Coming off a 26-14 pre-season victory over perennial powerhouse Daytona Beach Mainland, and a 44-7 thrashing of the Ocoee Knights, the Apopka Blue Darters have been voted onto the Spectrum Sports Central Florida Top 20 poll for week pone of high school football. Apopka opens the season as the #2 team in Central Florida behind Cocoa High School, who defeated Jacksonville Trinity Christian 24-21. The Blue Darters (1-0) open theri home schedule this Friday against Miami Norland (1-0). Kickoff is at 7 PM.
The Blue Darters were also ranked #5 in an Associated Press pre-season 8A state poll last week.
On Friday night, Freshman running back Eric Wright gashed the Knights for 222 rushing yards and three touchdowns, while quarterback/running back Jecoryan Davis-Hamilton added 50 yards and three more touchdown runs. They made up for junior running back Cornelius Williams' absence due to an injury. Williams ran for 181 yards and three touchdowns last week against Mainland, but tonight it was his replacement who ran wild on touchdown bursts of 28, 1 and 80 yards. Davis-Hamilton has lined up as both a running back and quarterback, but against Ocoee he ran between the tackles and behind the Blue Darters' massive offensive line for three hard earned touchdown runs inside the 5-yard-line.
Wekiva High School also made the poll with a #8 ranking after a 41-6 win over Oak Ridge.
Week 2 Matchup
|1.||Cocoa||1-0||--||def. Jacksonville Trinity Christian 24-21||vs. Port St. Lucie Treasure Coast (1-0)|
|2.||Apopka||1-0||+1||def. Ocoee 44-7||vs. Miami Norland (1-0)|
|3.||Dr. Phillips||1-0||-1||def. #9 Orange City University 24-21||at #17 Timber Creek (1-0)|
|4.||Mainland||1-0||--||def. DeLand 24-0||vs. St. John’s Bartram Trail (0-1)|
|5.||Osceola||1-0||+1||def. Lake Gibson 23-14||at St. Cloud (0-1)|
|6.||Jones||0-1||-1||lost to St. John’s (DC) 49-30||vs. Oak Ridge (0-1)|
|7.||Bishop Moore||1-0||--||def. Edgewater 44-26||vs. #19 Lake Brantley (0-1)|
|8.||Wekiva||1-0||--||def. Oak Ridge 41-6||vs. Windermere (0-1)|
|9.||Orange City University||0-1||--||lost to #3 Dr. Phillips 24-21||at Sebastian River (0-1)|
|10.||Seminole||1-0||--||def. Lake Howell 31-7||vs. DeLand (0-1)|
|11.||Winter Park||1-0||--||def. Lake Nona 42-3||at Oviedo (0-1) on Spectrum Sports|
|12.||Viera||1-0||--||def. Rockledge 13-6||at Gonzaga (DC) (2-0)|
|13.||Spruce Creek||1-0||--||def. Seabreeze 42-0||vs. Atlantic (0-1)|
|14.||Palm Bay||1-0||+4||def. Sebastian River 36-20||at Martin County (1-0)|
|15.||Hagerty||1-0||+4||def. #19 Lake Brantley 22-12||vs. Winter Springs (0-1)|
|16.||Melbourne Central Catholic||0-1||--||lost to Buford (GA) 34-17||vs. Palm Beach Central (1-0)|
|17.||Timber Creek||1-0||--||def. Oviedo 22-12||vs. Dr. Phillips (1-0)|
|18.||Lake Mary||1-0||NR||def. Palm Bay Heritage 22-14||vs. Tallahassee Godby (1-0)|
|19.||Lake Brantley||0-1||-5||lost to Hagerty 22-12||at #7 Bishop Moore (1-0)|
|20.||Merritt Island||0-1||--||lost to Avon (OH) 20-16||vs. Palm Bay Heritage (0-1)|
Kickoff is at 7PM.