CLEARWATER — “It’s a great day to be a Crusader,” the Wellington High School student section yelled as the Wellington Crusaders made their way to the end zone after Friday nights 34-6 victory over the Indians.

The Crusaders, who have not won a football game since Oct. 16, 2015, controlled the scoreboard throughout the game. With a combination of big plays on both sides of the ball, Wellington took the 20-0 lead into the halftime break.

Clearwater quarterback Tanner Cash, freshman, was able to connect with senior Cody Layton for a 70-yard touchdown catch and run in the third quarter to avoid the shutout.

Layton was the main target for the Indians downfield as they chose to run sweeping runs around the corner throughout the game.

The Wellington Defense stood strong snatching three interceptions, two by Grey Hatfield and one by Chi Barton, to extinguish any offensive momentum the Indians had gained.

De’Andre Washington was the main target for quarterback Cade Phelps downfield. Washington picked up two receptions for touchdowns, adding a third on special team efforts when the Clearwater punter fumbled the ball in the end zone.

Kicker Karsten Gill was nearly perfect, missing only the first PAT of the night. His confidence was quickly restored as coach Aguilar put the sophomore back in the next time the Crusaders scored.

With the victory the Crusaders now plan for their first home game, Sept. 8, against El Dorado who fell to Mulvane, 33-0.

Around the AVCTL

Andale 28, Andover Central 21

Andover 26, Salina Central 14

Augusta 39, Winfield 13

Campus 48, Arkansas City 20

Collegiate 42, Rose Hill 0

Derby 48, Eisenhower 14

Goddard 47, Olathe Northwest 20

Collegiate 42, Rose Hill 0

Maize 22, Newton 19

Maize South 47, Circle 0

Mulvane 33, El Dorado 0

McPherson 33, Buhler 21

Valley Center 12 Salina South 7

Wellington 34, Clearwater 6