Colonels control field position, cruise at Woodland
Freshman quarterback Brodie McWhorter threw for one touchdown and ran for two more as Cass rolled to a 42-0 halftime lead and went on win at Woodland Thursday night, 49-12.
McWhorter connected with Devin Henderson for a 7-yard touchdown pass late in the first quarter then had touchdown runs of 11-yards and one-yard in the second quarter as the Colonels took advantage of dominant field position throughout the first half. Those touchdowns — the third, fourth, and fifth of the night for Cass — were short drive of 25-yards, 32-yards, and 35-yards.
Sacovie White started the Cass scoring barrage by returning the game’s opening kickoff 85-yards for a touchdown. The first of Saul Viella’s seven PAT kicks on the night gave the Colonels a 7-0 lead after just 14 seconds.
Mac Nelson capped a five-play, 57-yard drive on the next Cass possession with a 27-yard touchdown run. That gave the Colonels a 14-0 lead with 7:15 remaining in the first quarter.
The Colonels’ final touchdown of the first half was the first of two defensive scores by Kevin Henderson. His 41-yard scoop-and-score of a Woodland fumble with 3:55 remaining in the second quarter gave Cass a 42-0 lead at halftime.
With a continuous clock in place for the second half, Woodland began a productive drive. It was stopped, however, when a Wildcats’ pass was picked off by Kevin Henderson and returned 80 yards to the final Cass score of the night. The pick-six put Cass up 49-0 with just over six minutes remaining in the third quarter.
Woodland added two scores in the final period.
Isaiah Livsey capped a six-play, 80-yard drive with a one yard touchdown run to make the score 49-6. Later on the final play of the game, Woodland quarterback Brelace Williams found Jaeden Smith streaking down the sideline for a 32-yard touchdown pass. The scoring play made the final, 49-12.
Woodland (1-5, 0-1) travels to Dalton next Friday night. The Wildcats game will be the Johnny’s NY Style Pizza / Bartow County Game of the Week broadcast via BartowSportsZone.com and the free Mixlr app. Pregame coverage will begin at 6 p.m. in conjunction with WBHF with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. from Harmon Stadium.
Cass (3-3, 1-0) will host Cartersville. That game will be broadcast by WBHF-Cartersville (AM1450 / 100.3 FM). Pregame coverage starts at 6 p.m. with kickoff at 7:30 p.m.