Wildcats fall to Tigers, 46-20

Friday, September 10, 2021
Bryson Jacobson looks for running room in the Wildcats' game against Nevada Friday. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com

Big plays doom Cassville in Week 3

The Cassville football team was overpowered by a strong Nevada offense on Friday, falling to the Tigers, 46-20.

Nevada started the scoring quickly, connecting on a 40-yard touchdown strike up the muddle only 1:11 in.

Hernan Hernandez returns a kickoff for Cassville Friday. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com

The Wildcats fumbled the ball away on their first play from scrimmage, and Nevada added to the lead with a 1-yard run set up by a pass of about 30 yards.

Cassville then embarked on a drive lasting 5:30, with Hernan Hernandez providing a couple of big catches and Bryson Jacobson churning runs to eventually score on a 3-yard push.

The Tigers, however, kept hitting quick, connecting a 60-yard touchdown pass 47 seconds later for their third score of the quarter.

Early in the second frame, Isaac Hadlow caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from Cutter Hicks to make it a one-score game again.

But Nevada wouldn’t have it, hitting a 16-yard touchdown pass for a 30-14 halftime lead.

Cassville’s highlight of the game came just after the break, a 62-yard touchdown catch by Jake Anthonysz. It would be the last trip to paydirt for Cassville on the night.

Nevada added a 25-yard touchdown run and a 1-yard touchdown run to provide the final scoreline.

The Wildcats suffered from turnovers in the contest, giving up four and losing the ball twice on downs. A bright spot for the Wildcats was field position, as multiple kickoffs were returned to near midfield.

Cassville stays at home on Friday, hosting Logan-Rogersville at 7 p.m.

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