Marla Jones, Sports Editor
GADSDEN, Ala.– The Collinsville Panthers defeated Gaston, 48-12 on the night the Bulldogs celebrated Homecoming and 100 years of football.
Collinsville scored touchdowns on its first three possessions, also scoring on seven of their nine possessions.
Collinsville was led by a gritty defense with the offense being led by Keaton DeBoard and Mason McAteer.
McAteer passed for over 200 yards and three touchdowns and he ran for an additional touchdown.
DeBoard caught three touchdown passes and had six receptions for 182 yards. He ran for 90 yards and another touchdown.
Collinsville put the first points on the board when McAteer connected with DeBoard on a 65-yard touchdown pass. McAteer added a 4-yard touchdown run to give the Panthers the 13-0 advantage at the end of the first quarter.
Gaston scored with 11:17 remaining in the second quarter on a 4-yard touchdown pass, making the score 13-6. DeBoard answered back with a Panther touchdown on a 23-yard pass connection from McAteer. The touchdown gave Collinsville the 20-6 lead at the half..
DeBoard scored two touchdowns with runs of 51 and 38 yards in the third quarter to give Collinsville the 34-6 lead.
Hunter James scored twice in the fourth. One was on a 54 yard run with 10:52 remaining in the game. Gaston scored on a 13-yard run with 7:25 remaining in the fourth. James scored his second touchdown of the night on a 10-yard run with 3:02 remaining in the game, to make the final score 48-12.
Collinsville will travel to take on the Fyffe Red Devils on Friday