The 'Cats continued their recipe for success with a stingy, tough defense, a strong running game and a timely passing game.
In the first quarter, the Wildcats got out to a 7-0 lead with a two-yard plunge from Kaymen Walker and an extra point by Bradley Lueckenhoff. On the drive, Brent Thompson had several nice runs.
Defensively, the Wildcats played well with forced punts on both drives of the quarter. Both teams went back and forth on offense with not a lot of luck until late in the second quarter.
With the Wildcats' drive stalling right before halftime, the offense took to some trickery. On third and short on the Tiger 30-yard line, the Wildcats called a sweep pass that worked to perfection. Thompson sold the sweep and completed the pass to a streaking Glen Thomas for a 13-0 lead before half.
The third quarter was more the same for the Wildcats.
Thompson had a very hard 20-yard TD run that put the Wildcats up 19-0 going into the final quarter.
The Tigers from Prairie Grove were not ready to lie down and quit. They put together a scoring drive after an interception and were knocking on the door again to pull within six points. The Wildcats were able to stand strong inside their own 25-yard line and forced an incompletion on fourth and 10.
Cassville would answer with a scoring drive to put the game away for good. Marcus Weatherman scored on a sixyard run, which provided the final 25-6 score.
Wildcats vs. East Newton
On Sept. 6, the Wildcat JV dismantled the visiting Patriots from East Newton 53-6. It was a game of big plays on offense and a controlling and tough defense for the home team.
Early on the Patriots controlled the line of scrimmage, but the Wildcat defense stood up and made East Newton turn the ball over on downs on the first two drives. After that the defense had no problems stopping the run or pass, and the offense dominated the night.
Cassville's first score was a 35-yard pass from Weatherman to Cole Beagle with Lueckenhoff adding the extra point.
On the next offensive series, Thompson busted a 47-yard run off the left edge, and with Lueckenhoff's extra point, the score was 14-0 at the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter was more the same from the JV 'Cats. Cassville scored three times in the second quarter. The first was a 25-yard screen pass from Weatherman to Thompson. The second touchdown for the quarter came after a huge punt return from Kaymen Walker that left only two yards for Thompson to score again. The last of the scoring of the first half came from another connection from Weatherman to Beagle on a 30-yard pass to give the Wildcats a 34-0 lead.
The Wildcats continued to dominate both sides of the ball in the second half, with different culprits taking over on offense. Billy Forester had two TD runs of 40 yards and 35 yards, and Weatherman had his fourth touchdown pass of the night to tight end Hunter Speakman.
East Newton's only score of the night came in the fourth quarter after a long kickoff return that saw the Patriots score on a fourth down on the one-yard line.