There is a lot of excitement and expectations about the upcoming season. With 9 starters back on offense and 10 on defense and 18 players on offense and 19 players on defense returning who were in the varsity rotation last season. Collins has added several good young players this year and expect to play 35+ players on the varsity this year. Depth will be a big key this season in taking the next step with the program. Coach Lucas stated, "We know that we've got to work extremely hard to build on the success we've had, but we've got great kids and they are doing a tremendous job. We've got one of the top kickers in the state returning and our special teams should be outstanding. We have a good mix of seniors and underclassmen and should be good for many years to come." This team knows how to win. They've won 11 games each year in the first three years since opening the school in 2010 and were the 4A State Runner-Up this past season.
Players to watch:
Offense: 6'2, 200 lbs (SR) Page, Lawson - QB. 3 yr starter at QB. Has 4500 yds passing and nearly 1500 yds rushing and 70 TDs. He has led the team to the semi-finals and state championship the last two years. He should break 10,000 yds and 100 TDs for career.
6'0, 200 lbs (SR) Sames, Nathan - WR/DB. 3 yr starter on both sides of the ball. Led the team with 70 receptions and 2nd in tackles.
5'9, 175 lbs (SR)Farris, DeAndre - RB/WR, DB. 3 yr starter on both sides of the ball. Committed to WKU. 2nd in receptions and had 1,000 yds receiving and 1,000 yds rushing last year.
6'1, 210 lbs (SR)Whyte, Masai - LB/RB. 3 yr starter at LB. led the team with 185 tackles last year. Committed to WKU.
5'11, 185 lbs (SR)Forrest, Landon - WR/LB. 3 yr starter on both sides of the ball
5'9, 160 lbs (SR)Parker, Jordan - WR 3 yr starter 6'1, 170 lbs (SR)Jones, Elijah - DB/WR 3 yr at DB
6'1, 170 lbs (SR)Jones, Isaiah DB/WR. 3 yr starter at DB
5'11, 170 lbs (JR)Wells, Bushy LB
6'0, 200 lbs (SR)Watkins, Ryan - LB/RB. 3 yr starter (Started at Eastern HS the last two years)
6'5, 215 lbs (SR)Wilson, Zach OL/DE. Started both ways the last 3 years
5'10, 230 lbs (SR)Hershey, Zach - 3 yr starter on OL 5
'10, 265 lbs (SO)Axline, Trei - Started on OL as a freshman last year
6'4, 275 lbs (SR)Goss, Michael - OL starter
6'1, 260 lbs (SR)Jones, Kris OL/DL. Started both ways last two yrs.
6'0, 340 lbs (SR)Bradford, Mark - DL/OL. Started at Nose the last two years
6'2, 215 lbs (SO)Dale, Jacob - Started at DE as a Freshman last year.
5'10, 160 lbs (JR)Creque, Blanton - Kicker/ Punter. Rated by Chris Sailer as one of the top kickers in the nation in his class.