by Perry Phillips
Reeds Spring traveled to Cassville last night looking to advance in the district playoffs and at the same time looking to avenge a Week 2 loss to the Wildcats. And, they did both in a big way, claiming a 42-7 decision.
The Wolves jumped on the Wildcats early and didn’t look back. The Reeds Spring defense forced a Cassville fumble on their opening drive and followed that by driving the length of the field to score and an Austin Staugaard run.
Cassville would answer, burning the Wolves over the top for a 70 yard scoring strike. But, that would be the only time, all night, the Wildcats would find the endzone.
Kelly Newton would get going with a 53 yard run to end the scoring in the first quarter and would add another 69 yard score in the second quarter. Reeds Spring had control 21-7 at the half.
Seth Stamps would score on a touchdown pass from Blake Gronvold midway through the third quarter They would add two more scores in the final period including another long run from Newton.
It was a night where Reeds Spring would again control the line of scrimmage in both sides of the ball. No matter what Cassville threw at them, the Wolves seemed to be ready
Newton would go over 200 yards on the night and has now gone over 1700 for the season, adding to his school record. With that fourth quarter touchdown, the senior fullback had now found the endzone 20 times breaking the school record set by Nick Haddock in 2015.
As a team Reeds Spring added to the record book as well. They broke the mark set last year for team rushing yards in a season. They broke the season scoring mark set two years ago. And they became the first Reeds Spring team to win 9 games in a row.
They will look to add to those numbers and get a chance to avenge a season opening loss to Mount Vernon when they host the Mountaineers on Friday Night for the District Championship. Game time is set for 7:00 at Carl Langley Field.