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Undefeated no more: Winter Park falls in 33-6 loss to Wekiva | Observer Preps

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The Wildcats end the season with an 11-1 record after falling in the regional final.
by: Troy Herring Sports Editor

After a perfect 10-0 regular season, and two wins in the state playoffs, the Wildcats finally met their match in the form of the Wekiva Mustangs on Friday night in a 33-6 loss in the regional final.

It was a night in which nothing seemed to go right for the Wildcats (12-1, 4-0), who were held scoreless in the first half.

 

Before the Friday's game, the Wildcats had beaten the Mustangs (12-1, 3-0) in a low-scoring 10-6 slugfest back in September. Through the first half, it felt as though that the same offensive struggle would happen again, but that wasn't the case. 

The Mustangs' offense struggled as well, as the only score they could manage in the first half would be on a safety, which came after Wildcats' running back Tyrone Davis was stuffed in the end zone.

But the second half would be a much different story for the visiting side.

The defense would force turnover after turnover, while only allowing the Wildcats to find the end zone once on a 77-yard bomb from quarterback Cameron Legree to Brian Gomez in the third quarter.

On the offensive side of the ball, behind quarter back Brandon Williams and receiver/running back Renardo Green, the Mustangs finally wore down the Wildcats' defense, as they ran rampant over defenders – scoring 31 points in the second half.

Many of the scores given up by the Wildcats came in big chunks – the Mustangs lit up the scoreboard with a 64-yard touchdown pass from Williams to receiver Terrence Moore in the third quarter, while Green would run for a 39-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Despite the tough loss, the Wildcats finished with an impressive 12-1 record overall, and will look to rebound next season under head coach Tim Shifflet.

Troy Herring is the sports editor at the West Orange Times and Windermere Observer. He is a graduate of the University of Mount Olive (BS '12) and the University of Alabama (MA '16)....

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