(KJCCC) The conference had three teams receive NJCAA bowl bids, capped by Garden City playing East Mississippi in the national title game hosted in Pittsburg, Kansas.
Hutchinson stayed home to host Navarro, Texas in the Salt City Bowl, and Butler traveled to Miami, Oklahoma to face Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in the Midwest Classic Bowl.
NJCAA eTeamSponsor National Championship Football Game – November 29
No.2 ranked Garden City met No. 1 ranked East Mississippi at Carnie Smith Stadium on the Pitt State campus. EMCC won the defensive battle 10-9 to claim the crown. Garden City was undefeated in regular season play, finishing 10-1. Find a recap of the game here :
Salt City Bowl – December 1
The Hutch Blue Dragons played a dominating game on defense, and had some big plays on offense to beat Navarro, Texas 35-6. Hutchinson finishes 9-3 on the year, and have a combined record of 7-1 in Salt City Bowls. Find a recap of the game here :
Midwest Classic Bowl – December 2
The Butler Grizzlies defense came up big down the stretch, nabbing two interceptions in the last two Northeastern Oklahoma A&M possessions of the game, and defeated the Norsemen 34-30. The Grizzlies finish the year with an 8-4 record. Find a recap of the game here : http://www.butlergrizzlies.com/sports/fball/2018-19/releases/20181202saz8xw
(photo courtesy of Ed Bailey)