Charger football ended its season Thursday night with a 42-0 loss to Jackson Heights. While the team struggled to a 1-8 record, coach Jess Rutledge saw a lot of progress for the football program. How did the football program move forward this season? “Our offseason work that was put in exceeded any previous season since I have been at Wabaunsee. Our numbers in the weight room, at team camp, and at our thud camps were all higher than last year. Our athletes' maxes also increased a phenomenal amount from the summer of 2018. That needs to continue to improve, but we are most definitely on the right track. We also had a lot of younger players step into varsity playing positions, and that is a great thing to have for the upcoming season.
250 rushing yards in an entire season would be impressive for our typically struggling football team. Eighth grade running back Miguel Hernandez hit that mark in the first half of the opening game against St. Marys. The football team is off to a promising start, with a current record of 4-2 and a combined total of 176 points in 6 games. “This season has been great,” eighth grader Zach Frank said. “It feels like a completely different team. The leadership and team chemistry are definitely a lot better than last year.”
Cross Country wins home meet The Cross Country team took first place in both boys and girls varsity at the Wabaunsee meet Thursday, improving the girls record to 16-9 and the boys to 23-15. Freshman Rebekah Stuhlsatz placed 2nd with a time of 22:38. Kyndal Maike, Sierra Quathamer, Jenna Donaldson and Cecelia Emmert also medaled. As for the boys, junior Alex Warner finished 4th and senior Bryce Tharman finished 5th. Luke Stuhlsatz, Eli Mumpower and Isaac Lira also medaled.
Wabaunsee football won’t get a chance to test itself before it’s first game. The football jamboree between Wabaunsee, St. Marys and Lyndon, originally set to take place at Lyndon tonight, has been canceled. “Lyndon’s field was flooded and Lyndon did not want to travel despite both St. Marys and us making preparations to get our fields ready,” athletic director Jeron Weishaar said.
Instead of a traditional scrimmage, WHS football will participate in its first ever Football Jamboree Friday night in Lyndon. The 2019 season will be the first year ever that a jamboree will be allowed in Kansas. WHS will compete against the Lyndon Tigers and the St. Mary’s Bears in game sessions that should last around 30 minutes each.
WHS football players scrimmage at the beginning of the 2018 season. KSHSAA revised scrimmage rules to allow limited competition with other teams beginning next season. Girls wrestling becomes 23rd varsity sport in Kansas Last week, KSHSAA added it first new sport in 15 years. Kansas State High School Activities Association held a meeting to discuss... Continue Reading →
The football team ended its season with a 1-7 record. The team made it to the playoffs, and played it’s final game Thursday vs. Troy, losing 54-21. The team’s only win came against Northern Heights, with a score of 16-7.