Butler Community College likely wrapped up its seventh National Junior College Athletic Association football championship by defeating Snow College 56-27 in the Top of the Mountains Bowl on Saturday.
Butler running back Beau Johnson scored four touchdowns, and quarterback Mike Garrison completed eight of his first nine passes and tossed three scores for the Grizzlies.
The two teams entered the game with 11-0 records. Snow was ranked No. 1 in the most recent NJCAA poll, while Butler was No. 2.
The Grizzlies, national champions in 2003, will likely earn another title when the NJCAA's final poll is released on Dec. 10. The Grizzlies' victory on Saturday avenged a 17-14 loss to Snow in the 2005 Top of the Mountains Bowl.
The Grizzlies put the game away with three big scoring plays in the third quarter. Johnson opened the scoring with an 80-yard touchdown run, and Garrison threw touchdown passes of 80 yards to Wayne Bonner and 36 yards to Sam Jacobsen.