Collinsville Falls in Second Round
November 21, 2018
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Collinsville Falls in Second Round

By Marla JonesSports Editor • (Photo by Marla Jones)

ALICEVILLE, Ala. — The Collinsville Panthers fell to the Aliceville Yellow Jackets, 20-9 in the second round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) State Playoffs.

The first quarter saw both teams struggling to gain any yardage on the slick playing field.

In the second quarter, the Panthers drove down the field but were forced to settle for a field goal.  Jason Perez kicked a perfect field goal from 20-yards out to give the Panthers the 3-0 advantage going into the half.

Aliceville scored on a 28-yard touchdown run with 8:33 remaining in the third.  The Yellow Jackets went for two but the Panthers shut them down.  The Yellow Jackets capitalized on a interception and returned it back to the Panthers 1-yard line.  The Yellow Jackets dashed across the goal line for the score with 2:18 remaining in the third.

With 7:25 remaining in the game, Collinsville drove down the field and scored on a 6-yard quarterback keeper by Kaleb Jones, making the score 14-9.  The Yellow Jackets picked off a Panther pass and returned it 77 yards to score late in the fourth quarter to win the game 20-9.

Kaleb Jones completed 13 of 24 passes for 99 yards. Jones also was the Panthers leading rusher with 97 yards on 19 carries.

The Collinsville Panthers finish a stellar season with a 10-2 record.

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