If the new gold Nike jerseys didn't make an impression on the crowd, the new Neosho offense sure did Friday night.


Neosho scored on its first four possessions against Seneca and raced out to a 27-7 advantage.


If the new gold Nike jerseys didn't make an impression on the crowd, the new Neosho offense sure did Friday night.

Neosho scored on its first four possessions against Seneca and raced out to a 27-7 advantage en route to a 33-14 victory in front of 5,000-plus fans in a packed Bob Anderson Stadium.

The Wildcats, playing with a spread offense now, came up with some big plays early on in the contest. Three plays into the game, quarterback Kyle Dickens hit Will McDaniel for a 20-yard gain. On the next play, junior tailback Jared Shurley broke through the Seneca defense for a 47-yard touchdown.

Shurley ran for 97 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns.

Both Dickens and Alex Wise shared quarterback duties for the Wildcats and each passed for touchdowns. Dickens threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Westfield in the first quarter.

Wise, coming in after Dickens guided the first two series, led the Wildcats to a scoring drive on his first varsity action. Wise connected with Ethan Adams for a 25-yard touchdown pass with 2 seconds left in the first quarter.

Wise later threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to McDaniel, after bouncing through Adams' hands, in the second quarter.

Seneca had a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter to get back in the game. Michael Fyock, a converted lineman, ran for a 14-yard touchdown with 7:46 to play in the first half. Late in the first half, Jake Rhoades threw a 6-yard touchdown to Cody Badgwell, making it 27-14.

Please see Sunday's print and online editions of the Neosho Daily News for full coverage. See photo slideshows and video from the game, coming soon!