Week five in local high school football pitted the two best football teams in Orange County against each other - the Apopka Blue Darters and the Edgewater. It was expected to be the game of the week in high school football, but in the end , it was one sided. The Eagles shutout the Blue Darters 27-0.
On the other side of town, the Wekiva Mustangs were having better fortune - defeating the Lake Brantley Patriots 28-7.
It looked like a game to decide the supremacy of Orange County and very possibly a preview of the postseason. Instead, it was over by halftime.
Michael Clayton, the Edgewater Eagles sophomore quarterback, threw four touchdown passes in the first half, which gave Edgewater a 27-0 lead and accounted for all the scoring in the game.
Apopka could only manage a missed field goal as its only source of offense for the game.
Tyson Davison, Apopka's sophomore quarterback missed his second staright game due to an ankle injury early in the season, missed his second straight game. He is expected to play Friday in a district contest at Seminole.
The loss drops Apopka to 3-1 on the season.
Things don't get much easier for the Blue Darters, as they travel to Sanford to face the Seminole High Seminoles and start its 4M District 2 schedule. The Seminoles are 4-1 on the season, with a 45-20 victory over Vero Beach last Friday.
It was the Jabarri Smith show on Friday, and the Wekiva Mustangs are all the better for it.
Smith scored on defense, intercepting a pass and racing 55 yards for the thouchdown, and then threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Benjamin as Wekiva throttled Lake Brantley 28-7. It was the second straight win for the Mustangs, who improve to 3-2 on the season.
The Patriots fell to 1-4 on the season.
The Mustangs travel to Orlando this Friday to face the 5-0 Edgewater Eagles in its opening game of the 3M district 3 schedule. The Eagles defeated the Apopka BLue Darters 27-0 last Friday.