Wildcats on to step two

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Drake Reese pulls in an interception at the goal line during Friday's Barry County Brawl win. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com

Cassville looking to form a new habit

A 50-0 win over rival Monett provided several answers to questions that Cassville Coach Lance Parnell had about his team.

The Wildcats dominated the Cubs from the opening kickoff and fixed several problems that plagued them in a loss to Lamar.

With the win under their belt, Parnell explained to his team what he wanted to see happen next.

“You play well and win one, it could be called a fluke,” Parnell said. “You do it twice, it becomes the turnaround. Then, you play like that three, four, five times in a row, it becomes habit. I told the players I want us to make this play a new habit.”

Standing in the way of the new habit-forming Wildcats is an old familiar foe in Seneca.

“They are the same old Seneca team we have seen for years,” Parnell said. “They are big, physical and their backs get down hill quickly. They run well between the tackles.”

Asked if he could take one thing away from the Indians, it was the between the tackles running that has been a staple of the team for 50 years.

“You have to be physical at the point of attack,” Parnell said. “Seneca has some big linemen and if you don’t hit them hard, they can chew you up with interior running.”

On the other side of the coin, Cassville plans to mirror exactly what it wants to take away for Seneca.

“We have to establish the run first,” Parnell said. “I do think we have room to improve throwing the ball. I think you’ll see us make a concerted effort to take that next developmental step.”

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

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