Eight straight wins for the Winter Park Wildcats have propelled them toward the postseason with reckless abandon. Their most recent victim was an Osceola Kowboys team that watched its senior night ruined by a 37-10 rout.
But the Kowboys scored first in the matchup, with kicker Cody Ausherman drilling a 19-yard field goal after his team’s drive fell just short of the goal line.
The Wildcats (8-0, 2-0) answered immediately with an Andrew Erwin 40-yarder, and from then on it was all Wildcats, who scored three unanswered touchdowns until midway into the third quarter.
Once again, quarterback Sam Richardson ran the show, throwing for 223 yards and two touchdown passes, connecting on 17 of 25 attempts.
Brandon Brown-Dukes’ run game continues to improve as the running back averaged 6.5 yards per carry en route to 111 yards rushing.
If the Wildcats can outlast Colonial (4-4, 1-1) this Friday, they’ll have clinched the district championship and a shot at the playoffs.
The Grenadiers are coming off a 31-7 drubbing by district rival Timber Creek. If the Wildcats lose to the Grenadiers and the Wolves win against University this Friday, the Wildcats will be in a tie with the Wolves for the top of the district.
It all kicks off at 7:30 p.m. in Winter Park.
The Eagles continue to soar this season with a 5-2 overall record and undefeated 4-0 run in district play.
Last week was one of their biggest wins in a decade, as they trounced district rival Poinciana 61-0. The Eagles scored five touchdowns in just the first quarter alone on their way to nine touchdowns in the game.
This Friday, they travel to face undefeated district rival East River (8-0, 4-0). The Falcons are coming off a 34-7 win over Harmony.