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Five things we learned about West Orange-area teams, Sept. 19, 2022

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Here are five takeaways from football action Friday, Sept. 16.
by: Andrea Mujica Staff Writer

West Orange- and Southwest Orange-area teams had varying degrees of success Friday, Sept. 16. Here's what we learned from Week Four of the 2022 season.

TFA REMAINS UNDEFEATED
The Royals obtained their first win at Orangewood Christian Academy since 2006 after defeating the Rams 22-8 Friday night. On the offensive side of the ball, quarterback James McGinn completed passes to seven different wide receivers, going 17 for 27 on passing for 141 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. The team rushed for 272 yards, averaging 4.8 yards per carry. The Royals defense allowed only 108 yards to the Rams during the game. 

OCOEE KNIGHTS KEEP TITANS AT BAY
The Knights were able to defeat the Olympia Titans with a strong defense performance. Overall, the team accumulated 55 tackles, 38 were solo tackles and 17 were assisted tackles. Of those, 11 were tackles for loss. Josh Singh led the defense with 11 tackles, while Calvin Smith, Ezekiel Brinson and K. Carrasquillo all followed with nine tackles. 

KEEP AN EYE ON THE LAKERS 
The Windermere Prep Lakers remained strong on the field after defeating Riverdale Ridge 42-21 Friday night. On the offensive side of the ball, Jackson Bennett set a school record after scoring five rushing touchdowns during the game. The O-line helped clear the way for another 300 rushing yards for the Lakers during the game. The defense allowed 14 points during the first quarter of the game but only gave up one touchdown in the remaining three quarters.

LIONS DEFENSE STOPS BULLDOGS
Foundation Academy had a successful game against Mount Dora Friday night, getting a 21-7 win on Homecoming. On the offensive side of the ball, running back J.T. Bronaugh carried the ball eight times for 151 yards and two rushing touchdowns. Bronaugh also grabbed an interception on defense. Sam Zagame had 15 tackles (five TFL), while Luke Fulmer had eight tackles (five TFL). Kicker Braedyn White went three for three on the extra points. 

HORIZON DEFENSE REMAINS STRONG
The Horizon Hawks are now a perfect 4-0 after beating Poinciana 22-6 Friday night. On the offensive side of the ball, the Hawks carried the ball 42 times for 214 yards, averaging 5.1 yards per play. On the defensive side of the ball, Bo Kenney and Cruz Frosch led the team for tackles at seven each. In total, the team also had 14 tackles for loss. 

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Andrea Mujica is a staff writer for the West Orange Times & Observer, the Southwest Orange Observer and OrangeObserver.com. She covers sports, news and features. She holds both a bachelor's degree in journalism and an MBA from the University of Central Florida....

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