Football Wildcats demolish Indians, 41-8

Friday, October 17, 2014
Cassville quarterback Gabe Kirk caps off a 99-yard drive with an 11-yard touchdown run during the Wildcats' win over Seneca Friday. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com

Cassville firing on all cylinders in Week 9 win

Cassville running back River Phelps breaks a tackle during the Wildcats' home win over Seneca Friday. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com

A missed field goal at the halftime horn did not stop the Wildcats from taking a 41-8 win in the final regular-season contest against Seneca.

Cassville opened its scoring in impressive fashion, driving 99 yards after a well-placed Seneca punt and finishing with an 11-yard touchdown run by Gabe Kirk.

Jordan Fisher then got the Wildcats a score from the other side of scrimmage, returning an interception 71 yards untouched into the end zone.

Not giving the Seneca offense any ground, the Wildcats capitalized on each of their possessions. Leigh Cox scored on a 15-yard pass reception, then River Phelps found paydirt on a 27-yard rush.

Cassville Head Coach Lance Parnell applauds his team's effort as the first half of the Wildcats' game against Seneca ends. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com

A Dalton Jett fumble recovery then set up a 40-yard scamper from Phelps.

The only threat from Seneca came on a 50-plus-yard rush, but Phelps used his speed to drag down the runner and save a potential score, Brett Nickle got and interception on the next play to deflate the Indians' drive.

The Wildcats ran down the clock in the second half, and Fisher's second pick of the night set up a 3-yard score by Phelps.

Cassville Running Back Leigh Cox fights a tackler during Friday's game against Seneca. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com

Cassville begins the district tournament on Friday.

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