The Cass Colonels (4-6, 2-3) fell to the Calhoun Yellow Jackets (7-3, 4-1) on Friday night by a score of 30-16.
The Cass team held strong in the first half and even held an early lead. Calhoun kicked a 33-yard field goal from the leg of Carlos Lopez. On t he following possession, the Colonels would find the end zone as Brodie McWhorter threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Henderson. Cass wasn’t done exciting its fans as the Colonels then attempted a 2-point conversion. Devin Henderson threw a complete pass to Madix Young in the end zone to give the visiting Colonels an 8-3 lead.
Calhoun would answer before the half could end. After a Cass punt and penalty, Calhoun started possession on the Colonel 34-yard line. Calhoun would cap the drive with a 2-yard touchdown run from Corbin Fuller. Calhoun attempted a 2-point conversion, but it was batted down by Devin Henderson.
Cass had a chance to regain the lead but ran into some time management issues. The Colonels moved the ball into Calhoun territory and with three seconds left on the game clock at the Yellow Jacket 10-yard line, McWhorter spiked the ball. Cass took a long time getting the special teams unit on the field but was able to snap the ball for a 29-yard field goal just before it were to take a penalty. Unfortunately for the visiting Colonels, Calhoun blocked the attempt and Cass would trail 9-8 at the half.
The second half was all Calhoun as the Yellow Jackets stymied the Cass offense and put up three touchdown drives. Trey Townsend threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Dustin Kerns in the third quarter. Townsend tossed another touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, while Caden Williams scored on a 31-yard rushing touchdown to put the game out of reach for the Colonels.
Cass scoring with about 90 seconds left in the game when McWhorter threw a 36-yard strike to JaShaun Brown-Whatley for the team’s first points in the second half. The duo also converted for a 2-point conversion.
Cass will not have a game next week but will play again as it travels on the road as a No. 4 seed on Friday, November 11th.