Broncbusters move up four spots to 14 in latest NJCAA polls

Broncbusters move up four spots to 14 in latest NJCAA polls

By Mike Pilosof

Photo by Adam Shrimplin

Garden City, KS-Coming off their most complete performance of the season, the Broncbusters moved up four spots to 14 in the latest NJCAA rankings released on Monday.

"I think we are getting better each week," Head Coach Tom Minnick said. "We played four quarters of football against Iowa Western."

Garden City has now been ranked in 37 out of the last 41 polls. They are now 1-1 vs. the top 20 under Minnick and are 11-5 in their last 16 games vs. ranked opponents.

"Our goal now is to win out and win the conference," Minnick said. "We've got the team to do it. Then, you never know. Everybody is playing everybody, so anything can happen."

Garden City's road doesn't get any easier this week as No. 18 Fort Scott, fresh off an upset victory over Independence, comes to town. The Greyhounds are 3-1, with their lone loss coming at the hands of No. 1 Hutchinson.

"I think we are a very good football team," said defensive end Ali Gaye, whose already committed to LSU. "We have a lot of confidence, especially playing as well as we did against Iowa Western."

The Broncbusters are one of four schools in the top 20 with Hutchinson sitting at No. 1 and Butler at No. 2 (those two teams play on Saturday).