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Winter Park / Maitland Observer Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2013 5 years ago

Wildcats host Knights

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Winter Park wins on the road
by: Isaac Babcock Managing Editor

The Winter Park Wildcats showed they can win on the road with a 33-7 trouncing of East River Sept. 6 on the gridiron. The win put the Wildcats’ record up to 2-0, already besting their start last season.

By the time East River scored its first touchdown, the Wildcats already led 33-0 in a game that they dominated from the outset. The Wildcats scored early and often, with a run-heavy first half sewed up with a wild 25-yard interception return by Winter Park defensive tackle Jacob Gregory.

From that point the Wildcats cruised, with quarterback J.P. Colton showing some arm with a 35-yard pass touchdown to complement his TD run from just beyond mid-field, the longest of the night for the Wildcats. But the workhorse was Malik Foy, who rushed to nearly 150 yards and snagged the Wildcats’ first two touchdowns.

The Wildcats return home to host Ocoee at 7 p.m. Friday. The Knights (1-1) lost 7-0 to University last week after blanking Colonial 27-0 to start the season.

Edgewater

In a sour turn after a surprising preseason kickoff, the Edgewater Eagles are 0-2 in the regular season. They fell to the Wekiva Mustangs 18-15 last week, but only after a late comeback was dashed by a Wekiva field goal in overtime.

The Eagles hadn’t scored the entire game until a few minutes into the fourth quarter when running back Craig Rucker found a lane and hit the gas for a 50-yard touchdown. A touchdown later the Eagles sealed a trip to overtime with a two-point conversion run courtesy of Joe Clark.

The Eagles travel across the street to face Bishop Moore at 7 p.m. Friday. The Hornets are 2-0 after shutting out Harmony 10-0 Sept. 6.

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