The El Dorado Wildcats fell to 0-3 this season as the visiting Winfield Vikings spoiled homecoming for the Wildcats, winning in a landslide 42-7.
The Vikings won the toss and elected to kick and did so with an onside kick that was recovered by Winfield on the first play of the game.
Winfield's Logan Mays scored on a three-yard carry to give Winfield the early lead that it would not relinquish.
"Its on me not getting our guys ready to go. We have had bad starts in each of our games and we are going to work on that this week and we need to come out from the start and ready to play. They are a good football team, they knew exactly what they were wanting to do. We had a plan too and it just didn't fall that way," said EHS head coach Jared Anderson.
Winfield scored on its next possession, a 27-yard pass from Caleb Tapia to Blake Crandall to put the Vikings up 14-0 early in the first quarter.
El Dorado had a promising drive going, but quarterback Travis House was hit and intercepted on a pass that would knock him out for the rest of the contest.
"Hats off to Travis. He tried to fight through the pain but just couldn't go any farther, and as important as this game is we want him at the end of the season. Cade (Morrow) came in and did a good job and the guys were right there with him," said Anderson.
After the interception, Winfield tried to go for it on fourth down, but Tapia was sacked by Matt Harvey, giving the Wildcat offense a start at the Viking 46 yard line.
Garrett Howland took a pitch two plays later to the outside and went to pay dirt to cut the lead to 14-7.
On its next drive Winfield again went for it on a fourth down with distance, but came up golden, scoring on a second touchdown run by Logan Mays.
The Vikings took a 21-7 lead in to the locker room at halftime.
With House and linebacker Matt Harvey out for the second half, El Dorado could not find a rhythm.
Tapia found Mays for a 40-yard touchdown pass to go up 28-7 and the snowball began rolling.
Winfield faked a field goal to go up 35-7 and Jordan Johnson added a 26-yard touchdown trot to ice the game at 42-7.
"With House out we kept pretty vanilla on offense to protect Cade. I saw somethings within the game that we did well and somethings that we didn't. We just need to build on the things that we did well," said Anderson.
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