Catoosa Friday Night Football




           Cards Race Past the Indians

       By: Devyn Lyon

            After a tough loss at Oologah last game day, the Cardinals returned their First home game against the Catoosa Indians. The Cards were decked out in new Red uniforms with a thirst for victory this last Friday night.

Immediately after opening kick-off, Collinsville’s defense forced a fumble on Catoosa’s second play of the game. Nate Sinni (#16) recovered the fumble, giving Collinsville their first momentum of the night. The Cardinals then had a more powerful drive down the field than Catoosa. With Logan Sieminskie (#20) rushing for 24yrds in the first offensive drive. Sadly, in the same way, Collinsville’s race down the field ended with a fumble recovered by the opponent. But then, it was Levi Draper (#10) who answered back for the Cardinals with an immediate Pic.6, interception into a touchdown!  Draper ran the interception back 40 yards with a Weiser finishing kick gave the Cards the lead 7-0.

The Big Red defense dominated the field. They did their job efficiently, setting up and quickly getting the ball back for the team. In the 1st half alone, Collinsville captured 3 interceptions by Levi Draper (#10), Malcolm Tillman (#24), and Brett Erickson (#11). The defense showed excellent teamwork as nearly every play there was 2 or more Cardinals on the stop.

Spencer Oslin (#65 DE) had a terrific game on defense. The defensive-end had 9 tackles throughout the game, and nearly every tackle pushed the Indians back several yards. Levi Draper (#10) and Brett Erickson (#11) had phenomenal games on both defense and offense. Chase Lorg (#9) and Dylan Russell (#3) again returned to this game as lead defensive players as well. Erickson had 7 tackles over the course of the game. The senior also pushed for several yards on offense, even scoring off a 55yrd reception making the score 20-0 in the second quarter. Draper gained over 8 tackles for the Cardinals and scored once off an interception. He then scored again, on offense, after a 61yrd reception, making the score 27-0 at the end of the 1st half.

Collinsville’s offense pushed down the field with the desire to win, taking advantage of every drive their defense gave back to them. Seth Boomer (#12) continued to lead the team to victory as he threw for 241yrds and rushed for 23. The QB captain also led the team to a 99yrd touchdown drive in the late 1st half. Malcolm Tillman (#24) was the lead RB for the Cardinals. The sophomore rushed for 74yrds and racked up his share of points for the Cards. Seth Weiser (#6) was the kicker for Collinsville. Weiser made nearly every extra-point except for one, which was blocked by the desperate Indians.

The Cardinals raced up and down the field, scoring on both offense and defense. The boys in red performed extremely well, bringing home a victory for their first home game. The Collinsville team showed the power of Cardinal Nation and claimed a final score of 33-0. The Varsity boys stepped over the Catoosa Indians and now have an open week until they suit up, at home, against Bishop Kelley.

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