Wellington’s Class of 2020 goes undefeated in middle school football

first_imgGill, Karsten40 Cantrell, Brennan45 Greenlee, Hunter32 Vargas382887.57894736851 Walker1080.81 Vargas, Zander2 Harriger3 Soles82111 Washington11 Buckman22 1 Farley, Kenney74 Macias, Micheal20 Cunningham34 Individual Totals 2015 Knights Buckman5511 Tracy, Timothy99 Dvorak1 Popplewell, Silas7 Goodrum2126 Vargas203359482185 Eagle22 Cunningham12222 RecYdsAvgTDsFmbl2Pt Rausch413032.531 Popplewell1343233.23076923513 Jordyn2 SoloAstINTTDsFmbl ReFmbl ForDefSackSafety Total22415857.07589285720215 Walker, Billy4 Greenlee453046.755555556316 3 11 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -2 Vote up Vote down Julie Wolf · 251 weeks ago Congrats! Caldwell/South Haven Thunderbird Junior High Football team also finished the season undefeated! Report Reply 0 replies · active 251 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Holly V · 251 weeks ago Thanks Tracy for this write up for the boys! They are a team first and that is where their success starts! They have built such a great repour over more than the last two years! These boys are more than friends they are a family that depend on every person on and off the field for the success they have had. If these boys continue to train and keep that team mentality I believe the sky’s the limit for them! Report Reply 0 replies · active 251 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Heacock, Montanta30 Popplewell167 CompAttYdsTDsINTAvg2pt Hilt1211 Gill31 Mata33 Soles9232.555555556 1 Fairbanks513 Hilt, Isaac34 CarriesYdsAvgTDsFmbl2Pt Cunningham, Gage3 McComb, Luke55 Young, Kandem50 Soles, Austin8 Soria, Jake77 Cornejo12867.1666666671 Washington, Tayshaun42center_img Heacock12 Mata, Christian73 Soria65 •••••Roster for the 2015 eighth grade Knights: 8th grade football roster  2 Farley1 Cunningham5244.811 1 Buckman, Christian11 Harriger, Austin22 Greenlee37 Eagle, Dennis57 Follow us on Twitter. Young, Jordyn1 Cantrell3 Young3-2-0.666666667 PlayerNumber Tracy22 Rausch302127.06666666712 Love, Travese56 1121 Cornejo, Zane5 Fairbanks, Cade17 Young1 Love145 1 Cornejo2012 1 Vargas64 Wellington Eighth Grade head football coach Luke Smith receives an ice bucket dumping.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — 12-0.The Wellington eighth grade football team has lived through two years of being undefeated.  Thursday night the Knights completed the feat of two consecutive winning seasons with a huge 30-14 victory over Mulvane at Sellers Park Stadium. It wasn’t that close. Mulvane wouldn’t score until early in the fourth quarter when the reserves were there.Afterwards, the boys would hug, throw a bucket of ice over eighth grade coach Luke Smith, and receive a trophy from an anonymous source signifying their accomplishments.“You have made our community proud,” Smith said at the team gathering after the game. “Now continue to work hard and make yourself better for the future.”A silver trophy was presented to the eighth grade football team after two undefeated seasons.While there are no guarantees middle school success transfers to high school glory, it can’t hurt that this particular group has had a taste for winning. (See more pictures here).We asked Smith questions about what made this group tick.Sumner Newscow: The team went 12-0 over the past two years. What made this group so special? Smith: This group cares about the team more than the individual. They are a very close group and play for each other.  They don’t care who runs or catches the ball. They just care about playing together and trying to win a football game.SN: How would you describe your team. Is it more of a defensive team or an offensive team? Smith: Our team did all three phases of the game well. We averaged 33 points a game on offense and gave up an average of 9 points a game on defense.  Our special teams also did a great job in kick coverage and keeping the field position in our favor.SN: Who was your starting running backs and quarterback? Did you run the same offense as the high school? Smith: Zander Vargas was our starting quarterback. Our running backs were: Isaac Hilt, Hunter Greenlee, and Blake Rausch. Austin Soles and Zane Cornjeo also had several carries.  Yes, we ran the T offense that the high school ran. It is the perfect offense for this group.SN: Did you do a lot more passing or rushing? Smith: We ran the ball a lot, but had several explosive plays in the passing game. Vargas to Poppelwell was a very good combo in the passing attack.SN: What would you say was the key to winning this season? Smith: Both our offensive and defensive line played very well all year, thanks goes to coach Adrian Young.  Coach Tim Lira had the secondary coached up very well, I was very pleased that we never gave up a big play on defense.  Coach Lira also worked with our running backs and I think the big key on offense was that teams never knew where the ball was going to go.SN: Defensively, how was this team? What was your strengths? Smith: On defense, we ran the same base defense as the high school, again a lot of credit going to our defensive line: Soria, Love, Cunningham, Popplewell, Tracy, Dvorak, Farley, and Mata. We were very deep and caused a lot of problems up front for teams.  Our linebackers also did a great job. They rallied to the football and never let the ball get outside of our triangle on defense. Rausch, Cornejo, Hilt, Greenlee and Soles were our main linebackers. They secondary played very well we had several interceptions and deflected passes.  In the secondary we had Goodrum, Fairbanks, Vargas, and SolesSN: Do you feel this team can translate this success to high school?Smith: I believe if this team sticks together and devotes themselves to the summer weights they will fit in very well with the grades that are above and below them.  I really hope that all the kids stay with football. The strength of this team is in its depth and was a huge help to us this year as in one week. We had 8th grade kids sidelined with injuries and were still able to play at a high level. •••••Season statistics for the 2015 eighth grade Knights: 1 211 Goodrum731 Walker3 Rausch, Blake9 21 Macias441 1 Popplewell1-2-2 Gardner, Cameron66 Dvorak, Dominic69 Eagle2 Harriger3-4-1.333333333 1 Goodrum, Eric87 Rausch911 Managers: Austin Fink, Rayce Koerner, Caden Lawerence Hilt5963910.83050847105 Macias8last_img

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