Hutchinson CC Sports Information
For the third time this season, multiple Hutchinson Community College football players earned Jayhawk Conference Player of the Week honors.
Sophomore running back Dezmon Jackson won his second-straight offensive conference award and third of the year after the No. 4-ranked Blue Dragons defeated Coffeyville 24-14 on Saturday at Coffeyville. Joining Jackson is freshman linebacker Monty Montgomery, who spearheaded a tremendous defensive effort in the victory.
Jackson, a 6-foot, 219-pound sophomore from El Dorado, Arkansas, didn't touch the ball much but had a major impact on No. 4 Hutchinson's 24-14 win at Coffeyville on Saturday.
Jackson rushed for 153 yards on only 10 carries and two touchdowns against the Red Ravens. On his first carry of the game, Jackson traveled around left end untouched for a 90-yard touchdown, which tied for the second longest run in Blue Dragon history. He also had a 34-yard touchdown run in the second quarter to break a 7-all tie.
Jackson now has four 100-yard games this season. He also has three conference honors, two on offense and one on special teams.
Montgomery, a 5-11, 218-pound linebacker from Grayson, Georgia, had three of Hutchinson's nine quarterback sacks, totaling 14 yards and had a momentum-changing 25-yard interception return for a touchdown late in the second quarter.
Montgomery had four overall tackles but he continually lived in the Coffeyville backfield being disruptive. Montgomery also had two quarterback hurries.
Jackson and Montgomery are the eighth and ninth Blue Dragon to earn Jayhawk Conference weekly honors. The Dragons had multiple winners – Erin College on offense and Jackson on special teams – in Week 1. The Dragons swept Week 4 honors with Mason Schucker (offense), Art Green (defense) and Sebastian Garcia (special teams) winning those honors.
2018 Blue Dragon/Jayhawk Conference Player of the Week Winners
Week 1 – Offense: Erin Collins
Week 1 – Special Teams: Dezmon Jackson
Week 3 – Special Teams: Jaylen Erwin
Week 4 – Offense: Mason Schucker
Week 4 – Defense: Art Green
Week 4 – Special Teams: Sebastian Garcia
Week 7 – Offense: Dezmon Jackson
Week 8 – Offense: Dezmon Jackson
Week 8 – Defense: Monty Montgomery