Bulldogs spoil Cassville's homecoming
Carl Junction rips off 38 points in 1st quarter en route to win
The Cassville football team knew an undefeated Carl Junction squad coming into town would be a tough matchup, and the Bulldogs made their presence felt, scoring 38 first-quarter points en route to a 58-14 win.
On the first play from scrimmage, Carl Junction went 65 yards for an 8-0 lead, only 13 seconds into the game.
Cassville was forced to punt on its opening drive, and on Carl Junction's second play from scrimmage, the Bulldogs completed a 71-yard pass and scored on a 1-yard run.
After another Wildcats' punt, a 72-yard return to paydirt was called off for a holding penalty. But the setback did not stall the Bulldogs' offense, as they drove 33 yards and scored on a 5-yard pass for a 24-0 lead.
Cassville found the scoreboard on the ensuing kickoff, as River Phelps juked and jived for a 90-yard score on the return.
After another Carl Junction score, the Wildcats began to put together a drive.
Going more than 60 yards with three first downs, Cassville stalled out at the 4-yard line and turned the ball over on downs. However, two plays later, Jacob Holz came up with an interception and Leigh Cox made good on the turnover with a 5-yard touchdown strike, bringing the score to 45-14 at the half.
With the clock running in the second half, the Bulldogs added two more scores. Cassville put together a 10-minute drive in the third quarter, but it stalled at the Bulldogs' 27-yard line.
Cassville hits the road next week, facing Mt. Vernon Friday at 7 p.m.