The first half last Saturday at Butler provided some promise for the new-era Greyhounds, but a big fourth quarter by the Grizzlies created the separation they needed in a 42-14 season opening win over Fort Scott Community College.
The Greyhounds (0-1, 0-1) offensively did most of their damage in the first half but was slowed down in the second, putting up 337 total yards including 129 on the ground. Freshman Damon Bonds led the way with over 90 rushing yards while putting up over 100 all purpose yards with a couple of catches for 12 yards.
Sophomore QB Dalton Sneed showed some promise at times and finished the game completing 20 of 38 passes for 208 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions. Two of the interceptions were returned for touchdowns.
Sophomore Ed Aldred caught seven passes for 75 yards including a 45-yard touchdown reception while Sophomore Kyle Harrison caught seven passes for 64 yards.
Butler's offense picked up in the second half as the Greyhound defense surrendered 228 rushing yards and over 400 yards of total offense.
FSCC will turn its attention to Independence Community College for the home opener on Saturday at Frary Field. The Pirates lost their season opener against Iowa Western 70-21. FSCC is inviting the community to the ball game as Netflix will be filming for the third season of "Last Chance U", which is a sports documentary series, during the game.
The first 25 fans will receive a free football schedule poster, and fans will also be entered to win prizes throughout the evening. The FSCC Marching Band and Dance Team will perform during half-time of the game. Before the second half of the game begins, FSCC students and their families will be invited to the football field to cheer on the Greyhounds as they enter the field. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:00 PM.