WESLEY CHAPEL — Wesley Chapel won its last home game of the regular season 34-7 over Hudson on a special Breast Cancer Awareness night Thursday.
But Wildcats coach Ben Alford was not impressed.
"I'm not happy with our effort," he said. "We just gotta continue to get better. Tonight I don't think we took a step forward like we wanted to."
Wesley Chapel (4-3) went into the half with a 14-7 lead, but it should have been more. A few defensive lapses and penalties kept the Wildcats from being on offense for extended periods.
Quarterback Ty Tanner opened scoring with a 6-yard score, before completing a 34-yard touchdown pass to Sasha Mentor before the end of the half.
Hudson (0-7) kept possession most of the second half, but had nothing to show for it.
Wesley Chapel's first and only drive of the third quarter saw seven rushes split between Tanner and DeQuane Anderson before Tanner finished it off with a an 11-yard run, putting the Wildcats up 20-7.
The Wildcats did not get the ball back again until late in the fourth, however, as the defense failed to win back the ball. Encroachment penalties and missed coverages allowed Hudson easy first downs.
Chris Matter made sure the Cobras would not get into the red zone, intercepting Joey Caruso for 90-yard touchdown.
Wesley Chapel's only drive of the fourth also resulted in a touchdown, a 21-yard pass from Tanner to Mentor. Tanner finished 8-of-18 for 108 yards and an interception, with 17 rushes for 62 yards.