As it was in week one, 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.
Apopka opened its home schedule with another strong defensive effort, defeating the West Orange Warriors 14-7. The Blue Darters registered nine sacks in the game and shut down West Orange's offense in all but one drive.
Last week, the Blue Darters shut out the Ocoee Knights 2-0, and have allowed only seven points in eight quarters of play.
Apopka scored twice in the first half and took a 14-0 lead into the locker room. Their first score came on a 47-yard touchdown run by Nathan Jenkins III. The second score came on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Tyson Davison to Antwone Robinson.
The win gives the Blue Darters a 2-0 record as they travel to Orlando next Friday to face Dr. Phillips. The loss drops West Orange to 1-1. They travel to College Park to face the 2-0 Edgewater Eagles.
The Ocoee Knights bounced back from a 2-0 loss to Apopka last week to defeat the Wekiva Mustangs 13-6.
Ocoee recorded six sacks and five turnovers on defense and took a 10-0 lead over the Mustangs. The defense also scored on an interception returned 51 yards for a touchdown by Joshua Guerrier.
Wekiva did cut the lead to 10-6 when Wekiva quarterback Ty’Ray Davis hit Joshua Bennett for a touchdown in the second quarter that made it 10-6, but the score never got closer.
Both Ocoee and Wekiva are 1-1 on the season.
The Mustangs travel to Minneola next Friday to face the Lake Minneola Hawks, who are 0-2 on the season. Ocoee hosts the Evans Trojans, who are 2-0.