COLLINSVILLE — Fans who attended the Collinsville Kahoks vs. Edwardsville Tigers Southwestern Conference football contest on Friday at Collinsville in expectation of four solid quarters of prep football left disappointed.
Lightning in the area postponed the game until 10 a.m. Saturday. The game went on delay at approximately 7:30 p.m. and the game was officially postponed at approximately 8:05 p.m.
Edwardsville owned a 21-0 advantage when the playing stopped. Running back Dionte Rodgers scored the Tigers' first touchdown less than a minute into play, as he ran three-yards into the end zone. The Tigers took advantage of good field position, as all of Edwardsville’s scoring drives started in Collinsville territory.
Rodgers struck again at the 6:14 mark of the opening quarter. A two-yard scamper into the end zone made the score 13-0. Running back Chris McCartney scored at the 1:37 mark to give the Tigers a 20-0 advantage. Kicker Riley Patterson went 3-for-3 on extra points.
In the first two weeks of action, Edwardsville went 2-0, beating Quincy and Rock Island, while Collinsville struggled in the first two weeks, falling to both Triad and Belleville Althoff. It is the SWC opener for both squads.