Wildcats sitting out this week
Cassville earns top district seed
With a win over McDonald County on Friday, the Cassville football team once again secured the No. 1 district seed.
This year, a special bonus came with the high seed.
“It is the first time in my 25-year coaching career that we have ever had a bye,” said Cassville Coach Lance Parnell. “I view it as a positive. Our boys worked hard and finished the season strong to earn the off week.”
In addition to the team getting to play all of its district games at home. The Wildcats get a bye and will play in the semifinal against the winner of Reeds Spring and Hollister.
“We are seeing a couple of benefits from this week off,” Parnell said. “First, we get to go back and work on some fundamental things and clean up a couple of items, and we can work on some things that the season grind doesn’t afford us the time. Second, we get a chance to rest our bodies. Like any team, we have bumps and bruises that get a chance to rest and get a week to get a bit more healthy.”
Parnell said he will be scouting on Friday at Reeds Spring.
The Wildcats earned the No. 1 seed and Mt. Vernon the No. 2 seed, both teams will enjoy Friday off.
The Mountaineers will entertain the winner of Aurora and Seneca.
The championship game is slated for Nov. 13.