minutes into the second half, the Dragons scored their last touchdown of the game.
McKinzy connected with Bowman for his third touchdown after a 62-yard pass, making it look rather routine.
The score was 35-0 and there was no doubt in the Dragons’ minds that they were going to win their homecoming game.
During the third quarter, the Dragons had plenty of possessions and chances to score, but were unable to.
The Panthers did, tallying 42 points in the second half.
During the last Hutch possession of the game, the Dragons made it to the Panthers 17-yard line.
As the final seconds ticked off the clock, it was fourth down for Hutch with just nine yards to goal.
Hutch was trying a last-second play to pass the ball to Cross, who was in the end-zone, but McKinzy was sacked and the game was over.
The Dragons lost 35-42 after their best first half of the season.
A star player offensively for Hutch was Bowman who had 189-yards with six receptions and three touchdowns.
For defense, Kyle Wilson, Wichita, had 13 tackles total with seven solo tackles.
The Dragons are schedule to play in Independence, Saturday, Nov. 7, against Independence to close out the season.