Cass finishes strong with win over Heritage-Catoosa
by Andrew B. Adler
Sep 15, 2012 | 908 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
On the battlefield, generals are the ones who are in command and receive all the accolades for any military victory. Their mission is not to lose at all costs. Of course, there are always exception to that rule. One such exception is there are no guarantees that high school football teams nicknamed the Generals will always prevail. The Cass Colonels made sure of that Friday night at Doug Cochran Stadium when they defeated the Heritage-Catoosa Generals, 35-0.

Cass (2-1) started slowly before taking command of its first-ever meeting with Heritage-Catoosa (0-3) following a missed field goal attempt by the Generals midway through the first quarter.

“I’m not going to say it was the best game we ever played, but I was glad to see us make the big plays on offense and defense and finish strong at the end,” said Cass coach Rick Casko following his brief post-game synopsis to his players.

The victory also gave Casko a chance to wipe away last week’s bitter defeat to Cartersville with a smile, and simultaneously display a wry sense of humor.

He quickly noted how “we were perfect on all our extra points this game.”

Nobody could attest to if Casko was holding his breath every time an extra point was attempted, but the home crowd’s reaction to every point made by Pablos Delores was testament to the much improved play of Cass’ special teams. He definitely was able to breathe much easier following Kelin Wells’ 2-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and his 66-yard reception of a touchdown pass thrown by quarterback Brandon Etheridge in the second quarter.

Well’s first quarter touchdown run capped an eight-play, 80-yard drive that immediately followed a missed 43-yard field goal attempt by the Generals at 5:24 of the first quarter. The 66-yard touchdown pass came on a first-and-10 at Heritage’s 34-yard line with 2:20 remaining in the second quarter.

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