Wellington suffered a 65-0 shellacking at the hands of Andale Friday night. It could have been even worse. Andale led 14-0 before Wellington ran a play from scrimmage, and led 36-0 at the end of the first quarter. Andale went on to lead 50-0 at halftime and called off the dogs from that point.
“I don’t have any answers,” Wellington coach Tyler Ryan said after it was over.
He said his team needs to put this behind them and keep working to get better.
“That is all you can do, just keep working,” he said.
On the first series, Bo Knoblauch scored on a 48-yard run for Andale. The kickoff following the touchdown was short and Andale recovered, and scored again quickly.
It never got much better for the Crusaders.
Andale had 460 yards rushing on 36 carries. Knoblauch rambled for 180 of those yards, and added a 90-yard punt return for a score.
Andale had 499 yards of offense, to about 150 for Wellington.
The Crusader’s only chance to score came in the fourth quarter after an Andale fumble near midfield gave Wellington the ball. The Crusaders drove to the 15 but gave up the ball on downs.