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It was Crusaders vs Crusaders and it went down to the wire...the Wellington Crusaders emerged as Regional 4A Champions Friday evening at Sellers Park, playing host to the Buhler Crusaders, final score Buhler 7 Wellington 14. Our Irondukes move on, Buhler is done for the season. 

More playoff action HERE at HOME this coming Friday, Nov. 9th! (8-2) Wellington will host (8-2) Goddard, who defeated Andover Central 21-7 to advance. Kickoff will be 7PM! The winner will be SECTIONAL 4A CHAMPION and will advance on to SUB-STATE action on the 16th.

Friday's game vs Buhler was a grind it out, back and forth, neither team could dominate the action. The first qtr ended scoreless but didn't stay that way long. Just 7 seconds into the 2nd qtr, DeAndre Washington scored on a 26 yd reception from QB Michael Ledbetter, PAT by Gill - Good - Score Buhler 00 Wellington 07. Buhler would answer about 3 minutes later, knotting it at 7 and that would remain the score until less than a minute to go, Ledbetter on a 1yd run for 6, another successful Gill PAT, score now Buhler 07 Wellington 14 with :52 left on the the :36 mark, Wellington intercepted and seemed to be in the driver's seat for a victory. Buhler would get another chance though and would drive down the field, (aided by a penalty against Wellington) and as the clock expired, they were unable to seal the deal for the possible tie. The Wellington Crusaders are REGIONAL 4A Champions! Both defenses played well. Buhler ended up with 171 yds total offense, our Crusaders 198 total yds. Most of those for Wellington (163), came in passing. 


Grey Hatfield - 22/43 yds
Hunter Greenlee - 1/14 yds
Zane Cornejo - 1/2 yds
Michael Ledbetter - 9/-24 yds (TD - 1 yd run)

Michael Ledbetter - 13/25 for 163 yds (2 INT)

DeAndre Washington - 9/127 yds (TD - 26 yd recep)
Grey Hatfield - 1/23 yds
Silas Popplewell - 3/13 yds

PAT'S / FG's
Karsten Gill - 2/2 PAT    0-1 FG 

Trayson Probst - 7/214 yds  (31 yd avg)

Buhler - 9
Wellington - 9

Goddard 21 Andover Central 7
Attica / Argonia 42 Udall 36
Conway Springs 21 Chaparral 14
Ark City 28 Coffeyville 6
McPherson 48 Ulysses 17

Again, the 4A REGIONAL CHAMPIONS Wellington Crusaders will play host to GODDARD this coming Friday, Nov. 9th, at Sellers Park - kickoff 7PM! GO BIG RED!



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Steve graduated from Wellington High School in 1974 and then Wichita State University (with honors) in 1979 with a B.S. Degree in Administration of Justice; his minor was in Sociology. Steve has held several positions ranging from Juvenile Court Service Officer, to District Manager in Circulation at the Wichita Eagle, Q.A. Planner at Boeing, Caregiver, Psychiatric Technician, Limo Driver, Ranch Hand, Photographer, Webmaster and Website Developer and a die hard Crusader Fan since the early 1960's. Contact the ole boy at or on Facebook or at any Crusader and/or Knight event year-round.