The WMS 7th & 8th Grade Football Knights took care of business Thursday evening down at Sellers Park. Their visiting counterparts from Haysville had no idea of the buzz saws they were about to encounter. Behind the cool, calm and collected hands of QB Cope Henry, the 7th grade KNIGHTS marched up and down the field with relative ease. Mekhi Haskin-Ybarra and Jakob Lira lit it up with numerous gainers behind a strong line and an obvious strong defense in the 42-00 win over the Haysville 7th graders. Jeffery Berryman, Center for the Knights, toughed it out all evening as did others. Truly a team effort and a gutsy effort at that! Awesome job Knights!!
The nightcap, featuring the 8th grade KNIGHTS and Haysville was a romp from the get-go. With only 30 secs. off the game clock Wellington after just 3 plays were up 16-0. By 1st quarter's end that lead would double to 32-0. QB Jay Ybarra covered a lot of ground for the Knights - the extra and sustained effort by many transformed their season opener into a BIG W. Dustyn Schettler was tough, his extra effort to get across the goal line on one occasion was textbook. Running back Michael Cullens has more moves than United Van Lines and out maneuvered Haysville with ease. The Knights' line did their jobs and like the 7th graders, the defense ruled! Neither Haysville team scored but did have a few opportunities to do so without success...again, credit the "D"!!
There are a lot of young men that should be mentioned here as it was truly "2" team victories on Thursday that put smiles on anyone and everyone wearing red. Congrats to all the KNIGHTS and their coaches for representing so well. Wow...that was fun. Let's do that again...and again! :)