The El Dorado Wildcats continue to suffer the pains of rebuilding a football program Friday night as they were shut out for the second straight game, this time a 60-0 rout by the Buhler Crusaders in an Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division III matchup.


The El Dorado Wildcats continue to suffer the pains of rebuilding a football program Friday night as they were shut out for the second straight game, this time a 60-0 rout by the Buhler Crusaders in an Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division III matchup.
There weren’t many words to describe how well the Crusaders (3-0, 2-0)?dominated the Wildcats (0-3, 0-2) on the field for the second straight season.
“There is no doubt that the team we played Friday night is one of the top three or four programs in Class 4A right now,”?said El Dorado coach Zack Hood. “They are as physical a team that I have seen at this level. You have to give credit where credit was due. When they got us on us, we couldn’t get things going.”
The Wildcats earned 25 yards of total offense for the game and the defense saw Tanner Fisher go through them for four first quarter rushing touchdowns and a 29-0 lead after the opening stanza. Fisher carried the ball six times for 115 yards in the win.
Buhler pushed ahead 46-0 at halftime and scored two second half touchdowns to seal the win.
Hood said it’s hard to find a silver lining about this game, except for the varsity experience the young players earned.
“There are very few positives in a 60-point loss,”?Hood said. “When you ty tro build a program, you have to get your young players involved. We were able to do that.”
The Wildcats’ next game is Homecoming week as El Dorado will host Baldwin at Galen Blackmore Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.