The Panthers had opportunities, but five turnovers crippled a comeback in a 33-28 loss.
“I am disappointed because I know this game was winnable,” head coach Alan Beckett said. “I know all wins are precious — every win is precious.”
White Plains (5-5) got off to a quick start with Dalemetrius Reddick scoring on a 17-yard run with 10:56 remaining in the first quarter.
Collinsville’s Daniel Bradford scored on a 2-yard run with 8:54 left in the first quarter. David Hernandez knotted the game at 7-all with the extra point.
White Plains took a 14-7 lead late in the first on a 6-yard run by Johny Bynum and a point after by Rodderric Young.
Bynum had a big night for the Wildcats, rushing for 279 yards on 30 carries with four touchdowns.
Collinsville (8-2) put its only score of the quarter on the board with a 1 yard touchdown run at 11:54. Hernandez’s kick tied the game at 14-all going into the half.
In the third quarter, the Panthers’ Deshawn Moore hauled in a 35-yard pass from C.J. Jones to give the Panthers their first lead of the night. Hernandez’s kick put Collinsville up 21-14.
Jones finished the game completing 20 of 36 pass attempts for 312 yards and a touchdown. His top target was senior Edgar Padilla, who caught 10 passes for 189 yards. Moore had six catches for 72 yards and a score.
Bynum charged back for White Plains with a 35-yard run with 3:37 left in the quarter. The kick failed leaving Collinsville a slim 21-20 lead.
In the fourth quarter, White put the game a way on two long runs from Bynum. He scored on runs of 43 and 53 yards. Young made one kick and a run on a two-point conversion failed.
Justin Little scored the Panthers' last touchdown on a 1-yard run. Hernandez made the kick for the final.