The Cass Colonels (3-2, 2-1) continued their Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde season with a 39-7 defeat to the Kell Longhorns (4-1, 3-0).
The Colonels struggled right from the gate, as QB Brett Gaddy threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown. Before Kell’s offense had touched the ball on offense, it was up 7-0. Cass then was forced to punt after a 3-and-out, which set Kell up for its first offensive possession.
The Longhorns marched 50 yards in six plays to take a 13-0 lead following a missed PAT with 2:12 in the first quarter. On Cass’ next possession everything went from bad to worse. A bad snap to Gaddy was recovered in the endzone by the Cass quarterback, but it was for a safety. After one quarter, the Colonels found themselves in a 15-0 hole.
The second quarter saw more misfortune for the Colonels as Kell’s DJ Ownes returned a punt 55-yards for a touchdown to stretch its lead to 22-0. Cass’ Terry Berdin was not going to allow Cass to get shutout and in one carry, he went 64-yards for a touchdown run to cut into the Kell lead 22-7. Kell would answer right back, as it would connect for a 64-yard touchdown pass to once again give the Longhorns a 22-point lead. The half would end with that score and with Cass having just one first down; one that was converted on a penalty by Kell.
Cass would only allow 10 points in the second half, seven of which would come from John Lampley, who scored on a 5-yard run in the third quarter.
Cass has a bye week next week and will play East Paulding on October 7th at 7:30 PM.