Furlow’s pick-six three plays later put Speedway up 20-0 in the span of four minutes. Brent scored on a 6-yard run before the half and Speedway led 26-0.
McCormick found Furlow on Speedway’s opening drive of the second half for their second hookup, and then threw to Sam Aherns on the first play of the fourth quarter to end the scoring.
“Our team didn’t give up and it would have been very easy to get down but they did not quit,” Thompson said.
Cascade’s Zach Batts led the defense with 14 tackles and a blocked extra point.
“He watches so much film and knows what play is coming before it happens,” Thompson said.
Finishing 6-5, it was Cascade’s first winning season since 2006, and Thompson’s first. Thompson spoke highly of the seniors who helped make that record a reality.
“It’s not easy having a coaching change in the middle of your high school career, and they did everything I asked them to do from the first day,” Thompson said. “They busted their tails and it showed up on the football field. Their work ethic is unreal and we’re going to miss them.”
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