Spartans no match for English Valleys: C-M ends regular season with 56-6 loss

Joe Randleman
Tri-County Times
Brody Sampson

NORTH ENGLISH - The Collins-Maxwell football team doesn’t want to dwell much on its final game of the regular season as it prepares for the first round of the 8-man playoffs this week.

The Spartans were overwhelmed by English Valleys on Friday, suffering a 5-6 setback to fall to 3-4 entering the playoffs.

“We didn't come ready to play,” Collins-Maxwell head coach Cory Crnkovich said. “We didn't give ourselves a chance. There was no passion or heart. We just showed up.”

Collins-Maxwell only had 104 yards of offense. The Spartans also turned the ball over three times.

On defense Collins-Maxwell gave up six touchdowns of 20 yards or more. English Valleys totaled 427 yards, including 272 through the air in improving to 6-1.

Brody Sampson prevented Collins-Maxwell from being shut out. He returned a kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Rylee Scott had 4.5 tackles and one stop behind the line, Mitchell Bienfang and A.J. Smith three stops apiece and Kayden McKinney three tackles with two stops behind the line for Collins-Maxwell on defense. On offense Hunter Clair had 20 yards receiving and 16 rushing, Scott ran for 19 yards, Luke Huntrods made two catches for 18 yards, Caleb Dvorak had three grabs for 13 and Mason Markley threw for 38 yards.

Cole Stephenson threw for 272 yards and five touchdowns for English Valleys. Kaden Hall caught seven passes for 178 yards and two scores, Brayden Mikesell made two touchdown grabs and Beau Flander ran for 170 yards and two scores and added an interception return for a touchdown. 

The Spartans now turn their attention to Mormon Trail (3-4) and the first round of the playoffs. 

“We need to come to practice and build some confidence,” Crnkovich said. “We have talent, but when adversity hits, we fold. Our keys to victory are simple. Put the time in during the work week. Prepare to win. Don't prepare to lose.”

The game between Collins-Maxwell and Morman Trail takes place at 7 p.m. Friday in Garden Grove. 


English Valleys 56, Collins-Maxwell 6

CM     0     0   0     6 - 6

EV    27   15   0   14 - 56




First quarter

EV - Beau Flander 31 interception return (kick blocked).

EV - Brayden Mikesell 32 pass from Cole Stephenson (2-point conversion failed).

EV - Flander 1 run (2-point conversion failed).

EV - Safety.

EV - Kaden Kubas 20 pass from Stephenson (Kubas kick).

Second quarter

EV - Kaden Hall 48 pass from Stephenson (Hall pass from Stephenson).

EV - Flander 74 run (Kubas kick).

Fourth quarter

EV - Hall 59 pass from Stephenson (Kubas kick).

CM - Brody Sampson 77 kickoff return (kick failed).

EV - Mikesell 42 pass from Stephenson (Kubas kick).


Team statistics C-M EV

Rushes-yards 20-51 20-155

Passing 9-25-3 10-15-1

Passing yards 53 272

Total yards 104 427

Fumbles lost 0 0

Punts-average 6-33.2 1-69.0


Individual statistics

Rushing: CM - Rylee Scott 5-19, Hunter Clair 4-16, Brody Sampson 3-11, A.J. Smith 5-7, Jace Huntrods 1-1, Blake Huntrods 2-(-3). EV - Beau Flander 18-170, Cole Stephenson 2-5.

Passing: CM - Mason Markley 6-17-2-38, J. Huntrods 3-8-1-15. EV - Stephenson 10-15-1-272.

Receiving: CM - Clair 2-20, Luke Huntrods 2-18, Caleb Dvorak 3-13, Scott 1-4, Smith 1-(-2). EV - Kaden Hall 7-178, Brayden Mikesell 2-74, Kaden Kubas 1-20.

Tackles: CM - Scott 4.5, Smith 3.5, MItchell Bienfang 3.5, Kayden McKinney 3, Sampson 2, Blake Huntrods 2. EV - Ashton Moore 5.5, Luke Dillon 5, Flander 4.5, Mikesell 4, Hall 2.5.

Sacks: EV - Dillon, Moore.

Interceptions: CM - Smith. EV - Hall, Flander, Josh Osborn.