The Wellington High School varsity football team shut out visiting Suncoast High School 22-0 during the pre-season Kickoff Classic on Friday, Aug. 24 in Wellington.
Despite heavy rains and a long lightning delay midway through the game, the Wolverines were able to push past the elements to win.
Early in the first quarter, Wellington ran in a long touchdown, and an extra-point kick made the score 7-0 early on.
On the Wolverines’ next possession, Suncoast intercepted a pass but was unable to capitalize on the catch. Neither team was able to score for the remainder of the quarter, which finished with the Wolverines ahead 7-0.
Wellington extended its lead in the second quarter, scoring early on to make it 13-0.
Though Suncoast tried to hold back the Wolverines, Shamar Jackman scored again for Wellington with 5:54 left in the half. With the extra-point attempt blocked by Suncoast, the score stood at 19-0.
Moments later, incoming storms prompted a lightning delay. Despite the break, Suncoast was not able to put points on the board. But they held Wellington to only a field goal, and the game finished 22-0.
The Wolverines travel to Boynton Beach High School on Friday, Aug. 30 for a 7 p.m. game.
Above: Wolverine Matt Sabatino breaks away from the Suncoast defense.