So a week three visit from defending Class 2 champ Lamar should make the Wildcats hungry for more hardware.
"It'd always be nice to win one," said senior CB/WR Stone Phelps, "but we take it week by week."
There have been a lot of winning weeks for Cassville lately.
Dating all the way back to the second half of the 2008 season, the Wildcats have lost just three of their last 51 games.
But the last game of the season -- the one they play in the Jones Dome -- is the only one that counts for Cassville.
"We're just looking to get back there and make it happen again," Chris Dunker. "We're just ready for it."
The Wildcats will have to be ready for Lamar, which comes off a tough loss to Big 8 opponent Seneca in week two.
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"Those losses," said 11th-year Head Coach David Large, "we've been there they always are very humbling and get you refocused and (Lamar Coach Scott) Bailey will have them ready."
As usual the Wildcats will rely on a smashmouth defense, one that allowed just 10 points per game in 2011.
"We're just looking to hit them in the mouth," said Phelps, "and show them what we're made of. "
What the Wildcats defense is made of is eight returning starters. Most played for a 2010 squad that surrendered just 7.5 points per game.
"We feel like we're old school," said Large. "Defense wins championships, that's how we kind of build everything. We try and put as many good athletes and as much speed on that side of the ball as we can."