District opponent for Wildcats uncertain

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Cassville likely headed for No. 6 seed, road contest in Week 10

Football coaches and fans across the state may be spending some extra time with a calculator this week as they try to determine scenarios that would impact district seeding in Week 10.

For Cassville (3-5), a seed change from the current week is likely, but not decided.

In the seven-team Class 3, District 6, the Wildcats currently sit in 7th place with 28.46 points, half a point behind Reeds Spring and 6.54 points behind Seneca.

The Wildcats face McDonald County this week, a Class 4 school, automatically earning them a point for playing up a class. Reeds Spring faces a hot Logan-Rogersville team.

While there is no exact way to predict outcomes, the most likely scenario right now is that Cassville, even with a loss, would jump Reeds Spring and move into the No. 6 slot. A win over the Mustangs would secure the No. 6 placement no matter the Wolves’ result.

Aurora is the district’s top seed currently, but the next three spots — Hollister, Mountain Grove and Buffalo right now — are divided by only 2 points.

If things stay as they are, Cassville would travel to Mountain Grove. The Panthers host a 6-2 Class 1 Thayer team this week.

Another possibility is that Buffalo will jump to the No. 3 spot, as the Bison travel to face a 7-2 Class 2 Warsaw squad.

Seneca is also in the hunt for the No. 2 spot, playing up against Class 4 Monett this week, though it would take a Hollister choke against 1-7 Springfield Catholic for the Tigers to fall from No. 2.

A Seneca win combined with Mountain Grove and Buffalo losses could send the Wildcats to face the Indians again. If Mountain Grove or Buffalo win, Cassville would likely head to one of those schools.

If the Wildcats somehow remain in the No. 7 position, they will most likely travel to Hollister in Week 10.

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