Colonels looking to start new streak
by Andrew B. Adler
Sep 20, 2012 | 682 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It is approximately a 48-mile bus ride from the doorsteps of Cass High School to Tunnel Hill, home of the Northwest Whitfield Bruins.

To anybody heading that way late Friday afternoon and who happens to see several Bartow County school buses traveling in that direction, it is quite possible the passengers are members of the Cass Colonels’ football team who will be looking to break their four-game losing streak to the Bruins.

It is a losing streak that dates back to 2008.

“They have been bigger than us both offensively and defensively, and they’ve had more depth than we have had,” said Cass coach Rick Casko in pinpointing the major reasons for Northwest Whitfeld’s dominance. “They have just worn us down the last four years. Hopefully, this time around the outcome will be different.”

To accomplish that feat, the Colonels will look to cut down on their self-inflicted mistakes and learn how to finish.

Last season, “we were up on them,” Casko said, before the Bruins prevailed in the end, 28-16.

In their 35-0 victory over Heritage-Coosa last week, the Colonels (2-1) totaled more than 100 yards in penalties and committed three turnovers.

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