Cassville squeaks past Bluejays

Friday, September 4, 2020
Drake Reese (No. 13) celebrates his game-ending interception Friday in the Wildcats' 22-20 win over Marshfield. Kyle Troutman/

Interception on final drive seals Wildcat win

The Cassville football team never trailed Friday, but the Wildcats could not have won a closer game over Marshfield, 22-20.

Cassville opened the scoring with a 2-yard rush by Jericho Farris with 55 seconds left in the opening quarter.

Jericho Farris cuts right to follow the block of Hernan Hernandez (No. 17), during the Wildcats' win Friday. Kyle Troutman/

Before the quarter horn, the Bluejays struck with a 66-yard answer to tie the game at 7-7.

The teams traded turnovers and punts until halftime, and Cassville came out of the locker room swinging.

A more than four-minute drive culminated with Farris taking a pitch right and gashing through tackles for a 4-yard touchdown run.

But again, Marshfield answered, connecting a 38-yard pass to knot the score at 14.

with 4 seconds left in the third frame, Ethan Fuchs found paydirt, fighting tackles off for a 12-yard score.

An offside call on the Jays on the PAT convinced Cassville to try for 2, which was converted.

Marshfield scored on an 11-yard rush in the final quarter, but failed to convert the 2-point play.

With about 1 minute to go, Drake Reese jumped and picked off a Jays pass to seal the win.

Cassville hits the road Friday to take on Nevada. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

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