Cabool came from behind to defeat the Bears in a South Central Association conference varsity game at Willow Springs September 11. The final score was 19-14.
The Bulldogs shot out to a 13-0 lead in the first quarter, then saw the Bears score in the second quarter for a 13-7 score at halftime. The third quarter was scoreless. Willow Springs scored again in the final quarter to go ahead 14-13, but the Bulldogs were able to score again late in the game to secure the win and move their record to 3-0.
“Friday was a crazy game,” Coach Tyler Spittler said. “I’m super proud of our guys for fighting through the adversity and never giving up. We had a lot of players out and had some players step up into roles that they typically wouldn’t play, which was big for us.”
Braxton Davis carried the ball 22 times in the game for 131 yards total and a touchdown; Will Johnson, 7 carries for 9 yards and a touchdown and a fumble recovery for a touchdown; Tyler Fleetwood, 4 carries for 14 yards; and Logan Primanzon, 2 carries for no positive yardage.
Johnson completed 6 of 20 pass attempts with Primanzon catching 3 for 21 yards; Trevor Atkins, 2 for 9 yards; and Fleetwood, 1 for 8.
Atkins made 1 interception for 14 yards.
Maverick Smith made 6 solo tackles and 2 assisted tackles; Conner Hurst, 6 solo; Savage Wates, 5 solo, 5 assisted; Fleetwood, 5 solo; Atkins, 5 solo; David Penn, 3 solo, 1 assisted, 1 tackle for a loss; Cole Reese, 3 solo, 1 assisted; Michael Elliott, 3 solo; Primanzon, 3 solo; Davis, 2 solo, 1 assisted; Wynston Skaggs, 2 solo, 1 assisted; Johnson, 1 solo, 3 assisted; Eddie Swisloski, 1 solo, 1 assisted.
The Bulldogs had been scheduled to head to Houston September 18 for another SCA game but Houston, which like Cabool has had a number of students out due to the pandemic, canceled on Tuesday. Cabool will instead travel to Windsor in west central Missouri to play Henry County High School. The school is located at 210 North Street in Windsor. Game time will be 7:00 p.m.