Football -vs- McAlester
End To Great 8-3 Season
Half Lead Fell Apart In 2nd Half
|Oct. 9, 2012
Round 5A Playoff Loss
With Temperatures in the Mid-70s
defense kept McAlester off the scoreboard in the first half.
Johnson (#6 above) was congratulated by teammates after downing a Zane McElroy
punt at the 1 yard line. On the next play Carter Rasmussen (#85 right) hit the
quarterback in the endzone and the ball rolled out of the endzone for a safety
at 9:50 in the 2nd quarter.
Crutchfield (#11) scored the only Collinsville touchdown at 8:31 in the 2nd
quarter. Conner started near the McAlester 43 yard line (left) and finished
in the endzone (above). Shambrook's kick had the Cardinals up 9-0.
was building 2nd quarter monenutum with a 9-0 lead and knocking the ensuing
kickoff free with a big hit and recovering at the McAlester 44 with Brandon
Lowe (#2 right) and Conner Crutchfield combining on the play.
had two excellent opportunities to increase their 2nd quarter lead. T.J. Johnson
(#6 above) hauled in a pass from Derek Iannapollo (who had slipped in the lineup
and taken a handoff from Zane McElroy). The play followed the kickoff recovery
and reached the 10 but was nullified by offsetting penalties (ineligible receiver
downfield and pass interference). A few plays later Zane McElroy (#4 above right)
took off on a keeper from about the 31 and was inside the 10 (right) when the
ball was knocked loose and recoved by McAlester at the 3.
Koscheski (#1) intercepted a McAlester pass to protect the 9-0 half time Cardinal
lead following a flurry of McAlester passes in the final few minutes before
band marched but the Collinsvile Crimson Cadet band entertained from the stands
and later on the track.
Collinsville Cheerleaders also entertained before a nice sized Collinsville
crowd that had traveled "half-way to Texas" to cheer on their Cardinals.
McAlester came out for
the 2nd half and quickly erased the Collinsville lead and capatilized on several
Cardinal fumbles. McAlester scores:
(9-7) -- 32 yard TD run at 11:01 3rd quarter
(9-13) -- 85 yard TD run at 9:42 3rd quarter
(9-19) --2 yard TD run at 11:29 4th quarter
(9-22) -- Field Goal at 8:49 4th quarter
(9-29) -- 3 yard TD run at 3:45 4th quarter
believe Keenan Halimton (#20) drew an interference flag on this 2nd half pass
Iannapollo (#10) covered from the 15 out to the 46 on this 4th quarter keeper.
|According to the
game stats provided by Roy Weathers: Collinsville had a total of 193 total
yards (McAlester had 354)
CHS Football Cardinals travel to McAlester Friday
for 1st round 5A playoff game
-- Please be downtown by 2:45pm Friday to cheer them on their way out
of town. The football team will be in charter buses. The early school
dismissal is to allow bus routes to complete in time for the band and
cheer busses to free up for the McAlester trip. -- Ted 11/8/2012