Dragons dominate in season opener


Despite a last minute opponent change, the Collierville High varsity football team dominated its competition on Friday night in the first game of the 2021 season. Up 38-0 at halftime, the Dragons went on to beat Raleigh-Egypt 61-0 thanks in part to more than 275 yards of offense.
Led by junior running back Andy Bell’s 61 yards, Collierville (1-0) picked up 186 rushing yards against the Pharaohs.
Senior quarterback Houston Wilhelm, who has been named the Chick-fil-A Scholar Male Athlete of the Week, had two passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown while completed six-of-eight passes for 93 yards.
His touchdown strikes were thrown to senior John Hampton and junior Noah Flaskamp.
Collierville, which was initially scheduled to play Wooddale in its home opener, did not allow a first down or a pass completion on defense. The Dragons also scored twice on the defensive side of the ball, with Myles Wesley getting a pick-six and Donovan Mathena running back a fumble.
The Dragons team captains for the week were Brayden Hendricks, Donovan Mathena, Ian Falkner and Harrison Craig.
Raleigh-Egypt was initially scheduled to play Kingsbury on Friday night. They will travel to Bolton (0-1) this Friday.
The Dragons will host Douglass this Friday night at 7 p.m. The Red Devils are coming off of a 18-0 win over Westwood.

Photos by Roger Cotton