Tuesday, October 30, 2012

White Plains 4-5 at Collinsville 8-1

White Plains 4-5


Collinsville 8-1

Thursday 7 p.m.

Chad Hawkins Stadium

First meeting between the two teams

Injuries: Jacob Ponder (back) day to day

Notes: Collinsville went in pads monday. This is a short week but it allows an extra day for the first round of the playoffs...Collinsville has outscored opponents 358-181...The Panthers were ranked 9th in last week's polls...Collinsville will open the playoffs by hosting RA Hubbard, 6-3, in the first round...DeShawn Moore and Edgar Padilla both had 100+ yards receiving last week...The win against Valley Head marked only the second time the Panthers had defeated Valley Head 5 straight times. Collinsville now leads the series 33-30-4...The Panthers have now won 31 of the last 36 games.

Quoting Coach Beckett

On White Plains

"It will be a tremendous challenge for our football team. White Plains does what good old fashion football teams do and thats run the football. They run the ball 95% of the time. I probably would too if I had a 315 and 285 pound tackles. The are extremely physical."

"They run a offense that you rarely see so it makes it difficult to stop. Heath Harmon and his staff do a great job. He's been apart of state championship staffs and had success at several schools."

On Senior Night

"We have a special group of seniors. One of my favorite groups ever. They come to work every day with a passion. They band together and are very tight knit. They never get in trouble, suspended extra. That's a tribute to how good they are as kids and how they've bought into what was asked of them."

On the Valley Head game

"We really had a average first half. Valley Head had a lot to do with that. They really took the game to us. Our body language was terrible and Valley Head fed off of that. After the game, I was asked what I said to the team at halftime. Many of our players are NBA fans. So I asked them, 'If LeBron James or Kobe Bryant were down 4 points at half, would they put their head down and have terrible body language or would they clap their hands and embrace the challenge. The second half, I thought we embraced the challenge and fought back."

On CJ, DeShawn and Edgar

"CJ Jones made some really good decisions throwing. DeShawn and Edgar both had 100+ yards catching and made big plays. They are all competitors in the highest since."

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Come downtown Saturday, November 3, 2012 for the 100th Anniversay

celebration. Events start at 9:00. Everyone welcome.

Valley Head 5-3 at Collinsville 7-1

Valley Head 5-3


Collinsville 7-1

Collinsville leads the series 32-30-4

Collinsville won last year 49-13

Collinsville 6-1 Region

Collinsville 4-0 Home

Collinsville 3-1 Away

Collinsville 1-0 Nuetral (at Jacksonville State)

Collinsville injuries: none

Notes: Collinsville has outscored opponents 315-148...Collinsville has won four games in a row with Valley Head...Collinsville has never won five straight in the rivalry...Daniel Bradford eclipsed the 100-yard mark last week for the second time this season...power back Kevin McElrath scored twice from 20-yards out and 2-yards out...Alexis Sanchez kicked PAT's last week for the Panthers in place of David Hernandez, who was recovering with a sore hip...Last week's game clinched the playoffs for Collinsville. The Panthers willl go to the playoffs for the third straight time...Next week's game against Donoho will be on a thursday...Collinsville has now won 30 of their last 35 games.

Quoting Coach Beckett

on Valley Head

"They certainly showed improvement this season. Seamingly gotten better every game. That's a sign of a hungry well-coached team. I'm very impressed by inside linebacker Trever Manley and quarterback Benjamin Kirby. The offensive line is very physical and gets better each week. Omar Boyzo, Jacob Hodges, Adam Miller and Christian Muir are all very good. Dallas and Joshua Gregory are very good running the ball."

"This is a county and region rivalry. So, I'm sure Valley Head will bring their 'A-Game'."

on Collinsville's keys to the game

"We will have to play well up front. Our offensive line has worked very hard late and has graded out well. We have to do a good job of keeping Valley Head's offense off the field."

on last week's 42-6 win over Gaylesville

"I thought we played a very well. Coach Edwards had a good plan and we stopped a good back. We were able to set a good pace offensively that seemed to keep them off-balenced. Our effort was at a really good level."

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Trunk or Treat

                       Join us for Trunk or Treat Downtown on Halloween. October 31,
                         from 5 to 8 pm

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Collinsville at Gaylesville

Collinsville 6-1


Gaylesville 3-4

Friday 7 pm

Series Record: 33-8

Last Season: Collinsville won 28-7

http://www.ahsfhs.org/teams2/opponents.asp?Opponent=Gaylesville &Team=Collinsville

Injuries: Michael Glenn (shoulder) out for the season, Cody Baine (ankle) day to day.

Notes: Due to the region redrawing, Collinsville will travel to Gaylesville for the second consecutive season...Collinsville has outscored opponents 237-142 and is averaging 33.8 points per game...Collinsville entered last week's game ranked 10th...Last week's performance put CJ over the 1,000 yard mark passing...Collinsville won last week's game with Daniel Bradford at half speed. Due to an ankle injury, Daniel didn't play defense and didn't finish the fourth quarter...Collinsville assistant Bobby Beckett was head coach at Gaylesville in 1992-1993. He led the Trojans to a 12-8 record. Head Coach Alan Beckett was head baseball coach at Gaylesville from 1994-1995. The team made two trips to the playoffs including a trip to the quarterfinals. The deepest Gaylesville has ever gone in the baseball playoffs...The football team, volleyball team and cheerleaders were honored at the Collinsville First Methodist Church over the weekend...Last weekends homecoming crowd was one of the largest in recent years for the Panthers. Both stands, fences and the hill were virtually full.

Quoting Coach Beckett:

On the Spring Garden game

"To me, that was one of the most exciting games since I have been Collinsville. The game featured lots of offense and lots of big plays."

On composure

"I was proud that our players stayed self-disciplined. There were times we could have panicked. There were times that the game got testy and we could have lost our head. We handled adversity well."

On the last drive

"It started with a good kickoff return to 40+ yardline. We thought they might back off. So the first play we hit them with a screen underneath and got a first down. The next play they showed full man and we were able to get behind them. Justin was wide open and CJ did a good job of laying it up to him. We had a penalty back us up to the six-yard-line. We sent Edgar in motion and he made a big catch."

On Gaylesville

"Coach Clowdis, Coach Garmen and Coach Glenn Honeycutt do a great job. Coach Honeycutt joined there staff this year after retiring in Georgia. He brings a lot to the table. He has head coached Pepperill to state championships, played on the Georgia 1980 National Championship and will be in the Georgia High School Hall of Fame."

"Quarterback Cole Murphy and tailback John David Jennings are really good. Just like Spring Garden, Gaylesville pulls no punches, they come right at you with the running game. So it will be a challenge for us to stop the run."

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Collinsville-Spring Garden Preview

Spring Garden 6-0


Collinsville 5-1

Collinsville leads the series 15-4

Collinsville won the last meeting 41-25


Injuries: CJ Jones (ankle) will play, Daniel Bradford (knee) day to day, Nick Hoffman (ankle) will play, Cody Baine returns from ankle injury, DeShawn Moore (wrist) will play.

Notes: Collinsville will celebrate homecoming...The traditional homecoming pep rally/bonfire will be thursday night at 6 p.m...Spring Garden comes into the game ranked...Collinsville Junior High closed the season with a 2-0 loss to Plainview.

Quoting Coach Beckett:

On the Cedar Bluff game

"Kudos to Cedar Bluff for a great game plan and great effort. They were very physical and took our running game away. I was dissapointed that we didn't tackle better, dropped some passes, didn't get a better rush, and didn't get a better push (blocking) up front."

"We did get some big plays passing and slowed their passing game down. Some of our kids played through some gutty injuries."

On Spring Garden

"They come in with the best start in school history. Spring Garden has a new bounce in their step with Coach Jason Howard. First off it jumps out at me how good they are up front. Spring Garden has a very physical and disciplined offensive line. They are relentless with their blocks. Obviously, they have one of the best running backs in 1A with Forrest Livingston. He will be a task to slow down."

On Injuries

"We came out of last week banged up. We have to do a good job of rehabing all week and get better. At one time it looked really bad. We've come closer to getting the guys ready to play."

On Mindset

"We knew this would be a tough game to get ready for either way. We knew coming out of Cedar Bluff would be tough to turn around and get up emotionally again. We really emphasized the caliber of team coming in immediately after last week's game. In advance we set up several speakers for the week. However, we still had one of the worst practices of the season monday. Tuesday was much better. It will be a challenge."