COLLINWOOD, Tenn. —Defense and a timely offensive attack were the key ingredients in Collinwood’s 26-7 win over Loretto on Friday night.
The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Trojans.
Collinwood, (5-2, 3-1) rolled up 439 yards of offense behind quarterback Logan Montgomery.
Montgomery passed for 254 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for another 47 yards.
Meanwhile, the Trojans’ defense limited Loretto (5-3, 4-1) to 200 yards of offense.
Collinwood scored 20 first-half points and then used it’s defense to limit Loretto to only a fourth-quarter score.
Collinwood went deep into their playbook to go up 14-0 in the first quarter.
With 8:56 to play in the first quarter, running back Ben Ragan passed to Zack Reeves 45 yards for a touchdown. Just before the end of the quarter, Ragan ran 35 yards on a reverse for a second touchdown. Brier Daniel’s two kicks made it 14-0.
With just over a minute left in the first half, Montgomery connected with Reeves for 28 yards and another touchdown.
The duo combined for a 57-yard touchdown pass with 8:27 left to play in the third quarter as the Trojans took a 26-0 lead.
Loretto scored with 11:51 left in the game. Quarterback Matt Rosson passed to Devin Harris for a 19-yard touchdown. Jake Green kicked the extra point.