WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL)- David Crockett’s Prince Kollie is this week’s Watauga Orthopaedics and Champion Chevrolet Player of the Week.
“You know it seems like whenever we needed a play this year, he’s been there to make it,” said head coach David Chandley.
And that’s what Kollie did last Friday by setting up the game-winning field goal with acrobatic reception.
“I have no other choice to catch this, so that’s what happened,” Kollie said.
But before he took to the air, he asked for help from the man above.
“I kind of give credit to him for that catch, because I did say a prayer before going out there because no one likes losing,” Kollie said.
The Notre Dame-commit led the Pioneer squad in rushing and receiving yards while also chalking up nine tackles.
“The o-line did a great job of blocking and I was just trying to play to the best of my ability and I let God take care of everything else,” he said.
Coach Chandley said: “We were able to take advantage of some things that Tennessee High was doing and we got a few blocks and he made a few guys miss it normally ends up in a long gain.”
But, he can only dodge so many people before getting caught…
“It’s funny, after the last home game, we asked him how many picture he took…about 15, half the people he didn’t even know,” Chandley said.
This comes as no surprise considering Killie is royalty in Tennessee’s oldest town.
“It sounds cliché, but he really did put Jonesborough on the map, nobody’s ever heard of Jonesborough and all of sudden you’ve got this tremendous athlete,” Chandley said.
“A lot of people told me, you’re in a small town, you can’t go anywhere, but it’s possible, anything’s possible with God and you’re seeing living proof of it,” Kollie said.