Wildcats win big on road

Friday, October 5, 2018
Cassville's Anthony Tolbert, left, and Hunter Chasteen take down a Nevada runner during the Wildcats' 50-8 win on Friday. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com

Cassville puts up 43 points in first half against Nevada

The drive up to Nevada lasted longer than the duration of the game Friday, as Cassville (7-0) activated the turbo clock at halftime in a 50-8 win over the Tigers.

The Wildcats started the contest by forcing a punt, which Ethan Hoppes took back 55 yards to the house. After another Tigers punt, Anthony Tolbert rumbled off the left tackle for a 37-yard score. 

The Cassville defense continued its dominance, but on its next drive, the Wildcats faced a fourth down. Quarterback Shannon Haney fakes the punt and kept the drive alive, leading to a 14-yard Tolbert run to paydirt, ending the opening quarter. The lead was extended to 29-0 with a 1-yard Zack Coenen run. 

On the next Nevada drive, Deven Bates read the play and picked off a Tigers pass, setting up an 11-yard Haney run for score. 

The Wildcats capped the 43-point half with a long passing drive. Haney hit DJ White three times, with White hauling in a 12-yard catch and feinting his way past a defender into the end zone. 

Coenen added a 1-yard score to start the third quarter, and the turbo clock ate away all but the waning minute of the contest, when Nevada punched in a 1-yard run and converted the 2-point play. 

Cassville heads to Reeds Spring on a Friday with a shot at the district title up for grabs. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

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