The Cass Colonels (4-2) defeated the Woodland Wildcats (2-4) 42-12 on Friday night.
Early in the first quarter, Woodland’s offense drove down the field and had a chance to kick a field to take the lead. Cass had other plans. The Colonels blocked the kick and came away with the football. They followed up the huge defensive play with a long drive, which Devin Henderson capped off with a 22-yard rushing touchdown to put Cass ahead 7-0 in the first quarter.
Later in the opening quarter, Woodland was set up to kick another field goal, and Cass blocked it for the Colonels’ second blocked field goal of the game. There wasn’t much action for the rest of the first quarter and much of the second quarter until Cass was forced to punt late in the first half. The Colonels were set to kick the ball away, but the Wildcats blocked the kick and recovered with great field position and a fantastic opportunity to put some points on the board. On the ensuing drive, Woodland didn’t settle for a field goal. Instead, Brelace Williams connected with Heath Tatum for a 25-yard passing touchdown to make the score 7-6 late in the second quarter. Unfortunately, they could not escape their misfortunes on special teams, and Cass blocked the PAT, so the score remained 7-6. Cass made Woodland pay for its kicking woes as Brodie McWhorter connected with Henderson for an 18-yard passing touchdown to put the Colonels ahead 14-6 going into the half.
Down eight points, Woodland needed to make something happen in the third quarter, and the Wildcats did, completing a deep touchdown pass to make the score 14-12 early in the third quarter. They proceeded to go for two to potentially tie the score, but they failed to convert, and the score remained 14-12.
Cass kept the momentum from turning in Woodland’s favor as Henderson scored a 13- yard rushing touchdown to put the Colonels ahead 21-12 early in the third quarter. Cass continued its scoring run a few possessions later as McWhorter connected with Sacovie White for a 35-yard touchdown pass to put Cass ahead 28-12 midway through the third quarter. Cass was in a great spot at this point, but the Colonels weren’t satisfied. They wanted to score one more time before the fourth quarter, and they did as Henderson scored a 4-yard rushing touchdown to make the score 35-12 with just a minute to go in the third quarter.
The fourth quarter wouldn’t get any better for Woodland. In fact, it got worse as Henderson broke off a 65-yard touchdown run to put Cass ahead 42-12 midway through the fourth quarter. Cass held Woodland scoreless for the remainder of the contest, and the walked away with a 42-12 victory.
Next week, the Colonels will travel to face the Cartersville Hurricanes on the road, and the Wildcats will face the Dalton Catamounts at home. You can listen to the Cass-Cartersville game
on WBHF and the Woodland game on Bartow Sports Zone.