If spring football jamborees are any indication of what the 2018 high school football season will look like, expect both the Apopka Blue Darters and Wekiva Mustangs to return to the playoffs, and go deep into the postseason.

Both schools romped in their exhibition games this week, Wekiva downing Edgewater 24-7 and Apopka routing both Deltona Pine Ridge 42-13 and Orange City University 42-13 in separate halves of their jamboree.

Apopka runs wild with 12 touchdowns against Deltona Pine Ridge and Orange City University

Apopka 35, Deltona Pine Ridge 7

Apopka added second-quarter touchdown runs from junior running back/wide receiver Akeem Brown and from Tyriq Cheatwood.

Darlington also completed all of his six passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns in the opening matchup.

Apopka 42, Orange City University 13

After a five-touchdown beat down in game one, it would not be surprising to see a bit of a letdown in the second half of the Blue Darter’s spring jamboree. However, Act II was even more of an offensive spectacle.

Junior running back Jecoryan Davis-Hamilton scored three times, twice on the ground including a spectacular 70-yard touchdown run and once from a 20-yard touchdown reception from Darlington, and the Blue Darters scored seven more touchdowns en route to a 42-13 victory over Orange City University.

Senior running back Cornelius Williams opened the half with a 63-yard TD run and then added a 7-yard TD run later in the game.

Wekiva defense is stifling in 24-7 win over Edgewater

 On Wednesday, Wekiva senior quarterback Sean Robles passed for 205 yards and two touchdowns in leading the Mustangs to a 24-7 victory in spring jamboree football game against Edgewater High School.

The Mustangs, coming off a record-breaking 12-2 record and state semifinal finish last year, shut down the Eagle’s offense – only allowing one touchdown the entire contest.

Senior Mustang running back Solomon Edgerton ran for 70 yards on 13 carries, but it was sophomore running back Jamari Jones that scored on a 3-yard touchdown run.

Editor’s Note: All players listed as a sophomore, junior, or senior will be in that grade for the 2018 season.


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