By RICK PETERSON
Washburn Rural's soccer team pushed its record to 4-0 Thursday night with its second straight road win, a 2-0 shutout at De Soto.
The Junior Blues got goals from sophomore Dylan Willingham and senior Devon Rutschmann, who now has seven goals on the year.
Willingham and senior Griffin Heinen were credited with assists.
Senior Brayden Lehnherr picked up the shutout in goal for the Junior Blues.
Washburn Rural will be on the road for the third straight game next Tuesday, traveling to Junction City to open Centennial League play.
Manhattan football takes 55-19 Centennial win over Trojans
Topeka High fell to 0-2 with Thursday night's 55-19 Centennial League loss at the hands of reigning Class 6A state champion Manhattan at Hummer Sports Park.
But Carlos Kelly's did have some positives it could take from Thursday's game, including its first points of the 2023 season and two long touchdowns.
High's first TD of the season came in the opening quarter, with Isaiah Kincade scoring on a 77-yard pass from Zane Smith, while Malachi Murph returned a pass interception 99 yards for a touchdown in the second period.
Jayden Norman scored Topeka High's third TD on a 26-yard pass from CJ Ross midway through the third quarter.
Manhattan, which set a school record with its 15th straight win, built a 34-7 lead at the end of the first quarter and led 48-13 at the half.
High soccer picks up first win
After three losses to open the season, Topeka HIgh soccer broke through for its first victory Thursday at Hummer Sports Park, with the Trojans blanking St. Mary's Academy, 1-0.
The Trojans will return to action next Monday, facing USD 501 rival Topeka West at Hummer.
Rural tennis wins quadrangular
Brad Johnston's Washburn Rural girls tennis team won Thursday's quadrangular at Kossover Tennis Center.
Washburn Rural topped a field that included Junction City, Kansas City Christian and Marysville.