The Cassville Wildcat JV football team traveled to Seneca on Monday night for their first game of the season and came away with a decisive 35-0 victory. The win was an all-around team effort that saw a swarming Wildcat defense and a punishing ground game.
The Wildcats started the game on defense, and Kaymen Walker intercepted a pass on the third play from scrimmage. On fourth and goal from the 11-yard line, Marcus Weatherman completed a pass to Brent Thompson for the opening score. Thompson added a successful two-point conversion, making the score 8-0.
In the second quarter, the Wildcats took command of the game. Hayden Prater scored on a two-yard run with Bradley Lueckenhoff kicking the extra point. On the following kickoff, Billy Forester was able to recover a misplayed squib kick and hand the ball back to the offense. Thompson finished this drive with an elusive 25-yard run.
At the end of the first half, the Wildcats lead the Indians 21-0.
The beginning of the second half was more of the same from the Wildcat offense. On the first play from the line of scrimmage, Prater went 91 yards on a well-blocked trap play with Lueckenhoff adding the extra point. Prater scored the last of Cassville's points, scoring with a three-yard plunge with Lueckenhoff adding the extra point.
With the Wildcats making the score 35-0, the running clock was on and Cassville ran out the clock in the fourth quarter.
The JV team will play at home next Tuesday against East Newton. Game time is set for 6 p.m. at the high school football stadium