WESLEY CHAPEL — Three pivotal fourth-down conversions made the difference for Wesley Chapel in Friday night's 17-14 win over neighboring Wiregrass Ranch.
That, and two junior running backs who each topped 100 yards rushing. Davon Henry gained a game-high 153 yards while Devin Piper rushed for 106.
"Our offensive line, they get the game ball," first-year Wildcats coach Ben Alford said. "When you can run the ball like that you can control a lot of games."
Trailing 14-10 at halftime, the Wildcats (2-1) mounted the game's longest drive. Henry's 2-yard scoring run came on fourth down and was kept alive on a fourth-down pass from Alexander McGough to Jordan Primus for 23 yards.
The Bulls (1-2) tied it at 7 on Nick Lomba's 2-yard run that followed an interception by Blake Duce.
Steve Lee, Times correspondent