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Collins beats Charleston 28-20 in 3A championship, captures 3rd state title

Collins beats Charleston 28-20 in 3A championship, captures 3rd state title

Collins high school football team beat Charleston in the 3A State Championship. Photo by Daniel Brown Collins high school football team beat Charleston in the 3A State Championship. Photo by Daniel Brown
COLLINS, MS (WDAM) -

The Collins Tigers overcame three turnovers and a 17-6 halftime deficit, to beat Charleston 28-20, for the MHSAA 3A state title.

Junior wide receiver Calvin Keys led the Tigers with nine receptions for 100 yards and a touchdown.

Senior Mark McLaurin found the end zone twice with four catches for 43 yards. His second touchdown catch put Collins ahead 26-20 in overtime, more than making up for his muffed punt in the first quarter that lead to a score for Charleston.

Quarterback Detric Hawthorne went 16/28 for 195 yards and three touchdowns including two interceptions.

The win marked the third overall title for Collins (2001, 2002).

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