UPDATED: Some statistics were not in the original boxscore.
EL DORADO -- The Winfield High School defense came through once again.
The red-hot Vikings shut out host El Dorado 17-0 in AV-CTL D-III action Friday night.
The Vikings (5-1, 3-1 AV-CTL D-III) scored twice in the first quarter.
One of those came from the defense.
A 15-yard chop block penalty on the Wildcats (2-4, 0-4) had El Dorado facing third-and-26 from its own 27-yard line. On fourth down, the punt snap sailed over the head of El Dorado punter Gavin Bell and Winfield's Riley Yingling scooped up the fumble, returning it 29 yards for a touchdown with 7:34 left in the quarter.
On El Dorado's second play after the score, Zach Wittenberg fumbled and Winfield sophomore linebacker Ar'mon Acosta recovered.
Four plays later, quarterback KC Crandall found Trent Beckwith on an 8-yard touchdown pass. Austin Bryant kicked both extra points and the Vikings had a 14-0 lead.
Austin Bryant added a 27-yard field goal with 5:39 left in the third quarter.
The game featured just 11 first downs. The Wildcats were just 1 of 16 on third-down conversions and finished with a net of eight total yards, all on the ground.
Winfield finished with just 53 total yards, 41 rushing.
For complete coverage of Vikings football, see Tuesday's CourierTraveler.