Crusader preview: Both Wellington and Rose Hill are looking for their first win of the season

first_imgSuperintendent: Dr. Mark Whitener 150 Clearwater 43 Wellington 14 180 10 220 10 Rose Hill Friday, Sept. 23 Andale Friday, Oct. 7 165 Aaron Schoemann Michael Billington 12 David Matlock 230 18 Manager: Austin Fink 11 15 Mulvane Caleb Alcorn 77 Friday, Oct. 28 3 280 185 5 Caleb Fowler 150 Drake Alcorn 65 2 Caleb Reichenberger 70 72 155 10 Michael Ledbetter 85 home 10 11 10 Braden Struble 180 50 68 away 11 W. Collegiate Spirit Squad: Taylor, McGothlin, Regan Pourner, 170 190 170 10 11 10 190 2016 Wellington Crusader Football Chloe Easterly, Andi Dry, Kelsi Haydon, 10 Eric Kop Bailey Etter 1 12 240 10 Deyton Araujo 130 Chance Wilson Assistant Principal: John Buckendorff 61 Friday, Sept. 30 Logan Jones 165 12 10 Trayson Probst Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. 240 78 84 away 10 Lukas Soria 185 Rose HillW. Collegiate 51 Rose Hill 6Mulvane 40 Rose Hill 20.Roster: 270 10 6 220 190 220 Ian Groom De’ Andre Washington 22 10center_img 11 Athletic Director: Luke Smith Julian Jimenez home Tyler Jimenez Principal: Adam Hatifield 10 Gabe Smith Makenna May, Cassidy Harriger, Lexi Saffell, by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — There is little doubt that Wellington so desperately needs to win Friday night. Trouble is, Rose Hill has a similar desperation.The Crusaders will travel to Rose Hill in what will be a battle of two winless teams. The Rockets have a tough row to hoe in the future. But it won’t be like Wellington’s murderous trifecta of Andale, Wichita Collegiate and Scott City in simultaneous weeks.Rose Hill comes into the game on an 11-game losing streak. The last time Rose Hill won was in Oct. 30, 2014 when it beat Mulvane 28-22.After a dreadful 2015 in which the Rockets went 0-9 and never played a close game, Rose Hill fell to Wichita Collegiate 41-6 and Mulvane 40-20 last weekend. It has been a precipitous fall for a program that won a state championship in 2011.The Rockets are chomping at the bits for a victory.Both Rose Hill and El Dorado had similar statistics in games against Mulvane. In week one, El Dorado accumulated 238 yards vs. the Cats while the Rockets had 210. They both gave up large chunks of yards to the Cats 343 to 360.So it might be safe to say on a talent level, El Dorado and Rose Hill are similar.Wellington gave up 355 yards against El Dorado. For the Dukes to see any success this season, the defense has to do better.“I was looking at our defense on Saturday, and sometimes we had five sophomores out there playing at the same time,” said first year head coach Zane Aquilar. “That’s a tough way to go.”Wellington showed much improvement on offense. Wellington had 255 yards in offense including 153 yards passing. The passing game appears to be coming along.It isn’t as if Wellington has not been competitive in the first two games. Wellington was down 14-7 against Clearwater in the first half and tied 6-6 against El Dorado. Many would argue that the Crusaders outplayed the Wildcats in the first 24 minutes.But the second half has been problematic for this young squad which has given up 27 and 28 points in the first two games.The Rockets will feature senior quarterback Grant Moore, a two-year starter, who is 8 of 25 for 98 yards so far this season. Rose Hill has two running backs making yardage. J.J. Carney has accumulated 103 yards on 16 attempts for a 6.44 yard per carry average. Bradly McAllister has 91 yards on 24 attempts.Wellington will go into the game with 564 total yards. Cade Phelps is 11 of 40 for 238 yards. Chris Kop and Colton Glover have each accumulated 133 and 120 yards respectively so far. Runs like the 14-yard touchdown run made by Glover on Saturday when he dragged the whole El Dorado team into the end zone will help this Friday.Joe Ybarra, a sophomore receiver, has four catches for 90 yards. That didn’t include his interception last week. De’Andre Washington, another sophomore, appears to getting his footing with three catches for 70 yards, including a big catch late in the second half vs. the Cats.Aguilar said at this juncture it is about the boys believing in themselves. He is confident that if Wellington competes at the level its capable of, the Crusaders will be victorious Friday night.Wellington-Rose Hill game at a glance:Wellington (0-2) at Rose Hill (0-2), Friday at 7 p.m.Follow the game: Internet: Live twitter blogs on this site, Sumner Newscow. Twitter: Follow us at Cueballnewscow. Radio: Adrian Young 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: Forecasters are calling for 20 percent rain during kickoff and that percentage increases to 35 percent before the conclusion. Bring your umbrella nevertheless.Series history: Wellington holds a 14-3 winning history against Rose Hill.Rose Hill (14-3)1981 – Wellington 33 Rose Hill 61982 – Wellington 37 Rose Hill 71987 – Wellington 35 Rose Hill 121988 – Wellington 26 Rose Hill 161994 – Wellington 48 Rose Hill 161995 – Wellington 33 Rose Hill 61996 – Wellington 40 Rose Hill 01997 – Wellington 30 Rose Hill 02000 – Wellington 56 Rose Hill 02001 – Wellington 38 Rose Hill 132004 – Wellington 28 Rose Hill 202005 – Wellington 20 Rose Hill 352006 – Wellington 6 Rose Hill 21 bi-district.2008 – Wellington 14 Rose Hill 132009 – Wellington 15 Rose Hill 212014 – Wellington 33 Rose Hill 212015 – Wellington 44 Rose Hill 20Game’s significance: With Andale, Wichita Collegiate and Scott City looming, this will be a very big game for the Crusaders.Injury situation: Lukas Soria is out for six weeks. The rest of the team has normal bumps and bruises.•••••Competing schedules: 11 10 140 150 10 El Dorado 34 Wellington 18 215 16 160 12 190 Cade Phelps Chase Pfalzgraf 10 Matthew Mason 21 160 Tatum Witham, Tori Winger, Kayla Billington 12 Jack Walton 60 180 140 Head Coach: Zane Aguilar 12 Brayden Higgenbotham 42 10 Joe Ybarra Varsity Football (all games 7 p.m.) 10 Chris Kop Assistant Superintendent: Brad Morris Scott City home 33 Dylan Goodman Cody Metz WELLINGTON Sponsor: Katie Franke Dylan Ferguson away 165 Nic Reyes 170 Ulysses 160 11 8 Rick Phelps, Tim Lira, Nick Wellington, Ryan Elder Friday, Oct. 21 Chi Barton 135 Assisntant Coaches: Tony Ybarra, Ross Foley, John McComb, 25 Tyler Murray Winfield Conner Burnett 12 Colton Glover 12 12 165 53 51 160 12 79 62 Jason Jeffrey Friday, Oct. 14 Braiden Buresh 63 11 11 220 71 11 Friday, Sept. 16 7 24 66 4 away 10 54 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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