The Wildcats started with a muff receiving the opening kickoff, an omen of the night to come. Their first drive sputtered out midfield and was answered by a series of carries by Chad Davis (who returned after two weeks of being out due to injury) punctuated by a 4-yard QB keep by Larry Preston to put Wekiva on the board 7-0 just before time expired on the first quarter.
Forest opened the second quarter with another drive that ran out of gas at midfield, and the Mustangs got into scoring position but were unable to cash in any points at the goal line. After another Wildcat punt, the Mustangs would not again squander the opportunity, and Jymon Coleman found an open route on the outside to catch and run with a 40-yard touchdown pass, making the Mustang lead 14-0 with about five minutes remaining in the half.
The Wildcats were again flustered by the Mustang defense, and the next Wekiva drive ended with a 2-yard completion from Preston to Assad Waseem for another touchdown, leaving the Mustangs with a 21-0 lead headed into the locker room.
At halftime, Wekiva proudly presented their 2019 homecoming court and crowned this year's queen and king, Mikylah Bertrand and Jordan Smith!
Wekiva returned from the break with a shaky start, muffing the opening kickoff return for a Wildcat recovery. Forest quickly returned the favor though with a fumble recovered by Wekiva's Nathan Pierre. The Mustangs were unable to capitalize on their good fortune, though, as a bad snap on fourth down gave the ball back to the Wildcats with good field position. Two plays into the ensuing drive, Conner Dolan connected with Tyrone Oneal for a 35-yard touchdown. It would be the only score of the night for the Wildcats and cut the Wekiva lead to 21-7 halfway through the third quarter.
With newfound determination, a solid Chad Davis run, and a Wildcat penalty, the Mustangs made short work of the next drive ending in a 7-yard QB keep run from Preston to make it a 28-7 game with three and a half minutes left in the quarter. The next Wildcat drive was cut short by a Duncan McClendon interception, leading to another Preston QB keep touchdown, this time for 10 yards with 10:30 left in the fourth quarter. At 35-7, the Mustangs were getting close to a blowout.
The Wildcats' fate was sealed three plays into their next drive with a 45-yard pick six from Wekiva's Azion Scott that put the game into a running clock at 42-7. With the Wildcats unable to find any daylight on their final possession, the Mustangs took a knee to take it to the end of the ballgame.
With the victory, Wekiva improves to 6-2 on the season and 1-1 in their district, keeping their playoff wildcard hopes alive. The Mustangs have a bye week on October 18—their next game will be October 25 vs. South Lake at home, which will wrap up their district season and also feature Senior Night! Plan to be there at 6:00 as we bid farewell to the Class of 2020 for football, band, color guard, JROTC, cheerleading, and athletic training!