Wildcats football eyeing top district seed

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Win locks down top spot for Cassville

There is no need to spend two days breaking down the chart and wins or waiting until Saturday to know what seed the Cassville football team will secure — as long as the Wildcats bag a win on Friday.

With one game left in the season, Cassville currently sits atop of the Class 3, District 6 standings, which are as follows:

1. Cassville 43.54

2. Aurora 40.78

3. Mt. Vernon 33.83

4. Hollister 30.34

5. Reeds Spring 26.67

6. Seneca 25.57

The Wildcats welcome McDonald County to town on Friday with two achievable goals within reach. With a win, the Wildcats will secure no less than a share of the Big 8 West Conference title. More importantly, a victory would also secure the No. 1 district seed, meaning that Wildcat Nation would host every district playoff game at home.

The Wildcats could fall to the No. 2 seed with a loss, but Aurora would need the perfect scenario to solidify a swap.

The Houn’ Dawgs stand to lose the most ground in the district pod, with one of their losses coming to Mt. Vernon, meaning the Mountaineers have the automatic flip.

Hollister is likely locked into the No. 4 seed, but Reeds Spring and Seneca are close enough in points that those seeds will not be determined until Saturday morning.

The top two district seeds get automatic byes in the first round. The Wildcats have secured one of these byes, meaning they will not have a game on Oct. 30.

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