As expected, Summer 2019 is moving right along, harvest is complete or near complete, and Driver’s Ed will wrap up soon as will many of the summer programs offered locally through the WRC and others. Some folks are taking vacations, the Kansas Wheat Festival rapidly approaches - just another great summer in progress, for the citizens of 67152.
The remarkable 2018 Crusader Football season ended on Friday night at Sellers Park, the 4th game in a row at Sellers Park, against the Goddard Lions. Final score: Goddard 28 Wellington 14.
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.
When the (3-2) Altamont-Labette County Grizzlies jumped out to an early 12-0 lead over the (4-1) Wellington Crusaders Friday evening at Sellers Park, what seemed like impending doom for the home faithful, turned into a 27-20 lead at halftime by the Irondukes, and a display of tenacity and ultimatae DESIRE to win. Despite unfortunate and nearly game outcome-changing unsportsmanlike and other penalties, Wellington football, it's coaches and it's players, were at their best.
Head Football Coach Tyler Ryan tendered his resignation today and along with his wife Stephanie who teaches at Lincoln Elementary, will return to Holton, KS this coming school year and both will teach there. Coach Ryan did his student teaching at Holton and helped coach football there for 2 years before leaving for Wichita East, then Wichita Trinity and then Wellington.
The last three weeks of regular season, well, are "the season", if you get right down to it. Doesn't matter now what ya did 5 weeks ago or even 2 - all that matters now is what you goin' do the next 2?
The IRONDUKES cruised through week 1 of district play, downing the Rockets of Rose Hill 44-20 @ Rose Hill before a noticeably small crowd. Wellington jumped out to a 22-00 lead somewhat quickly and maintained a comfortable margin throughout, moving to 4-3 overall, 1-0 in district play with 2 more games to go before post-season.
It was road trip time Friday for the Irondukes - the last road trip had ended in a loss - this one wouldn't.