Collins Hill's Brett Sheehan
NORCROSS -- Sandwiched in between huge region match-ups against Norcross and North Gwinnett, Collins Hill got back on the right track against Meadowcreek Friday night. Quarterback Brett Sheehan carved up the Meadowcreek defense as the Eagles defeated the Mustangs 56-10.
"Our effort was good and we expect a lot from our kids," Collins Hill head coach Kevin Reach said. "We did some good things offensively, for the most part I was happy with our effort."
The effort of Sheehan was on full display early on as he led Collins Hill (5-2, 4-1, 7-AAAAAA) down the field in seven plays and capped off the drive with a four-yard pass to Grant McDonald for the first of many scores.
"I think (Sheehan) is one of the most underrated quarterbacks in the state, he had another solid performance and he has every week," Reach said
Sheehan made quicker work of the Meadowcreek defense as the second possession was a three-play drive that ended with a strike to Quentin Jones from 37 yards out for a 14-0 advantage.
Sheehan played no favorites as he connected with seven different receivers in the quarter as Collins Hill built a 21-point cushion.
Meadowcreek (0-7, 0-5) also aided Collins Hill when an errant screen pass resulted in a an easy interception and touchdown for linebacker Daniel Fish, who scampered down the field for a 60-yard score.
Sheehan, who completed 17 of his 19 passes for 297 yards and five scores, sat out the second half as Collins Hill cruised.
The win will set up a battle for second place in the region with North Gwinnett, which also won Friday night.
"They're a good football team," Reach said of next week's opponent. "We've got to make sure we are prepped and ready on offense, defense and special teams... I like our chances going into it. We are going to have to play a good game to beat them."
Collins Hill got contributions from others besides Sheehan as Julian Williams led the receivers with 81 yards on three catches and running back Tyler Henderson anchored the ground game with 83 rushing yards on seven carries. Running back Ryan Moore played well for Meadowcreek, leading all players with 156 rushing yards on 24 carries.