Wolverines beat down Bulldogs

Wolverines beat down Bulldogs

Tyler Alexander, Assistant Editor

The Wellington Wolverines Varsity Football team met up with the undefeated South Fork Bulldogs for their second regular season home game. The Wolverines entered the game with a 1-1 overall record, beating Santaluces in their first game (26-6) and losing to South Boca in their second (38-14).

This game was ever so important and could set the tone for the rest of the Wolverines season. With a win, Wellington would sit in a tie for first place in their District Standings. However, with a loss, it would plummet the Wolverines down to 1-2 on the season, putting them in last place in their District.

Coach Abel obviously told the team how important this game was to their season, because the Wolverines came out with a fire and a passion that has not yet been seen this season. In a terrific defensive first half, the Wolverines forced the Bulldogs to fumble on seemingly every possession, proving that the Wellington defense is one to be reckoned with this season.

However, despite the terrific effort on defense, the Wolverines went to the sidelines at the end of the first quarter clinging to only a one point lead of 7-6. As the game progressed into the second quarter, the scoring picked up. After a Wellington Field goal put the Wolverines up 10-6, South Fork scored once again on another long touchdown run, setting the score at 13-10.

From here, the Wolverines would respond on offense. Putting up 14 straight points, the Wolverines went into halftime winning by a score of 24-13, even though the game was much more distant than the score would indicate. Wellington seemingly dominated every facet of the game, yet only had a two possession lead to show for it.

This would however change in the second half. Wellington went on a quick scoring spree in the third quarter, setting the score at 38-13 with about six minutes to go in the game. Here was where the Wolverines made their mark on the game. With the Bulldogs down at the Wolverine one yard line, Wellington had a critical goal line stop, getting them the ball back, while holding South Fork to no points.

From this point on, both teams put up a few more touchdowns to pad their stat totals, but the storylines remained the same. Wellington dominated in every aspect of the game, gaining a clearly earned victory over an undefeated South Fork team.

When all was said and done, Wellington Quarterback Patrick Shannon threw for 272 yards, and threw three of his four touchdown passes to standout Wide Receiver Ahmmon Richards. Wellington won by a final score of 45-36, boosting their record this season to 2-1. Next game is away at West Broward on September 19.