The Cass Colonels (2-2) defeated the Adairsville Tigers (1-2) on Friday night by a score of 40-21.
Cass got the high-powered offensive attack started early as Brodie McWhorter connected with Sacovie White for a 28-yard touchdown pass on the opening drive. After Adairsville was unable to effectively move the ball, Cass kept the petal to the metal and scored on its second drive of the game. Once again, it was McWhoter and White who connected this time for a 13-yard touchdown pass. On the next Adairsville possession, Tre Winters was tackled in the end zone on a called sweep for a safety.
Cass scored again early in the second quarter, as White, on a double-reverse, connected with Colten Cotton on a 9-yard pass to give the Colonels a 23-0 lead.
The game had just started and it felt like the Tigers were down a bundle. Coach Kudd, however, knew the Tigers could get right back in the game, but it would need to happen sooner than later.
— Adairsville Athletics (@Adairsville306) September 8, 2023
Led by quarterback Jonathan Gough, Adairsville began its march. On its first scoring drive, Gough capped the Adairsville drive with a touchdown pass to Peyton Bowen. On the next Cass possession, Logan Woods fumbled the football, which was recovered by Jaimen Long. Since the recipe worked so well the drive before, Adairsville once again dialed up a touchdown pass from Gough to Bowen. The Tigers were still down, but had now made it a game once again.
Cass didn’t want Adairsville to have any momentum going into the half and was able to add a 25-yard field goal from Austin McArthur. At the half, Cass led Adairsville 26-14. Adairsville would need to continue its offensive efficiency in the third quarter that it showed in the second quarter.
On the opening drive of the third quarter, Adairsville scored. Gough went untouched 18 yards into the end zone to make the score 26-21 and it felt like it was a brand new game. Unfortunately for the Tigers, that would be as close as Adairsville would get.
Cass once again dialed up the dynamic duo of McWhorter and White who connected for a 28-yard touchdown. Then Adairsville fumbled the football, which was recovered by Jakai Baldwin. Cass got the ball all the way to the Adairsville 5-yard line but moved in reverse with some bad decision making. On fourth down, Cass elected to go for a touchdown but instead threw an interception caught by Jake Barton.
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— Cass Colonel Football (@CassFootball) September 8, 2023
Adairsville was unable to move the ball and after Cass came away with an Adairsville turnover, Devin Henderson scored on a 17-yard rush to extend the Cass lead to 40-21.
Cass has a bye week next week, but will play M.L. King at Cochran Stadium on September 22nd. You can hear that game online by streaming Bartow Sports Zone. Adairsville will host Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe next Friday night at 7:30 PM. You can hear that game by listening to the Adairsville Sports Network.