Geraldine powers past region foe Collinsville

Geraldine’s Bo Harper (11) breaks away from Collinsville defenders for a touchdown during the second half of a Class 3A, Region 7 game at Chad Hawkins Stadium on Friday night. 

After ending Fyffe’s 51-game winning streak a week ago, the Geraldine Bulldogs returned to the field Friday night with a dominating 63-20 victory against Collinsville.

The Bulldogs scored three special teams touchdowns in the win and put up 287 yards rushing.

“Things are coming together for us and I think the team is doing a great job of staying focused on what our end goal is,” Geraldine head coach Michael Davis said.

Geraldine got a stop on fourth-and-1 on Collinsville’s first drive. Caleb Hall then scored on the next play on a 42-yard run to give Geraldine a 6-0 lead after the extra-point attempt failed.

Collinsville again responded with a 13-play drive behind tough running from Panthers’ quarterback Keaton DeBoard, who finished with 96 yards rushing for the night. However, the drive came to an end after a sack on third down.

The first quarter ended with Geraldine leading 7-0 but the Bulldogs would go on to score 36 in the second quarter.

Geraldine opened with a 23-yard pass from Jaxon Colvin to Carlos Mann. Colvin converted the 2-point conversion for a 14-0 lead with 11:26 left in the first.

With 7:30 remaining, Geraldine scored after Colvin blocked a Collinsville punt and returned it 45 yards for a Geraldine touchdown. Danny Felipe added the extra point for a 21-0 lead.

Colvin and Mann connected again for a 25-yard touchdown pass with 3:26 left in the half. The extra-point attempt failed and Geraldine led 27-0.

DeBoard returned the kickoff 74-yards to the 1-yard line. On the next play, Colton Wells scored on a 1-yard run. Tristan Gallegos added the extra point to make it 27-7.

Colvin then threw his third touchdown of the game with a 48-yard strike to Colton Lusher with 2:28 remaining. Colvin also converted the 2-point attempt to make it 35-7.

Lusher then returned a punt 53 yards for the final score of the half. Colvin converted the 2-point conversion to make the score 42-7.

In the second half, Bo Harper added two rushing touchdowns for Geraldine on runs of 1 yard and 10 yards. Cody Satterfield also returned a kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown.

Collinsville added two scores in the second half on a three-yard run from Fernando Padilla and a 40-yard run from DeBoard.

For Geraldine, Hall had 81 yards rushing and a touchdown. Colvin went 3-for-4 passing for 96 yards and three touchdowns.

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