The De Soto Wildcat Varsity Football team moved to 9-0 overall on the 2019 season with a 62-22 win over the Turner Golden Bears on Friday, November 1st. This KSHSAA Class 5A Week 9 Playoff game advances De Soto to a Regional game vs. Shawnee Heights at De Soto High School on Friday, November 8th.
The Wildcats scored 28 points in the opening quarter of play. Tyson Priddy on a 16 yard run, Russell Coy on a 13 yard run, Hayden Henderson on a 10 yard pass from Jackson Miller, and Tyler Schultze on a 10 yard run. Eli Gratz went 4-4 on PATs as well to give the Wildcats a 28-0 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter over Turner.
During the 2nd Quarter Eli Schultze scored on a 17 yard pass from Tyler Schultze and Luke VanBooven added the PAT. Turner then found the end zone twice both on 2 yard runs and converted both 2 point attempts. De Soto then scored on a 10 yard pass from Tyler Schultze to Jackson Langford and the PAT attempt failed. Tyler Schultze then found the end zone again, this time on a 7 yard run and VanBooven converted the PAT giving the Wildcats a 48-16 halftime lead.
The Wildcats found the end zone two times during the 3rd Quarter. The first came on a Tyler Schultze 11 yard pass to Julyan Foss and the second came on a Tyler Schultze 13 yard run. Misael Calderon converted both PATs to give the Wildcats a 62-16 lead at the end of the 3rd Quarter.
During the 4th Quarter the Turner found the end zone on a 46 yard run and their 2 point play failed bringing the final score to 62-22.
The Wildcat offense ran 51 plays for a total of 442 yards and converted 26 first downs. Tyler Schultze was 9 of 11 passing for 78 yards and 3 touchdowns. Jackson Miller was 3 of 4 passing for 42 yards and 1 touchdown. Ethan Schultze led all rushers with 4 attempts for 69 yards, Tyler Schultze rushed 4 times for 44 yards and 3 touchdowns, Dylan Dossett rushed 5 times for 38 yards, Tyson Priddy rushed 2 times for 33 yards and 1 touchdown, Russell Coy rushed 3 times for 30 yards and 1 touchdown, Jackson Miller rushed 2 times for 29 yards, Brayden Brummer rushed 4 times for 29 yards, Hayden Henderson had 1 rush for 21 yards, Jake Rosen had 1 rush for 16 yards and Logan Brock and Jackson Langford both rushed 1 time for 7 yards. The Wildcat receiving core was led by Julyan Foss with 2 receptions for 21 yards and 1 touchdown, A. Tabor had 1 catch for 18 yards, Jackson Langford had 2 receptions for 16 yards and 1 touchdown, Ethan Schultze had 2 receptions for 14 yards and 1 touchdown, Jake Rosen had 1 catch for 14 yards, B. Hinson had 1 catch for 13 yards, Hayden Henderson had 1 catch for 10 yards and 1 touchdown, C. Schwindt had 1 catch for 8 yards, and Z. Berard had 1 catch for 6 yards.
The Wildcat defense held Turner to 255 yards on 53 plays. The Wildcat Defense were led by Tiger Smiley had 8 tackles and 3 for a loss, Nhotharack had 7 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 for loss, Toby Dockins had 4 tackles, 2 sacks, and 3 for loss. Nhotharack, Wakes, and Watts all recovered a fumble as well.
De Soto moves to 9-0 and will host Shawnee Heights on Friday, November 8th in a KSHSAA Class 5A Regional Playoff game. The game will be at De Soto High School at 7:00pm.