The Apopka Blue Darters concluded their playoff run with a 34-27 loss to the #1 seed Winter Park Wildcats. Apopka led 20-13 at the half, and 27-20 midway through the third quarter, but could not answer two third-quarter touchdowns by the Wildcats.
The Blue Darters end their season with an 8-4 record, with all four losses coming on one possession games that Apopka had game-winning or game-tying drives stalled in the last minutes of the contests.
The Wekiva Mustangs overcame three first-half interceptions, a blocked field goal attempt, and a 20-7 first-half deficit to rally past the Boone Braves 24-20. Two third-quarter touchdowns by Renardo Green and quarterback Brandon Williams gave Wekiva its first lead of the game at 21-20, and a 34-yard field goal with 3:11 left in the game by senior kicker Oscar Salazar was the difference as the Wekiva defense used three interceptions in the second half to shutout the Braves.
The win gives the Mustangs a 10-1 record, its second win in the postseason, and a trip to the Region 1 finals against Winter Park next Friday at Showalter Stadium on the campus of Winter Park High School. The Wildcats are the only team to beat the Mustangs this season. Kickoff is at 7:30.