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Same song, different verse: Andale dominates Wellington

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Whatever gap Wellington was hoping to close with the Andale football program, is not materializing and it might not do so for awhile.The Crusaders traveled to Andale and were totally dominated 46-0 Friday evening in a game not as close as the score may indicate.Perhaps, even worse, Wellington is starting to accumulate injuries again which so devastated the team last year. Crusader Connor Burnett left the game with a foot injury. Colton Glover is out for the season with a head injury. Remington Gilkey was out of the lineup with knee injury. Connor Phelps seemed to be hobbling.The Crusader world that seemed to look so bright just last week, seems to be crumbling. Andale has had that kind of effect on the Crusaders.Again, if one could pinpoint a recurring problem this season for the Crusaders, it would be the special teams. Twice Zach Meyer would score off special teams — one on a 65 yard punt return for a touchdown in the first quarter. The second one on a 90 yard kickoff return to open the second half. He would have had a third one had it not been an Andale block in the back penalty in the second quarter.Wellington’s defense which has been consistent this season up until Friday night, seemed to become less potent as the game progressed. The Crusaders would give up 312 yards for the game.At the beginning of the game, Wellington appeared to be have Andale stopped on a fourth and long on the Indians first possession. But Andale quarterback Taylor Richter threw a screen pass to Bo Knowblauch in the flat, who would then scramble 31 yards for the Indians score.That was a dagger and it seemed to set the tone for the rest of the game.While Wellington would get a first down on every drive in the first quarter, it could not pick up a second, and after a punt return for a touchdown, the Dukes were trailing 13-0.Wellington would reach midfield and a good punt pinned the Indians inside the 10. Andale would go to work and drove the length of the field, scoring on a 7-yard Richter run, his first of four touchdowns of the night. That made it 20-0.The Crusaders had their best play of the game when Phelps found an open seam and scrambled 43 yards to the Andale 35. But the Indians would stiffen their defense and allow just five more yards before taking over on downs.That would lead to a Richter 16-yard touchdown thereafter. The lone consolation for Wellington was Andale failed to score to end the half.Once the second half started and Meyer delivered his 90 yard TD on the kickoff, this game was officially over. Wellington would give up two more touchdowns of 57 and 46 yards.By the fourth quarter it was a running clock as the junior varsity got to see playing time. Wellington hopes for a better performance when Wichita Collegiate comes to town this Friday. Andale – Meyer 65 punt return (PAT no good). Passing – Wellington: Cade Phelps 1-3-9. Andale: Richter 3-5-56 Andale121420046 Wellington00000 Receiving – Wellington: Co. Phelps 1-9. Andale: N/A. Andale – Richter 7 run (PAT kick good). Wellington vs. Andale Andale – Richter 16 run (PAT kick good). Andale – Richter 57 run (PAT kick no good).center_img Scoring 1234Final Rushing – Wellington: Co. Phelps 16-90, Kop 11-17, Jones 10-26, Ca. Phelps 6-(-27), Ferguson 1-5. Total 46-111 Andale – 90 kickoff run (PAT kick good). Rushing – Andale: Dagenais 5-48, Meyer 7-110, Reichter 10-47, Horsch 3-17, Stuever 6-0, King 1-16, Tr. Meyer 7-28. Total: 39-266. Andale – Richter 46 run (PAT pass no good). Andale – Richter to Knoblach 31 pass (PAT kick good). Follow us on Twitter.last_img

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