By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • firstname.lastname@example.org (Photo by Cheryl Boydston)
IDER, Ala. — The Ider Hornets hosted the Collinsville Panthers for their homecoming on Friday. The Panthers spoiled Ider's homecoming, defeating them 50-20.
Mason McKinney struck first for Collinsville on a 71-yard run. Jason Perez was spot on with his point after attempt, giving the Panthers the early 7-0 lead with 11:08 remaining on the time clock. With 2:28 left in the first, McKinney struck again on a 76-yard touchdown. The PAT by Perez was good, broadening the score to 14-0.
In the second quarter, Ider scored on a 12-yard touchdown pass from Seth Hawkins to Jacob Higdon. The point after attempt by Jason Krebs was good, making the score 14-7 with 10:09 still in the half. Jarrod Barkley answered back for the Panthers with a 39-yard pass to Kaleb Jones. The kick by Perez was once again good and the Panthers now led 21-7 with 8:35 remaining in the half. With 3:26 in the second, Jones connected with a 25-yard pass to Carmen Barkley. The snap on the extra point attempt was low and McKinney grabbed the ball and tossed to Michael Tucker for the two-point conversion bringing the score to 29-7. On the next offensive snap, Ider made their biggest play of the night with a 54-yard gallop down the field. Jace Palmer brought it in from 8 yards out to score for the Hornets. The PAT failed with two minutes remaining in the half. Jones returned the kickoff to the 19 yard line and then connected with Barkley for the touchdown. Perez's extra point attempt was good and the Panthers walked into the half with a 36-13 lead.
With 4:47 remaining in the third, Jones connected with Tucker on a 59-yard bomb to bring the score to 43-13.
In the fourth quarter, the Ider Hornets made a fumble recovery which led to their final score of the night by Matthew Wood. Collinsville put their last points on the board when backup quarterback Dalton Hughes bulldozed his way down the field for 51 yards. Tristan Gallegos made the extra point attempt, making the final score 50-20.
Kaleb Jones completed 7 of 12 for four touchdowns on 170 yards. Mason McKinney had 152 yards and two touchdowns.
The Ider Hornets will travel to take on the Valley Head Tigers on Friday night.
The Collinsville Panthers will have a bye week.