by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington head coach Tyler Ryan has been a head football coach for six years now – three of those in Wellington. He said in those six years, he never had a player suffer an ACL tear.
Now he has seen two in consecutive weeks.
The diagnosis came back on Wellington senior running back Austin Dunn’s knee Wednesday and it was an ACL tear much to the chagrin of the Crusader Nation. He is out for the year. This marks the second consecutive week Wellington suffered a huge loss. Andrew Pelkey, a starting linebacker, is out for the season with an ACL tear after the season opener.
You can’t sugar coat this one. This is a blow to the WHS football program. Dunn was the zig to Wellington’s throwing zag. He was a power back and kept the defenses honest thus allowing Trevor Nance to throw more openly to his receivers. He was good for a 3-yard pickup for a first down.
But you know what? That’s football and now Wellington must come up with another plan.