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Wekiva bounces back on homecoming


3-2 Mustangs emerge as top divisional rival to #1 Blue Darters

In classic homecoming tradition, the Wekiva High School Mustangs bounced back from last week’s 19-7 loss to Timber Creek to defeat the Winter Park Wildcats 35-7.

And Jaylon Fair was the king of the homecoming game.

The senior running back ran for 116 yards and 4 touchdowns as the Mustangs wore down the Wildcats with a five-touchdown effort.

Wekiva’s first score came on a blocked punt by Mustang senior Jerard Wesley. Senior Anton Wynn recovered on the Winter Park 12-yard-line and returned it for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead after the extra point by junior kicker Oscar Salazar.

Winter Park tied the game at 7-7 in the first quarter before Fair ran off three touchdowns on runs of 3, 18 and 10 yards to give Wekiva a 28-7 halftime lead.

Fair added another 27-yard-touchdown run to give the Mustangs a 35-7 lead in the fourth quarter which they held until the end.

The win gives the Mustangs a 3-2 record heading into district play. And after winning 3 out of their last 4 games, Wekiva has emerged as the principal rival to Class 8A District 4 powerhouse Apopka. The Blue Darters are currently 5-0 and ranked #1 in AP Florida Class 8A Poll. Wekiva and Apopka face off on October 13 at Roger Williams Field on the campus of Apopka High School. It is Apopka’s homecoming game.

Next week Wekiva starts district play against the Evans High Trojans. The Trojans (2-3) are mired in a 3-game losing streak. The game starts at 7pm and is at the Evans High School field.

Homecoming, Wekiva High School Mustangs, Winter Park High Wildcats


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