BUHLER, KANSAS—The El Dorado Wildcats caught a whiff of a very good Buhler team on Friday night. The Crusaders shut out the Wildcats 55-0, sending El Dorado to 1-1 on the season.
It is El Dorado's 13th consecutive loss to Buhler.
The Wildcats could muster only seven yards of total offense. They had no passing yards.
The scoring began in the middle of the first when Buhler's Cade Miller found Briggam McCurdy for the 32-yard touchdown. Miller and McCurdy would connect before the end of the first quarter, putting Buhler up 14-0 after the first.
Freshman quarterback Gannon White fumbled on the Wildcats' first possession to start the second quarter, it was picked up by Buhler's Levi Perez and taken back for a score. McCurdy capped off the first half iwth a 46-yard punt return for a score, leading to the 33-0 halftime score.
The Wildcats took a bit of a break after El Dorado had a punt blocked. McCurdy fumbled the ensuing block recovery and Jaydon Sundgren recovered, giving El Dorado a new set of downs.
El Dorado fumbled five times on the night, losing four of them. There were a total of four first downs for El Dorado.
Austin Gentry would make it 48-0 on a 13-yard run late in the third quarter. Graham Fluck would score on a 3-yard run with 6:09 to go in the fourth quarter.
The Wildcats best drive would come at the end of the game. El Dorado would mark from inside their own 10-yard line out to midfield before the final gun sounded.
The Wildcats get another tough contest on Friday night as they travel to McPherson. That kickoff against the Bullpups is set for 7 p.m. at McPherson Stadium.