When Fort Scott Community College beat Highland last Saturday, 39-0, it marked the fourth consecutive shutout for the nation's No. 4 rated community college football team.
With 5 shutouts in the first six games, the 6-0 Greyhounds, who compete in the Kansas Jayhawk Conference, boast a couple of locals, who have helped pave the way for a team that is looking a lot like a program ready to challenge for a national title.
Rated behind Navarro of Texas, Snow (Utah) and Butler Community College (Kansas), the Greyhounds' defense features Northwestern freshman safety Lavonte David (6-0, 201) and Deerfield Beach standout defensive end Jason Paul-Pierre, a 6-6, 255-pounder, who is regarded as one of the best sophomores in the country.
David was a part of the past two state championship teams for the Bulls.
The Kansas Jayhawk Conference also boasts local players:
BUTLER: Leroy Smith, DB, 6-2, 200, Fr., Southridge.
COFFEYVILLE: Jacky Candy, S, 6-0, 185, So, Stranahan; Deshon Daniels, RB, 5-10, 195, Fr., Southridge; Andrew Joseph, WR, 5-9, 165, Fr., Royal Palm Beach.
DODGE CITY: Jamarcus Ballard, DB, 6-1, 205, Fr., Coconut Creek; Yannic George, DB, 5-10, 185, Fr., Miramar; Jean Julmiste, WR, 6-3, 190, Fr., Miramar; William Orr, LB, 6-0, 190, Fr., Pahokee; Jabar Westerman, DL, 6-2, 290, Fr., Deerfield Beach.