The Wellston Golden Rockets and The NY Buckeyes
The Wellston Golden Rockets line up to punt against the Nelsonville-York Buckeyes during their game Friday. Photo: Ethan Sands

Wellston Builds Winning Streak to Six Against Buckeyes

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio- The Wellston Golden Rockets blasted off at Boston field tonight and left the Buckeyes in the dust. Wellston traveled to Nelsonville on Friday night and dominated the Buckeyes; the game ended with a final score of 36-7.

The Golden Rockets came into the game riding a five game win streak. They held an overall record of 5-1 and 2-0 in conference play. Nelsonville-York also came into the game with a win streak, winning their last four games. They were also undefeated in conference play at 2-0, and an overall record of 4-2.

The TVC-Ohio match up had a lot of weight on it as the winner would be one step closer to clinching the conference championship. The highly anticipated match up fell on the Buckeyes homecoming night, but Wellston showed no mercy as they spoiled Nelsonville-York’s night of celebration.

The Golden Rockets were the first to strike as Rylan Molihan ran a six yard touchdown in following an interception from Josh Bodey.

The Buckeyes were quick to answer as Mikey Seel connected with Keegan Wilburn for a 68-yard touchdown pass. Wilburn was not only celebrating homecoming on Friday, as it was his birthday as well.

Nelsonville-York remained scoreless for the remainder of the game after their quick touchdown. Wellston’s defense has been outstanding this year and did not disappoint on Friday.

The Golden Rockets scored one more time before the end of the first half off of a 15-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Smith. Wellston’s quarterback RJ Kemp put together a respectable performance and finished the game passing 9-14, for 85-yards and a touchdown.

The score at the end of the first half was 12-7, in favor of the Golden Rockets.

Wellston scored a touchdown the first drive of the second half on a QB sneak from Kemp. The Golden Rockets didn’t stop there as they would tack on two more touchdowns before the final buzzer would sound.

Wellston won the game on a team effort. The Golden Rockets offense finished with a total of 410 yards. A majority of those yards came off of a breathtaking ground-and-pound performance by Molihan. Molihan finished the game with 257 rushing yards, two touchdowns on the ground, and one touchdown through the air.

The Buckeyes offense had no answer for the impressive Wellston defense and finished the game with 245 total yards and a lone touchdown.

Nelsonville-York travels to Alexander next week in hopes to regroup after their tough loss tonight.

Wellston will battle against Athens next week in another big TVC-Ohio match up. The Bulldogs are the only other team that remain undefeated in conference play, so this game will likely decide the conference championship.