Washburn Rural football completes comeback, starts 2-0

Washburn Rural's Wyatt Conklin (29) runs to De Soto's Carson Miller (12) as he backs up for a pass.  Conklin recovered a fumble in the third quarter for a touchdown that started Washburn Rural's comeback.

For the second week in a row, Washburn Rural’s defense stood out.

On Friday night, players gave their offense time to find a way to score after being inactive for most of the night until three touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

Washburn Rural would win 28-21, coming back after being down 14-0 at halftime and 21-7 early in the fourth quarter.

De Soto thrashed Washburn Rural 14-0 at halftime

On Thursday, Washburn Rural coach Steve Buhler said they needed to limit De Soto’s flexbone offense, that they couldn’t allow De Soto to gain yards and plays, and put points on the board quickly to put them in an awkward position.

That didn’t happen at first.

De Soto struck first at 7:31 into the second quarter after a missed punt by Washburn Rural returned the ball to De Soto at the Washburn Rural 17-yard line.

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