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Collinsville rolls past Coosa 34-0


Collinsville’s Jordan Leath tries to evade the tackle of Coosa’s Jace Mills during Friday night’s game in Gadsden. Collinsville quarterback Tanner Nelson, left, was flagged for a hold on the play. (Photo by Dave Hyatt | Gadsden Times)


 

The Collinsville Panthers rolled to a Class 1A, Region 7 victory Friday night, beating Coosa Christian 34-0.

Quarterback Tanner Nelson went 5 of 7 for 148 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Panthers to a season-opening win. Malik Mathis caught both touchdown passes, one going for 20 yards and the other going for 30 yards.

Jaylen Martin rushed seven times for 138 yards and two scores, and added a catch for 20 yards. His touchdown runs went for 2 yards and 51 yards.

Shaq Dupree’s 2-yard rumble got the scoring started in the first quarter.

Coosa’s best chance to score came in the fourth quarter. The Conquerors (0-1) reached the 26-yard line only to have a field goal blocked.

Both teams emptied their benches in the second half.

“It’s a team effort,” first-year Coosa coach Scott Clifton said. “I’ll take the blame. 

“We have a lot of things we have to correct.

“I’m proud of them because they didn’t give up.”

Both teams continue region play next week. 

Collinsville will play host to Jacksonville Christian and Coosa Christian travels to Donoho.