The Cass Colonels (1-2) lost to the Sequoyah Chiefs 37-23 on Friday night.

Cass had a rough start, falling behind 7-0 early in the first quarter as Sequoya scored on an 11-yard rushing touchdown. Cass responded with a 35-yard field goal to make the score 7-3, but Sequoya came back and took a 14-3 lead after a 2-yard rushing touchdown.

Cass went on a run after this, scoring on a 30-yard rushing touchdown, recovering an onside kick, then scoring another touchdown to take a 16-14 lead in the second quarter. They would’ve gone up 17-14, but their kicker, unfortunately, missed the extra point.

Sequoyah ended Cass’s 13-0 run with a 30-yard rushing touchdown of their own to take a 21-16 lead going into halftime.

Early in the third quarter, Cass threw an interception, and Sequoya followed the turnover with a 7-yard rushing touchdown to go up 28-16. On the next possession, Cass had a poor snap which forced their quarterback to run out of the back of the endzone for a safety, putting Sequoya ahead 30-16.

Sequoyah wasn’t done putting points on the board, scoring on a 1-yard rushing touchdown to extend their lead and make the score 37-16 late in the fourth quarter. Cass scored another touchdown late in the game to make the score 37-23, but it was too late, and Sequoyah ran the clock out to secure the victory.

Next week, Cass will go on the road to take on the Temple Tigers, with kickoff set for 7:30 PM.