A couple of big, early plays provided all the cushion No. 3 seed Montgomery County Wildcats needed to end the No. 6 North Callaway Thunderbirds' season.
The T-Birds fell on the road to the Wildcats 24-14 in Class 2, District 6 first-round play on Thursday. North Callaway's season ends at 4-6 while Montgomery County (9-1) will play at No. 2 South Callaway next Wednesday at 7 p.m.