Wildcats end regular season with win
Cassville tops Seneca on the road, 40-12
SENECA -- Cassville's football team will head into the postseason with a two-game win streak, as the Wildcats dispatched Seneca on the road Friday, 40-12.
After receiving the opening kickoff, Cassville and Seneca traded punts, and on the Wildcats' second possession, River Phelps broke through a hole up the middle for a 42-yard touchdown sprint.
Phelps struck again midway through the second quarter, rushing 54 yards to give the Wildcats a 14-0 lead.
Seneca found the scoreboard on its next possession on a 14-yard reception, but Cassville answered near halftime.
Faced with a fourth down, Phelps fooled the Indians' defense by rolling right for the rugby-style punt, then jetting left for a 24-yard gain and fresh set of downs.
Garrett Knight then magically kept his feet to take the ball 25 yards to the 2-yard line, from which he pushed the pile into the end zone on the next play.
The Wildcat assault continued in the second half, when a halfback pass by Cox to Allen Lambel set up Phelps for a 6-yard score.
Following a long completion by Seneca on its next drive, the Wildcats forced a fumble.
Seneca moved the ball into the red zone on its next drive, but Cassville stopped a fourth-down pass and then went 81 yards to score again, with Phelps getting his fourth of the night from 15 yards.
Offensive lineman Colton Dilbeck recovered a Shannon Haney fumble and rumbled 33 yards from set up Phelps for his fifth and final score of the game.
Cassville now heads to the district playoffs on Friday.