Wildcats ride turnovers to win

Friday, October 18, 2019
Jericho Farris fights off a tackler Friday during the Wildcats' win over Reeds Spring. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com

Cassville victorious over Reeds Spring, 42-7

The Cassville football team moved to 7-1 on the season Friday with a mercy clock win over Reeds Spring, 42-7, helped on by a handful of turnovers.

The Wildcats kicked off to the Wolves and after allowing one first down, blocked a punt and took the ball at the Reeds Spring 35-yard line. It took six plays for Cassville to score, with DJ White catching a 26-yard pass, then a 4-yard pass for the score.

On the next possession, Zach Coenen recovered a lost pitch and took over at the Wolves’ 35-yard line again. White found the end zone for the second time with a 22-yard catch and run, breaking a tackle to find paydirt.

Reed Spring then found their only touchdown of the night, going on a drive that took nearly 9 minutes off the game clock and scoring on a 6-yard run.

Cassville’s next possession ended in a punt, but on the Wolves’ first play, Jerome Ewing read and intercepted a pass and went about 22 yards for a pick-6 and a 21-7 lead at halftime.

The Wildcats took over the game in the second half. In the Wildcats’ first play from scrimmage, Coenen embarked on a 68-yard run, then Deven Bates added another 7 for the score.

Bowen Preddy scored later in the quarter on a 53-yard touchdown pass. The final score was a 30-yard run by Coenen, set up by two runs by Preddy for 32 total yards.

Ethan Fuchs recovered a fumble with about two minutes to play to allow the Wildcats’ backups to run out the rest of the clock.

Cassville’s final regular-season contest is on the road Friday against Lamar. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

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