Adairsville takes down Cass, 29-15
The Adairsville Tigers scored 29 unanswered points Friday night at Cass' Doug Cochran Stadium to take a 29-15 intracounty rivalry win.
Cass took a 15-0 lead in the first half on a 28-yard pass from Rett Moore to Cameron Gonyea, a safety on an Adairsville bad punt snap, and an 18-yard touchdown run by Ahijah Blackwell.
The visiting Tigers then turned the momentum in their direction and eventually took control of the game.
Mason Boswell scored the first of his three rushing touchdowns with 1:05 remaining in the first half to send the Tigers to the intermission down 15-7. The scoring play was set up by a 54-yard pass from Bryce Burgess to Cody Henderson.
Adairsville narrowed the Cass lead to 15-13 with a 53-yard drive in the third quarter. Boswell capped the drive with a one-yard run, but Gonyea intercepted the 2-point conversion pass attempt.
The Tigers took their first lead of the night on their next possession.
Boswell again found the end zone on a 7-yard run and added a two-point conversion run with 0:04 remaining in the period for an Adairsville 21-15 lead. They then padded their lead in the final period on a 90-yard touchdown pass from Boswell to Daylon Bailey. Travon Branch added a two-point conversion run and the Tigers held on for a 29-15 victory.
For the Colonels, Blackwell finished with 58 yards rushing on seven attempts and a touchdown. Moore rushed for 45 yards and passed for 94 and one score. Christian Steele had 15 carries for 88 yards for Adairsville. Cody Henderson had 92 yards in receptions and Bailey had the 90 yard scoring play.
Boswell totaled 36 yards and three touchdowns rushing on nine attempts. He also completed both of his pass attempts for 128 yards and a touchdown. On defense he added six tackles and picked off a pass.
Dakota Hughes collected six tackles, two for loss, a sack and had a pass break up. Nic Jackson contributed 7 tackles for the Tigers.
Adairsville (1-1) hosts Model next Friday night at 7:30 pm in a non-region matchup. Cass (0-1) wraps up its non-region schedule next Friday when the Colonels travel to Sonoraville to face the Phoenix at 7:30 pm.
NOTE: Game statistics courtesy Andrew Houghton, Daily Tribune News.