Sunday’s County Football Final throws in at half one in Leahy Park in Cashel.Tipp FM will have full live coverage in association with Dolans Supervalu and The Gate House Bar, Cahir. Cahir manager Tom McGlinchey says his team need to keep their focus if they are going to get their hands on the trophy this Sunday. It’s been over a decade since the South-Tipp club have won the O’Dwyer Cup, but they’ll have to dig deep to overcome reigning champs Loughmore-Castleiney. Tom McGlinchy believes a repeat of their semi-final performance will not be enough to secure a win.
AugustaNone The Crusaders failed to make a first down and Augusta took over. Although the Orioles would go nowhere on the ensuing drive, Wellingtonâ€™s new wing T offense which had befuddled Augusta much of the night, stopped working from that point forward.Augusta eventually took over. Early in the fourth quarter, Zach Barclay rolled out, faked a pass to his left, rolled right and threw a 54 yarder to Jayden Reynolds. Augusta would score on a 2-yard Barclay keeper to give Augusta a 18-14 lead.Wellington, which special teams play was suspect all evening, would start the next drive at the 7, failed to generate any offense on its next drive. Augusta would take over at the Wellington 35 and would score three plays later on a 26 yard pass from Barclay to Kent Whitehead with 2:42 to play for a 25-14 lead.The Crusaders failed to move the ball thereafter and their hopes ended with a fumble.The loss was frustrating in that the Crusaders were dominating the line of scrimmage and getting production from its multitude of running backs. Six Wellington backs had touched the ball Friday evening. Connor Phelps led the Crusader backfield with 92 yards on 18 carries. Junior running back Colton Glover, which was under everyoneâ€™s radar before the season started, finished with 12 carries and 63 yards. Remington Gilkey had 13 for 48 yards.Augustaâ€™s two touchdowns in the first half came on Wellington mistakes. In its game opening drive, Augusta would march 58 yards downfield for a touchdown, but 25 of those yards came on Crusader penalties. The other touchdown came on a punt return for a touchdown when Whitehead would burst through a Wellington seam for 43 yards for a score.The Crusader offense, which didnâ€™t take to the field until the 6:20 mark of the first quarter, pieced together an impressive 15 play drive that ended with a Co. Phelps 2-yard touchdown plunge. The two point conversion saw Cade Phelps throw to Gilkey to give the Crusaders an 8-6 lead.Down 12-8, Wellington made a move to its end zone late in the first half in a drive that included a stunningly comical 25-yard receptionÂ on 2nd-and-22Â from Phelps to tight end Connor Burnett. Phelps had dropped back and threw the ball that got batted by two players and landed in the hands of Burnett, who then rumbled down for a 25-yard gain and first down.Unfortunately, Wellington got nothing to show for it as the drive stalled with an incomplete pass on fourth down and the Crusaders went into halftime trailing 12-8 despite outdistancing Augusta 148 to 63.Wellington hosts is home opener against Goddard Eisenhower next Friday. For all the pictures by Eric Rinehart, click here. WellingtonAugusta Wellington0860â€”14 AugustaRaef Hilt 3 run (rush failed). Pass Att.-Comp.-Int7-2-010-6-1 Augusta 25 Wellington 14 Logan Jones gets yards against Augusta in third quarter. (Eric Rinehart picture).Â by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Augusta rattled of 13 consecutive points and dominated Wellington in the fourth quarter for a 25-14 victory in the season opener Friday night at Oriole Stadium.The loss came despite Wellington outdistancing Augusta in total yardage 236 to 196 and outrushing the Orioles 210 to 90.Wellington had more than doubled the yardage on Augusta in the first half but still trailed the Orioles 12-8. After an impressive drive to open the second half that ended with a Connor Phelps 1-yard plunge, the Crusaders led 14-12.After stopping Augusta on the next drive, Wellington appeared to be on the march again and had reached its own 44 yard line, when it faced a 4th and 2. Passing-yds26106 Follow us on Twitter. WellingtonConnor Phelps 2 run (Glover pass from Cade Phelps) WellingtonConnor Phelps 1 run (Cade Phelps pass failed) AugustaZach Barclay 6-10-1-106 Rushing-yds54-21032-90 Rushing:Â WellingtonConnor Phelps 18-92, Colton Glover 12-63, Remington Gilkey 13-48, Logan Jones 5-24, Dylan Ferguson 2-5, Cade Phelps 4(-22). AugustaChance Whitehead 43 punt return (pass failed) AugustaBarclay 2 run (Barclay pass failed) Scoring: Fumbles-lost3-10-0 First downs149 Total offense61-23642-196 AugustaZach Barclay 9-53, Raef Hilt 19-31, Luke Dockers 3-9. Team 1(-3). AugustaChance Whitehead 2-39, Luke Dockers 3-9, Cole Howerton 1-5. Penalties-lost8-693-20 Receiving:WellingtonConnor Burnett 1-25, Logan Jones 1-1, AugustaWhitehead 29 pass from Zach Barclay (Bruce kick). 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 (7) 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… Commenting Disabled Further commenting on this page has been disabled by the blog admin. 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. -4 Vote up Vote down Fan · 257 weeks ago Game management is terrible. Report Reply 0 replies · active 257 weeks ago -4 Vote up Vote down brutally honest · 257 weeks ago Agreed! Wellington Football has been finished for quite sometime! New coach needed! Report Reply 1 reply · active 257 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Football Fan · 257 weeks ago You try and develop to the talent that you have. You football-experts want to blame it on the coaches majority of the time. Just maybe the kids aren’t as athletic or talented as in glory years past. I’m sure the coaches would welcome your expertise on the game and spent some of your valuable time developing this young talent. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Crusader fan · 257 weeks ago You said Wellington only had 11 rushing that didn’t graduate? I’m sure Phelps had more than 11 rushing yards last year.There are other returning players that had rushing yards also. Report Reply 0 replies · active 257 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down fan · 257 weeks ago Penalties and we can’t throw the ball killed us! Report Reply 0 replies · active 257 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down fan · 257 weeks ago Need to work on passing game,anyone can hand the ball off. Report Reply 0 replies · active 257 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 257 weeks ago OK, enough. It’s game one, folks. That panic button doesn’t need to be pushed quite yet. Report Reply 0 replies · active 257 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 comments Interception:Â WellingtonGilkey 1-27 Passing:Â WellingtonCade Phelps 2-7-0-26. Augusta66013â€”25