Klein Collins Dominates Spring Dekaney In Bi-District Opener

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Klein Collins moves on to the second round after ending the Dekaney Wildcats season by a score of 49-9. Dekaney’s season ends at 6-4. Klein Collins advances to the second round where they’ll face Round Rock Stony Point.

Tiger defense roar early

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A defensive driven first half set the tone for the Tigers. After shutting down Dekaney’s first drive, and the luck of a shanked punt, the Tigers’ offense set up shop at the Wildcats’ 25-yard line and scored quickly off a 17-yard Isaiah Spiller rush. The defense continued to shut down Dekaney, holding them to just 56 total yards in the first half.

Klein Collins went on to score off a 57-yard catch and run by AJ Bennett and a 30-yard rush by Josh Powell in the first two quarters. Star running back Isaiah Spiller and Powell beat down the Wildcats front seven all night long. By halftime, the Tigers were up 28-3 and Dekaney’s offense was yet to wake up.

Klein Collins claws on

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Dekaney and Klein Collins went back and forth for most of the third quarter until Isaiah Spiller made a circus catch in the back of the end zone for a 29-yard touchdown and extended their lead 35-3. The sleepy Wildcats finally woke up, bouncing right back with Malcom Epps making his own circus catch for the Wildcats first touchdown of the night. The third quarter closed with Klein Collins up 35-9 and the ball to start the fourth.

Klein Collins dominated time of possession holding the ball for the first four minutes of the fourth quarter off the rushing efforts of Spiller, Powell and quarterback Carter Rhyne who combined for 221 yards and three rushing touchdowns on the night. A Dekaney fumble in their own end zone recovered by Caleb Blankenship and a late 53-yard rushing touchdown by Braelon Bridges padded the Klein Collins lead and sealed the 49-9 win.

Round Two for the Tigers

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Klein Collins now advances to play Round Rock Stony Point next week. Stony Point won their matchup against Manor 42-0, setting up a battle of two highly-potent offenses. Despite the win, Coach Drew Svoboda was quick to complement Dekaney .

“Dekaney had a good defense, they were stout, they hadn’t given up this many points all year” and he wasn’t satisfied “it’s not much what [Klein Collins] didn’t do, we have a lot of talented players who when called on, have step up.”

That never satisfied mentality is what continues to push Collins year after year, and this year they have the pieces, the coaching and the drive to make a deep run.

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