The Woodland Wildcats (2-1, 1-0) defeated the Cass Colonels (0-3, 0-1) on Friday night to open up region play.

The Wildcats got on the board first in the second quarter when the Wildcats drove 79 yards on 12 plays that would end with Brody Williams’ 1-yard touchdown scamper and a 7-0 Wildcats lead. Both teams would have their defenses stand tall and after one half that took less than one hour to play, the Wildcats led 7-0.

Despite getting the ball second in the second half, the Wildcats would extend the lead on an 11-play 47-yard drive that would end with a Kaison Williams 6-yard touchdown run. Cass wasn’t going home that easy, however.

Logan Nelson would hit Cameron Gonyea in the end zone on 4th and 11 for a touchdown with 22 seconds left in the third quarter. Woodland would get the ball back and drive the length of the field but get stood up on the Cass 1-yard line with 90 seconds left.

After moving the ball down the field, the Nelson would throw an interception that Austin Potter would take to the house to seal Woodland’s region victory and continue Cass’ struggles in 2017.

With wins over Rockmart and Cass, it is the first time Woodland has had back-to-back wins since November of 2013 when the Wildcats beat Hiram 28-23 on November 1st and then beat Rome 36-34 on November 8th.

Woodland will host Villa Rica next week and Cass will hit the road to Hiram looking to end its three-game losing streak. Cass and Hiram will be the Johnny’s New York Style Pizza Game of the Week that can be heard on Bartow Sports Zone.