|After the downtown Halloween activities were nearly completed and I had emptied my camera, I arrived with the 7th, 8th and half of the 9th grade games completed. The Collinsville freshman were down 12-14 and that score stood until the final minutes of the game. -- Ted Wright|
Nathan Schaffner (#58), Jacob Harrison (#51), & Joey Krupinski (#70)
|Dylan Russell (#30) scored on a 60 yard run against Skiatook's 9th graders with 2:02 left in the game to put Collinsville in the lead. Brett Erickson ran in a 2-point PAT for a 20-14 score.|
|Chase Lorg (#33) and the kickoff coverage team get the play call.|
|Brett Erickson (#11) added an insurance score on this 55 yard keeper with 1:44 left. The play was set up by Triston Flynn's (#84) interception. The final score was 26-14.|
|Coach Redding's Skiatook Report & Season Thank You's --|
Jr. High Update
The Collinsville Cardinals Jr. High football teams hosted the Skiatook Bulldogs this past Thursday in a Metro Lakes Conference contest. The Highway 20 rivalry proved to be a fantastic event for both schools.
In the 7th grade contest, the Cardinals had a hard time tackling the Bulldog running backs. At times the Cardinal offense moved the ball, but could not keep up with the scoring of the Bulldogs. Skiatook wins 20-8. No injuries were reported. The Cardinals finished the season with a 5-3 record.
In the 8th grade game, the Cardinals played a great game. This team is tenacious. The coaches are very proud of the 8th grade team. They are enjoyable to coach and watch on game day. Each player has made a great contribution to the success of this team. It is true that the scoreboard shows the final results of a contest, but, there are times when the score cannot truly represent the efforts given in a game. The Cardinals did not outscore the Bullpups, but we certainly out played them. Bullpups win 13-12. Hayden West suffered a concussion late in game. He was taken to a local hospital and released.
The 9th grade had a slugfest. It was a typical hard hitting, smash mouth affair. Whenever these two schools get together, the fans will be entertained with some great football. The Cardinals have been without several players the past several weeks. The TEAM continues to rally and prove to the football world that we are STRONG. Cardinals win 26-14! No injuries were reported. Cardinals improve their record to 7&1.
Well this brings our 2013 season to an end. There are so many to thank for what has been a fantastic year. I would like to thank the coaches and their wives. Our coaches spend many hours away from their families to be with our players. Thanks to Ted Wright, for the wonderful coverage he gives to our school and the many hours it takes to put together his stories. Thanks to our administration. Terry Due, Lance West, Kelly Hamlin, Jim Riley, Jon Coleman, Kenny Chronister and Dale Harp sacrifice many hours to watch our kids compete across northeast Oklahoma. A thank you goes out to our teachers. They teach our kids the life skills needed to be successful as a citizen. Thank you to our cheerleaders. They bring the spirit and enthusiasm every Thursday night to create an atmosphere of fun and excitement. Thanks to a great Quarterback Club for the support they provide for our players. The spirit packs, treats and team meals are greatly appreciated. Thanks so much to all the parents of these great kids. Great kids are the products of great parents. Our parents make so many sacrifices to have our players on time for our 7am practices. I would like thank our parents for allowing the coaches to be a part of your sons development each day. Thanks to our great fans. Without your support and interest our program could not excel.
As our athletes pursue a winter sport or go into our off season program, I wish you the best. I am looking forward to next year and having the opportunity to coach you up.