Wellington loses to Wichita Collegiate 35-8, falls to .500

first_img 1234 Final Wellington – Jones 1 run (PAT pass good). Collegiate – Waddell 56 run (PAT kick good). Collegiate Wellington00088 Scoring6715735 Collegiate – 48 pass Burgoyne to McNerney (PAT kick good). Collegiate – Waddell to Burgoyne 81 pass. (PAT kick good).center_img Follow us on Twitter. Despite some great defensive plays in the first half, Wichita Collegiate would win 35-8. (Eric Rinehart photo).by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The good news is, Wellington has probably completed its toughest two game stretch of the season. The bad news is Wellington has been outscored 81-8 in the past two ball games and went almost eight quarters without scoring.Wellington would lose to Wichita Collegiate 35-8 on homecoming night. The Crusaders, 3-3, will now embark on the most important part of the season when they battle Rose Hill next week to start district play.“They were the most physical team we’ve played this season,” said Tyler Ryan, Wellington head football coach. “But I’m not a moral victory kind of guy.”This effort was better than the week before, but Wellington’s propensity to give up the big play has been a problem.Offensively, Wellington could not sustain a drive.Wellington played a good first half, giving up just two touchdowns, one of them coming off a trick play. But for the second straight game, the Crusaders fell apart to start the third quarter.Before Wellington fans could settle into their seats, the special teams, who have been abysmal all season, opened the half with a fumble on what seemed to be a reverse. That turned a 13-0 lead into a 20-0 contest. After Wellington went three and out, Spartan Austin Waddell would scamper 56 yards for a touchdown and at the 9:43 mark of the third quarter, this game was pretty much over with Collegiate leading 28-0.Collegiate would score thereafter on a Waddell to Nathan Burgoyne 81-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter.The Crusaders broke a seven-quarter scoreless streak when Logan Jones scored on a 1-yard plunge with six seconds in the game.Collegiate opened the game using chicanery when tailback Nathan Burgoyne threw a 48-yard touchdown pass to Cody McNerney.The Spartans would score on the next drive starting from the Wellington 31 and scoring thereafter on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Waddell to Cooper Root. If Wellington had one solace in this game, Collegiate never had a sustained drive. But giving up big plays are killing this team.Connor Phelps had 84 yards on 23 carries.For photo gallery of the football game of pictures by Eric Rinehart click here. Collegiate – Waddell to Root 11 pass (PAT kick no good). Collegiate – Fumble recovery on kickoff (PAT pass 2 point). Collegiate 35 Wellington 8    Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (8) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 252 weeks ago Please use a first or middle name and a valid e-mail address if you wish to comment on this story. Report Reply 0 replies · active 252 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Ted “Theodore” Logan · 252 weeks ago Wow. An entire story involving a private school without a single mention of the need to recruit players. You are maturing as a writer. Report Reply 0 replies · active 252 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down bob · 252 weeks ago that was the worst offensive play calling I’ve seen in a long, long, time. Report Reply 0 replies · active 252 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down CJ Carey · 252 weeks ago I understand what Coach Ryan is trying to do with the offense because apparently from what i have heard the team lacks speed. But to run this offense effectively your line needs to be extremely strong and get movement along the front. That is why a similar offense is effective in Conway Springs. Have we won games this year, yes but if we’re happy winning 3-4 games a year and only making the playoffs once in awhile then great stick with this. I am a product of Coach Hibbs so I lean towards the I formation. You dont have to have a lot of speed since you only have to have one person out wide, and you can run and pass effectively out of the formation . It seems like a happy medium between the spread they ran and the offense they have now. It allows you to have more inventive play calling when you are out matched physically. Obviously im washed out high school football player not a coach but it just seems like an obvious move. Regardless of wins i will continue to cheer on our team and wish them nothing but success. Report Reply 0 replies · active 252 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down CaseyWitham · 252 weeks ago “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” ~Albert Einstein Report Reply 0 replies · active 252 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down bob · 252 weeks ago Very well stated CJ Carey. Crusader football is not about being satisfied with 3-4 wins. There is a tradition here that is slowing dying because mediocrity is settling in. Report Reply 1 reply · active 252 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Bill · 252 weeks ago From a surrounding towns perspective, the Wellington tradition left many many years ago. Hibbs saw the writing on the wall. Schmidt saw the writing on the wall. Ryan is trying to get the so called tradition going again along with the assistant coaches that were here during the Hibbs era. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down JACKIE FULLERTON · 252 weeks ago Bob….you hit that on the head. Tradition is going fast…Did anyone notice that the Collegiate football players standing on the sidelines cheering their players on? We could barely stand up with our cheerleaders and yell….Our players look very brow beat… Report Reply 0 replies · active 252 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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From a destructive opposition to a failed Government

first_imgDear Editor,The fourth National Budget for the APNU/AFC coalition Government was presented to the National Assembly despite the majority of the Guyanese population, through the Opposition Leader has declared no-confidence against the APNU/AFC administration for the mismanagement of affairs in GuyanaSince the 2011-2015 period when the APNU and the AFC were the combined opposition with a dangerous weapon of a parliamentary majority, they have used it deliberately and conveniently to take Guyana down the path of destruction. The combined opposition, during that period, who promised a good life and a better future, deliberately, by their vindictive actions destroyed the very foundation upon which they are presently collapsing now.How can people sleep at night knowing that they are guilty of not fulfilling the role the electorate gave them? During the 2011-2015 period the lack of support for major national development projects such as the Amailia Falls Hydroelectric plant, the CJIA expansion, Marriott hotel, a Specialty Hospital, the blocked security measures that would have prevented money laundering and many other measures that are contributing towards a failed APNU/AFC government.During this period the APNU/AFC/PNC was determined not to support any projects that would further enhance the popularity of the PPP/C, regardless of how much the entire nation stands to benefit.Unfortunately, the APNU/AFC coalition government can’t recover from their present collapse, despite presenting four consecutive budgets. We can conclude: From a destructive opposition to a failed Government.Your sincerely,Zamal Hussainlast_img read more

Ramjattan justifies breach of AFC’s constitution

first_img− claims provision not exclusionaryIncumbent Alliance For Change (AFC) Leader Khemraj Ramjattan has justified his intention to serve another term as leader of the party, if so nominated by delegates, despite the fact that this will breach the party’s constitution.According to Ramjattan, the provision in AFC’s constitution is not exclusionary in any way.According to Article 19 (1) of the AFC’s Constitution, no leader would be allowed to serve more than two consecutive terms in the same office, in the interest of “a broader activism in leadership positions by the membership.”Not excluded! AFC Leader Khemraj RamjattanWhen contacted for a comment on his direct breach of the party’s constitution, Ramjattan stated that the provision cited was not exclusionary in any way. According to him, the provision does not mandate that he cannot run again.Ramjattan was elected as AFC Leader in 2012, his term lasting for four years, or the equivalent of two terms. According to Article 7 of the party’s constitution, “A national convention shall be held every two years at a place and time decided by the National Executive Committee.”Though Ramjattan will be looking to be re-elected to serve in the leadership capacity, he is expected to face stiff competition for the post at the upcoming elections, which will be held at the party’s National Executive Conference (NEC) later this month.In addition to Ramjattan, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson and Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes are seen as contenders for the post.The AFC’s NEC will be hosted on January 28 at the Vreed-en-Hoop Secondary School in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) – the party’s first NEC outside of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica).The NEC will include elections for the positions of the party Leader, Chairman, Vice Chairman, General Secretary and 12 National Executive Members.Contender for the top spot; Public Telecommunications Minister, Cathy HughesThe AFC was formed by Ramjattan, current Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman and the late Sheila Holder, in 2005. Trotman became the leader, but a power sharing agreement was enacted that would see the leadership being rotated.It was with this formula, and the constitution it enacted, that the AFC contested subsequent elections. It has since been subsumed by the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) coalition, a step taken in order to contest the 2015 General Elections.The AFC has faced criticism from political activist Dr David Hinds for its perceived silence on controversial issues, including the Minister’s salary hike and the sugar industry. According to Hinds, the party appeared to be suffering from apathy and was disconnected from its support base. Dr Hinds had noted that after the promise of transformation it came with, the party seemed to have shifted away from its transformative agenda. In response, the party had stated that it remained committed to change and transformation.last_img read more