The 2017 IRONDUKES squad got their first taste of defeat Friday, on the road at Andale, losing 38-0. The Indians, larger, quicker, deeper and all the other 'ers, controlled the game, sputtering a little in the 2nd qtr due to some good defense by our boys in red. The last part of the 2nd qtr this season has been a productive time for the Crusaders. Friday at Andale, the defense shined as the half approached.
The 7th & 8th grade Football Knights hosted Ark City Thursday at Sellers Park...ended up being a split // the 7th graders struggled against the Bulldogs coming up short 00-36.
In the nightcap, the battle was on and the 8th graders were tied at 20 a piece at halftime. Wellington 8th grade Knights were able to pull away in the 2nd half (against a larger Ark City squad) and the final score was WMS 8th Graders 48 Ark City 34.
You could feel this victory coming on...days ago, maybe weeks ago. This group of young men and coaches are in the groove. W's are the nectar of life - sure tastes good!! Congratulations for the 34-6 season opening win over the Clearwater Indians.
The atmosphere was festive and a bit wet early on but that soon passed. An Eagle-Med Helicopter delivered the GAME BALL to the field and then the teams engaged.
The Clearwater High School Booster Club will have at least "4" Food Trucks before and during Friday night's game vs the Crusaders! If you are planning on attending the season opener in Clearwater, go a little early and enjoy any or all of the following offerings:
*MEXICAN truck featuring tamales
*GOURMET HOT DOG truck
*SNOW CONE truck
The annual Crusader Club Hamburger Football Scrimmage was held Thursday evening down at Sellers Park. Football players from1st grade through 12th took their turns during the scrimmage to show off their football skills in front of the large crowd of parents, fans and friends. It was a beautiful evening weather-wise and the hamburgers were quite tasty! By evenings' end, dozens of young Wellington Football players, for just one night, were all on the field together...imagine a memory or two for years to come were generated by many.
Pictured above L to R: Ryan Elder, Ross Foley, Tim Lira, Nick Wellington, Zane Aguilar, John McComb, Rick Phelps, Tony Ybarra
It was PICTURE TIME Wednesday evening after football practice at the Stadium...the IRONDUKES and their coaches posed for the cameras so we could share with you a closer look at this years' Football Team and Coaching Staff...looking forward to a great season - GO BIG RED!!
The Senior Football Players and Cheerleaders have worked hard the past 3 days and their work is now finished - the 2017 BRIDGE has received it's annual RENEWAL and it looks awesome! It won't be long until the IRONDUKES pass that way to VICTORY! Great Job Crusaders - The Tradition Continues!!
Fall Sports across the State of Kansas gets underway today, Monday, Aug. 14th! The WHS Volleyball and WHS Football squads got an early start on the day and the season, the former began @ 6:00AM, the latter 6:30AM. Both are holding 2-a-days all week so it won't be long until regular season action across the board gets underway. Also starting this morning at 8:00AM were the 6th-12th grade Cross Country athletes. Nearly 50 of them met behind WMS for 1st day stuff and then headed over towards 9th street for some running.