Lamar runs past Wildcats
Cassville blanked in home loss
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.
The Wildcats now face Monett Friday at 7 p.m.