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Close game late gets away, Althoff defeats the Kahoks

By   /  August 30, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

Jordan Reichert lines up for a snap against Althoff / Photo by Roger Starkey

A long touchdown pass brought the Collinsville Kahoks to within six points of Althoff with 1:44 remaining in the game Friday. Five plays later and the Crusaders had sealed a 34-14 victory. The opening half for both teams looked exactly like a season opening half. Each team threw an interception and lost a fumble. Collinsville […]

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Football Kahoks look to avenge heartbreaking loss to Althoff

By   /  August 28, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

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The Collinsville Kahoks open the 2014 season Friday against Althoff, just as they did a year ago. They are hoping for a different result. Collinsville opened the 2013 season by rumbling for more than 400 yards rushing at Althoff. A Jordan Miller fourth quarter touchdown gave the Kahoks a come-from-behind 21-17 lead, but it would […]

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2014 Collinsville High School varsity football roster

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Roster, Sports  /  No Comments

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The 2014 Collinsville High School varsity football roster

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Kahok Sports Network announces soccer and football broadcast schedule

By   /  August 25, 2014  /  Boys Soccer, Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

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The return of Collinsville High School sports marks the return to the air of the Kahok Sports Network. The online broadcast network has announced its fall broadcast lineup. All broadcasts will be carried live at kahoksports.com. Soccer Broadcast schedule: August 27 @ Home vs. Althoff 6:45pm September 4 @ Home vs CBC 6:45pm September 9 […]

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Season Preview: Football Kahoks want to minimize mistakes, maximize wins

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

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A few mistakes can change the outcome of a football game. A few mistakes every game can change a season. The 2013 Collinsville Kahoks finished 1-8 for the second consecutive season. They lost two games by a combined three points. In two games that ended in a lopsided score, CHS was within a touchdown late […]

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Purple Pigskin 2014 offers full day of football, purple and white game

By   /  August 22, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

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The Collinsville Kahoks and Jr. Kahoks football teams will take part in a full day of football Saturday at Kahok Stadium, and accept donations for the Collinsville Food Pantry. The 7th and 8th grade Jr. Kahok teams will kick the day off at 9 a.m. when they host a five-team football jamboree. Each of the five […]

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2014 Collinsville High School football schedule and results

By   /  August 16, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Schedule and Resutls, Sports  /  No Comments

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2014 Collinsville High School football schedule and results

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Keeping up with the Kahoks: Austin Hails, quarterback South Carolina

By   /  August 4, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  1 Comment

Austin Hails (#15) throws a pass in practice while coach Steve Spurrier looks on / Photo courtesy of thebigspur.com

It is a long way from Kahok Stadium to the football mad Southeastern Conference, where South Carolina’s Williams-Brice Stadium is considered relatively quaint, with a capacity of only 80,250. For Collinsville’s Austin Hails, playing in the SEC it is the realization of a dream, and something at which to marvel. “It’s an experience like I […]

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Jr. Kahok Football camp will emphasize safer tackling technique

By   /  March 31, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

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By Phil Knapper – Metro Independent Contributor With the long-term impacts of head injuries and concussions suffered while playing football becoming better understood, the teaching aspect of tackling has become more important than ever. Collinsville High School Head Coach John Blaylock, who has been around Collinsville football for 26 years and coached from the 5th […]

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Fisher and Zabala latest football Kahoks moving on to play in college

By   /  March 27, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

Connor Zabala signing his letter of intent to play at LU - Belleville. Left to Right: Beth Zabala (mother), Zabala, Andrew Zabala (father). Standing: John Blaylock, Collinsville High School head football coach / Photo by Roger Starkey

Connor Zabala and Brandon Fisher signed national letters of intent Wednesday to play football next season at Lindenwood University – Belleville. The pair are the sixth and seventh Kahok football players to sign letters of intent to play college football, joining Harry Uyehara (McKendree University), Sam Wilson (Quincy University), Josh Davis (Ridgewater College), Cody Reynolds […]

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Three Collinsville football players sign national letters of intent

By   /  February 12, 2014  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

Nate Collier, with his mother, Jarvis Collier and CHS Head Football Coach John Blaylock / Photo by Roger Starkey

Nate Collier, Josh Harris and Cody Reynolds signed national letters of intent Tuesday to attend Ridgewater College. Ridgewater is a junior college in Willmar, Minn. The Warriors went 5-4 last year in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference. The trio of recruits all called Ridgewater a great opportunity for them. Collier and Davis both chose the […]

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East St. Louis and Edwardsville fall one game short of finals

By   /  November 23, 2013  /  Football, Sports  /  No Comments

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The final two Southwestern Conference teams alive in the Illinois High School Association football playoffs lost their respective semi-final games Saturday. Edwardsville’s fairy tale season came to a horror show ending Saturday at Tigers’ Stadium. Defending Class 8A champion Chicago Mt. Carmel (12-1) ran roughshod over the Tigers (12-1), posting a 34-7 victory in a […]

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Four area player named to All-State football teams

By   /  November 22, 2013  /  Football, Sports  /  No Comments

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Despite having the best record in Class 7A, the Edwardsville Tigers landed only one player on the Illinois Class 7A All-State team. Althoff senior quarterback Eric Mertens was named to the Class 4A team. East St. Louis had a pair of players honored in Class 6A. The Illinois Football Coaches Association All-State teams were named […]

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Updated with game times – Flyers and Tigers squeak into state football semifinals

By   /  November 17, 2013  /  Football, Sports  /  No Comments

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**Updated at 1:05 p.m. Monday with game day and time information. Updates are in bold within the story*** East St. Louis and Edwardsville finally met some resistance on their runs through the Illinois High School Association state playoffs. After winning their first two playoff contests by a combined score of 101-28, the Edwardsville Tigers (12-0) […]

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East St. Louis and Edwardsville easily advance to quarterfinals – Updated

By   /  November 10, 2013  /  Football, Sports  /  No Comments

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***Updated on Nov. 11 with game dates, times and locations*** The top two football teams in the Southwestern Conference this year continue to look like two of the top teams in the state, turning in dominating second-round playoff performances. Edwardsville moved to 11-0 on the season after thrashing Bradley Bourbonnais (7-4) 42-0 Saturday, at Bradley-Bourbonnais. […]

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Updated – Edwardsville, East St. Louis roll in playoffs

By   /  November 4, 2013  /  Football, Sports  /  No Comments

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***Updated at 3:25 p.m. with game day and time information for second round matchups*** East St. Louis and Edwardsville continued playing dominating football, not letting playoff opponents slow them down. Edwardsville (10-0) ran up 59 points on Andrew High School (5-5), of Tinley Park, on their way to a 59-28 victory Friday. The biggest surprise […]

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Southwestern Conference football playoff schedule

By   /  October 29, 2013  /  Football, Sports  /  No Comments

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Game times and locations have been set for the four Southwestern Conference football teams competing in the Illinois High School Association Playoffs. East St. Louis (6-3) will play Normal Community West (8-1) at 1 p.m. Saturday, at Normal Community West, in the Class 6A playoffs. The winner will pay the winner of the Bloomington (6-3) […]

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East St. Louis defeats Kahoks, rolls into playoffs

By   /  October 26, 2013  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

Jamal Wellmaker runs around right end against East St. Louis / Photo by Roger Starkey

East St. Louis continued their late season surge Friday, defeating Collinsville 42-7. The Flyers (5-2 Southwestern Conference, 6-3 overall) qualified for the playoffs with the win and have now won five consecutive games, after dropping three straight. The Kahoks (0-7 SWC, 1-8 overall) finished their second consecutive season with a single victory. In the final […]

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Kahoks travel to East St. Louis, attempt to stop soaring Flyers

By   /  October 24, 2013  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

Collinsville junior linebacker Mark Garcia sacks West's Brian Hill / Photo by Roger Starkey

The Kahoks probably could not have chosen a worse time or place in the search for their first Southwestern Conference victory of 2013. When Collinsville (0-6 SWC, 1-7 overall) lines up for kickoff Friday night in Clyde C. Jordan Memorial Stadium, they will be facing an East St. Louis team that has trounced their last […]

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Turnovers, missed opportunities doom Kahoks

By   /  October 19, 2013  /  Collinsville High School, Football, Sports  /  No Comments

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Collinsville made several lineup changes before their game against Alton Friday hoping for an offensive spark. Instead, they were plagued by the same issues that have limited them to a single victory this season. The Kahoks (0-6 Southwestern Conference, 1-7 overall) committed four turnovers and were unable to convert any of the four turnovers they […]

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