CRUSADERS Move To 3-1 / Down Augusta 35-14

Create: 09/22/2018 - 12:51

For the 2nd time this season, the IRONDUKES were at HOME and the eventual outcome was good, but it took a while before Wellington could pull away from the visiting Orioles.

At halftime, WHS was up only 14-7. A strong 14 point 3rd qtr for the HOME team secured the cause, as its now 28-7. Augusta would score one more time in the 4th, so would Wellington. As the whistles blew, the game ended 35-14, the team in red could ring the bell!

With Senior Grey Hatfield out for at least a couple more weeks, (due to ailment), others had to step up in the running department and they did. Zander Vargas carried the ball 21 times for 108 yds and 2 TD's. Isaac Hilt, 11 carries for 56 yards, Michael Ledbetter 14 / 26 yds and a TD, DeAndre Washington 1/20, a TD. Caleb Reichenberger2/11 yds, Zane Cornejo 1/7 yds., Jack Nuss 1/2 yds and Trace Rusk 1/2 for 2 yds.

In the passing department, Michael Ledbetter connected on 12 of 22 attempts for 185 yds and a TD. Isaac Hilt had 1 reception for 52 yds, Silas Popplewell snagged 2 for 37 yds., Caleb Reichenberger 1/34 yds. (a TD!) DeAndre Washington 4/24, Zane Cornejo 2/23, Trayson Probst 1/8 and Tayshaun Washington 1/7.

The Crusaders racked up 21 first downs, to Augusta's 7. Wellington was successful 50% of the time on 3rd down conversions (9/18) and 67% on 4th down conversions (2/3).

232 yds Rushing
185 yds Receiving

417 yds total


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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.