Lamar runs past Wildcats

Friday, September 12, 2014
Senior corner Jordan Fisher wraps up a Lamar runner during the Wildcats' 49-0 loss at home to the Tigers on Friday. Kyle Troutman/

Cassville blanked in home loss

A group of Wildcats chase a Lamar runner as he makes his way to the end zone. Kyle Troutman/

The size and speed of Lamar proved too much for Cassville to handle Friday, as the Wildcats fell at home, 49-0, to the three-time defending Class 2 champions.

Lamar punted on it's first possession, but moved the ball with ease after that.

Following a 33-yard punt return, Lamar went 33 yards on the ground for the first score.

The Tigers added another 2-yard touchdown rush, and a 13-yard touchdown rush.

On the first play after a kickoff and down 21-0, senior quarterback Gabe Kirk was picked off, leading to a 25-yard touchdown run from the Tigers.

Then, with less than a minute in the half, Lamar stripped the ball from Kirk and found paydirt for a 35-0 halftime lead.

Lamar flexed a stuff run game, shooting up gaps in the middle and continually bouncing off Wildcat tacklers on misdirection plays.

Lamar continued it's reign of terror in the second half, forcing a Wildcat fumble and going for an 8-yard touchdown.

Cassville also struggled offensively, only getting one first down, courtesy of a Tigers' horse collar penalty, until the last two minutes of play.

Lamar's win is it's first in Cassville since 2003.

Leigh Cox avoids a tackler while returning a kickoff during Friday's home contest against Lamar. Kyle Troutman/

The Wildcats now face Monett Friday at 7 p.m.

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