Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Turkey Trot

This year the Turkey Trot will be on November 12th. in downtown Collinsville. So come early and join the fun. Hope to see you there

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Gaston at Collinsville

Gaston at Collinsville
All-Time Record: 12-12-1
Collinsville by the numbers:
Home: 1-0
Away: 1-0
Scoring: 90
Opponent: 25

Notes: Jesse Chandler had 16 tackles, 1 assist, 1 fumble recovery and rushed for two touchdowns...Collinsville has now won 14 of their last 16 games...The Panthers are +4 on give-away/take-away...Collinsville was 6th in last week's 1A ASWAA rankings...Former Panther Robert Gray started on defense, kickoff, kickoff return, had an interception and two tackles in Jacksonville State's 24-23 win over UT-Martin.

Quoting Coach Beckett:

on injuries -
"This is the healthiest we've been. We've really battled injuries. Players have missed each week. We might have everyone this week."

on linebacker play
"We've waited a long time to see our linebackers play like this. Jesse had 16 tackles and Tray 12. We are making strides fundamentally and the play shows it."

on DeShawn Moore's 5 catches for 117 yards
"Each week we've felt someone had a match-up we liked. Last week it was DeShawn. He sure does deserve it. He's such a team guy who works so hard.

On improvement
"We've got so many things to correct and improve. We hope these guys continue to work hard and don't get caught up on people telling them they are good."

On Gaston
"Coach Averette has Gaston going in the right direction. They really looked good against Gaston. They have great team speed and play really hard. He's got them working hard in the weight room. Harder than they've ever worked. It's something that is beginning to pay off and will on down the road."

"Offensively, quarterback Shai Ogles is dangerous on the perimeter. Running back Jardan Mccartney had several big runs against Gaylesville. Jackson Bogle and Jeffery Collins are very hard to tackle. They get great combination and down blocks and their kids hustle downfield."

"Defensively, their team speed is impressive. They fly to the ball really well. Gaston's linebackers are down hill and very fundamental."