Junior varsity Wildcats move to 2-0
Cassville scrapes out 6-0 win over Springfield Catholic
Defense was the theme for Monday night’s junior varsity football game at Cassville against Springfield Catholic, with the young Wildcats eking out a 6-0 victory.
The first possession resulted in a Cassville turnover, but sophomore Michael Morgan came up with a tackle on a big fourth down play inside the 10-yard line. After a clock-consuming drive, Cassville moved the ball inside the 35-yard line, but the ball found the ground again, with Catholic recovering.
The Irish moved the chains and were threatening to score when sophomore Cutter Hicks intercepted the Catholic pass for a would-be touchdown at the goal line to give the ball back to Cassville at the 20-yard line. The second play from scrimmage resulted in a third Cassville turnover, giving Springfield Catholic good field position with just 20 yards to score late in the second quarter.
The Wildcats’ defense held strong once again, keeping the game scoreless. The second half began with Catholic moving the chains and eventually turning the ball over on downs at midfield. On the first offensive play of the second half, freshman Jadon Ewing broke free for a 43-yard run down the near sideline to give Cassville the lead, 6-0.
Sophomore Ethan Fuchs provided pressure from the outside, resulting in an incomplete pass on third down and a Catholic punt.
The Cassville offense put a long drive together, traveling to the 25-yard line and eating up most of the third quarter before the ball hit the ground again, with Springfield Catholic recovering.
The Fightin’ Irish had the ball at midfield when Hernan Hernandez forced a fumble and fellow freshman Wyatt Alexander recovered for Cassville. Following the turnover, Cassville punted the ball back to Catholic.
During the next possession, Cutter Hicks snagged his second interception of the game, which allowed Cassville to run out the clock and move to 2-0 on the year with a 6-0 win over Springfield Catholic.