Freshman Wildcats best Seneca, 49-6

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Cassville remains unbeaten, faces Joplin Monday

The Cassville freshman football team moved to 7-0 on the season Monday with a 49-6 win on the road over Seneca.

Cassville kicked off to start the game. Seneca put together a couple of first downs, but was then forced to punt at midfield.

Cassville started its first possession on its own 30-yard line and the Wildcats clawed their way down the field. The drive was capped off by an 8-yard touchdown run from Jericho Farris and the Drake Reese extra point was true, putting the Wildcats up 7-0 with 2:49 left in the first quarter. Just before time ran out in the first quarter Farris scored again from one yard out for a 14-0 lead.

The tribe seemed to steal all the momentum in the second quarter after putting together a touchdown drive and scoring on a 12-yard run off the right side. The Wildcats defense stiffened and denied the 2-point conversion, as Spencer Moller jumped a quick out and batted the ball away, leaving the score at 14-6.

Things kept going Seneca’s way when on the ensuing kickoff, the squib kick hit a Wildcat and was recovered by Seneca on the Cassville 40-yard line. The Cassville defense put together a much needed four-and-out and gave the ball back to the offense with 5 minutes to go in the opening half.

Hayden Sink led the team down the field, eventually scoring from the 1-yard line via a quarterback sneak, with a Reese extra point following. This made it 21-6 at the break.

The second half was all Cassville, adding two more scores in the third quarter. A 55-yard run from Zach Coenon and a 22-yard run by Jericho Farris extended the lead, and Reese hit both extra points.

In the fourth, Sink attempted a pass and ended up scrambling in from the 8-yard line. The last score of the night was Coenon on a dive play up the middle for the 30-yard touchdown, followed by another Reese extra point.

The Wildcats flexed their muscles beating Seneca 49-6 and improving their record to 7-0 this season.

The freshman team's last game is at home Monday at 6 p.m. against Joplin.

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