Wekiva takes on South Lake with playoff berth in mind
On October 4th, the Apopka Blue Darters traveled to Camping World Stadium in Orlando to face the Jones Tigers. And to Apopka’s surprise, Jones scored three touchdowns in the first two quarters and led the Blue Darters 21-0 at halftime.
But then a funny thing happened that night and into the next two games for Apopka – no one has scored on them since.
Apopka’s second-half rally fell short as they lost to Jones 21-12, but then they followed that game with two straight shutout victories of District 8A-4 opponents West Orange (10-0), and Orlando Evans (28-0). In total, the Blue Darters have outscored their opponents 50-0 in the last 10 quarters.
Apopka, now 6-1 and 4-0 in the district, take that momentum into a matchup against the Lake Mary Rams that will decide the District 8A-4 championship. The Rams, 5-3 and 3-1 in the district, are coming off a 35-14 win over Ocoee. This would be the first district title for Apopka since 2016.
The Blue Darters, after those two straight shutout wins, are ranked #5 in the Associated Press Florida High School 8A poll. They are also ranked #3 in the RPI playoff poll in 8A Region 1. A win against the Rams would guarantee the Blue Darters a home playoff game in the first round.