by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — You know when things are going well for a program? When a team wins by 22 points and everyone is ticked off after the game.
The Crusaders won 54-32 Friday night to improve to 3-0. The thing was it was 34-0 at the half and 41-0 near the end of the third quarter.
But with two minutes left to play, Wellington was holding onto a 47-32 lead and Circle was attempting an onside kick.
The Crusaders recovered and reinserted the starters. One play later, Beard was running through the Circle defense for a 45 yard touchdown and this game was over.
“The starters could do whatever they wanted tonight,” said Tyler Ryan, Wellington head football coach. “I was very disappointed with our younger guys… The JV guys were either star-struck or something. They did an extremely poor job with execution. I’ve got to do a better job preparing them.”