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The De Soto Wildcats hosted a first round KSHSAA Class 5A Playoff football game vs. the Turner Golden Bears on Friday, October 26th, 2018. The Wildcats got on the board fast during the 1st Quarter with a 28 yard pass from Aaron Mackay to Brandon Taylor. Eli Gratz added the PAT and with 11:02 left in the opening frame the Wildcats had a 7-0 lead. The Wildcats then found the endzone on a 39 yard run by Keegan Sturdy, Gratz added the PAT and the lead grew to 14-0. Shortly after his first TD, Sturdy found the endzone for the second time on a 9 yard run and Gratz added the PAT to make it a 21-0 lead over Turner with 1:30 left in the 1st Quarter.
During the 2nd quarter Aaron Mackay connected with Keegan Sturdy on an 80 yard touchdown pass. Gratz then added the PAT and the Wildcats had a 28-0 lead with 7:50 left in the 2nd Quarter. Mackay then found Hayden Henderson on a 57 yard touchdown pass, Gratz added the PAT and the Wildcats grew their lead to 35-0 with 0:50.8 left before the half.
During the 3rd Quater Mackay connected with tight end Connor Flynn for his 4th touchdown pass on the night, this one for a 5 yard touchdown. Gratz connected the PAT and it was a 42-0 Wildcat lead. Tyson Priddy scored De Soto’s final touchdown on a 88 yard run and Gratz added the PAT to be perfect on the night and the Wildcats had a 49-0 lead with 2:10 left in the 3rd Quarter.
During the 4th Quarter Turner found the endzone on a 1 yard run.
The Wildcat Offense ran 31 plays for a total of 454 yards and the Wildcat Defense held Turner to 116 total yards on 62 plays.
The Wildcats advance to a Regional Playoff game vs. the Shawnee Heights Thunderbirds on Friday, November 2nd, 2018. This playoff game will be hosted at De Soto High School at 7:00pm.