FYFFE — No. 1 Fyffe took care of business against No. 6 Collinsville in a 2A, Region 8 showdown Friday night at Long-Ridgeway Stadium.
The Red Devils took a slim 7-3 lead into the half before running away with a 24-3 victory.
After Collinsville stalled on its first drive, the Red Devils answered with a 20-yard field goal by Brody Dalton to go up 7-0.
Fyffe pulled away in the fourth quarter with a 1-yard scoring run by Ike Rowell and a 34-yard touchdown pass from Zach Pyron to William Gillilan.
By the Numbers
19 — Fyffe won its 19th consecutive game against Collinsville. … 1983 — The last time Collinsville beat Fyffe was 1983. The Panthers won 14-0. … 41 — The Red Devils extended their regular season win streak to 41 games. … 18 — Fyffe has won 18 consecutive games, including the playoffs. … 3 — Collinsville’s three points were the first points given up by the Fyffe defense. The field goal was set up after the Red Devils fumbled at the Collinsville 2-yard line with 3:04 left in the first half.
“Both teams wore down. I probably thought we wore them down some, but I don’t think we did. We just got a few breaks. They got a great team and it was a great ball game.” — Fyffe coach Paul Benefield
"We just didn't move the ball well. They are really quick. We've got to get ready for Ider and then the rest of the teams one game at a time. We may see [Fyffe] down the road if we can take the games one at a time." — Collinsville coach Ernie Willingham
Fyffe Stat Sheet
Rowell totaled 163 yards on 22 carries with two TDs. Pyron ran 25 times for 88 yards while passing for 53 yards and one TD.
Collinsville Stat Sheet
Jones totaled 56 yards rushing (16 carries), 135 yards passing (14-of-24) and 26 kickoff return yards. Malachi Orr had three receptions for 72 yards. Jason Perez kicked a 41-yard FG and recovered a fumble defensively that started the lone scoring drive for the Panthers.
Fyffe (3-0, 2-0 Region 8) travels to Asbury to continue region play Friday. Collinsville (3-1, 1-1 Region 8) hosts region foe Ider on Friday.