With heavy hearts the West Charlotte Lions took the field on Friday in the wake of head coach Mo Collins sudden death.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – With heavy hearts the West Charlotte Lions took the field on Friday in the wake of head coach Mo Collins sudden death. During halftime the Lions honored Collins and his family with releasing of balloons, and dedicating their football field and field house in honor of their former coach.
Each CMS school honored Collins with a moment of silence at their games.
He was just 38-years-old. Collins played at West Charlotte before earning a scholarship to the University of Florida where he helped his team to the 1996 Championship. Collins would go on to play six seasons with the Oakland Raiders.
His funeral was held Saturday.
A.L. Brown jumped out to an early 7-0 lead when running back Sandon McCoy found the end zone on a two-yard run.
After forcing a Lions punt, Sandon McCoy followed his blockers for a 45-yard touchdown run down the sidelines making it 14-0.
West Charlotte would score on a beautiful pass from Ron Gant to Jacory Kreaves in the corner of the end zone to make it 28-7.
A funeral service for Collins is scheduled for tomorrow at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation starts at 10 a.m.