Wellington takes down Buhler in 4th quarter comeback

Staff Writer
Wellington Daily News

Wellington takes down Buhler in 4th quarter comeback.

In its most riveting game of the season, The Wellington Crusaders overcame a halftime deficit, scoring three touchdowns - all in the final eight minutes of the game - for a stunning victory over Buhler of 27-13.

Buhler was up 7-0 in the first quarter. A 43-yard run by Wellington’s Dustyn Schettler in the second quarter set up a one yard touchdown by Berk Wright. The PAT was good, tying the game 7-7.

A 53-yard run by Buhler’s Sam Elliott put Buhler in Wellington’s red zone and paved the way for another touchdown. The PAT was no good. Buhler was up 13-7 at halftime.

The third quarter was scoreless, but the Dukes came back in the fourth quarter at 10:55 when Mekhi Haskin-Ybarra made the first of Wellington's three interceptions.

A one-yard touchdown by quarterback Berkley Wright and PAT by Jack Wright put Wellington ahead 14-13 with 7:35 left in the game.

Buhler quickly lost possession of the ball. Berk Wright passed the ball to Montel Tate, who made a touchdown with 5:47 left in the game giving the Dukes an 8-point lead of 21-13.

Wright has his third 1-yard touchdown of the game, leaving the Crusaders at 27-13 with 1:30 left in the game.

Wellington 27 Buhler 13

Wellington

0 7 0 20 27

Buhler

0 13 0 0 13

B- Roward 12 run (PAT good)

W- Wright 1 run (PAT good)

B- 37 pass from Neill (PAT no good)

W- Wright 1 run (PAT good)

W- Tate 23 pass reception (PAT good)

W- Wright 1 run (PAT kick no good)

Rushing: W – Schettler 28-147, Wright 16-19, Rusk 6-20. Total: 50-186. B- Elliott 23-188, Neill 8-12, Campbell 1-(-5), Henderson 2-16, Rollard 4-15. Total: 38-226.

Passing: W – B. Wright 6-12, 59 yds, 0 int. B – Neill 7-20, 120 yds., 3 int.

Receiving: W- Tate 4-43, Bannister 1-3, Haskin-Ybarra 1-13. B- McCurdy 5-85, Coffey 1-22, Elliott 1-13.

Team stats

Wellington

Buhler

Rushing

186

226

Passing

59

120

Total offense

245

346

First downs

12

12

Penalties

4–22

8–75

Turnovers

0

3