Losing streak broken
The Wildcats are back in the win column and coming home for a district showdown against Timber Creek on Friday, Nov. 4.
Winter Park (4-4, 2-1) nipped Colonial on the road on Oct. 28, winning 19-14 in a defensive showdown. But it took a big comeback to get there after the Wildcats entered the fourth quarter trailing 14-13 in a game that saw both teams attempt wild two-point conversions after nearly every touchdown.
A touchdown bomb in the final minutes of the game by Wildcats quarterback Asiantii Woulard put them ahead until the end, handing them their second district win of the season.
Now the Wildcats meet one of their toughest rivals in Timber Creek (6-2, 3-0), which has proven unbeatable against district opponents so far. In eight games, the Wolves have amassed a massive 231-124 scoring differential against their opponents, including a 49-20 blowout against University on Oct. 27. Their game kicks off at home at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 4.
The Eagles shocked football powerhouse Apopka with a 35-29 win on Oct. 27. The Eagles actually led the final quarter of the game before Apopka came back to tie it just before the end of regulation. Then in overtime Eagles powerhouse running back Jon Altman ran for the winning touchdown, capping off a 182-yard ground game for Altman.
Quarterback J.B. Woodman’s passing was stifled by the Blue Darter defense, with Woodman only throwing for 32 yards. All-purpose back Alton Howard threw for 77 yards in the game, ran for 80 and caught two passes for 14 yards.
Meanwhile the Edgewater defense sacked the Darters three times and forced five fumbles in the game.
Now Edgewater (5-2, 2-1) is set to face its final district opponent of the season hosting Lake Howell (3-5, 1-2), which is on its first winning streak since 2007. The game kicks off at home at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4.
JV Blanks Colonial
For the second consecutive game, the Winter Park JV football team put together a strong defensive effort and generated a dual-threat running and passing attack to blank the Colonial Grenadiers, 35-0 at Showalter Field. It was the Wildcats’ fourth shutout of the season and the team’s fifth win in seven games.
“We’re really clicking right now on offense and defense,” said Coach Scott Hillman, whose team is averaging 28.5 points per game in its last four and only allowing an average of 5.3 points per game for the season.
The defense picked off two Colonial passes, one by freshman linebacker Johnny Evans and another by nose tackle Daniel Tommey, which he returned 20 yards for a touchdown. Running back Travis Jones scored on runs of eight and 10 yards, and quarterback J.P. Colton tossed a pair of touchdowns, one of 40 yards to freshman wide receiver Gavin Rose, which was his first catch of the season, and another of 10 yards to wide receiver/tight end Chase Stutts. It was the ninth TD toss in seven games for Colton, eight of them to Stutts.
The Cats close out their season with a 7 p.m. game at Evans on Thursday, Nov. 3.
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