Hit men... Austin Wilson separates ball and carrier deep in Odessa territory early in the third quarter. Brent Alumbaugh, #10, picked up the ball and ran to the 11. It was one of five forced turnovers by the Bulldogs. photo by Kory Hales
Odessa rolls on to semis
"It was touch and go for awhile," coach Mark Thomas said of his Bulldogs' quarterfinal victory over #1 ranked Maryville Friday night. Bulldogs prevailed in the entertaining contest 28-14 after jumping to a 22-0 halftime lead.
"We capitalized on their mistakes (five turnovers) and that was a big positive for us," Thomas said.
"We struggled up front a little on both sides. Our defense did a good job of keeping the pressure on their quarterback and he didn't hurt us running and didn't have a great game throwing," Thomas said. Read more in The Odessan.
Jaime Ruskey named to All-Conference team
Jaime Ruskey was the only Lady Tiger voted to the I-70 Conference All-Conference volleyball team by the conference coaches. Ruskey was a First Team selection.
Lady Tigers went 13-12-1 overall, ending their season in the district semifinals to top-seeded and number one-ranked Santa Fe. Santa Fe went on to win the district title and eventually the Class 1 state championship. Read more in The Odessan.
Twelve Tigers named to All-Conference team
Twelve Wellington-Napoleon football players have been named All-Conference by the I-70 Conference football coaches.
On the offensive side of the ball, Dallas Reynolds was voted First Team All-Conference at quarterback. Jordon Hill made the First Team at running back. Blake Gray was selected to the First Team at receiver. Tristan Green made the First Team at tight end/flex. Brock Beckemeyer and Zach Jenkins were both named First Team All-Conference as offensive linemen.
Matt Block and Luke Schaberg were named to the Second Team as offensive linemen. Gray was voted Second Team All-Conference kicker. Duncan Hughes received Honorable Mention at receiver. Stone Willoughby was selected Honorable Mention All-Conference as an offensive lineman. Read more in The Odessan.
Wellington-Napoleon basketball jamborees set
Wellington-Napoleon's girls and boys basketball teams will see action for the first time this week.
Lady Tigers will participate in a jamboree at Liberty High School tonight (Thursday).
Scrimmages are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Wellington-Napoleon will play Liberty, Ray-Pec and Park Hill. Read more in The Odessan.