SENIOR NIGHT - No Loss Has Perhaps Ever Meant Less....

Create: 10/21/2018 - 07:47

The 4A Brackets are out for playoff action (see link below) which will begin Friday. Turns out, the loss to Mulvane did nothing to alter the outcome for who we would play this coming Friday. The Crusaders went in as #2 seed, likely to face #15 seed Rose Hill week #9, and emerged as the #2 seed and will play Rose Hill this coming Friday HERE, despite the loss to the Wildcats who end up the #4 seed. This will perhaps catch the attention of a couple of Mulvane players who while exiting the field were letting the crowd know they were the #2 seed now.** Oops. Rose Hill secured their first victory Friday, downing other winless 4A West team, Independence who fell to 0-8 and will face McPherson Friday. Ouch.

With that said though, it was a painful loss, (13-14) the result basically being, they executed overall, more efficiently. The 1st qtr was dominated by Wellington, the 2nd by Mulvane. Down 7-14 at half, the Crusaders fought back and scored in the 3rd but came up short on the PAT. The RED Defense in the 2nd half, kept Mulvane out of the endzone, but the 1 pt. deficit could not be overcome. The jinx genies were prevalent too and Wellington stumbled with inconsistent play, especially on offense. The Week #8 Crusaders looked nothing like the previous week's Crusaders...again, perhaps a good time for that to happen though, as the outcome affected nothing, other than pride. 

**Since it was a 3-way tie with Goddard and Mulvane (all 3 of us 6-2), there was no Head to Head determiner for all three so it went to points. If the Crusaders would have lost by 13, then Goddard would have had the edge on points and got the #2 seed, then Mulvane's Head to Head win over us would have gotten Mulvane the #3 seed and us the #4. Didn't happen that way - I love numbers!! :)

GAME STATS

RUSHING
Grey Hatfield - 26/119 yds (TD)
Hunter Greenlee - 4/19 yds
Zander Vargas - 3/11 yds
Zane Cornejo - 1/3 yds
DeAndre Washington - 1/1 yds
Michael Ledbetter - 11/-33 yds

PASSING
Michael Ledbetter - 6/24 for 94 yds (TD) (3 INT)

RECEIVING
Silas Popplewell - 2/36 yds (TD)
Grey Hatfield - 1/29 yds
DeAndre Washington - 3/29 yds

PAT's / FG's
Karsten Gill 1/2 PAT

FIRST DOWNS
MULV - 6
WELL - 15

PUNTS
Trayson Probst - 5/247 yds (49 yd avg)

GAME ACTION PICS MHS vs WHS 101918

4A STATE PLAYOFF BRACKETS
(Updated)

SENIOR NIGHT PICS

OTHER AREA SCORES

ATTICA/ARGONIA 22 SOUTH CENTRAL 38
CHAPARRAL 22 HUTCH TRINITY 26
CIRCLE 12 MCPHERSON 56
BELLE PLAINE 14 DOUGLASS 65
ARK CITY 17 ANDOVER CENTRAL 20
ROSE HILL 42 INDEPENDENCE 7
ULYSSES 21 ABILENE 26
EL DORADO 20 AUGUSTA 28
CLEARWATER 28 COLLEGIATE 35
UDALL 48 OXFORD 00
ANDOVER 3 GODDARD 36
CALDWELL 38 MEDICINE LODGE 20
ANDALE 35 CHENEY 13
WINFIELD 21 BUHLER 28
FORT SCOTT 21 EUDORA 14

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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 and/or Knight event year-round.