Wildcats fall to Wolves, 20-13

Friday, October 30, 2015
Cassville's River Phelps skies over a Reeds Spring tackler during the Wildcats' 20-13 playoff loss on the road Friday. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com

Cassville football season comes to an end

Senior Dylan Klewer makes a tackle during the Wildcats' 20-13 playoff loss on the road Friday. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com

REEDS SPRING -- Cassville put up a fight against top-seeded Reeds Spring, but fell short in a 20-13 loss on the road.

After 10 minutes of play in the light rain, the Wolves opened the scoring with a 25-yard pass with 43 seconds left to play in the first quarter.

Cassville answered after switching fields. Pinned at his own 3-yard line, River Phelps broke a 56-yard run to cross midfield. From there, Phelps pushed through a fourth and one to keep the drive alive.

Freshman Shannon Haney then took to the air, connecting passes with Jacob Holz and Dusty Huett to bring the ball to the 1-yard line.

Phelps made good on the 97-yard drive with a dive over the pile to cross the goal line and give Cassville a 7-6 edge.

Steven Hunter, right, and Will Edmondson, left, celebrate Dakota Townsend's (No. 54)scoop-and-score fumble recovery for a touchdown during Friday's contest against Reeds Spring. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com

Reeds Spring continued to sustain its ground game, however, and scored on a 16-yard run with 46 seconds until halftime. The Wolves converted the 2-point conversion for a 14-7 lead at the break.

Reeds Spring received in the second half, and on its first drive, fumbled a pitch from its own 35. Two Wolves failed to recover the flopper, and Dakota Townsend scooped up the ball at the 8-yard line and found paydirt to bring the score to 14-13 for the Wolves.

Reeds Spring extended the lead to 7 again with a 16-yard run. After a Cassville punt, the Wolves fumbled again, and Colton Dilbeck came up with his third recovery in three consecutive games.

Cassville then drove 53 yards to create a fourth-and-goal at the 2-yard line, and Haney broke two tackles, but got stuffed at the 1-yard line.

Jacob Holz fights off a trio of Wolves tacklers after making a first-down catch during Friday's contest against Reeds Spring. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com

Reeds Spring then killed the clock with a 5-minute-plus drive with 5 first downs, ending the game.

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