The Wellington High School flag football team scored two late touchdowns to break an early 6-6 tie to defeat rival Palm Beach Central High School 19-6 on Thursday, March 29.
Wolverines quarterback Hallie Walker threw for three scores in the second half against a tough Bronco defense.
The Wolverines went up in the first quarter 6-0, but the Broncos responded early in the second quarter when quarterback Katrina Desorbo hit Kemah White on a short out pass, then scampered for a 22-yard touchdown. The Bronco point after attempt was unsuccessful to deadlock the contest at 6-6. Both defensive squads buckled down and forced punts to end the first half tied.
Walker capped a 60-yard drive in the third quarter finding Samantha Bean for the short touchdown pass. The point after attempt was no good, but the Wolverines were able to claim a 12-6 advantage. Wellington’s defense continued to play aggressively, and forced Palm Beach Central to make hasty throws, which led to the Broncos punting.
Walker took the Wolverines down the field for the final time. She capped a 62-yard drive with a strike to Skyler Hagan for the touchdown. The score, after the conversion, lifted Wellington to a 19-6 lead in the fourth quarter. The Broncos moved the ball inside the Wellington 20-yard line but could not convert the drive into points.
The Wolverines were able to manage the final minute on the clock to seal the 19-6 win.
The victory improved the Wellington record to 5-1 on the season, while the Broncos fell to 0-4. Walker is credited with three touchdown passes for Wellington. Bean and Hagan each had a score for the Wolverines.
Desorbo recorded a touchdown pass, and White is credited with the lone score for the Broncos.