Panthers Cage the Tigers
November 1, 2018
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Panthers Cage the Tigers

By Marla JonesSports Editor • marla@southerntorch.com (Photo by Marla Jones)

COLLINSVILLE, Ala. — The Collinsville Panthers shutout the Cedar Bluff Tigers, 31-0 on Friday night.

Jason Perez put the Panthers on the board first with a Cedar Bluff interception that he took back for 40 yards, with 4:10 remaining in the first  Perez then went on to kick the extra point to give Collinsville the early 7-0 advantage.  With 2:07 remaining in the first quarter, Jarrod Barkley stampeded into the endzone from 39 yards out.  The PAT by Perez was good, giving the Panthers the 14-0 lead.

With 10:00 remaining in the first half, Perez kicked a 33-yard field goal, increasing the Panther lead to 17-0. With 7:30 remaining in the second quarter, Kaleb Jones made a 21-yard touchdown connection with Garrett Skelton.  The extra point attempt was good and the Panthers went into the half with the 24-0 advantage.

Cedar Bluff attempted an onside kick to start the third quarter but failed.  Barkley then put the nails in the coffin for Cedar Bluff on a 47-yard stampede into the endzone.  The extra point attempt by Perez made the final score of the night, 31-0.

The Southern Torch Stand Outs for the night were Jason Perez, Mason McKinney and Jarrod Barkley.

Jason Perez was perfect for the night, making all four point after attempts. His six kickoffs averaged 51 yards each.  His four punts of the night averaged 29.8 yards.  He intercepted a pass and brought it back for a pick 6.

Mason McKinney had 14 rushes for 65 yards.  He had an interception with a 27 yard return that set up a touchdown.  He also had a fumble recovery.

Jarrod Barkley scored two touchdowns for the night.  He had 11 rushes for 120 yards.

Collinsville will host the Valley Head Tigers on Thursday to end their regular season play.  The win over Cedar Bluff insured them home field advantage for the first round of Class 2A AHSAA State Playoffs.

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