Panthers Maul the Tigers

By Marla Jones, Sports Editor • (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.