August 11, 2010
It was just 2005 when Collegiate clinched a Class 4A District 11 title with a 28-24 win over Andover, following dominant victories over El Dorado and Circle. Five years later, they’re grouped with Independent, Douglass and Belle Plaine in Class 3A District 11. Collegiate scored 105 points combined against Independent and Douglass. They didn’t play one-win Belle Plaine.
Beyond a district title which is in hand, Collegiate has a much more difficult schedule as a new member of Division 4 of the AVCTL, which should speed their development in the wake of graduating near-4,000-yard passer Blake Jablonski and his three favorite targets. But don’t write off 2009 as a just a dream season. Trace Clark should dominate at the line of scrimmage, with running back Ray Taylor and quarterback Markus Phox running wild. –Tom Witherspoon
Advancing: Collegiate, Douglass