Wellston Loses Home Opener To South Point, 24-21

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The Wellston Golden Rockets kicked off their first home game of the season, looking for their first win. But they could not pull through, as the South Point Pointers defeated the Golden Rockets, 24-21, Friday night at C.H. Jones Field.

Wellston headed into the fourth quarter with a 13-12 lead, but the Pointers scored two touchdowns off two Wellston turnovers to go up, 24-12.

The Golden Rockets responded on Braydon Womeldorf’s second touchdown of the night, and they converted on a two-point conversion to decrease the deficit to three. But a failed onside kick attempt sealed the victory for South Point.

The quarterback battle between Wellston’s Womeldorf and South Point’s Gage Townson was the story of the game. Townson threw for 157 yards on the night and led a balanced offense throughout the game. Womeldorf answered with 91 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

South Point’s passing game overshadowed Wolmeldorf’s ground game, though. Townson’s strong arm was on display, as his passes flew as high as the parachutes that landed on Wellston’s 50 yard line before the game, a treat for the Golden Rockets’ fans.

Airing it out primarily in the first quarter, Townson escalated the South Point offense to a 6-0 lead after a 49-yard touchdown pass.  The South Point defense forced a fumble the next drive, and Townson struck again, rushing in for the touchdown. 

Womeldorf kept the Golden Rockets in the game, setting the tone of the game at the beginning of the second quarter with a 60-yard rushing touchdown. The rest of the game proved to be a back-and-forth contest between two battling offensive teams, with South Point picking up the win.

Wellston will look for its first victory of the season next week, as it takes on Southeastern at home.