Collierville Football proved it could go toe-to-toe with the majority of their opponents in the 2019 regular season - and Friday night versus Memphis Central, in the first round of the TSSAA playoffs, was no different.
As the #2 seed from Region 7, and hosting a playoff game for the first time since 2010, the Dragons fell 35-28 to the Region 8 #3 seed Warriors.
Senior quarterback Mitch Austin finished a solid high school career by throwing four touchdowns, to four different receivers, for 178 yards. He also caught a 2-point PAT. Senior tailback, LaDarin Brown, lead the attack on the ground - rushing for 63 yards on seven attempts. Sophomore Duple Travillion lead the receiving corps - catching five passes for 92 yards with a touchdown.
Seniors Jared Dawson, a Louisville commit, and Mario Sanders each had 10 tackles.
Memphis Central (5-6) will advance to play at Whitehaven next week in Round 2. Collierville finishes the year at 5-6.