Wildcats pinned in Barry County Brawl
Cassville falls to Monett, 34-6
Cassville's football team had bright spots in Friday's Barry County Brawl, but the Wildcats' defense struggled to stop the Monett run game and the home team fell to the Cubs, 34-6.
Cassville opened the game with two first downs, then River Phelps faked a punt on the next fourth down to save the drive.
However, the effort was for naught, as a pair of sacks led to a turnover on downs.
Monett took advantage of the turnover, capping off a 66-yard drive with a 6-yard touchdown catch by Jonah Paszek for a 7-0 lead.
Cassville's offensive woes continued, as the Wildcats punted the ball, but forced Monett to punt after a sack led to a fourth-and-15.
Pinned at their own 5-yard line, Cassville could not move the ball and punted.
Monett took advantage of the prime field position, and Michael Branch busted free for a 29-yard touchdown run and a 14-0 lead.
Cassville's next drive, aided by three offsides penalties and a facemask, ate up nearly 6 minutes, but stalled with a turnover on downs at the Cubs' 6-yard line.
In the second half, the Wildcats broke up a pass in the end zone on fourth down. The turnover led to and 85-yard juke and jive for Cassville's only points of the night.
Monett went on to put up 3 more rushing touchdowns, sealing the 34-6 win and the Barry County Brawl trophy for the second straight year.
The Wildcats stay at home next week, hosting Carl Junction for homecoming.