Collinsville Stomps Memorial Chargers

This entry is part 10 of 20 in the series Football

Story By: Devyn Lyon

     The Collinsville Cardinal Varsity football team crashed their helmets against the Memorial Chargers last Thursday. The 3-3 Chargers played their best game so far this season, but they still proved to be no match for the Cardinals.

After kicking-off Collinsville put a quick stop to Memorial’s offense and then took possession. Both teams’ offensive drives raced deep into enemy territory. The Cards, turning the ball over on Memorial’s 2yrd line, then recovered the ball with an interception caught by Hayden West (#33). The game’s 1st points were scored in the 2nd Qtr. by Collinsville’s RB, Malcolm Tillman (#24). The Cards then continued to increase their momentum throughout the 1st half with a fumble recovery and a touchdown pass caught by Levi Draper (#10). The Cards ended the half with a lead of 14-0.

Nearly just out of the gate, Collinsville scored again with a 50yrd pass caught by Brett Erickson (#11). Immediately after scoring, the Cards recovered their own kick-off, placing themselves deep in Charger territory. Seth Weiser (#6) then attempted a long 29yrd field goal, and was just barely too far right.

Frustrated, the Chargers could not obtain a single decent offensive drive because of the powerful Cardinal defense. Collinsville gained another final touchdown with a 43yrd pass caught by Levi Draper (#10). Collinsville could have extended their lead much farther, but several phenomenal touchdowns were called back due to penalties. When the Chargers took their final drive down the field, Brett Erickson (#11) recovered a fumble for the Cards with less than 2 minutes left.

Putting up 28 points on the scoreboard Thursday night, Collinsville’s offense dominated the field. QB Seth Boomer (#12) threw for an incredible 203yrds; making 3 of these passes touchdowns. Malcolm Tillman (#24) led in rushing yards, with over 70yrds and 1 touchdown. The running-back also made 5 tackles on defense as well. Also, Hayden West (#33) caught 4 passes for a total of 82yrds, made 7 tackles, and captured an interception as well.

The Big-Red Cardinal defense performed outstandingly, with numerous sacks, 1 interception, and 2 fumbles recovered. Defensive-Back, Chase Lorg (#11) was a major defensive player of the night. The senior made over 15 tackles Thursday night, 11 of which were for yard loss.

At the end of the 4th Qtr, Collinsville defeated the Memorial Chargers with a score of 28-0. Collinsville, now 5-2, is ranked 6th among 5A schools in OK. They are prepared to storm past their next opponent the Pryor Tigers, at Sallee Field on Thursday, Oct. 20th. The Cardinal aggression showed on the field constantly increases with each practice. The Collinsville fans can barely keep to their seats as they fill with excitement towards the 2016 State Playoffs.

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