Collinsville captures 34-14 region win over Section

Collinsville’s Mason McAteer looks for running room against Section on Friday. Photo by Jason Bowen, Jackson County Sentinel.

Staff Reports

COLLINSVILLE – Collinsville senior back Keaton DeBoard ran for 104 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also caught a 7-yard score in the Panthers’ 34-14 Class 2A, Region 7 football win over visiting Section on Friday night.

Quarterback Mason McAteer was 7-of-15 for 99 yards and two touchdowns for the Panthers (2-0, 1-0).

But it was the Lions (0-3) who scored first following a fumble recovery. Cameron Summerford ran in for a 5-yard touchdown with 6:19 to go in the opening quarter. The extra point failed as Section maintained a 6-0 lead.

Collinsville then scored 34 unanswered points, beginning with a McAteer 7-yard connection with DeBoard. The PAT was no good, keeping the score at 6-6 with 1:44 remaining in the first quarter.

DeBoard then gave the Panthers a 20-6 halftime lead on touchdown runs of 2 and 55 yards in the second quarter.

Gavin Lang accounted for the lone score in the third quarter on his 37-yard touchdown reception from McAteer at the 3:04 mark. Following the extra point, Collinsville had extended its lead to 27-6.

Kyler Beene scored the Panthers’ final touchdown on a 13-yard run with 10 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Section’s Jr. Walker had a 46-yard scoring run for the final.

Collinsville travels to Pisgah on Friday.

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