Hinds Eagles to play Blue Dragons in Salt City Bowl
No. 8 Hinds Eagles will take on the defending NJCAA National Champions, No. 5 Hutchinson Blue Dragons in the Salt City Bowl on December 4th. This will be a matchup for the ages, Kansas vs Mississippi! This is the game that people have been waiting for for years, to see how Mississippi football stacks up against Kansas football. The game will be played in Gowans Stadium in Hutchinson KS. Hutchinson KS is home to both the NJCAA DI Men's Basketball National Tournament and the NJCAA DI Volleyball National Tournament, so Hutch knows how to put on a championship level event.
The Hinds Community College Eagles' football team has earned and accepted a bid to play in the Salt City Bowl against the 2020-21 NJCAA National Champion Hutchinson Community College (Hutch) Blue Dragons.
The Salt City Bowl will be held on Saturday, December 4, and is scheduled to kickoff at 1:00 p.m. CST. The bowl game will take place at Gowans Stadium on the campus of Hutch.
"This is an exciting opportunity to return to Kansas with Hinds and compete against one of the best teams in the country," said Hinds Director of Athletics Nathan Werremeyer. "The players and coaches have worked hard for over five months now and their hard work has paid off."
The Hinds Eagles finished their regular season with a 8-3 overall record, a share of the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference (MACCC) south division title and a berth in the MACCC Championship game. Their opponents, the fifth-ranked Hutch Blue Dragons, finished their regular season with an 8-2 overall record and won the Kansas Jayhawk Conference title.
"This is going to be a fun and memorable trip for everyone and I can't wait to see the support from everyone during these next few days leading up to the game," said Werremeyer. "If you haven't followed Hinds Athletics yet, now is the time to join in and support these student-athletes and coaches."
This top-ten matchup marks the second bowl game for the Eagles in three seasons. In 2019, the Eagles competed in the Graphic Edge Bowl in Cedar Falls, Iowa against Iowa Western Community College.
Livestream information will be released in the coming days. To purchase tickets for the game visit the Salt City Bowl ticket site: HERE.
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