By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • firstname.lastname@example.org (Photo by Marla Jones)
COLLINSVILLE, Ala. — The Collinsville Panthers celebrated their 100th Homecoming with a 41-7, Class 2A, Region 8 victory over the Section Lions.
The Panthers took no time to put points on the board, scoring on a 8-yard run by Malachai Orr. The kick by Jason Perez was good, giving the Panthers the 7-0 advantage with 8:56 remaining in the first. Kaleb Jones connected with Jacob Jones on a 11-yard touchdown pass. The kick by Perez made the score 14-0.
Collinsville attacked early and often in the second quarter. Orr scored his second touchdown of the night with a 3-yard stampede into the endzone. Perez scored the extra point attempt, bringing the score to 21-0 with 11:53 remaining before the half. Kaleb Jones brought it from 17-yards out on a quarterback keeper with 5:40 remaining in the opening half. The kick by Perez, gave the Panthers the 28-0 lead. Michael Tucker scored the final touchdown of the first half on a 43-yard pass connection from Jones. The kick by Perez gave the Panthers the 35-0 advantage going into intermission.
Jason Perez brought one in from 10 yards out to score the final touchdown of the night for Collinsville, with 9:17 remaining in the third quarter.
With 1:49 remaining in the fourth quarter, Section avoided the shutout by scampering in from 5-yards out. The point after attempt was good, making the final score, 41-7.
“We gotta have a good week coming up” said Collinsville Head Football Coach, Ernie WIllingham. “ We gotta get better Monday, and then better than that Tuesday...And Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.”
Collinsville had 373 yards compared to 161 for Section.
Kaleb Jones went 7/9/151 on passing and twotouchdowns. He had an interception and returned a kickoff for 37 yards to set up a touchdown.
Malachi Orr rushed 6 times for 45 yards and two touchdowns.
Michael Tucker had one rush for 26 yards and 2 receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown.
Collinsville will travel to take on the Asbury Rams on Friday.