Belleville West rebounded from a tough Southwestern Conference loss to rival East St. Louis last week with a sound beating of Collinsville Friday night.
Running back Kriston Davis rushed for three touchdowns to lead the Maroons past the Kahoks, 46-0.
It was the Maroons’ fifth win of the season, meaning they have likely clinched their sixth-straight Class 7A playoff berth.
They have games remaining against Edwardsville next week and Belleville East in the regular season finale to notch win No. 6 and a certain trip to the post-season.
Davis finished the game with 132 yards on just 13 carries. The performance sent him over the 1,000-yard mark for the season at a St. Louis-area leading 1,078 yards rushing. It also was his third three-touchdown game of the season. The senior back now has 16 on the year.
DeUndrey Johnson also carried 14 times for 106 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown. Quarterback Jake McCloskey was 10 of 18 passing for 77 yards, including a seven-yard scoring pass to Brandon Burkes with four seconds remaining in the first half.
Also scoring for Belleville West was LaMondre Carter who recovered a blocked punt in the Collinsville endzone. The Maroons’ defenense opened the close the scoring with safeties.
Collinsville, coming off their lone win of the season last week against Granite City, fell to 1-6.