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Mya Mandell, Entertainment Editor

On Friday, November 14 2014 the Wellington High School football team entered the playoffs. The game was against the Park Vista, Cobras who entered the game at 6-4. The entire season Wellington has been on top with only one loss and Friday night was no different, winning the game at 53-29. That puts Wellington with at 10-1 for the season.

Wellington had a 14-0 lead within the first five minutes of the game, as the team scored on its first two possessions. The Wolverines took the opening kickoff and quickly marched 63 yards for their first score, a 10-yard touchdown pass from Shannon Patrick to Jean Rene.

Running back Mike Howard did some magic for our team on Friday. Throughout the night he scored a total of three touchdowns and ran for 182 yards on 18 carries. Mike wasn’t the only all-star on the team that night. Jean Rene also caught seven passes and scored two touchdowns for the wolverines.

“It was the game plan because we knew what they were going to do with our wide receivers, and our offensive line was hungry and ready, so we just fed him the ball,” Wellington coach Tom Abel said of Howard’s performance. “It’s pretty awesome for our school. We’re 10-1 and it’s the best year we’ve ever had.”

Ahmmon Richards snagged a 32-yard touchdown pass from Patrick to give Wellington a 23-0 lead with 9:44 remaining in the second quarter. And just before halftime, Alex Ng’s gave Wellington a lead of 33-15 with his 25-yard line field goal.

Rene intercepted Park Vista’s first play of the second half, setting up a 9-yard touchdown pass from Patrick to Rene that stretched Wellington’s lead to 40-15 less than two minutes into the third quarter.

Quarterback Shannon Patrick also did an amazing job of showing his skills on the field. He threw for three touchdowns and for 213 yards. Defensively, Wellington  intercepted the ball four times from Park Vista in the game.

For the first time in years Wellington High School’s football team is having an amazing season. The Wolverine  coaches and players are very proud of this year’s success.

“I had a good feeling about this year, but I didn’t expect us to be this good, I guess we all just got tired of losing so much,” Nick Namacher, junior, said.

The next game will take place on the Wellington Field against Palm Beach Gardens this coming Friday, the 21st of November.