Tahlequah Daily Press

High School Sports

November 8, 2013

Tigers wrap up season against Collinsville


Collinsville at Tahlequah

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Doc Wadley Stadium.

Radio: KEOK, FM-102.1.

Nicknames: Tahlequah Tigers; Collinsville Cardinals.

Coaches: Tahlequah - Brad Gilbert (2-17); Collinsville - Kevin Jones (third season, 22-18).

Records: Tahlequah 1-8 (1-5 District 5A-4); Collinsville 7-2 (5-1).

Rankings: Tahlequah is not ranked in Class 5A; Collinsville is No. 9 in this week’s Associated Press’ prep poll in Class 5A.

Series record: Collinsville leads Tahlequah 1-0.

Last meeting: In 2012, Collinsville beat Tahlequah 40-21. The Cardinals turned a 7-7 tie at halftime into a 28-7 game at the end of the third quarter, thanks to two touchdown passes by Derek Iannopollo.

Last week: East Central 28, Tahlequah 27; Collinsville 20, Pryor 19.

News to know: Collinsville can clinch the District 5A-4 title with a win over Tahlequah. ... The Tigers have been eliminated from postseason contention. ... Tahlequah quarterback David Dick could eclipse the 1,000-yard mark in rushing and passing against Collinsville. Through nine games this year, Dick has 848 rushing yards and 949 passing yards.

Players to watch

Tahlequah: Kourt McMillan (WR).

- McMillan has 29 catches for 529 yards and six touchdowns this season. However, seven catches, 235 yards and three touchdown grabs came in the first week of the season against Fort Gibson. Against Collinsville, McMillan will have to deal with cornerback T.J. Johnson, who had a interception for a touchdown last week against Pryor.

Collinsville: Zane McElroy (QB).

- The Cardinals’ signal caller missed the majority of the regular season while recovering from an injury, but he has now rushed 63 times for 326 yards and eight touchdowns this season. Last week against Pryor, he threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to Dylan Cook and also ran for a 1-yard scoring run.

Looking ahead: Collinsville will compete in the first round of the 5A playoffs on Nov. 15. Tahlequah will have to wait until 2014 to play another game.

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