KLEIN —After pulling off a win against Houston Lamar last week, the Klein Collins Tigers built of their strong start completely dismantling the Atascocita Eagles 41-0. This was the first time Atascocita has been shut out since 2011 and it wasn’t pretty.

All around attack for the Tigers early

Klein Collins quarterback Carter Rhyne (11) unloads for a TD in the second half. (Photo via Chris Brown, TexasHSFootball.com)

The Tigers came out fast, scoring on all sides of the ball in the first half. They returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, had a rushing touchdown by Isaiah Spiller a 40-yard pass from Carter Rhyne to Alex Brown and a pick-six by Ke’Vric Wiggins to go into halftime up 27 -0.

The Tigers defense prevented Atascocita from doing very much in the first half, allowing only one first down and forcing multiple turnovers. It was a forgettable first half for the Eagles, whose woes continued into the second half.

Eagles’ woes continue

An Atascocita ball-carrier is wrapped up by a Klein Collins defender. (Photo via Chris Brown, TexasHSFootball.com)

Atascocita’s second half didn’t start any better. A bad snap on an Eagle punt gave the Tigers the ball at the Eagles’ nine-yard line, which led to a quick touchdown by Isaiah Spiller. With 4:30 left in the third quarter, the Tigers piled on with a 26-yard touchdown pass to Jackson Loftin. Klein Collins spent the rest of the game playing second and third string as they look forward to their first conference matchup against Houston Memorial next week.

Moving forward

Klein Collins wide receiver Alexander Brown (9) makes a great hands catch over the middle of the field. (Photo via Chris Brown, TexasHSFootball.com)

Klein Collins is a strong team on all sides of the ball and aren’t a team to be messed with. They have a strong secondary headed by Ke’Vric Wiggins, Cameron Godfrey, Jeremy Owens and Phillip Hill. The front seven is headed by Houston commit Donavan Mutin, who’s been compared to former Tiger legend David Santos, and Isaac Barron, who should start piling up offers soon.

Offensively, they took their foot off the gas in the second half, but looked strong. Isaiah Spiller is proving to be a top running back in the state and junior quarterback Carter Rhyne is having an outstanding season thus far.

If there’s one area this team needs to work on, and we’re nitpicking at this point, its kickoff coverage, as Atascocita consistently brought the ball out to at least the 30-yard line. This team is something special and if they stay healthy, they’re in for a deep playoff run, quite possibly a state championship.

Atascocita is now 1-1, with two straight ugly games. Offensively, there’s a lot to work out but they have the talent and coaching to still make a playoff run. Defensively, they’re a pretty good team that was just completely overmatched. This was a low for them, but it’s early in the season and they’ll bounce back. For now, wipe the slate clean and prepare for Kingwood in a week.

Featured image via Chris Brown, TexasHSFootball.com

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