Crusader preview: Wellington to battle Wichita Collegiate this Friday at Sellers Park

first_imgFootball conference AV-CTL Division IV 180 11 L 125 2 1 9 GRADE 0.75 Reese Elkins 2 9 W L 2 0.333 Chi Barton 160 125 4 185 0 2 Cade Phelps L PCT 0 Overall Isaac Hilt Berkeley Wright 185 80 0 10 Matt McComb 0 Wichita Collegiate (2-2)Collegiate 42 Rose Hill 0Collegiate 35 Hoisington 20Buhler 47 Collegiate 21Mulvane 35 Collegiate 19Ins and outs — Duchess candidates will be announced next Wednesday. Homecoming is slated for Oct. 20 against Mulvane. Not sure we’ve informed you of that fact. It is perhaps the latest date for a WHS homecoming in school history. Of course, that is a guess…  With exception to the girls tennis team that moved back into the top 5 in the latest statewide poll, the other teams dropped. Wellington’s football team was ranked in the top tier of various statewide polls after going 3-0. No such luck this week after its loss to Andale. The student section also dropped in the Varsity Kansas weekly poll. “The Red Zone” dropped from No. 5 to No. 7 in the small school division. No explanation was given for what may be the most unscientific poll in history by one individual.Roster: 87 3 70 Braiden Buresh W 9 2 6 170 4 0.5 3 1 Wellington 21 El Dorado 0 Deyton Araujo 10 1 Kenny Fehrman 11 22 2 2 210 Joe Ybarra 0.5 0.75 1 2 1 84 215 Wellington 27 Rose Hill 13 5 150 Conference 0.5 0 Away Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. 260 68 10 250 12 9 18 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 1 4 0.25 34 2 Trayson Probst 12 12 Friday, Oct. 13 Blake Rausch 1 Travese Love Game’s significance: On the overall scale of importance, this isn’t a big game. But it would be a huge win for the Crusaders both psychologically and historically for that matter.Injury situation: Well, the injuries are starting to pile up. Silas Popplewell is out for the season and Caleb Reichenberger is nursing a broken finger. Bumps and bruises are abound.•••••Competing schedules: 0.75 9 0 71 3 12 0.333 2 0 1 2 9 Rose Hill NAME 11 Wellington 34 Clearwater 6. PCT 9 Wellington 0 Andale 38 63 1 DE’Andre Washington 12 Scott City 32 W 10 11 Gabe Smith W Kanden Young Team 11 home 220 Clearwater 195 225 1 GRADE 1 Winfield 59 195 0.5 170 11 Julian Jimenez home 205 20 0 Kannon Klein 12 0 Friday, Oct. 27 Grey Hatfield 145 24 0.75 Layton Corley Tyler Jimenez 23 1 0 250 Trenton Bannister 170 Wichita Collegiate 0 61center_img 0 9 0 11 40 10 10 L 66 Friday, Oct. 6 9 10 2 150 Chilson Ybarra 145 165 0 33 170 195 2 2 1 WELLINGTON 0 Billy Walker 10 0 Andale 185 180 Mulvane 10 0 1 1 1 7 1 52 Friday, Sept. 29 3 25 Colin Green 11 0.5 WELLINGTON CRUSADERS 2017 175 13 3 Ian Groom Home 10 1 Michael Ledbetter 185 15 10 Malachi Macias 65 Conor Thompson Peyton Smith away 140 16 PCT 2 1 away Betrai Taylor 11 Mulvane 1 145 Braden Struble 150 77 Aaron Schoemann 21 54 Jack Walton 165 10 56 72 180 9 0 30 Tayshaun Washington 11 135 26 Cameron Gardner Silas Popplewell 200 0.5 180 10 Wellington 0.5 50 190 1 1 Austin Harriger 3 1 Zander Vargas 185 55 PCT 130 Trace Rusk 8 0 Friday, Oct. 20 Gage Cunningham 1 12 Logan Jones 10 3 69 12 10 Varsity Football (all games 7 p.m.) 225 57 Ulysses 9 145 9 1 11 El Dorado 27 230 130 0 1 140 11 Caleb Reichenberger Cody Metz Davontr’e Parker W. Collegiate 140 NAME 10 12 4 0 Hunter Greenlee 2 205 11 60 Karsten Gill 51 home Zane Cornejo 10 Christian Buckman by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Minnesota Twins are in the playoffs. So what does that have to do with the Wellington Crusader football team?The Twins just became the first team in Major League Baseball history to make the playoffs one year after losing 100 games. And it illustrates that each year is its own animal. The Kansas City Royals won’t be winning the World Series this year, nor will the San Francisco Giants or New York Mets. They are already yesterday’s news.So with that in mind, let’s look back at the Wellington Crusaders, who were 0-9 in 2016. But there is no telling how far this Crusaders squad can go in 2017.Wellington suffered a setback against Andale 38-0 last week. Nevertheless, the Crusaders are not any worse off than they were a week ago when the world was brighter at 3-0. That’s the difference between Andale and Rose Hill. The Wellington football hasn’t changed an ounce. And this week the Crusaders have an opportunity to pull off a big win against Wichita Collegiate at home.But it will be tough. Collegiate comes into the game with a bruised ego after losing to Mulvane 35-19. The score was a surprise because up until that point the Spartans looked like the only team who could challenge Andale for the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV title.In that game, Collegiate had a 19-7 lead in the second quarter, and saw Mulvane score two late first half touchdowns, thanks in part to a turnover, to take a 21-19 lead into the half. Mulvane would then score two touchdown in the second half to secure a 16-point victory.Interestingly, Collegiate won the statistical battle — with 350 yards to Mulvane’s 309. Wildcat quarterback Jayden Price accounted for 208 of those yards on nine passes, four of them for touchdowns including two for 55 and 45 yards. In the rushing department, Mulvane averaged 2.29 yard per play. That isn’t a lot. Mulvane’s success was its ability to pass.Collegiate is currently the number 1 passing offense in the league. Cody McNerney is the AVCTL DIV’s top passer with 935 yards passing. He’s pretty accurate going 54 of 114 for a 47.37 percent success rate. When he isn’t throwing, he is running and leads the team with 303 yards – fourth in the league.He has several targets. Six receivers grace the league’s top 15 reception yards. Wellington only has one with De’Andre Washington at No. 3.Despite Price’s ability to take Collegiate’s defense to the cleaners, the Spartans are still No. 1 in the AV-CTL DIV in pass defense and, yet it ranks dead last on rushing defense. That bodes well if Joe Ybarra, the league’s third leading rusher can get open. Grey Hatfield should be at full strength to help him out.Wellington still is the second rated defense despite giving up 338 yards last week to Andale. The thing about the game, if there was one positive, after the first drive, Andale’s offense had to battle for every touchdown drive thereafter, including making three fourth downs.The Crusaders also were plagued with penalties, and an ineffectual offense especially in the passing department.The Crusaders have their work cut out for them. But if they can pull off a win over Wichita Collegiate, this could make this season very interesting from this point forward.Wellington-Collegiate game at a glance:W. Collegiate (2-2) at Wellington (3-1), Friday at 7 p.m.Follow the game: Internet: Live twitter blogs on this site, Sumner Newscow. Twitter: Follow us at Cueballnewscow. Radio: Ryan Jenkins and Jamie Cornejo, play-by-play, KLEY, 1130-AM and 100.3-FM. Television: Sumner Cable TV, Channel 5 (audio). Photos and recaps: wellington.cc and Sumner Newscow.Game night weather: The weather should be perfect in the upper 60s. No excuses to come down and get a hamburger.Series history: Wichita Collegiate is the only school for which Wellington has a losing series record against opponents it plays on an annual basis both past and present. Crusaders have yet to beat the Spartans since Collegiate forced itself into the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail Div. IV.Collegiate (0-7)2010 – Wellington 32 Collegiate 542011 – Wellington 7 Collegiate 352012 – Wellington 6 Collegiate 412013 – Wellington 21 Collegiate 49.2014- Wellington 34 Wichita Collegiate 38.2015- Wellington 7 Collegiate 352016- Wellington 0 Collegiate 52League standings: 125last_img read more