Ocoee football pulls away from Olympia for big win | Observer Preps
The host Knights defeated the Titans 49-19, earning their first regular-season win under head coach Aaron Sheppard.
| 12:30 p.m. September 1, 2018
Just when it appeared that the Olympia Titans were going to give the Ocoee Knights a run for their money, Lovie Jenkins swung the game between the Metro Conference rivals in the Knights' favor for good.
Olympia, which had trailed 20-0, got on the board just before halftime, by way of a kickoff return for a touchdown by Donrick Means. Then, early in the third quarter, Titans quarterback Garrett Velin hooked up with Tyrese Rodriguez on a deep pass for a 40-yard touchdown and suddenly Olympia was down just six points, 20-13.
That lasted all of one play, though, as Jenkins field the ensuing kickoff at the 15-yard line and took it back to the house. Jenkins' return sparked a 29-6 swing in favor of the Knights (1-1) the rest of the way, as Ocoee went on to win 49-19 over Olympia (0-2).
It is the first regular-season win for the Knights under new head coach Aaron Sheppard. The Knights bounced back after a 47-0 loss to Apopka in Week One.
"We just wanted to get healthy and make sure we were playing hard, fighting hard and doing all the right things," Sheppard said. "All in all, it was a good win."