Collinsville, Oklahoma
November 1, 2013
CHS Football -vs- Pryor
20-19 Collinsville Win A Huge Step Towards District Championship
Still Need To Beat Tahlequah

The Cardinal defense got burned a couple of times Friday at Pryor but protected a 1-point lead in the final 6 minutes after Collinsville came from behind in the 4th quarter. The photo above shows the defense on Pryor's first PAT kick after they scored on a 54 yard reverse at 9:42 in the 1st quarter.

Collinsville's offense didn't click early but got a defensive touchdown for their only 1st half points. The Cards did reach Pryor's 5 yard line (driving 90 yards after a punt return mishap) but turned the ball over downs starting Pryor at their own 5 ... setting up the play below.
This pass rush (by Josh Arnold 43 Arnold & Marcus Tillman 24) in the endzone led to a pick-6 interception (~12 yards) by TJ Johnson for a 7-7 2nd quarter score at 10:06. Perez added the Cardinal extra point.
Pryor had scored on a 75 yard drive 5:57 before halftime but missed the extra point for a 7-13 score. That score held up until half as Collinsville recovered a Pryor fumble with 2:24 left in the half to stop a threat at the Cards 22. There was a Cardinal opportunity in the final seconds before half with a Pryor fumble loose on the field but retained by Pryor at their 5. The Collinsville band did not march Friday but entertained from the stands.
Collinsville took their first lead on this 43 yard TD pass (from Zane McElroy) to Dylan Cook (#18) at 5:07 in the 3rd quarter. Sergio Perez booted the 14th point for a 14-13 score. A Brandon Lowe punt return placed the Cards at the Pryor 43 to set up the 2nd Cardinal score.
Dylan Cook (#18) had QB Zane McElroy as a blocker on this reverse play that reached the Pryor 7 yard line. Ryan Haymaker rcarried to the 3 yard line before a motion penalty helped stall that drive that started at Collinsville's 38 yard line and spanned the end of the 3rd quarter and ended early in the 4th quarter (below).
Sergio Perez (#9) just missed this field goal attempt on 4th and goal from the 7 at 10:24 in the 4th quarter leaving the score at 14-13. Freshman Joey Krupinski (#70) and Chase Lorg (#33) are two of the visible blockers. Senior Cole Keim (#67) is the kick long snapper with Sophomore Brandon Lowe (#2) holding for the kick.
Justin Kothe (#45) and Levi Draper (#10) got the the Pryor halfback too late to prevent what turned out to be a 79 yard pass play as two Collinsville defenders missed the interception and knocked each other down as the Pryor receiver made the catch and continued to the endzone from near midfield. That put Pryor back in the lead at 14-19 with 9:05 left in the game. Pryor pass attempt for 2 points was incomplete.
Trailing in the 4th quarter, Austin Roberts returned the Pryor kickoff to the Card's 27. Zane McElroy's (#4) pass to T.J. Johnson (#6 above) reached the Card's 46 yard line. A pass to Ryan Haymaker put Collinsville in Pryor territory at the 41.
This McElroy to Johnson pass got Collinsville down to the Pryor 5 (from the 41) on what proved to be the winning drive.
Ryan Haymaker carried to the 1/2 yard line and Zane McElroy kept to the 1 foot line (above).
Zane McElroy (#4) went outside on this keeper untouched for the final foot of the Cardinal touchdown drive with 6:14 left in the game. McElroy was sacked on the 2-point attempt and the Cards had just a 1 point advantage to protect (20-19).
Collinsville's pass rush contributed to another Cardinal interception with Shawn Koscheski picking this one off and Collinsville had the ball at Pryor's 34 just 14 seconds after taking the lead (with 6 minutes left in the game). Unfortunately Pryor intercepted a Cardinal pass on the next play (at their own 35 with 5:49 left).
Pryor's final drive had them at the Card's 34 yard line with a first down at 4:36. From that point the Cardinal defense pushed them backwards eventually taking over on downs (above) at the Pryor 44 with 2:52 left. The Cardinals were able to run out the clock for a huge district win. The Cards can win the district title and a home playoff advantage if they defeat Tahlequah there next week.
Coach Kevin Jones was interviewed by Channel 2 and Channel 6 TV Sports News following the game at Pryor Friday.
There were plenty of happy Cardinals and Cardinal fans on the Pryor grass turf after the game which was Collinsville's 5th straight win (after the overtime loss at Claremore). L-R (above): Parker Brown (#55), Keenan Priddy (#21), and Justin Kothe (#45).
Previous Coverage


Tulsa World Week 9 Slideshows (I did not submit photos as the game was already assigned ... but don't see any Pryor/Collinsville photos there -- Ted Wright 11/2/2013)

Tulsa World Online Coverage 11/2/2013

Come from behind CHS Football win at Pryor (20-19) has Collinsville in the drivers seat but as Coach Jones cautioned his victorious team "We are NOT district champs ... we still need to show up next week" ... photos and details later -- Ted 10:35pm Friday
I have my Friday football photos selected and will try to have at least a partial page online before I leave for Edmond and State Cross Country. I also have a huge backlog of other photos from earlier this week (JrHi football and Halloween primarily) -- Ted 9:15am Saturday
I'm just about ready to start back on Friday night football page -- Ted - 8:15pm Sat ...what a week! (Completed 11pm Sat)

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Nov. 1, 2013 at Pryor 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Date: 11/02/13 08:00 AM
Subject: Zane McElroy

Coach Jones:

I deeply regret the error of having Zane's name wrong in my story in the Saturday newspaper. I enjoyed watching the game. He was great and your team was great. Please express my sincerest apologies to Zane and your entire community.

Mike Brown (Tulsa World)