Crusaders Battle Hard @ Mulvane!

The Crusaders jumped out early on Mulvane and had the opportunity in the 2nd qtr for a 3 TD lead, but it wasn’t to be. That drive was halted, Mulvane scored and scored again to knot it at 20 at the half. Opportunities presented themselves in the 2nd half, but in the end, Mulvane would outscore and outplay the Crusaders for the 40-26 Week 8 victory, advancing to a 6-2 record, the Crusaders, 2-5. Scoring for Wellington was Montel Tate (twice), Cope Henry, and RJ Clift, all on passing plays from either Dusty Bannister or Malachi Rogers.

Penalties again, hurt the Crusaders. Early on, not so bad but by games’ end, 119 yds. worth, the most this season. Since Game #2 vs Andale, the Crusaders have accumulated 550 yds worth, a 91 yd per game average, First game vs Collegiate, those stats not available.

The Crusaders had fire in their belly and played well and with confidence, especially the first quarter and a half. Mekhi Haskin-Ybarra had an interception, both Carter Burnett and Kenny Redford, fumble recoveries. They were unable to sustain the momentum eventually and Mulvane would rally, behind their QB Mason Ellis, a senior who himself, rushed for 213 yds and passed for 160. Ellis, a D1 prospect, was hard to contain. Team total wise, Mulvane had 456 yds of offense, WHS 320. Freshman Dusty Bannister connected on 3 of 8 passes for 166 yds, with an interception. Malachi Rogers, completed 5 of 14 tosses for 91 yds. and 2 interceptions.

We will be traveling to 7-1 Andover Central this coming Friday for Bracket Week 9 action. It’s win or season over from this point on.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

WHS –  06 14 06 00 – 26
MHS – 00 20 12 08 – 40

RUSHING

Malachi Rogers – 14 / 64 yds
Dustyn Schettler – 2 / 6 yds
Cope Henry – 2 / 5 yds
Dusty Bannister – 3 / -12 yds

PASSING

Dusty Bannister 3/8 for 166 yds 1 INT
Malachi Rogers 5/14 for 91 yds  2 INT

RECEIVING

Montel Tate 3 / 110 yds 2 TD
R.J. Clift 2 / 81 yds TD
Cope Henry 3 / 66 yds TD

TOTAL OFFENSE

RUSHING     63 yds  (MULV 296 yds)
PASSING    257 yds (MULV 160 yds)
TOTAL       320 yds  (MULV 456 yds)

PAT / FG

Jack Wright – 0/2
Cope Henry – 2 pt conv

FIRST DOWNS

WHS – 5
MHS -19

INTERCEPTIONS / FUMB REC

Mekhi Haskin-Ybarra – INT
Carter Burnett – FR
Kenny Redford – FR

PUNTS

Malachi Rogers 3 for 100 yds (33 yd avg)

PENALTIES

WHS 12 /119 yds
MHS  4 / 45 yds

GAME ACTION PICS vs MULVANE 102221

OTHER AREA SCORES

Derby 52 Maize South 14 * Fort Scott 8 Coffeyville 19 * Labette Co 00 Chanute 56 * Independence 13 Rose Hill 22 * McPherson 56 Augusta 28 * Ark City 00 Andover Central 35 * Winfield 24 El Dorado 12 * Circle 00 Buhler 76 * Collegiate 6 Andale 29 * Belle Plaine 14 Douglass 34 * Sedgwick 28 Conway Springs 14 * Fairfield 8 Attica/Argonia 58  * Caldwell 72 Chase 6 * South Haven 00 South Barber 46

Author: Steve Sturgis

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 shs74@wellington.cc or on Facebook or at any Crusader event year-round.