Governor Wolf Urges House Committee to Consider Gun Safety Bills

first_img September 23, 2019 Press Release,  Public Safety,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf is urging the House Judiciary Committee to consider gun safety bills that are overwhelmingly supported by the public and focus on real measures that will keep guns from dangerous individuals and reduce gun violence.Governor Wolf’s statement:“Like many in the general public, I am disappointed to see the House Judiciary Committee refusing to bring commonsense gun safety bills up for a vote. There is virtual consensus in the public for enacting universal background checks. The extreme risk protection order is widely supported and documented to have saved lives in other states. There are many gun safety reforms in front of the House, yet none are scheduled for votes at tomorrow’s committee meeting.“We know these gun safety reforms can save lives. I urge the chairman to prioritize gun safety action demanded by the vast majority of Pennsylvanians, including many victims of gun violence and even more citizens seeking to hinder their own victimization.“In April, Rabbi Cheryl Klein, whose congregation was attacked inside the Tree of Life, prayed that ‘we are not guilty of inaction’ and urged advancements to protect people’s lives. I am reiterating that call. As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Tree of Life shooting at the end of October, we cannot fail to meet this moment. We must make the meaningful changes that we know will save lives in the future. We owe every victim of gun violence more and we can do better.” Governor Wolf Urges House Committee to Consider Gun Safety Billscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Batesville Schools Sports Schedule Update

first_imgHigh School -Boys Tennis vs Franklin County – NOW Monday, 9/16 at Franklin County – 4:30 pm startBoys Soccer at Roncalli (Saturday, 2/28) – Start times now JV 1:00 PM and Varsity 2:45 pm* * Volleyball at Rushville – No date set yet. * *Middle School –7th & 8th Football at South Dearborn now Thursday, 9/17 – 7th grade starts at 5:30 pmVolleyball at Seymour Invitational NOW on Saturday, September 28th  (moved from 9/21)last_img

Broward, Cruise Line Reach Conditional Agreement

first_imgIn an email sent Wednesday night, Holland America said it had received approval from a health system in Fort Lauderdale to treat fewer than 10 people “who need immediate critical care.”Meanwhile, it’s awaiting confirmation to disembark passengers and “get the nearly 1,200 well guests home immediately,” as long as they are fit for travel in accordance with guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.“Guests fit for travel per the CDC would transfer straight from the ship to flights for onward travel home, the majority on charter flights,” the statement said. “Out of an abundance of caution, these guests will be transported in coaches that will be sanitized, with limited person-to-person contact and while wearing masks.”The company said the provisions “well exceed what the CDC have advised is necessary for their travel,” during the coronavirus pandemic, adding that guests have not left the ship since March 14 and have self-isolated in their staterooms since March 22.President Donald Trump suggested that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis agreed to the plan after they spoke on Wednesday.“You have people that are sick on those ships, and states don’t want to take (them). They have enough problems right now,” Trump said at his evening news conference.“But we have to help the people. They’re — they’re in big trouble no matter where — no matter where they’re from. Happen to be Americans — largely Americans. But whether they were or not — I mean, they’re dying. So we have to do something. … and the governor knows that, too.”The cruise line said in the statement that about 45 guests who still have mild illness and are unfit to travel at this time will continue to isolate on board until recovered. They would be allowed to leave only after they have recovered and are in alignment with CDC guidelines for being fit to travel.The statement said that since March 22, 97 guests and 136 crew members have reported influenza-like symptoms. There are 808 guests and 583 crew on Rotterdam, and 442 guests and 603 crew on the Zaandam. Four children under the age of 12 are among the passengers, the statement said.The passengers who are healthy need to get off the ships, and the rest need to be treated urgently, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Thursday. “You have to take care of the people who are ill. You just have an obligation to do that. And as quickly as possible,” Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease official, said on “CBS This Morning.”For most people, the virus causes symptoms including a fever, cough and body aches that clear up in two to three weeks without hospitalization But for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness including pneumonia, in which case respirators may be necessary for survival.The Zaandam set sail from Buenos Aires on March 7 and was originally scheduled to end at San Antonio, Chile on March 21. The cruise was stranded off the coast of Panama after it was not allowed to dock in Chile and other ports along its path. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Two sick cruise ships with four dead on board are closer to docking a Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale Thursday after Carnival Cruise Line reached a conditional agreement with authorities in Florida.Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine said on Twitter that a final document would be released Thursday morning.Unified Command conferenced last night and reached cond. approval of Carnival’s Plan, subject to approval between Broward and Carnival. Final document will be released this morning. As of now, ships remain outside US Waters. Look forward to seeing a SAFE plan for all to resolve— Michael Udine (@Michaeludine) April 2, 2020last_img read more

Local Judge Stays on State Supreme Court, Despite Current Ineligibility

first_imgIn so doing, the judges sided with U.S. Democratic Rep. Geraldine Thompson.She previously said that Francis could not serve on the Florida Supreme Court since she had not been a member of the Florida Bar for at least 10 years, as the state’s constitution requires.Nonetheless, Francis will retain her position, as the court added, “There is no legal justification for us to require a replacement appointment from a new list of candidates, rather than from the one that is already before the governor.”Francis will reach her 10-year anniversary since being admitted to the Florida Bar on Sept. 24 of this year. She will take the bench in Tallahassee at that point.DeSantis appointed Francis last May to fill one of two spots that were vacated by Justices Barbara Lagoa and Robert Luck, both of whom were elevated to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. A newly appointed judge on the state’s high court from our area will get to keep her seat, even though she should not have been selected earlier this year.That was the decision of the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday, according to our news partner, WPTV NewsChannel 5.In a unanimous 5-0 ruling, the court ruled that Gov. Ron DeSantis had no right to appoint former Palm Beach County Judge Renatha Francis to the state’s Supreme Court when she was ineligible.“The governor did exceed his authority in making this appointment,” the justices stated in the ruling.They went on to say, “In a nutshell, when a governor fills by appointment a vacant judicial office, the appointee must by constitutionally eligible for that office at the time of the appointment.”In case you missed it, I was pleased to announce Florida’s next Supreme Court Justices … John Couriel, the son of Cuban exiles, and Judge Renatha Francis, the first Jamaican-American to be named to our state’s highest court. pic.twitter.com/g2FaFbZM18— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) May 27, 2020last_img read more

MDI boys surge in 4th quarter to beat Ellsworth

first_img Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 ELLSWORTH — As he knelt near the visiting bench inside a roaring Katsiaficas Gymnasium, Justin Norwood couldn’t have asked for the fourth quarter to come at a better time.Moments earlier, Norwood had watched from the sidelines as what seemed to be a commanding 17-point lead for his MDI boys’ basketball team wilted away. A barrage of 3-pointers and transition baskets had brought the host Ellsworth Eagles within two possessions and left the visiting Trojans needing to regroup.Rather than giving a fiery speech, Norwood gave his team a chance to breathe after the final seconds ticked off the clock to end the third quarter. Although the game was suddenly much tighter than it had been, MDI’s head coach of 11 years was confident his team could turn the game back around on its own.“It was just a matter of us calming down,” Norwood said. “Momentum is a funny thing in basketball because you never know when it’s going to take hold, and we knew we could get it right back if we got back to our game and settled.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAlthough the home team made it hard on them, the Trojans did exactly as their head coach knew they could. With quality shooting and stifling defense, the Trojans quickly alleviated any fears of a collapse at the hands of the rival Eagles.MDI used a late burst in the fourth quarter last Wednesday to achieve a 70-55 road win against Ellsworth. The win gave the Trojans a victorious start to a stretch that will include four straight road games and marked their third straight win in the rivalry.Ellsworth’s Jackson Curtis brings the ball up the floor as MDI’s Derek Collin defends during the first half of a high school boys’ basketball game on Jan. 10 in Ellsworth. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLMDI raced out to a 5-0 lead to start the game, but Ellsworth closed he gap right away with a pair of 3-pointers from Dylan Taplin to pull within a point at the 1:13 mark. A Colby Lee 3-pointer gave the Trojans an edge on the next possession, and the Trojans ended the quarter leading 16-8 following a pair of free throws and a layup as time expired.The Trojans continued their offensive onslaught in the second quarter despite early foul trouble for two of their top scorers, Andrew Phelps and Derek Collin. The Eagles kept MDI from pulling away much further with seven points from Zach Harris, but the visitors still took a 31-21 lead into halftime.After MDI (7-1) scored on the opening possession of the second half, Ellsworth used a Harris 3-pointer and Jackson Curtis layup to pull within seven points. Yet the Trojans responded with a 10-0 run capped off by back-to-back baskets and a free throw from Colby Lee to take a 43-26 lead with 5:03 remaining in the third quarter.MDI’s Colby Lee (left) and Andrew Phelps (right) chase down a loose ball against Ellsworth’s Dylan Taplin (middle) during the second half of a high school boys’ basketball game Jan. 10 in Ellsworth. MDI scored 24 points in the fourth quarter. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLEllsworth, though, was far from finished. The Eagles (4-5) used a 3-point barrage to fight back and pulled to within 10 points with 1:38 left in the third before narrowing the gap to 49-44 entering the final quarter.“They broke our press a few times and were able to score because of that,” Norwood said. “We’re not used to giving up layups on our press, and when Ellsworth was able to do that, it got to us a little bit.”With both fan bases on their feet, Ellsworth cut the deficit to 49-46 before an Owen Mild three-point play gave the Trojans some breathing room. From there, a clutch 3-pointer and mid-range jump shot from James Continued from Page 6McConomy gave the MDI the momentum it needed to close out the Eagles.“I don’t think he ever believes he’s going to miss,” Norwood said. “They say great shooters always think the next shot is going in, and James definitely fits that mold.”Phelps and Lee tied with a team-high 14 points for MDI, and Collin and McConomy added 12 each. Drew Shea scored nine for the Trojans, and Mild, Eli Parady, Steven Pierce and Brett Duley combined for the remaining nine. Pierce’s two points were his first at the varsity level.Harris led Ellsworth with 15 points, 12 of which came on 3-pointers, and Darby Barry scored nine. Taplin and Sam Giffin had eight apiece for the Eagles, and Curtis, Connor Crawford, Jared Hamilton, Brad Smith and Andrew McCullough accounted for the rest of the team’s scoring.Ellsworth has a chance to get back on track when it battles Belfast (4-5) at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15. MDI is scheduled to face Orono (3-5) at 6:30 p.m. that day before playing road games against John Bapst (2-6) and Hermon (8-0) later in the week.Before the season, Norwood cited Hermon as the best team in Class B. Beating the undefeated Hawks on the road, he said, will take one of the best efforts the team has produced all year.“They’re experienced, and they can beat you in multiple ways,” Norwood said of the undefeated Hawks. “It’s going to be a big test of how far we’ve come and where we need to improve as we get closer to the playoffs.” Latest Posts Biocenter_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

Cricket News Ravi Shastri focuses on youth power for success in next two years of coaching stint

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Ravi Shastri was once again appointed as the head coach of the Indian cricket team and his tenure will last until the end of the 2021 World T20 which will be held in India. Shastri’s comeback comes as no surprise after India cricket team skipper Virat Kohli and Kapil Dev, who led the Cricket Advisory Committee appointed to select the new head coach of the team, had backed Shastri to lead the team despite a crushing 18-run loss in the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup which dumped them out of the tournament. Speaking ahead of the warm-up game between India and West Indies A in Coolidge Antigua to the official website of the BCCI, Shastri focused on youth power as he aims to leave a lasting impression on the Indian cricket team. “Next two years is to see that smooth transition happens because you will get a lot of youngsters coming, especially into the white ball setup. There will be youngsters coming into the Test match setup as well. ou will need to identify another three-four bowlers to add to the pool, those are the challenges. So that the team, at the end of our tenure, in 26 months, my endeavour would be to leave the team in a happier place. So that they can leave a legacy for the time to come,” Shastri said.Shastri’s tenure will be till November 2021 and in this period, there will be two major ICC tournaments with the World T20 in 2020 in Australia and the World T20 in 2021 in India. As per BCCI’s constitution, the national team’s head coach has to be below 60 years, the age Shastri will be approaching by the time his current tenure ends. The 2023 World Cup is still a long way and winning the World T20 is the realistic goal for the team.”I had the belief that this team could leave a legacy very few teams have left behind in years to come, not just for the moment they are playing but at the end of it all… the kind of legacy other teams going down decades will want to try and emulate. That is the desire, we are on track. There is always room for improvement. And with youth coming in through the ranks, I think it’s very exciting time. When you strive for excellence and you strive to raise the bar day in, day out, then you got to pay attention to that detail. When you do mess up, you have an off day, don’t let that day go by, in fact, make sure that you are focussing and concentrating on how you can get over that barrier,” Shastri said.There has been plenty of disappointment among several Indian cricket fans about Shastri coming back as the coach of the team. Under Shastri, India has crashed out of the semi-final of the 2015 World Cup, 2016 World T20 and the 2019 World Cup but Shastri’s record was unmatched as the team reached the No.1 ranking in Test matches under his guidance and won a series in Australia for the first time in 71 years, besides decent success in the limited overs format. “It’s been superbly consistent if you look at the performance over the last two-three years. But like I said that is the bar they have set and now it’s up to them to raise the bar. There is no other way, they have to. Unless you make those efforts, even at the cost of certain results, you will not know what your best setup is. There is a time when you got to invest in getting youth into the side in ensuring that you have better combinations, you are better kept all-round,” Shastri spoke about the team performance. Ravi Shastri has come back as the head coach of the Indian cricket team.Shastri was the team director from 2015 till 2016.Shastri got an extension as the head coach after end of 2019 World Cup.center_img highlightslast_img read more

Activity away from practice field highlights first day at Fort Drum

first_img Published on August 13, 2013 at 8:27 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+ FORT DRUM, N.Y. — The trip up to Fort Drum is still a part of training camp, yes, but for part of the visit football inevitably gets placed on the backburner.Right when two-a-days are heating up across the country, Syracuse is replacing one of those practices with activity with military personnel.Tuesday morning’s activity was canceled because of rain and the Orange did practice in the afternoon, but both of the highlights of Scott Shafer’s day came away from the practice field.About 30 military personnel joined SU at lunch on its first full day at Fort Drum. They missed the early-morning activities, but still got to spend time with the military members at the base.Then Shafer looked to the field behind the podium where he spoke after practice. There were children, most of whom couldn’t have been older than 6, playing football in full pads.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“All these Pop Warner, Fort Drum kids, running around, playing football — greatest game ever created — on a military base and busting their rumps as a bunch of little guys,” Shafer said. “And it’s got to be as exciting for them as it is for us to have two practices going simultaneously.”Syracuse arrived at Fort Drum on Monday and began practice at the military base on Tuesday afternoon. The Orange will remain at Fort Drum until Friday, with a scrimmage to be played Thursday night.The football, though, sometimes can become the other story. Most of the media in attendance on Tuesday wanted to know about SU players’ experiences with the military personnel, and even Shafer discussed that before talking about his product on the field.He takes the trip as an opportunity to pick up on military tactics that foster camaraderie and teamwork.For the week, Shafer has divided the team into groups of 10-12 players with no rhyme or reason to the breakdown.“It’s not by position,” Shafer said. “You’ve got offensive linemen, defensive linemen, a defensive back, a kicker in the group.”As a group, they’re responsible for room checks, waking up and even riding a bus — there must be a group of at least 10 to ride a bus.Of course, there was still football played. The portion that was open to the media was a relatively light session as the quarterbacks barely even threw the ball.Still, Shafer was pleased with the day. Syracuse finished with a scrimmage and the head coach said he’s beginning to see some of the position battles start to take shape as the intensity level picks up.“I thought we had some real good competition going on,” Shafer said. “Finished up with a live period at the end, gave the kids an opportunity to whack each other a little bit. That was good to see.” Commentslast_img read more

Alumni startup combines video games with activism

first_imgTwo USC alumni are working to make video games the key to a better tomorrow.Alumni Kwabena Osei-Larbi, who graduated in 2015 with a degree in international relations, and Kameni Ngahdeu, who graduated in 2016 with a degree in human biology, are the co-founders of Kaydabi, a mobile game development company that combines philanthropy with entertainment. Kaydabi aims to create games that increase awareness for environmental and social issues.Osei-Larbi and Ngahdeu started working on their startup two years ago. Coming from Ghana and Cameroon respectively, the two said that their backgrounds made them feel the need to develop Kaydabi and make a change.“We had an interest in entrepreneurship and were passionate about games as well,” Osei-Larbi said. “We were playing games at one point and realized how powerful these games could be. This platform can bring a lot of change in making awareness and charity as fun processes.”Kaydabi’s mobile games not only works to spread awareness for social causes but also to raise money for them. The games are free to download and play, but money can be donated through optional in-app purchases that is then donated to the different causes.“The gaming industry is so big. To make a game and also having something positive applied to it, felt like that is what we should do,” said Ngahdeu.Part of the success of Kaydabi is due to help from the USC Incubator program and professors like Paul Orlando, adjunct professor at the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Anthony Borquez and Michael Napoliello, adjunct professors at USC Marshall School of Business.“The professors at USC were super helpful. They made us see things that we weren’t aware of. After all it’s not about money but about how passionate you are in what you are doing,” Ngahdeu said. “Meeting these professors and taking those classes helped us a lot in doing this.”Kaydabi ensures that everyone is able to take part in the social changes. Osei-Larbi cited one of his games about environmentalism as an example of the power to make a contribution by playing games.“Our first game is themed around wildlife conservation and endangered animals. When you play the game, you get to rescue a character and vote for your favorite animal. Those votes are used to tell how much money each animal raised in that month. That money goes to the charity for saving that animal,” Osei-Larbi said. “So without spending anything in the game, users will still be able to make a difference. It is an interactive and philanthropic experience rather than just being entertainment.”Kaydabi partners with the world’s largest wildlife conservation organizations like African Wildlife Foundation, World Parrot Trust, Sea Turtle Conservancy and Defenders of Wildlife in raising money for these causes.“We wanted to find charities that cover all animals in the game. Each animal is tied to one of the charities so as to raise a significant amount of money for it,” said Ngahdeu.Their first game Wild Warriors is set to launch for both Android and IOS on June 13. This game has an in-app feature that links to websites for each endangered animal that provide more information about them. People also have the option to donate money on these websites for the preservation of these animals.Kaydabi hopes to address more topics with its games in the future, and Osei-Larbi says that this mentality to better the community is embodied in the named Kaydabi itself.“Kaydabi is derived from a Ghanaian word meaning, ‘to learn from your past in order to build a better tomorrow,’” Osei Larbi said. Our first cause is wildlife conservation but we also want to work towards different other causes like alleviating poverty, access to clean water and child education. We hope to build a game around each of them so that we can raise money and awareness about it.”last_img read more

Garage Sales for this weekend: April 5-7

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — An update of the garage sales for April 5-7. If you have a garage sale not listed, go ahead and do so in the comment section below. Happy bargain selling and hunting! 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 (4) 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 · 385 weeks ago OK, gang, this is all you have to do. Write up your garage sale and submit it as a comment. Write as much as you like and you won’t pay one cent! Example: Joe Blow at 100 North New York Avenue is having a garage sale for the Wellington Citywide. We will start the sale at 6 a.m. and run through noon Saturday. We will be offering a variety of stuff including clothes, furniture and a beautiful hand-woven rug. We will also be giving out free lemonade. Call us at 888-888-8888 if your have any questions. Hope to see you there! Report Reply 0 replies · active 385 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Garage Sale Lady · 384 weeks ago MEGA 4 FAMILY – GARAGE SALE Saturday – April 6th 7 am – 4 pm 316 N. Washington (Next door to Big Cheese) Furniture, King Size Mattress/Box Springs, Baby Beds, Stroller, Refrigerator, stove and home décor galore Ladies designer and name brand clothing size 6 and 10 – Girls name brand clothing size 8-10 including Justice, Aero and more Shop early before it is gone!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 384 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Sandra Schepis · 384 weeks ago Estate sale April 9,10,11 1402 N Park open 9-5 Report Reply 0 replies · active 384 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Laura Popplewell · 384 weeks ago MOVING SALE Saturday April 6th 8am to ? 404 W Sumner 1989 Chevy Truck, 60 gallon fish Aquarium, Wall decor, clothes, Christmas Decorations, New Wave oven, and lots more. Report Reply 0 replies · active 384 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. 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 Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Wellington loses to El Dorado 34-18 in unusual Saturday afternoon game

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington football team produced 321 yards offensively Saturday afternoon. Trouble is, the defense gave up 380 yards. As a result, the Crusaders are 0-2 after losing to El Dorado 34-18 at B/G Stadium in El Dorado. It was the first afternoon game for Wellington since 2008.Playing on a Saturday afternoon due to adverse weather on Friday night, Wellington was hoping to get into a victory column against a Wildcat team that was looking to do the same.For awhile, it appeared to be anyone’s ballgame. But a frustrating sequence of plays in which Wellington failed to score on a first-and-go from the 1, kept the Dukes down 8-6 at the half.El Dorado would open up the second half scoring on the opening drive, and Wellington was chasing its opponent the rest of the day. A 44 yard pass from Cade Morrow to Mason Holmes in the fourth quarter resulted in a 28-18 Wildcat lead and appeared to be a back breaker.Wellington travels to Rose Hill Friday in what will be another chance for victory. But the murderous trifecta of Andale, Wichita Collegiate and Scott City is looming.Saturday afternoon, Wellington’s offense looked better and had some outstanding plays. The passing game improved immensely with 153 yards. Granted, Cade Phelps was only 5 of 20, but there is no doubt his chemistry with sophomore receiver Joe Ybarra is improving.Defensively, Wellington will be a work in progress. El Dorado accumulated 380 yards — 155 passing and 225 rushing. The Wildcats punted once.In the first quarter, Wellington struck first when Ybarra would nab an interception at the 50 and return it to the 19. Three plays later, Phelps scored from the 1.The defense had stopped El Dorado on its first two drive, but gave up a 79 yard touchdown run by Morrow. El Dorado then took the lead on a two-point conversion that started out as a disaster for El Dorado, but ended up as a run.The Crusaders pieced together a 65-yard drive but couldn’t finish it off. A huge Ybarra one-handed catch put the Dukes in enemy territory and another catch got Wellington to the 12.The Crusaders then sputtered on three downs, before Phelps ran down to the 1 on a quarterback keeper on fourth and go.Wellington was in business, but a false start penalty dropped it back to the 6 and the Crusaders couldn’t score thereafter. El Dorado went into the half ahead 8-6, despite being outplayed.In the third quarter, though, the Wildcat offense took over. On an eight-play 61-yard drive, El Dorado would score on a Morrow to Cody Wittenberg 5-yard roll-out pass.On the next drive, Phelps would throw a yarn to Ybarra who would go 47 yards and get the Dukes to the 14. On the next play, Colten Glover would literally drag the whole El Dorado team in for a 14-yard touchdown. Wellington was down 15-12 and clearly in business.Then El Dorado implemented its short passing game and the defense couldn’t stop it. Morrow capped the drive on a 4 yard touchdown keeper.Phelps then threw a long ball to De’Andre Washington who would get Wellington to the 12 for a 57-yard gain. Glover was out temporarily in the late third and early fourth quarter. Peyton Araujo came in for him and scored from the 1.Wellington needed a defensive stop but would not get it. Morrow’s touchdown throw to Holmes put the Wildcats up by 10. Then Zach Buckley’s interception of Phelps was followed by a 39-yard touchdown run.  rushing W-Phelps 1 run (PAT no good) W- Phelps 5/20, 153 yds, 1 int. 0 Wellington 18 E- Murrow 14/19 , 155 yards, 2 TDs, 1 int. 6 El Dorado Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 8 14 E- Holmes 4-92, Cites 3-23, Motter 1-5, Wittenberg 1-5, Buckley 1-3. — Rushing: W- Ybarra 3-67, Washington 1-55, Glover 1-31. 153 12 Wellington El Dorado 34 Wellington 18 Total offense E- Morrow 9-118 2 TDs, Towner 2-47, 1 TD; Morgan 10-31. E- Towner 39 run (run no good). *stats by El Dorado coaching staff.center_img E- Morrow 79 run (PAT run good) — W- Phelps 1 run (PAT run failed) 155 Total 168 Receiving: 34 321 W- Glover 17-54, Kop 10-52, Araujo 6-34, Phelps 5-16. 225 El Dorado E- Morrow 3 run (Hunt kick). 6 380 6 E- Holmes 45 pass from Morrow (kick no good) W-  Glover 14 run (PAT kick no good) Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. E- Wittenburg 5 pass from Phelps  (PAT kick). passing 0 Passing: last_img read more