TAMPA — Chase Litton threw two touchdowns to lead Wharton in a 35-0 rout of Bruce B. Downs rival Freedom on Friday night.
The Wildcats got out to a fast start, scoring on four of their first five possessions. Five plays into the game, Litton connected with KJ Hopkins for a 30-yard touchdown pass. Then, after a botched Freedom punt, Litton quickly took advantage of the short field, connecting with Hopkins again on a 28-yard touchdown pass.
Hopkins also played running back, cornerback, punt returner and kicker. "Wherever coach and my teammates want me, that's where I'll play. It's fun," he said.
While the majority of Wharton's yards came through the air, the running game proved just as important with Jeff Kiel and Litton scoring in the first half. Kiel added another in the second half.
Mike McCollum, Times correspondent