Collinsville, Oklahoma
September 7, 2017
9th Grade Football -vs- Coweta
Collinsville Freshman Won
28-12 Here Thursday
Eli Benham (#4) took this Caden Buoy pass down to the 14 yard line to set up the Collinsville 9th grade's initial score here Thursday -vs- Coweta.
Nathan Wilkins (#21) used one hand to slow down this Buoy pass and then hauled it in for an 11 yard first quarter touchdown. Jake Bays kicked the extra point for a 7-0 score.
Following a Blake Battles interception Caden Buoy (#1) launched a 23 yard TD pass to Eli Benham (below).
Eli Benham (#4) with the catch in the end zone for the second Cardinal touchdown.
Jake Bays (#5) kicked the extra point out of Baylor Weathers' (#22) hold for a 14-0 score with less than a minute left in the first quarter.
Hunter Davis (#3) working through the Coweta 9th grade defense.
Nathan Wilkins (#21) intercepted this Coweta pass attempt on the last play of the first half and returned it for 30 yards.
A Coweta back had broken free and was on his way to what looked like a "Sure" 70 yard touchdown run, but Eli Benham (#4) tracked him down and knocked the ball loose from behind just before the goal line and then recovered in the end zone for a touch back. This was early in the 3rd quarter and kept the score at 14-0.
-- (See Coach Tom Redding's "Greatest Play" description below)
Hunter Davis (#3) ran in the third Collinsville TD with 2:51 left in the 3rd quarter - (22-0).
Caden Buoy (#1) ran in a 4-yard keeper early in the 4th quarter and the score was 28-6 after the extra point attempt was blocked.
Hunter Davis (#3) covered 45 yards but had this apparent 4th quarter TD run brought back on a holding call.
Post game victory chant with Coach Redding.
CARDINAL FOOTBALL -- Jr. High Update (Coweta) -- 9-8-17

Greatest Play
The Collinsville Cardinals Jr. High football teams hosted the Coweta Tiger Thursday night at Sallee Field. The quest for the Metro Lakes Conference Championship began and I had the opportunity to see the Greatest Play in my 51 years of playing and coaching.

In our freshman game, Coweta runs a play from about their 30 yard line and the running back breaks through the LOS. The Cardinal defenders are in pursuit but are at least 10 yards behind the running back. Never giving up a Cardinal defensive back gets closer and closer. Pursuing over 70 yards and at the last moment before the running back crosses the goal line, the Cardinal Player rips the ball from the Coweta running back. The ball bounces into the end zone and the Cardinals recover the loose ball. The result is one of the most costly mistakes in football, the Cardinals now gain possession of the ball on their own 20 yard line. The hustle and desire to catch the running back was tremendous by the Cardinals. The tenacity of our Cardinal efforts are difficult to duplicate. That’s why “It’s great to be a Cardinal” and I’m proud to be a Cardinal.

Our 7th grade had a sweet and sour night. The Cardinals offense controlled the ball in time of possession most of the night but failed to put points on the scoreboard. Collinsville loses a tough one 14-0. No injuries were reported.

In the 8th grade game, the Cardinals had a bad taste in our mouth from the 2016 game. With revenge on our minds the Cardinals completely dominated every phase of the game. This team is improving every day. Coach Herald made the comment, “they are fun to coach”. Cardinals win a big one 22-6. No injuries were reported.

In the 9th grade game the Cardinals gave the “Eye of the Tiger” a black eye. The “Boys of Fall” were overpowering in every phase of the game. Cardinals win a big one 28-12. No injuries were reported.

We would like to thank the parents for running the chains during the games. This is a great service to our program. Anyone who wishes to be a part of a chain crew, just let us know.
Another big thank you to our Cheerleaders. Your cheers really get the fans fired up.
The Cardinals travel next Thursday to Tahlequah for another Metro Lakes Conference match up. Players may ride the bus home with their own parents after the game. The school address is: 871 Pendleton St. Tahlequah Ok. We play at the MS field. Seating is limited. Bring a lawn chair.

Hope to see the Cardinal Family.

Coach”m up
Tom Redding
Previous Coverage 2016
JrHi Football -vs- Coweta here (7th lost 0-14), (8th won 20-6) & (9th won 28-12) - photos later -- Ted (9:45pm Thurs. 9/7/2017)

2017 Norm Van Sickle Coweta Game Photos (9th)

Cardinal Football -- Jr. High Update (Oologah) -- 9-1-17

The Collinsville Cardinals Jr. High Football teams flew into Mustang Stadium last night for a non-conference battle with the Oologah Mustangs. This was the first game of the 2017 season for both programs and there was great anticipation from a full house for a rivalry win.

The 7th grade game was a great defensive effort for both teams. An outstanding goal line effort was the big difference in the game as the Cardinals shut out the Mustangs. Cardinals win 6-0. No injuries were reported.

In the 8th grade game the Cardinals dominated all phases of the game. An outstanding defensive effort allowed the Cardinals to control the L.O.S. with a crushing running attack, precise passing game and fabulous kicking game. Cardinals win 30-8. No injuries were reported.

In the 9th grade contest the “Boys of Fall” proved what Cardinal football is all about. The Cardinals played every down with tenacity and were too overpowering for the Mustangs. Cardinals win 17-0.

A big thank you to the cheerleaders and fans for the spirit you gave the players at Oologah.

The Cardinals will host the Coweta Tigers next Thursday at Sallee Field. Game time is 5pm. We hope the Cardinal Family will attend and support our teams with great sportsmanship and enthusiasm.

We would like to thank our Quarterback Club for the T-shirt and shorts for our players. We look outstanding because of your support. Also thanks to the parents for the meal you provided at the Tulsa Edison and Bartlesville scrimmages. Thanks for your support with our Gold Card campaign. It was a great success.

Coach’m up
Tom Redding

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