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Blue Darters open 24th straight postseason campaign against a familiar foe
Apopka had a roller coaster ride of a season. After opening with three straight wins against Ocoee, West Orange, and Dr. Phillips, they suffered two ugly losses to Edgewater and Seminole. 
Apopka rallies past Wekiva, heads to postseason for 24th straight year
Senior running back Nathan Jenkins III scored three second-half touchdowns, and the Apopka Blue Darters rallied from a 19-point deficit to defeat the Wekiva Mustangs 29-28.
Blue Darters surge past Evans 33-13
After losing three of their last five games, Apopka found its rhythm Thursday night, defeating the Evans Trojans 33-13.

Black Friday: Blue Darters and Mustangs suffer defeats

Friday Night Lights became very dark for both area football teams, with the Apopka Blue Darters losing 49-21 and the Wekiva Mustangs falling 68-41. 

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Wekiva High School
Updating: OCPS disputes Wekiva coach's claim he was "forced out"
The Wekiva Mustangs played their first game without their head coach, Jeremiah Rodriguez-Schwartz, Friday night... but the reason he was not on the sidelines is still in dispute.
Wekiva High School
Developing Story: Jeremiah Rodriguez-Schwartz will not finish the season as Wekiva's football coach
Jeremiah Rodriguez-Schwartz has been reassigned to teach at a middle school in the district and will not finish out the remainder of the 2023 season for Wekiva.
In honor of JP: Blue Darters and Mustangs honor John Peery at Friday football games
High School football in Apopka was all about one man and his legacy on Friday night. John Peery, the longtime editor of The Apopka Chief, died in his sleep on Thursday. He was 67. 
Apopka's Jalen Carter and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell share a moment during the 2023 NFL Draft. Carter was chosen with the ninth pick in the first round by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Jalen Carter donating to Apopka Pop Warner League for mental health and counseling services after shooting at Northwest Recreational Facility
Through his first five NFL games, Carter has 11 combined tackles, four quarterback hits, 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. He is certainly on track to become the NFL defensive rookie of the year.
Apopka rebounds over Olympia; Wekiva falls to Naples First Baptist
The Apopka Blue Darters shook off a two-game losing streak and rebounded in dramitic fashion while the Wekiva Mustangs lost in a shootout.
Blue Darters, Mustangs fall
Apopka suffered its second loss of the season to the Sanford-Seminole Seminoles 21-3. Wekiva continued its see-saw ride of a season with a close loss to the Edgewater Eagles.
Wekiva blasts Lake Brantley; Blue Darters blanked by Edgewater
The Apopka Blue Darters suffered their first loss of the season, while the Wekiva Mustangs won their second straight game. Both teams face tough opponents this Friday.
Wekiva bounces back against West Orange
Fueled by stellar defense, a touchdown pass by quarterback Ty'Ray Davis in the second quarter, a Jamarian Robinson 25-yard TD run in the third period, the Mustangs held on to defeat the West Orange Warriors 12-9.
Blue Darters rally past DP; Wekiva falls to Lake Minneola
The Apopka Blue Darters erased a two-touchdown deficit to remain undefeated, while the Wekiva Mustangs fell to Lake Minneola for the second straight season.
Blue Darters edge West Orange 14-7; Ocoee downs Wekiva 13-6
Defense was the driving force in week two of high school football. The Apopka Blue Darter defense stifled West Orange, while the Wekiva Mustangs were shut down by a solid defensive effort by Ocoee.