WINFIELD, KANSAS — Winfield took the opening kick 65 yards in six plays and the El Dorado Wildcats never could overcome that deficit as they fell 37-0 to the Vikings in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.
The Wildcats had 71 yards on 43 plays and dominated time of possessions but turnovers and not being able to convert on third down became their demise.
Winfield’s Steele Morin scored from 19 yards out to give them the 7-0 lead with 9:25 to go in the first. On their next possession, Winfield marched nine plays in over four minutes that was capped off by a 30-yard field goal by Austin Bryant. It gave Winfield a 10-0 lead.
An El Dorado fumble gave Winfield the ball back. They would go right for the jugular, scoring on a 24-yard TD pass from KC Crandall to Chance Price to make it 17-0.
Winfield led 17-0 at the half.
El Dorado still could not muster any offense and Winfield scored 20 points in the third quarter to ice the game.
El dorado fumbled on their opening possession of the second half and it was recovered by Ace Singgvongsa, who scooped and scored for the touchdown, making it 24-0 with 11:44 to go in the third.
Crandall took the first offensive drive of the second half for the Vikings in two plays, capped off with a 23-yard touchdown run.
Winfield scored at the end of the third quarter, a 36-yard touchdown run by Crandall making it 37-0.
El Dorado only crossed into Viking territory only three times, never inside the 20.
Nolan Foust had 97 yards rushing on eight carries and Martin had 88 yards and a touchdown for Winfield.
Freshman Gannon White led El Dorado with 35 yards rushing. Zach Wittenberg had 34 yards rushing.
El Dorado’s season ends with a 2-7 record. While the totals haven't been greats, the Wildcats have hit at least two since ever since since they went 1-8 in 2012.
Senior Jake Johnson led El Dorado with six tackles and two tackles for losses.
Winfield will host their Arkansas City in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs on Friday night.