It was a contrasting year for the Apopka Blue Darters and Wekiva Mustangs.
For the Blue Darters, frustration and disappointment symbolized their 8-4 season. Despite a playoff victory over Seminole High School on the road in Sanford what might be more remembered by a program the caliber of Apopka's are the four agonizing losses in which the Blue Darters had game-winning or game-tying drives stalled in the last minutes of those contests.
The Mustangs, on the other hand, enjoyed the best season in school history, finishing 2017 with a 12-2 record, which included a 10-game winning streak, a District 8A-4 title, a victory over Apopka and a trip to the state semifinals – all firsts for Wekiva.
But that was 2017. Ancient history. A million years ago.
This is 2018, and an entirely new chapter is about to be written for the Blue Darters and Mustangs.
The final dress rehearsal for both teams happens tonight as Apopka travels to Daytona Stadium to take on the Daytona Beach Mainland Buccaneers. Last pre-season, the Blue Darters defeated Mainland 26-20.
The Mustangs will also take to the road at Tom Storey Field in Altamonte Springs to face the Lake Brantley Patriots.
Both games kickoff at 7 PM.
Tom Storey Field is located on the campus of Lake Brantley High School at 991 Sand Lake Road in Altamonte Springs. Tickets are $6.
Daytona Stadium is located at 3917 LPGA Boulevard in Daytona Beach. Tickets are $6. Parking is $5.
The regular season begins next Friday, August 24th when Apopka hosts Ocoee High School and Wekiva is at home against Jones High School.
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