When the (3-2) Altamont-Labette County Grizzlies jumped out to an early 12-0 lead over the (4-1) Wellington Crusaders Friday evening at Sellers Park, what seemed like impending doom for the home faithful, turned into a 27-20 lead at halftime by the Irondukes, and a display of tenacity and ultimatae DESIRE to win. Despite unfortunate and nearly game outcome-changing unsportsmanlike and other penalties, Wellington football, it's coaches and it's players, were at their best.
For at least the 2nd time in Wellington Football History, a former Quarterback has been named Head Coach. A couple decades ago, 1982 graduate Linn Hibbs returned home to lead the IRONDUKES, his QB in '03 will now take the helm in 2016 - Zane Aguilar! Aguilar has been as assistant coach with Wellington for nearly a decade. Aguilar will replace 4 year coach Tyler Ryan who recently resigned and will be moving to Holton with his wife Stephanie for teaching jobs there.