Mulvane wins defensive battle over rival Wellington

WELLINGTON, Kan. (KWCH) -- A blocked extra point by Mulvane was the difference maker in the 14-13 win over Wellington in week eight.

The Crusaders controlled the game early in the first quarter. Deandre Washington intercepted a pass from Mulvane Quarterback Tab Creekmore on the opening Wildcat drive.

Wellington quarterback Michael Ledbetter hit Silas Popplewell over the middle for the initial touchdown.

The turning point of the game came in the second quarter, when Mulvane punted deep in its own territory. The short punt landed at their own 30-yard-line, and would have set up a scoring opportunity for Wellington. However, Crusader Jack Nuss grazed the ball as it was settling, causing a live ball situation. Wildcats recover and gain momentum.

On the ensuing drive, Creekmore hit Cole Diffenbaugh on a swing pass, and finishes with a 40-yard touchdown.

The Wildcats added one more score before the halftime break. Creekmore was flushed out of the pocket and found Jacob Walker wide open for a 31-yard touchdown.

In the second half, Wellington strikes back with a two-yard rushing touchdown from Hatfield. The point-after attempt was blocked, making the score 14-13.

Mulvane picks up the number two seed in the 4A West with the 14-13 win over Wellington.