Wellington-Forest Hill Varsity Football Game


Lauren Alsina

Tyler Alexander, Sports Editor

Wellington’s winning streak continued last Friday night with an impressive win over Forest Hill.

The game was a true defensive battle until Forest Hill finally broke through the Wellington defense with fifty-six seconds left in the first half.  Forest Hill’s quarterback hit his target for a five yard touchdown to make the score 6-0.  The Wolverines stifling defense stepped up on the extra point attempt, blocking the kick, thus holding Forest Hill to six points at the half.  Unfortunately for Wellington, football is a game of who can put up the most points, and laying a goose egg in the first half certainly doesn’t help your cause.

The Wolverines fixed their offensive woes in the third quarter, putting up ten points in the period. Wellington’s first touchdown of the game came at five minutes left in the third, when quarterback Cole Smallridge ran the ball in on fourth and one from the five yard line.  The score put Wellington up 9-6, with the extra point pending.

Smallridge threw five passes, completing one for eight yards.  He managed 68 yards rushing on 11 carries, and scored two rushing touchdowns, with the latter of the two coming on a six yard scramble with 3:53 left in the game.  This score cemented a victory for Wellington.  Matt Sabatino also contributed greatly to the Wolverines ground game, carrying the ball 22 times, and tallying 95 yards.Wellington had 11 carries for 50 yards out of the rest of their rushers, totaling a whopping 213 yards on the ground for the game.