The Cass Colonels (4-3, 1-1) defeated the Woodland Wildcats (1-6, 0-2) on Friday night by a score of 35-0. The win gives Cass the edge in capturing a playoff berth for the 2021 campaign.

The game started off to Woodland’s advantage after the Wildcats recovered the opening kickoff on the onside kick. But the Woodland offense sputtered on its opening drive and ended up punting after a three-and-out. The Cass offense also started out slow and punted on its opening drive, giving Woodland good field position for its second drive. The Woodland offense, once again, could not get going and fumbled the football away to Cass’ Kevin Henderson.

The Wildcat defense then committed two big penalties that aided the Cass drive including a running-into-the-kicker call on a punt and an offsides penalty on a 4th and 2. But on Cass’ third 4th down on the day, it was the Colonels who made the mistake, as the snap was fumbled before Devin Henderson could fall on top of it for a turnover on downs. Woodland came out of the gate and didn’t look sharp and yet was still tied with Cass at the conclusion of one quarter.

The Cass offense would draw the game’s first points as Devin Henderson connected with Tino Jones for a 20-yard touchdown pass. Henderson would toss another touchdown, this one from 30 yards, to Sacovie White to grow its lead to 14-0. Woodland had a chance to put points on the board before the end of the half, but the field goal attempt was blocked, as the Wildcats would head into the second half scoreless.

Woodland was unable to capitalize on a strong opening drive, as the Wildcats were unable to convert a fourth down in the red zone and turned the ball over the Cass. Devin Henderson scored two third quarter rushing touchdowns to extend the Cass lead to 35-0.

In the fourth quarter, Fredi Gbadie scored for the Colonels after Woodland attempted a fake punt deep in its own territory to add an exclamation mark to the victory.

Cass will host Hiram next Friday night, while Woodland will travel to Calhoun. You can hear Cass-Hiram next week on Bartow Sports Zone as the Johnny’s New York Style Pizza Bartow County Game of the Week.