The Cass Colonels (3-3, 1-0) defeated the Woodland Wildcats (1-6, 0-1) on Thursday night by a score of 49-12.

Woodland had trouble with the opening kickoff, as the Wildcats kicked three times before any time went off the clock. Cass struck gold on the third attempt, as Sacovie White returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown to give the Colonels a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter. Cass stopped Woodland on the Wildcats’ first possession and took advantage as Mac Nelson scored a 27-yard rush to give the Colonels a 14-0 lead with 7:15 remaining in the first quarter. Woodland continued to struggle offensively, losing a fumble which gave Cass an extra possession. The Colonels’ offense continued to shine as Brodie McWhorter connected with Devin Henderson for a 7-yard touchdown pass to put Cass ahead 21-0 with 1:42 remaining in the opening quarter. Cass kept the foot on the gas in the second quarter as McWhorter scored an 11-yard rushing touchdown to put the Colonels ahead 28-0 with 10:26 to go in the first half.

Woodland continued to cause problems for itself, throwing an interception for their second turnover of the night. Cass turned another turnover into points as McWhorter scored his second rushing touchdown of the night to give Cass a 35-0 lead with 5:49 remaining in the second quarter.

The Colonels’ defense continued to shine late in the first half as they recovered a fumble and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown. The scoop and score gave Cass a 42-0 lead with 3:55 to go in the second quarter.

Woodland drove down the field and got into the red zone on its first possession of the third quarter. However, Kevin Henderson caught an interception on a fourth down attempt and returned it 80 yards for a touchdown. The pick-six put Cass ahead 49-0 with six minutes remaining in the third quarter. The Wildcats finally put points on the board early in the fourth quarter as Isaiah Livsey scored a 1-yard rushing touchdown. Unfortunately, Cass blocked the PAT, so the score remained 49-6 with around eight minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Woodland scored once again at the end of the fourth quarter, throwing a long passing touchdown as time expired to make the score 49-12. Since the game was out of hand, the Wildcats didn’t even attempt a PAT.

Despite the last-second touchdown, Cass won the game 49-12 after a dominant performance from both its offense and defense. Next week the Cass Colonels will take on the Cartersville Purple Hurricanes at home, and the Woodland Wildcats will take on the Dalton Catamounts on the road.