POTTSBORO — John Lewis ran for 294 yards and six touchdowns on 29 carries as Collinsville defeated Wolfe City, 44-22, in a Class 1A Division I Region II bi-district game on Thursday night.

POTTSBORO — John Lewis ran for 294 yards and six touchdowns on 29 carries as Collinsville defeated Wolfe City, 44-22, in a Class 1A Division I Region II bi-district game on Thursday night.


The Pirates (8-3) will face Italy in an area round contest next week. Wolfe City (5-6) was unable to beat Collinsville for the second straight year in the bi-district round after not being able to contain Lewis.


"We were just doing our job, we had a good game plan and we just executed it well," Lewis said.


After Lewis opened up the scoring on a 29-yard run midway through the first quarter, Wolfe City answered back two plays later when Malik Gaffney found Hunter Bostick for 81 yards. Gaffney gave the Wolves their only lead of the night when he found Colton Quirl for the two-point conversion.


But the lead would be short-lived as Lewis and the Pirates had five of the next six touchdowns.


Lewis followed with touchdown runs of 42 and 12 yards that gave Collinsville a 22-8 lead.


Despite two first-half turnovers, Wolfe City again came back as Brandon Fisk found Bostick for an 83-yard touchdown and Gaffney for a two-point conversion, putting the Wolves down just 22-16 with three minutes remaining in the half. Bostick ended with five catches for 109 receiving yards.


But four plays later Lewis notched his fourth score of the half, giving the Pirates a 30-16 advantage.


Lewis scored twice in the second half and the Collinsville defense allowed just five Wolfe City first downs.


Cole Bennett grabbed the second of his two fumble recoveries and Zach Kays registered three sacks


Wolfe City was able to take advantage of a late fourth-quarter fumble when Darrell Wooten punched in from a yard out, making it a 44-22 game. Wooten, who fumbled the ball three times, totaled 75 yards on 14 carries.


Wolfe City senior defensive back Tyler Livingston had six solo tackles in the loss.


"We just had some mistakes, that’s a good football team. John Lewis is a good player, he’s a good player on a 5A team," Wolfe City head coach Travis Smith. "Main thing is I hate to lose the seniors, they’re a good bunch, just irreplaceable."