Spartan football team crushes Clarksville in final game: Collins-Maxwell cruises to 46-20 victory
The Collins-Maxwell football team closed out its 2021 season with an impressive 46-20 victory over Clarksville Friday at Clarksville.
The non-district game was added to fill Week 9 for both teams since neither of them made the 8-player playoffs. The season has been bumpy at times for the Spartans, who lost five straight after their opener, but they were able to finish strong with two victories in their final three games to end up 3-6.
"We really couldn't ask for a better way to end the season," Collins-Maxwell head coach Greg Davis said. "We are happy to be able to send our three seniors off with a win and will look to build off this performance going into the offseason and next year."
Here is what we learned from Collins-Maxwell's season-ending victory:
Defense gets the Spartans going
The Collins-Maxwell defense dominated early to get the Spartans out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.
"Our defense really stepped up early in the game starting with a three-and-out to set up our offense with good field position," Davis said. "Then we got a pick-six from Caleb Dvorak when Clarksville was threatening to tie up the game on their next possession."
Collins-Maxwell led 28-6 at the half. Clarksville closed within 28-14 after three quarters, but the defense came through big again in the fourth quarter to enable the Spartans to build a 46-14 lead.
Dvorak went 80 yards — the full length of the field — on his interception return for a touchdown. He also made seven tackles.
Kayden McKinney had five tackles and two sacks, Luke Huntrods tallied 4.5 stops and a fumble recovery, William Booth delivered six tackles and a sack and Josef Dvorak chipped in 8.5 tackles.
Balanced offense helps Spartans roll
Collins-Maxwell did a great job mixing the run and the pass on offense. The Spartans ran for 164 yards and threw for 148.
Quarterback Blake Huntrods was 16 of 23 passing for 148 yards and two touchdowns.
"Blake stepped up and delivered some nice balls for us to keep the offense moving when the ground game stalled out in the second and third quarters," Davis said.
Luke Huntrods had seven catches for 66 yards and a score, Caleb Dvorak five for 49 and a touchdown and Lane Oswalt three for 28.
Caleb Dvorak also ran for 64 yards and a touchdown. McKinney ran for 59 yards and a score and Nate Smith and Kaiden Martin each added one touchdown run.
Collins-Maxwell 46, Clarksville 20
Collins-Maxwell 14 14 0 18 — 46
Clarksville 0 6 8 6 — 20
Individual statistical leaders — Collins-Maxwell
Rushing: Caleb Dvorak 16-64.
Passing: Blake Huntrods 16-23-0-148.
Receiving: Luke Huntrods 7-66.
Tackles: Josef Dvorak 8.5.
Sacks; Kayden McKinney 2.
Fumble recoveries: L. Huntrods 1.
Interceptions: C. Dvorak 1.