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Copyright 2006 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
Collinsville, Oklahoma
Sept. 1, 2006 (Page 1 of 3)
CHS Football "Comeback Cards"
Hold Off Mannford 21-17
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Collinsville Trailed 0-15 at Half
& 14-15 With Under 3 Minutes Left
Collinsville quarterback Tyler Chronister avoided these two Mannford tacklers and another at the goalline to convert a 3rd and 14 fourth quarter play into the winning touchdown with 2:40 left in the game.
Kaleb Hamilton (#70) rushed the Mannford QB on this 2nd half pass attempt. Hamilton forced a fumble setting up the Cardinals winning drive and recovered a fumble with Mannford 4 yards from taking the lead back with 2:08 left in the game (below).
Mannford almost scored on the next two plays after Collinsville took the lead. Tyler Chronister made a saving tackle on the kickoff return which Mannford took all the way to the Card's 27 with a penalty. On the next play (above) the Mannford ball carrier got inside the 10 yard line but fumbled to the Card's 4 yard line.
Collinsville didn't pick up a first down after recovering at their 4 yard line but managed the clock and traded a 2-point saftey for a free kick at the 20 instead of a dangerous endzone punt. That gave Mannford only two last ditch attempts with a sack giving Collinsville a 21-17 season opening win.
The game started with high expectations but the Cardinals couldn't get on track in the first half and gave up a 15 point deficit to Mannford. The Cards stepped it up a notch in the second half and outscored Mannford 21-2 in the 2nd half.
I'll give my "Team Support" award this week to the CHS softball team for their clever outfits and willingness to stand together the entire first half. And with apologies to both the softball and volleyball teams will try to get the few photos I have from Thursday's many activities online later today (Saturday 9/2). -- Ted