Crusader Football Season Ends – WHS 7 Buhler 19

An early turnover by Wellington, lead to “6” for Buhler with only 39 secs. off the clock. Not the start you would want, but WHS buckled down, the defense played tough. So tough, 22:43 ticked off the clock before Buhler could find paydirt again. The Crusaders took the lead late in the 2nd qtr after Senior Zane Cornejo scrambled for 84 yds, leading to a 1 yd TD run by QB Zander Vargas and a “good” PAT by Karsten Gill. Gill went 10/11 on the season in PAT’s – kudos to #40. Buhler would soon retake the lead and not relinquish. With :47 left on the 1st half clock, Buhler, on 4th and 20, connected on a 21 yd TD throw and went in at halftime on top 12-7. (2 “2 pt” conversions had failed for the home team).

The 3rd qtr was all defense, going into the 4th, still anybody’s game but a Buhler score & PAT, with just 4:06 left on the game clock would seal the deal for the maroon Crusaders…final score 19-7. Buhler advances, the season ends at 2-7 for Wellington. Buhler will host Mulvane in Regional 4A action this coming Friday, Nov. 8th. The Wildcats downed Independence Friday night  47-14 to advance.

STATS

WHS 00 07 00 00 – 07
BHS 06 06 00 07 – 19

RUSHING

Zane Cornejo 5/88 yds
Trace Rusk 12/31 yds
Zander Vargas 7/14 yds (1 yd TD run)
Christian Buckman 1/-3  yds
Berkeley Wright 5/-6 yds

PASSING

Berkeley Wright 19/50 yds
Zander Vargas 7/21 yds

RECEIVING

Travese Love 2/29 yds
Silas Popplewell 3/18 yds
Christian Buckman 2/17 yds
Zane Cornejo 1/10 yds
Austin Soles 1/-3 yds

RUSHING 124 yds
PASSING   71 yds
TOTAL OFFENSE 195 yds

PENALTIES

5/45 yds

PAT’S

Karsten Gill 1/1   10/11 on the season

1ST DOWNS

WHS 6 BHS 9

PUNTS

Austin Soles – 8/229 (29 yd avg)

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OTHER AREA SCORES: Goddard 32 Rose Hill 14, Winfield 37 El Dorado 00, Ark City 55 Ulysses 17, Andover Central 42 Circle 7, Augusta 29 Coffeyville 26 (2 OT’s), Mulvane 47 Independence 14, Bishop Miege 67 Labette Co. 13, Chanute 28 Ft. Scott 7, Collegiate 35 Halstead 14, Andale 68 Clay Center 7, Clearwater 35 Hesston 21, Conway Springs 42 Cherryvale 13, Belle Plaine 17 Chaparral 14, Caldwell 46 Dexter 30, Argonia/Attica 38 Sedan 32, Minneola 50 South Haven 00

The above winners advance to WEEK #10 (Regional Action)

This season completed the 100th year of Crusader Football (1920 -2019) Here’s the year by year breakdown on the records:

FALL DATES/NOT GRADUATION DATES
1920 / 6 – 3 – 1
1921 / 4 – 4
1922 / 2 – 6
1923 / 3 – 5
1924 / 5 – 0 – 3
1925 / 4 – 3 – 2
1926 / 5 – 3 – 2
1927 / 5 – 3
1928 / 7 – 3 – 1
1929 / 6 – 4 – 1
1930 / 5 – 4
1931 / 4 – 4 – 1
1932 / 4 – 4 – 1
1933 / 5 – 2 – 2
1934 / 7 – 1
1935 / 5 – 3
1936 / 6 – 1 – 1
1937 / 7 – 0 – 1
1938 / 8 – 0
1939 / 7 – 1
1940 / 6 – 2
1941 / 7 – 2
1942 / 2 – 7
1943 / 3 – 5
1944 / 7 – 2
1945 / 8 – 1
1946 / 7 – 2
1947 / 7 – 2
1948 / 7 – 3
1949 / 6 – 1 – 2
1950 / 7 – 1 – 1
1951 / 5 – 4
1952 / 6 – 2 – 1
1953 / 6 – 4
1954 / 7 – 1 – 1
1955 / 5 – 4
1956 / 4 – 5
1957 / 2 – 7
1958 / 5 – 3 – 1
1959 / 5 – 3
1960 / 7 – 1
1961 / 5 – 3 – 1
1962 / 5 – 3 – 1
1963 / 3 – 4 – 1
1964 / 2 – 7
1965 / 4 – 4 – 1
1966 / 4 – 5
1967 / 9 – 0
1968 / 7 – 2
1969 / 9 – 1 – 1
1970 / 8 – 1
1971 / 8 – 2
1972 / 6 – 3
1973 / 5 – 4
1974 / 8 – 1
1975 /  8 – 1
1976 / 9 – 3
1977 / 8 – 2
1978 / 9 – 2
1979 / 9 – 2
1980 / 2 – 7
1981 / 12 – 1
1982 / 12 – 1
1983 / 2 – 7
1984 / 5 – 4
1985 / 4 – 5
1986 / 4 – 6
1987 / 5 – 5
1988 / 7 – 4
1989 / 5 – 4
1990 / 7 – 2
1991 / 7 – 2
1993 / 8 – 2
1994 / 10 – 1
1995 / 7 – 3
1996 / 10 – 2
1997 / 4 – 6
1998 / 3 – 7
1999 / 6 – 6
2000 / 12 – 1
2001 / 12 – 1
2002 / 12 – 2
2003 / 9 – 3
2004 / 11 – 1
2005 / 7 – 3
2006 / 6 – 4
2007 / 7 – 4
2008 / 8 – 3
2009 / 7 – 4
2010 / 2 – 8
2011 / 3 – 6
2012 / 2 – 7
2013 / 5 – 4
2o14 / 5 – 4
2015 / 4 – 5
2016 / 0 – 9
2017 / 5 – 5
2018 / 8 – 3
2019 / 2 – 7

SOURCE: 1920 through 2003 (2004 MEDIA GUIDE by Linn Hibbs) // 2004 to date LOCAL MEDIA)

Steve Sturgis

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.