For the 2nd time this season, the IRONDUKES were at HOME and the eventual outcome was good, but it took a while before Wellington could pull away from the visiting Orioles.
At halftime, WHS was up only 14-7. A strong 14 point 3rd qtr for the HOME team secured the cause, as its now 28-7. Augusta would score one more time in the 4th, so would Wellington. As the whistles blew, the game ended 35-14, the team in red could ring the bell!
With Senior Grey Hatfield out for at least a couple more weeks, (due to ailment), others had to step up in the running department and they did. Zander Vargas carried the ball 21 times for 108 yds and 2 TD's. Isaac Hilt, 11 carries for 56 yards, Michael Ledbetter 14 / 26 yds and a TD, DeAndre Washington 1/20, a TD. Caleb Reichenberger 2/11 yds, Zane Cornejo 1/7 yds., Jack Nuss 1/2 yds and Trace Rusk 1/2 for 2 yds.
In the Passing department, Michael Ledbetter connected on 12 with 22 attempts for 185 yds and a TD. Isaac Hilt had 1 reception for 52 yds, Silas Popplewell snagged 2 for 37 yds., Caleb Reichenberger 1/34 yds. (a TD!) DeAndre Washington 4/24, Zane Cornejo 2/23, Trayson Probst 1/8 and Tayshaun Washington 1/7.
The Crusader racked up 21 first downs, to Augusta's 7. Wellington was successful 50% of the time on 3rd down conversions (9/18) and 67% on 4th down conversions (2/3).
232 yds Rushing
185 yds Receiving
417 yds total
OTHER AREA SCORES
Belle Plaine 41 Cherryvale 40 // Cheney 7 Clearwater 21 // Andale 65 Haven 0 // Scott City 47 Ulysses 0 // Caldwell 32 Attica/Argonia 12 // Winfield 20 Labette County 26 // Conway Springs 22 Trinity 8 // Circle 20 Rose Hill 10 // Mulvane 39 Buhler 29
Juliette Hyer was crowned DUCHESS at halftime - click below for all the coronation pics!