TOPEKA–Washburn Rural scored touchdowns on five straight drives in the second and third quarter and handed Dodge City their only shutout loss in a 36-0 pounding Friday at Bowen-Glaze Stadium.
Titan Osburn caught three touchdowns for the Junior Blues, including the first of the game to give Washburn Rural an 8-0 lead. The Junior Blues grabbed a first quarter lead after a high snap over Red Demon quarterback Austin Schulte chased him into the end zone, where he recovered for a safety.
Rural was efficient on the ground, riding star running back Ma’Kenttis Adams for another triple-digit performance. He has gone over 100 yards rushing in nearly every game this season.
The Junior Blues, who have won four straight, have outscored their opponents 232-32 during the winning streak.
Dodge City finishes the season 4-5.
Washburn Rural advances to the next round of the KSHSAA playoffs next Friday with a long trip to Buffalo Stadium to battle Garden City. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT.