The talk all season has been about the Cashion Wildcats defense and that’s the main reason they’re 6-0 on the season following an unimaginable 82-6 win over the Oklahoma Christian Academy Eagles on Friday night.
For the second straight week, Cashion dominated a team on both sides of the ball, on the road. Last week, it was the complete 44-0 shutout of Elmore City-Pernell. This week, it was the complete domination of the OCA Eagles in Edmond, OK.
This wasn’t your typical blowout of a football game; this was a dominant win that you may see one or two times in your lifetime. Seemingly as soon as the game started, and the clock started clicking down from 12 minutes, Cashion was in control of this game. After five minutes of play, the Wildcats led 21-0. Then, an already depleted Eagles offense took the field, only for a pass to be intercepted two plays later, resulting in a Justice Broadbent 30-yard touchdown return.
Things seemed to be getting better for OCA, as the Eagles got a win on Cashion’s ensuing possession by getting an interception on their own, but that would be the last bit of success they’d see for the majority of the game. After a turnover on downs following the interception, Cashion got the ball back on OCA’s 7-yard line and two plays later T.J. Roberts ran the ball in for a 1-yard touchdown to put the Wildcats up 35-0 in the first.
Cashion’s Alex Navabi intercepted OCA’s next pass, then on the next play scored on a 35-yard run, extending their lead to 42-0, all while still in the first quarter. It wouldn’t get better for the Eagles. A three-and-out by their offense left 1:30 on the clock for Cashion and that’s all they needed.
With the game out of reach at this point, Cashion decided to have a little fun. Head coach Lynn Shackelford declared his offensive tackle Brandon Collier as an eligible receiver for a play and it paid off. Collier scored on a 12-yard reception.
At the end of the first, the Wildcats led 49-0, which is the most in school history for points scored in a quarter. The previous high was 46 points against Wetumka High School in 2007.
Alex Navabi scored on a 5-yard touchdown reception on the first drive of the second quarter, putting the Wildcats over 50 in the first half. OCA scored its lone touchdown on a blown coverage play that went for 63-yards but missed the extra point to trim the Cashion lead to 55-6.
On Cashion’s next possession, Brexton Green scored on a 15-yard reception. OCA threw another interception on the next drive, which gave Cashion a short field starting at the Eagles 30-yard line. Bryce Miller capped off the possession by running for an 11-yard touchdown.
After halftime, the officials issued a running clock, making the game go by faster. The Wildcats 82 points tied the school record for most points scored in a game by Cashion. The Wildcats had scored 82 points three times prior to Friday night, 2014 against Crescent High School, 1976 against Sharon-Mutual, and 1973 against Marshall.
Cashion won dominantly once again with no issues. Through six games, Cashion has outscored its opponents 276-34. The only team that has tested them was Christian Heritage Academy who scored 22 points on them. For the first time in a while, Cashion will face a tougher opponent in Watonga who’s (4-2) on the season.