The Titans scored their first victory of the season — and, to make things even better, it came in their first district game. That means Olympia (1-4, 1-0 in District 8A-4) is tied with West Orange atop the district at 1-0 for the time being (both Evans and Apopka are 0-1) — with the Backyard Bowl rivalry game against the Warriors looming on Oct. 17, at Olympia.
Dr. Phillips 34, Boone 21
The Panthers improved to 2-0 in 8A-5 (6-0 overall) with on their Homecoming victory after pulling away from the Braves in the third quarter. Leading 21-14, Dr. Phillips rattled off a pair of touchdowns to extend their lead to 34-14 and never looked back en route to the big district victory. Daquan Isom had two touchdowns and Jamari Smith had three interceptions for the Panthers.
East River 20, Ocoee 14
In an exciting matchup, the Knights nearly forced overtime before a last-second score by East River left Ocoee (1-4, 1-1 in District 7A-4) just short in this district matchup. A touchdown pass from Steven Hogan to Jarquavious Graham tied the game with under a minute to play, setting the stage for the game-deciding drive by the Falcons (3-3, 2-1 in 7A-4).
Windermere Prep 63, Lake Mary Prep 0
Not much to say here — the Lakers (5-0, 3-0 in division) continued their dominant ways against Lake Mary Prep. The victory just added to the case that Windermere Prep is making to emerge as one of the favorites in the Sunshine State Athletic Conference. Junior quarterback Parker Davis completed 7-of-8 passes and tossed three touchdowns on the night.
CFCA 50, Legacy Charter 6
A dominant road win over Legacy gives CFCA (5-1, 4-1 in district) sole-possession of second place in the Sunshine State Athletic Conference’s Beach Division. Senior receiver Jacob Brenyo caught two of the three touchdown passes that freshman quarterback Gehrig Chambless tossed on the night to help lead the way for CFCA. Legacy Charter fell to 3-2 overall, 3-2 in the Beach Division.
Thursday's game:Foundation Academy 50, Hawthorne 12
Three straight losses to start the season have been replaced by three in-a-row as the Lions now have a bye week before taking on Victory Christian in one of their two pivotal district contests. Gabe Walker rushed for 245 yards and two touchdowns in the victory while D’Angelo Byer had two touchdowns, also, to pair with six tackles on defense.