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Craw-Kan Team of the Week: Pittsburg Purple Dragons

Pittsburg has been named the Craw-Kan Team of the Week.
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Sep 21, 2015

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The Pittsburg High Purple Dragons have been named the Craw-Kan "Your Community Technology Partner" Team of the Week for their 37-0 victory over rival Fort Scott in week three of the football season.

The Dragons (3-0) built a 24-0 lead at the half before a power outage delayed the game early in the third quarter and lightning would delay it thirty more minutes. The weather seemed to be the only thing stopping the Dragons on Friday nights game in Fort Scott.

Pittsburg dominated the Tigers limiting them to zero yards rushing in the contest and outganing them 483-11 in total yards on the night. Senior fullback Dante Menghini led the rushing attack for the Dragons picking up 127 yards on 14 carries with one touchdown, he would also score on a fumble recovery. Senior tailback Sherrick Rogers had 125 yards, while senior quarterback Spencer Turnbull added 51 on the ground and a score. Turnbull also had 86 yards passing with a 38 yard touchdown pass to junior Elijah Harris. Nathan Neef also added a 25 yard field goal in the second quarter of the contest.

The defense, anchored by senior Will Mengarelli, was the real story for the Dragons on Friday. They limited Fort Scott to just 11 passing yards and zero yards rushing on the night. The Tigers only had one first down the entire game, compared to the 19 of the Pittsburg offense. The defense also picked up a score on a fumble caused by junior defensive end, Trevor Kent, for it to be returned 15 yards for score by senior defensive end Dylan Unterecker.

Pittsburg will resume play this Friday at home against SEK league opponent Chanute at 7 p.m.

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Craw-Kan “Your Technology Partner" and Sports in Kansas will once again be in partnership over the 2015-2016 school year to release a "Craw-Kan Team of the Week". 

"I am again excited for this partnership with Craw-Kan and highlighting teams from the SEK area to not only a local platform but also giving them statewide reach on our network," said Sports in Kansas Managing Partner, Chet Kuplen. "Not only does this help athletes and teams to be promoted for their achievements, it also lets the area know what all the new products that Craw-Kan has to offer, including new gigabit fiber coming to the area. Also the announcement that Craw-Kan is coming to Frontenac and Pittsburg” 

"Craw-Kan offers all your technology needs in the area from internet to web design and cell phones to security systems." said Craw-Kan Marketing Manager, Zach Adams. "We have a lot of new products including the fastest internet in the area in the new gigabit fiber, we are also coming to Frontenac and Pittsburg with our service. We are very excited with all the new products we have to offer to the area."

Nominations will be accepted from every Friday-Sunday, with the "Craw-Kan Team of the Week" being released every Monday on Sports in Kansas (Kansas-Sports.com). Teams must be nominated via email or twitter. 

Teams must be from the following leagues in the Southeast Kansas area to be eligible: SEK, CNC, TRL

Craw-Kan and Sports in Kansas will also partner in releasing a "All Craw-Kan Team" for the Southeast Kansas area after postseason play has wrapped up. 

How to nominate?

email: chetkuplen@kansas-sports.com