UMATILLA — Weeki Wachee was competitive for three quarters Friday, leading 15-14 at the end of the third quarter. But Umatilla scored 24 unanswered in the fourth quarter to stun the Hornets 38-15.
"In the fourth quarter, the wheels came off, and we couldn't regain the momentum," said Weeki Wachee coach Mark Lee." We had some injuries, and Marcus Allen and Jon King stepped up for us, but we just didn't take advantage."
The Bulldogs' (4-0) flurry of points started at 11:56 of the fourth when kicker Austin Moss kicked a 21-yard field goal to give the Bulldogs the 17-15 advantage. Umatilla recovered the ensuing kickoff. The Bulldogs took advantage when Jacob Parker took a handoff and sprinted for a 27-yard touchdown run for a 24-15 lead.
Weeki Wachee's Allen ran for a 69-yard touchdown. Then, with the Bulldogs up 14-7 late in the third and just after recovering a fumble, Allen — on a razzle-dazzle reverse pass — found King open in the end zone from about 20 yards out.
Joseph Kornecki III, Times correspondent