Posted: Saturday, 14 September 2013 12:12AM

Lamar finally beats Cassville





Lamar, Mo. (OzarksSportsZone.com)  -- The one hurdle the Lamar Tigers couldn’t overcome was finally vanquished in resounding fashion Friday night.

Lamar, the defending two-time Class 2 state champion, trounced Cassville 48-0. The second half of the contest started with Cassville working against the turbo clock, as Lamar led by 35 points at intermission.

Jared Beshore rushed for three touchdowns and quarterback Levi Petersen added two more scores on the ground.

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS

It’s the first victory against Cassville for Lamar’s senior class and also for head coach Scott Bailey, who’s in his eighth season at the helm of the Tigers.

“This was the one team coach (Bailey) hasn’t beaten yet,” said Lamar senior lineman Sam Bailey, Scott’s nephew. “We wanted to get this win for him."

As impressive as Lamar’s offense was, the Tigers kicked two field goals. Sam Bailey joked Lamar hadn’t been forced to do that in a game since at least his freshman season.
Lamar scored points on its first seven drives – five touchdowns and two field goals.

Jared Beshore’s 77-yard touchdown run gave Lamar a 10-0 lead midway through the first quarter. Early in the second quarter, Beshore capped a 14-play, 77-yard drive with a 19-yard scoring run.

The blowout was on.

“We were dominated in all three aspects of the game from the opening kickoff,” said Cassville coach Lance Parnell.

Things fell apart for Cassville in the second quarter.

A three-and-out and a short punt gave Lamar the ball at the Cassville 37. Four players later, Levi Petersen’s 4-yard touchdown run made it 24-0. Cassville went three-and-out again and Lamar would get the ball back, then score on a 35-yard run from Petersen.

The two-point conversion and a second field goal from sophomore Todd Morrow, after a Cassville fumble, put Lamar up 35-0 at the half.

“They wore us down up front on both sides of the ball,” Parnell said. “They were more physical than we were. We could never get anything going offensively or defensively to sustain anything. You make mistakes against a good football team, you’re going to get your tail beat.”

Cassville turned the ball over on downs in its first drive of the second half. After another touchdown run from Beshore, both teams would bring in their JV players late in the third quarter.

It’s Cassville’s first Big 8 loss since 2008. Before losing in Week 1 at Branson, the Wildcats hadn’t lost in the regular season since 2009.

Lamar plays at Mt. Vernon next week while Cassville hosts Seneca.

Lamar 48, Cassville 0
Cassville 0-0-0-0---0
Lamar 10-25-6-7---48

First quarter
Lamar – Morrow 31 field goal
Lamar – Beshore 77 run (Morrow kick)

Second quarter
Lamar – Beshore 19 run (Morrow kick)
Lamar – Petersen 4 run (Morrow kick)
Lamar – Petersen 35 run (Beshore run)
Lamar – Morrow 32 field goal

Third quarter
Lamar – Beshore 10 run (try failed)

Fourth quarter
Lamar – Danny Embry 1 run (Morrow kick)

Filed Under :  
Topics : CassvilleFootballLamar
People : Jared BeshoreLance ParnellLevi PetersenSam Bailey
Photo Galleries

Pictures: Glendale 2, Ozark 1


Glendale scored a pair of goals in second half for a comeback win over Ozark on Thursday

Pictures: Fair Grove 2, Clever 1


Fair Grove protected their home court on Thursday be defeating Clever in three sets: 25-14, 19-25, and 25-18.

Pictures: Camdenton 20, Glendale 0


The Camdenton softball team beat Glendale by a score of 20-0 on Thursday.
Videos
O-Zone Opinion
Win or lose, 2014's the turning point for Bears' program
The freshness of a new season offers a chance for a fresh start, hope and the promise of a better future. And if you've been a Missouri State football fan or follower for any part of the past two and a half decades, you know no team necessitates...
Read More
2014 Girls Tennis outlook
With the fall season rapidly approaching, who are the area high school tennis players that could find themselves in the state playoffs? Here's a look at some of the best around the area. Class 2 Contenders (Players) CeCe Givens, Branson,...
Read More
Mohawk Chronicles: Week 1 Football Recap
Finally, all the talking, previewing and predictions by "experts" such as myself are over. The season is here and Week 1 had a ton to offer. Here is a recap of the week that was and a look at big games next week, as well as my weekly "Big Man on...
Read More
Most Viewed