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

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THE SKINNY

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.

TURNING POINT

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.

THE STAR

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

BY THE NUMBERS

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

QUOTABLE

“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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