Panthers Pounce on the Tigers
November 8, 2018
Southern Torch (3749 articles)

Panthers Pounce on the Tigers

By Marla JonesSports Editor • (Photo by Marla Jones)

COLLINSVILLE, Ala. — The Collinsville Panthers finished  their regular season play, shutting out the Valley Head Tigers, 34-0.  This win gives the Panthers their fifth straight shutout of the season.

The Panthers attacked early with a 23-yard touchdown run by Mason McKinney with 9:17 remaining in the opening quarter.  The point after attempt by Jason Perez was good, giving the Panthers the 7-0 advantage.  Jarrod Barkley came crashing in from 20-yards out, with 7:09 remaining in the first quarter. The kick by Perez was good and the Panthers went up 14-0.  With 4:39 remaining in the first, Kaleb Jones made a 30-yard pass connection with Michael Tucker for the score. Perez nailed the point-after attempt, giving the Panthers the 21-0 lead.  On a fumble recovery, Barkley sprinted down the field for 37-yards for the score.  The kick by Perez was good.  The Panthers closed out the first quarter, with a 28-0 lead.

With 9:08 remaining in the second quarter, Jones made the 30-yard connection with McKinney for the score, giving the Panthers the 34-0 advantage going into the half.

The Panthers held onto to 34-0 for the remainder of the game and closed out their regular season play with a 9-1 record.  Collinsville held the Tigers to 61 yards for the night.

For Collinsville, Jarrod Barkley finished the night with two rushes for 82 yards and a touchdown plus a 33 yard interception for the score.  Mason McKinney had two rushes for 42 yards and a touchdown plus a reception for 30 yards that resulted in a touchdown.

For Valley Head, Christopher Collins had an interception.  Waylon Collins led in rushing with 38 yards and a fumble recovery.

Collinsville will host Westbrook Christian in the first round of Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Class 2A, Region 6 playoffs, Friday night.

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