No. 1 MacArthur's season over after stunning loss to Collinsville

No. 1 MacArthur's season over after stunning loss to Collinsville

There will be no repeat for MacArthur in 2015. The Highlanders' season came to an end with a stunning 44-27 loss to Collinsville in the second round of the Class 5A Playoffs.

Early mistakes, particularly in the red zone, proved costly for the Highlanders. MacArthur took a 7-0 lead on a J.R. Winningham 1-yard touchdown run. That lead did not last long. After getting pinned inside their own five, Winningham felt pressure and threw the ball out of the back of the end zone for a safety. Collinsville would then take advantage of a short field after the free kick, as Levi Draper hauled in a 41-yard touchdown pass to give the Cardinals a 9-7 lead.

MacArthur's next drive would come to an end inside the Collinsville 10-yard line as Draper forced and recovered a Teddy Thomas fumble.The Cardinals capitalized again, this time with a quick 90-yard drive, capped off by a 2-yard score by Roc Robbins.

Another Collinsville touchdown would push it to a 23-7 game. MacArthur had two chances to cut in to that deficit before the half. Reed Webb missed a 26-yard field goal with four minutes left in the 2nd quarter. The Highlanders were stopped on 4th and 9 on their final drive of the half. MacArthur was never able to get closer than ten points in the 2nd half.

The Highlanders finish the season with an 11-1 record.