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Cedric Blair Sacks South Lake for a Safety Cedric Blair sacks South Lake's Troy Shirley in the end zone on October 25, 2019 to earn a safety and put two points on the board for the Mustang defense. (Alex Olivera / AGO Action Photos)

Mustangs Dominant over South Lake on Senior Night 10/30/2019

The Mustangs finished the home season in commanding fashion on Friday night with a 36-0 rout of district opponent South Lake as they improved to 7-2 for the year.

After honoring the Class of 2020 for football, athletic training, band, color guard, cheerleading, and JROTC, the Mustangs took to their home field for the last time of the 2019 regular season. The Eagles opened strong on their first drive, but the Mustang defense made the stop inside the red zone, and Antwon Johnson blocked the field goal attempt to keep South Lake scoreless.

The Mustangs' first drive would prove more fruitful, after several Chad Davis carries were capped by a 31-yard breakaway that set up a 12-yard QB keep touchdown by Larry Preston to put Wekiva on the board 7-0.

The Mustang defense stymied the next Eagle drive with a three-and-out effort to force a punt as time expired on the first quarter, but the Mustangs committed their only turnover of the night on the ensuing possession as the Eagles picked up a fumble.

The Eagles then put together a quality drive, getting all the way to the end zone before once again being thwarted, this time by an interception courtesy of Azion Scott in the end zone.

The string of turnovers continued with the Mustangs this time losing the ball to an interception by Eagles quarterback Troy Shirley (who seems to also moonlight as a safety). But time expired on the first half as the interception occurred, so no harm was done to the Mustang cause.

The Eagles attempted to start the second half with an onside kick, but Malik Carter was ready and secured excellent field position for Wekiva. The Mustangs then went on a hot streak, scoring on all four of their possessions in the third quarter. Cedric Blair also added to the Mustang score on defense, sacking Shirley in his own end zone for a safety. By the end of the third quarter, the Mustangs were up 30-0.

After a fumble recovery by Johnny Chaney to open the fourth quarter, the Mustangs scored on the second play of the drive with a 15-yard completion from Preston to Harleeontai Reed to make it 36-0 and start a running clock. With the modified timing rules in effect, each team had time for just one more possession, neither of which changed the score.

The Mustangs improve to 7-2 overall and 2-1 in the district with the victory. The win also secures a District Runner-Up trophy for Wekiva, though with the new RPI playoff system, being a District Runner-Up no longer guarantees a playoff berth. However, Wekiva is overall positioned well with an RPI of .631 to likely earn a wildcard spot in 7A Region 1.

Wekiva's next and last game of the regular season will be the Mayor's Cup at crosstown rival Apopka High School Friday, November 1 at 7:00 pm. Presale tickets are available from GoFan (see link in schedule), or during lunch all week, or from the front office. While Apopka is no longer a district opponent, the pride of the Mayor's Cup is still on the line as well as precious RPI points that could impact the Mustangs' postseason prospects.

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Record
7-4 (2-1)

TimeOpponentResult
@ DeLand (Preseason Classic) 10 - 14 (L)
@ Winter Park 35 - 21 (W)
@ West Orange  
@ West Orange  
@ West Orange  
West Orange 46 - 14 (W)
Olympia 44 - 7 (W)
Oak Ridge  
Oak Ridge  
Oak Ridge  
@ East River 31 - 7 (W)
Ocoee  
Ocoee  
Ocoee  
@ Ocoee 14 - 13 (W)
Edgewater D  
Edgewater D  
Edgewater D  
@ Edgewater D 21 - 52 (L)
@ Dr. Phillips  
@ Dr. Phillips  
@ Dr. Phillips  
Dr. Phillips 7 - 35 (L)
@ Olympia  
@ Olympia  
@ Olympia  
@ Windermere  
@ Windermere  
Homecoming Parade and Powderpuff Game  
@ Windermere  
Forest (Homecoming) D 42 - 7 (W)
Apopka  
Apopka  
Apopka  
Senior Night Ceremony  
South Lake (Senior Night) D 36 - 0 (W)
@ Apopka 0 - 34 (L)
@ Fleming Island (FHSAA Region 8A-1 Quarterfinal) 14 - 28 (L)
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#NameHeightPositionYear
1Larry Preston6' 2"QBSr.
2Chad Davis, Jr.5' 8"RBJr.
3Aquilles Sumpter5' 8"WRJr.
4Luther Johnson5' 9"LBJr.
6Jamel Lynch5' 10"LBSo.
7Johnny Chaney6' 2"LBJr.
8Naheim Kendall LBSr.
11Jymon Coleman5' 6"WRJr.
12Harleeontai Reed5' 11"WRSr.
13Kendall Wilson II5' 7"DBJr.
16Brenden Cyr6' 5"QBSr.
19Chris Reed6' 1"WRSo.
22Tony Newsome5' 11"DBSo.
23Tamareon Foster5' 8"DBSo.
25RJ Bush5' 10"DBJr.
27Antwon Johnson DBJr.
28Asaad Waseem WRFr.
29Duncan McClendon5' 10"LBSr.
31Azion Scott DBSr.
33Simeon McKell6' 2"LBJr.
34Amari Thomas5' 3"RBJr.
36Cedric Blair6' 2"LBJr.
41Nathan Pierre6' 2"DLSr.
47Bryan Wilson KJr.
50Peterson Gedeum5' 10"LBSr.
51Tariq Green5' 9"OLJr.
52JR Harshman5' 11"OLJr.
53Othneil Fleurvil6' 2"OLSr.
56Jakoby Lowery OLSo.
60Pierre Warren OLJr.
75Kyle Elisala6' 2"OLSr.
78Gunter Williams OLJr.
79Lawrence Stubbs5' 10"OLSr.
81Fletcher Charles WRJr.
82Malik Carter WRSr.
90Leyd Desir6' 3"DLSr.
91Jordan Michaelis5' 7"RBSr.
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Cedric Blair Sacks South Lake for a Safety
Cedric Blair sacks South Lake's Troy Shirley in the end zone on October 25, 2019 to earn a safety and put two points on the board for the Mustang defense. (Alex Olivera / AGO Action Photos)
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