Cassville football breezes past Mustangs

Friday, September 5, 2014
Senior quarterback Gabe Kirk flips over a group of players en route to a 2-yard touchdown run and a 35-0 win over McDonald County at home Friday. Kyle Troutman/

Wildcats' offense lights up scoreboard through the air

Senior running back Chase Jackson, left, and senior wide receiver Case Pendergraft celebrate after a 51-yard touchdown catch by Pendergraft Friday at home against McDonald County. Kyle Troutman/

The Cassville football team was too strong for McDonald County on both sides of the ball Friday, lighting up the scoreboard in a 35-0 win at home.

It was trouble from the start for the Mustangs when senior running back Chase Jackson ran 22 yards for a score on Cassville's first play from scrimmage.

Senior quarterback Gabe Kirk then capitalized on a Dylan Klewer fumble recovery by going for a 14-yard touchdown run.

From there, senior wide receiver Cade Pendergraft took over, fighting off a McDonald County defender for a 54-yard touchdown catch, then adding a 51-yard touchdown catch with less than a minute in the half for a 28-0 lead.

Cassville continued it's strong offensive play in the second half, running the clock with long drives.

Kirk went 88 yards on a run for a touchdown, but it was called back after offsetting personal fouls. But, the Wildcats kept driving. Kirk capped off the long possession with a 2-yard touchdown run, flipping over a defender for the score.

Sophomore defensive back River Phelps, No. 23, and senior defensive back Brett Nickle, No. 14, make a tackle on a McDonald county player during a 35-0 home win Friday. Kyle Troutman/

McDonald County had a tough time moving the ball all night, making it into Cassville's end a couple times, but never capitalizing.

Cassville hosts Lamar on Friday, with kickoff set for 7 p.m.

Senior running back Chase Jackson breaks past a McDonald County defender during the Wildcats' 35-0 win over the Mustangs at home on Friday. Kyle Troutman/
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