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Kahok football coach steps down after two years

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

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Citing a need to focus on his business, John Blaylock resigned Monday as the head football coach at Collinsville High School. “I need to put my time where it needs to be,” Blaylock said. Blaylock, the owner of a mechanical contracting business, replaced Mike Liljegren as head coach in 2012 and went 2-16 over two […]

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Flyers end another difficult Kahok football season

By   /  October 25, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

Collinsville against East St. Louis, Oct. 24, 2014 / Photo by Roger Starkey

A 57-17 loss at the hands of East St. Louis Friday ended the third consecutive one win season for the football Kahoks. Super sophomore wide receiver Jeff Thomas stepped in to play quarterback Friday for East St. Louis (5-4, 5-2 Southwestern Conference) and the high scoring Flyers were glad he did. Already leading the team […]

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Kahok football wears pink for a statement, not as part of fad

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

The 2014 Kahok football team wearing pink for breast cancer awareness

            The Collinsville High School football team went all in at school and practice Thursday when every member of the team wore a specially made pink t-shirt to bring awareness to breast cancer. For a team directly touched by the illness, the shirts were not just an October fashion statement. […]

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Nation’s top recruit plays Kahoks Friday; Flyers need win to qualify for playoffs

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

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Friday is senior night for the Collinsville Kahoks, who will welcome East St. Louis and Terry Beckner Jr., the newly minted ESPN top recruit in the nation, to Kahok Stadium. Beckner, a 6-foot-4, 298 pounds defensive lineman was named the number one overall recruit in the country by the national sports network Thursday. Collinsville Head […]

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Kickoff return deflates Kahoks in loss at Alton

By   /  October 17, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

The Collinsville Kahoks defense against Alton on Oct. 17 / Photo by Roger Starkey

Alton, Ill. – The Alton Redbirds answered a Collinsville fourth-quarter touchdown with an 80-yard kickoff return to break the Kahoks’ spirits on the way to a 29-6 victory. Collinsville (1-7, 1-5 Southwestern Conference) struggled to move the ball most of the game on a field still muddy from a week of rain and playing against […]

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Kahoks try to knock off playoff seeking Redbirds

By   /  October 16, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

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The Collinsville Kahok football team travels to Alton Friday for the team’s final road game of the season. The Redbirds enter the game 4-3 (2-3 Southwestern Conference). A fifth win could earn Alton a playoff spot. Collinsville (1-6, 1-4 SWC) may be looking at its final chance to get a second win in 2014. The […]

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Maroons rain on Kahoks’ homecoming, win 30-0

By   /  October 11, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

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On a soggy Collinsville homecoming day, Belleville West jumped out to a 30-point halftime lead and cruised to a 30-0 victory. Star quarterback Sherand Boyd scored the Maroons (4-3, 3-2 Southwestern Conference) only two offensive touchdowns on runs of 7 and 2 yards. Boyd, with only 35 yards rushing, was West’s leading rusher. In addition […]

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Southwestern Conference rival Belleville West invades Collinsville for homecoming

By   /  October 9, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

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High scoring Belleville West visits Kahok Stadium Friday for Collinsville’s homecoming. Quarterback Sherond Boyd, a Division I recruit, is the leader of the Maroons (3-3, 2-2 Southwestern Conference). Boyd has rushed for 444 yards and thrown for 847 yards, to go along with nine touchdowns against only one interception. Collinsville Head Coach John Blaylock said […]

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Panthers down football Kahoks

By   /  October 4, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

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O’Fallon, Ill. – Playing without their starting running back and quarterback, O’Fallon downed visiting Collinsville 31-9 Friday. The Panthers (3-3, 2-2 Southwestern Conference) shutout the Kahoks (1-5, 1-3 SWC) until Jamal Wellmaker broke a 73-yard run with 8:41 to play. Collinsville tacked on a safety a little more than two minutes later. Wide receiver turned […]

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Football preview: Kahoks travel to O’Fallon

By   /  October 2, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

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Collinsville travels to O’Fallon Friday looking for its second win of the season. O’Fallon (2-3, 1-2 Southwestern Conference) is coming off consecutive losses to East St. Louis and Belleville West by a total score of 124-41.  The Panthers are hoping to junior running back Kentrail Moran will return this week after missing the game last […]

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In repeat of last season, Edwardsville beats Collinsville 48-0

By   /  September 26, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

The Kahoks take the field / Photo by John Layton

Collinsville, Ill – Friday night, the Edwardsville High School football team scored exactly 48 points against Collinsville for the third straight year and shutout the Kahoks for the second straight year According to Head Coach John Blaylock, the Kahoks (1-4 overall, 1-2 SWC) struggled most on the offensive and defensive lines Friday evening. “They really exposed […]

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Kahoks try to topple fourth ranked Tigers

By   /  September 26, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

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Young and inexperienced are not two adjectives a coach likes to use when describing his team that is about to host the state’s fourth ranked football team in Class 8A, but at least John Blaylock’s Kahoks are hungry. Collinsville’s youthful squad – fresh off a 20-point comeback victory against Granite City – will lineup against […]

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Bonham named Metro Independent Athlete of the Week for Friday night heroics

By   /  September 21, 2014  /  Athlete of the Week, Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

Sean Bonham returns an interception against Granite City / Photo by Roger Starkey

At 5 foot 7, 145 pounds, Sean Bonham is the shortest guy on the Kahoks football team, but he is not the smallest. He is a full five pounds heavier than that guy. Friday night in Granite City, Bonham stood as tall as anyone on the field, keying the Kahoks 20-point second-half comeback. Entering Friday’s […]

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Football Kahoks complete improbable comeback, defeat Granite City

By   /  September 20, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  3 Comments

Jamal Wellmaker rips of a long run against Granite City / Photo by Roger Starkey

Trailing by 20 points at the half, the Collinsville football team showed little sign of life and no hint that it was about to embark upon a spirited, comeback 28-27 victory. The Kahoks (1-3, 1-1 Southwestern Conference) took only three second-half offensive plays to serve notice to Granite City (1-3, 0-2 SWC) that it was […]

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Football preview: Warriors come out to play against Kahoks

By   /  September 18, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

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Collinsville will travel to Granite City Friday looking for its first victory of the season. The Kahoks were injury riddled last week and are not much healthier as they enter Friday’s contest. The offensive line will feature three backups, with sophomores Kody Toothman and Alex Link getting the starting nod for the second straight week, […]

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Ward’s four touchdowns too much for injury plagued Kahoks

By   /  September 13, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

Jordan Reichert throws a pass against Belleville East / Photo by Roger Starkey

  Playing without six injured starters, the Collinsville Kahoks hung with Belleville East for three quarters, but finished on the wrong side of a lopsided 35-7 score. Collinsville Head Coach John Blaylock said he was proud of his team’s effort. “My boys played hard. That wasn’t much above a JV team we put out there […]

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Hobbled football Kahoks hope for heroics from reserves against Belleville East

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

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The Collinsville Kahoks lost five starters to injury during last weekend’s game against Triad. Two more starters were injured in practice this week, with one likely to miss the Friday night contest at home against Belleville East. The Kahoks’ (0-2) offensive line took the biggest hit, where three reserves will get the starting nod against […]

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Triad tops football Kahoks

By   /  September 7, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

Senior linebacker Eric Finch brings down Triad's Adam Nelson / Photo by Roger Starkey

Troy, Ill. – Saturday night, Collinsville entered the fourth quarter in a close game for the second straight week, and left the field on the wrong side of a lopsided score for the second straight week. Triad (2-0) beat the Kahoks (0-2) 27-7 after entering the fourth quarter with a 14-7 advantage. The Knights stretched […]

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Kahok football against Triad suspended until Saturday

By   /  September 5, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

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The Friday night football game between Collinsville and Triad was suspended by lightening with 7:57 remaining in the first quarter. The game will be continued at 7 p.m. Saturday at Triad.

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Kahoks try to topple Triad under the Friday night lights

By   /  September 5, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football  /  No Comments

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Collinsville will attempt to get its running game on track and derail Triad’s when the teams kick off at 7 p.m. Friday. The Kahoks’ double wing offense struggled to get going against Althoff. Although they finished the day with 187 yards on 32 carries, 68 of the yards came on quarterback Jordan Reichert’s third-quarter touchdown […]

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