Wildcats fall on road, 35-0

Friday, September 3, 2021
Keaton Shellenberger tackles a Marshfield runner for a loss during the Wildcats' loss to the Jays on Friday. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com

Cassville struggles with potent Jays attack

MARSHFIELD ó It was a tale of two weeks for the Cassville football team (1-1) on Friday, as the Wildcats suffered a 35-0 loss on the road to Marshfield.

The Jays started the contest hot, picking up a couple of firsts through the air, then quarterback Bryant Bull dropped a snap but picked it up and darted right 43 yards to open the scoring.

Cassville had a long pass fall through Hernan Hernandezís hands on its first drive and was forced to punt. Bull then connected a 66-yard pass up to the 12, but the Wildcats held and the Jaysí field goal attempt went wide.

After being forced to punt again, Jake Anthonysz tallied his third turnover of the season, intercepting a pass at the 1-yard line.

Runs Bryan Bryson Jacobson and Cutter Hicks moved the ball to midfield, but the Wildcats were forced to punt again.

This defensive series, Keaton Shellenberger showed his grit, tackling a Jays back to force third-and-17, then sacking Bull to force a punt.

The catch, however, was muffed and pinned the Wildcats at their own 5-yard line. Stuffed and forced to punt into the wind, the kick curled out at the 30.

Bull scrambled to complete a pass to the 8, then found a lane to put his team up 14-0.

The Wildcats got some momentum in the form of a Garrett Ewing return to the 42, but After crossing midfield, Cassville was forced to punt again.

Marshfield took advantage of holes in the secondary on its next drive, passing most of the 70 yards to the end zone for a 3-yard Bull run for score and a 21-0 lead at the half.

Marshfield continued the onslaught in the third quarter.

Cassville lost a fumble in its own territory, and the Jays made the Wildcats pay with a 19-yard touchdown throw.

Cassville moved across midfield on the next drive but turned it over on downs, and the Jays drove back 58 yards to punch in a 7-yard run and activate the turbo clock.

It was the first time Cassville has been on the receiving end of a turbo clock since a 50-0 loss to Lamar in Week 1 of the 2016 season.

Cassville returns home Friday to host Nevada.

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