Wildcats maul Tigers, 42-14

Friday, October 11, 2019
Jericho Farris uses a block to gain yards Friday during the Wildcats' win over Nevada. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com

Cassville puts up 35 in first half with big plays

For the second week in a row, it was smooth sailing for the Cassville football team, as the Wildcats (6-1) dispatched Nevada Friday, 42-14. 

Cassville started the game with DJ White taking the kickoff to the 39-yard line. After one short play, White reeled in a 24-yard reception from Deven Bates, then Bowen Preddy broke free for a 33-yard touchdown run only 1:09 into the game. 

After forcing a Nevada punt, downed at Cassville’s 27-yard line, Bates found White wide open for a 73-yard catch-and-run to paydirt. 

Nevada found the scoreboard after a clock-eating drive with multiple third- and fourth-down conversions, capped by a 2-yard touchdown catch on fourth-and-goal. 

Cassville then took over the game with another three scores before half. 

Jericho Farris capped a 57-yard drive with a 6-yard rushing score; Zach Coenen scores on a 5-yard run to end a 49-yard drive; and a 39-yard White catch and 22-yard Farris run led to a 13-yard Farris rush to paydirt for the 29-point lead at intermission. 

The second half slowed down with the teams trading punts, then White caught a fumble dropped directly into his arms by a Tiger runner.

After both teams turned the ball over on downs, Farris found a seam and went 43 yards to the end zone to provide the mercy rule clock.

Nevada added a 10-yard rushing score in the last minute of the game.

Cassville has its final home game Friday, hosting Reeds Spring on senior night. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

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