On to the playoffs!
The Florida High School Athletic Association announced the pairings and seedings for its football postseason playoffs, and as expected both Apopka high schools have qualified.
In the first round of Region 8A-1, the Apopka Blue Darters take on Seminole High School in Sanford, while the District 8A-4 champion Wekiva Mustangs host the Lake Mary Rams. Both games are on Friday, November 10th. Kickoff is at 7:30 PM.
The Blue Darters, seeded #5 in the region, closed-out their regular season with a 7-3 record and a 44-12 victory over the Oak Ridge Pioneers. On Friday they face the 9-1 Seminoles, winners of District 8A-2 and the #4 seed in the region. The Seminoles defeated Bishop Moore 34-25 in their final regular season game, and are currently riding a three-game winning streak.
The Mustangs won their season finale 46-34 over Lake Nona to finish 8-1 and earn the #2 seed in the region. They are currently on a seven-game winning streak. Wekiva faces a Lake Mary team that lost its last two games, but finished with a 7-3 record, and is the #7 seed in the region.
It is the 18th consecutive year the Blue Darters have made the playoffs, while the Mustangs return to the postseason for their second straight season.