Dewayne Collins-led Phillips reaches second round for first time since ’83

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Quarterback Dewayne Collins was on top of his game Saturday as he led Phillips to a Class 4A first-round playoff victory. The Wildcats advanced to the second round of the state playoffs for the first time since 1983.


Phillips scored on its first three possessions on long drives and tacked on a safety to take a 20-0 lead early in the second quarter.


Collins ran for 157 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries and was 7-for-15 for 162 yards passing and another score.


Phillips’ defense held the Lions to 67 rushing yards and allowed only five first downs.


“We want to be remembered as the team that brought the football tradition back to Phillips. We have a lot of work to do and we are glad to be moving to the next round.” — Collins

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