The Cashion Wildcats entered their contest against Crossings Christian at the top of the district with a (7-0) record on the season. After a pretty dominant performance by Cashion’s offense, they’ve improved to (8-0) on the season, beating Crossings 44-24.
The dominance was impressive because of the quality of the team the Wildcats played. Crossings were (6-3) on the season entering the game, with a (4-1) district record, yet the outcome of the game was never in question after Cashion went up 14-7 in the first quarter.
This game had a chippy undertone to it. From the opposing coach getting frustrated with the officials to players getting chippy in the trenches, this game was more fun than the score may indicate.
Cashion got off to a slow start through the majority of the first quarter. They were forced to punt on their first two possessions, while Cashion went straight down the field and scored on a lengthy 35-yard touchdown pass. It wasn’t until the second half of the first quarter that Cashion woke up and realized they were better than the Knights. Crossing’s second possession resulted in a three-and-out, while Cashion’s third offensive possession went 10 plays and took up 3:30 of time. It was capped off by a 16-yard touchdown by Caden Harrell.
In less than one minute bleeding into the second quarter, Crossing’s offense wasn’t able to get anything going offensively and had to punt. Harrell scored his second consecutive on a 3-yard touchdown run.
The pattern continued. Crossings caught themselves in fourth-down territory and turned the ball over on downs.
The Wildcats led 22-7 after the first half and if you’ve seen them play this season, you’d know that means trouble.
Crossings scored on a field goal to start the half, but Cashion answered quickly after Sam Brown ran the kickoff back 86 yards for a touchdown. Then, three plays later, the Knights hit on a 58-yard touchdown reception. The score went from 22-7 to 30-17 in a matter of four minutes.
After a few failed possessions, Cashion scored on consecutive possessions; one at the end of the third quarter and one at the beginning of the fourth. After those two scores, the game was all but out of reach with the Wildcats leading 44-17.
Cashion’s rushing attack was the difference in this game. Harrell and TJ Roberts led the way with a combined 176 yards on 33 rushes and Harrell led everyone with four touchdowns.